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Local Plan Examination

The South Downs Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State on 27 April 2018.

Inspector Brian Sims BSc CEng MICE MRTPI has been appointed to conduct the examination to determine whether the South Downs Local Plan is sound.

Appointment of Inspector South Downs Local Plan

The Inspector will be supported by a Programme Officer who is appointed by, but acts independently of, the Authority. Mr Chris Banks of Banks Solutions has been appointed as the Programme Officer for the South Downs Local Plan. His contact details are:

Mr Chris Banks
Programme Officer
c/o Bank Solutions
64 Lavinia Way
East Preston
West Sussex
BN16 1EF

Tel: 01903 783722
Mob: 07817 322750

All evidence and documents relating to the Local Plan and examination are published in the Core Document Library.

The Examination Process

If you wish to find out in more detail how the examination will be carried out, the Planning Inspectorate has produced a useful guide: Examining Local Plans Procedural Practice.

Hearing Sessions and Statements

A series of public hearings conducted by the Inspector will take place during the examination of the Local Plan. These will take place at the South Downs Centre, Midhurst. The initial timetable for the hearing sessions will be provided by the programme officer in due course.

Documents and statements submitted by the Inspector or Programme Officer will be added to the Core Document Library and provided below.

Participants’ examination statements will be provided below when available.

South Downs Local Plan – Note from the appointed Inspector