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Castle Point Borough Council will be closed from Christmas Eve and will re-open for telephone enquiries and pre-booked office appointments at 8.45 am on Tuesday 4th January 2022.

Castle Point Borough Council would like to wish all residents a very happy and safe Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.

New Local Plan 2014 - 2016 Archive

On the 25th August 2016 Castle Point Borough Council submitted its New Local Plan 2016 along with supporting documents to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for independent Examination.  This is in accordance with Section 22 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2012.

The Planning Inspectorate appointed Mr David Smith BA (HONS) DMS MRTPI as the Planning Inspector to conduct the independent Examination of the submitted Plan.

The Inspector held a Duty to Co-operate Hearing session on 12th December 2016.  This hearing session dealt solely with Duty to Co-operate matters and involved representatives from the five other planning authorities within the South Essex sub-region.

The Inspector published his findings and formal report.

The Council considered this report at its meeting on 29th March 2017 and agreed to withdraw the New Local Plan 2016.

Examination Documents
Reference No. Document Date Author
IE/001 Appointment of Inspector Letter [pdf] 39KB 25/08/2016 The Planning Inspectorate (PINS)
IE/002 Inspector's DtC letter to Council [pdf] 141KB 22/09/2016 Inspector
IE/003 Council's Response to Inspectors DtC Letter [pdf] 358KB 14/10/2016 Castle Point Borough Council (CPBC)
IE/004 Inspector's letter to DtC Authorities [pdf] 17KB 19/10/2016 Inspector
IE/005 Letter to Representors advising of 12-12-2016 hearing [pdf] 66KB 19/10/2016 CPBC
IE/006 Press Advert advising of 12-12-2016 hearing [pdf] 1MB 28/10/2016 CPBC
IE/007 Council's Response to Inspector's Supplementary DtC Questions [pdf] 180KB 27/10/2016 CPBC
IE/008 Rochford District Council's Response to Inspector's DtC Questions [pdf] 169KB 16/11/2016 Rochford District Council (RDC)
IE/009 Thurrock Borough Council's Response to Inspector's DtC Questions [pdf] 3MB 18/11/2016 Thurrock Borough Council (TBC)
IE/010 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council's Response to Inspector's DtC Questions [pdf] 375KB 18/11/2016 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council (SOSBC)
IE/011 Essex County Council's Response to Inspector's DtC Questions [pdf] 262KB 18/11/2016 Essex County Council (ECC)
IE/012 Basildon Borough Council's Response to Inspector's DtC Questions [pdf] 50KB 18/11/2016 Basildon Borough Council (BBC)
IE/013 Agenda for 12-12-2016 DtC hearing [pdf] 22KB 02/12/2016 Inspector
IE/015 Draft Memorandum of Understanding for Strategic Planning in South Essex [pdf] 306KB 17/11/2016 BBC, CPBC, ECC, RDC, SOSBC & TBC
IE/016 The Growth Partnership - Local Plans and the Duty to Cooperate [pdf] 327KB 18/03/2015 The Growth Partnership
IE/017 Council's Further Information following 12-12-2016 DtC Hearing [pdf] 731KB 16/12/2016 CPBC
IE/018 Inspector's Letter following 12-12-2016 DtC Hearing [pdf] 62KB 05/01/2017 Inspector
IE/019 Inspector's Formal Report following 12-12-2016 DtC Hearing [pdf] 153KB 10/03/2017 Inspector
IE/020 Council's New Local Plan 2016 Withdrawal Letter [pdf] 217KB 04/04/2017 CPBC