Documents are continually being added to the examination library as the examination progresses. We advise interested parties to check the library regularly.

February 2024

23 February

The agenda for Matter 7 (Housing Trajectory, Five Year Supply and HOU Policies 3,4,6 to 9) has been published ahead of the hearing session on Thursday 7 March.

19 February

Following the examination hearing on Tuesday 13 February, the Inspector has written to the Council seeking further clarification regarding the proposed allocation of land west of North Walsham.

16 February

The actions raised by the Inspector during the week 1 hearing sessions for Matter 1, Matter 2, Matter 3, Matter 4 and Matter 6, incorporating response by the Council, have been published in the Examination Library.

15 February

The second week of examination hearing sessions are completed.

9 February

The agenda for Matter 5 (Places and Sites) has been published ahead of the hearing sessions starting on Tuesday 13 February. 

January 2024

30 January

The Planning Inspectorate has provided a revised Examination Hearings Programme (Version 5).

25 January

The first week of examination hearing sessions is completed.

22 January

The agenda for Matter 8 (Employment Policies and Allocations) has been published ahead of the hearing session starting on Thursday 25 January.

21 January

The Planning Inspectorate has provided a revised Examination Hearings Programme (Version 4).

19 January

The agendas for the following matters have been published in the Examination Library ahead of the related hearing sessions, starting Tuesday 23 January.

  • Matter 1 Duty to co-operate, habitats regulation assessment, plan period and other legal requirements
  • Matter 2 Spatial Strategy (SS policies)
  • Matter 3 Delivering Sufficient Homes (Policy HOU1)
  • Matter 4 Delivering the Right Mix of Housing (Policy HOU2)
  • Matter 6 Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople’s Accommodation (Policy HOU5) 

5 January

Deadline for responding to the Inspectors Issues, Matters and Questions. All responses have been published in the Examination Library.

December 2023

20 December

The Planning Inspectorate has provided a revised Examination Hearings Programme (Version 3).

15 December

The Planning Inspectorate has provided a revised Examination Hearings Programme (Version 2). This version incorporates the anticipated date and time for the discussion of individual matters. It also includes the names of those persons or organisations who have indicated their intention to speak at the hearings.

4 December

In accordance with Regulation 24 of the Local Planning Regulations, the Council has issued a formal notice of the date, time and place at which the examination hearings are to be held, and the name of the person appointed to carry out the independent examination.

November 2023

3 November

The Planning Inspectorate provided the initial Examination Hearings Programme, the Matters Issues and Questions which form the basis of the examination discussions, and the examination guidance document. See Section 1 for further details.

October 2023

30 October

The Final response to the Inspector's initial clarification letter was updated to correct a numerical error on page 18.

September 2023

27 September

The Council provide its Final response to the Inspector's initial clarification letter.

Additional documents were added to Section 1 of the library in support of document EX006:

  • EX007 - Five Year Housing Land Supply 2023 to 2028
  • EX008 - Habitat Regulations update on Nutrient Neutrality
  • EX009 - Statement of Common Ground with Natural England on Nutrient Neutrality Policy

August 2023

11 August 2023

The Council responded to the Inspector's clarification letter about question 7 of document EX002 on the standard method housing calculation figure.

July 2023

25 July 

The Council received a clarification letter about question 7 of document EX002 on the standard method housing calculation figure. 

14 July

The Council provided its preliminary response to the initial letter of the inspector.

June 2023

26 June

The Council received the initial letter of the inspector which raises preliminary questions for clarification.

May 2023

30 May

The Planning Inspectorate confirmed the appointment of inspector Mr David Reed to complete the independent examination of the North Norfolk Local Plan. See document EX001, which can be found in Section 1 of the Examination Library.

11 May

The North Norfolk Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination.