Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
In line with social distancing advice and to protect residents and staff the Council has taken the decision to close the Council offices to the public until further notice.
Whilst the offices are closed to visitors, you are still able to access services and information from this website 24/7.
Information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to access Council Services during this period can be found on our Coronavirus information page
You are invited to view and contribute to the The Mayor's Covid Record of Reflection
Information on the Examination in Public for the Castle Point Local Plan will be published on this page. It will be updated as new information emerges and you are therefore recommended to visit regularly to keep up to date with the progress of the Local Plan.
All correspondence in relation to the Local Plan examination can be viewed on Local Plan Examination Correspondence
All submission documents and documents requested by the Inspector during the examination can be found on Local Plan Submission
Hearing statements can be found on Hearing Statements
The Council's privacy notice can be accessed via the following link - Castle Point Privacy Notice [pdf] 93KB
The Planning Inspectorate (PINS) privacy notice can be accessed via the following link - PINS Privacy Notice
A Data Sharing Agreement between the Council and PINS can be accessed via the following link - Local Plan Data Sharing Agreement [pdf] 277KB
Guidance for the online hearing sessions can be accessed via the following link - Virtual Events Guidance [pdf] 72KB
Matters Issues and Questions (MIQs) and Online Hearings
The examination hearing sessions will be held virtually using 'Microsoft Teams' and will commence on Tuesday 11 May 2021, a draft hearing programme is found below. If you have any queries with regard to the draft programme please do not hesitate to contact the Programme Officer. The Inspector has prepared the following documents in advance of the examination hearing sessions.
Draft Hearings Porgramme June 2021 v9.pdf [pdf] 141KB - Updated schedule for remaining hearing sessions - added 21/6/21
Hearing Agenda Days 7, 8 and 9 - 22 - 25 June - Matter 7.pdf [pdf] 134KB - New - Added 18/6/21
In accordance with regulation 22 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (As Amended) Castle Point Borough Council submitted the New Castle Point Local Plan 2018-2033 to the Secretary of State on 2 October 2020 for examination.
Information on the local plan examination process and the role of the Planning Inspectorate can be found here - www.gov.uk/guidance/local-plans
Procedural guidance for the local plan examination can be found here - www.gov.uk/government/publications/examining-local-plans-procedural-practice
Philip Lewis BA (Hons) MA MRTPI has been appointed by the Secretary of State as the Planning Inspector for the examination of the New Castle Point Local Plan 2018-2033.
The Inspector's task is to consider the soundness of the submitted Plan. The Inspector will also consider whether the Local Plan meets the requisite legal and procedural requirements. In order to do so, the Inspector will assess the Local Plan, the evidence base on which it was created, as well as all of the representations submitted during the public consultations.
The Programme Officer
We have appointed a Programme Officer, an independent officer who will organise and manage the administrative and procedural matters of the Examination.
Our Programme Officer is Andrea Copsey.
For any queries about the Local Plan Examination, you can contact Andrea as follows:
By email: email@example.com
In writing: Examination Office, PO Box 12607, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 9GN
By phone: 07842 643988