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LDP Examination - Part 1 Hearing Statements

Inspector's Matters, Issues and Questions

28 January 2015 - Statement of Common Ground (DOC114) in respect of Matter 5: Burnham-on-Crouch Strategic Allocations between Pigeon Land and Evolution Planning and Maldon District Council.

26 January 2015 - Maldon District Council LDP Housing Hearings Outstanding Tasks - List of outcomes from Hearings (updated 09 February 2015).

08 January 2015 - Kendall v Rochford District Council High Court Case
The Inspector has asked for this High Court case to be drawn to participants' attention because it deals with the legal requirements for public consultation and sustainability appraisal. It may be of relevance to the hearings, particularly that concerning legal compliance on the afternoon of Wednesday 21 January 2015. The main findings in relation to public consultation are at paragraphs 50 to 76.

1 December 2014 - The Inspector has released his Matters, Issues and Questions (MIQs) for the hearing sessions on housing policies and its associated legal compliance of the Maldon District Local Development Plan. These MIQs are released in accordance to paragraph 23 of the Inspector's Guidance Notes (IED12) which can be found on the Examination page.

This part of the examination is scheduled to take eight days starting from Tuesday, 20 January 2015. Hearing sessions are on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday only. A copy of the Draft Hearing Programme V2 (09.01.15) has been made available here.

  • Deadline for submission of written Hearing Statements - Friday, 9 January 2015
  • Hearing sessions start: Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 10am - 5pm

Inspector's Agendas

  • Days 1 and 2 (AM) Matter 2: Strategic Housing Growth - overall numbers
  • Day 2 (PM) Matter 1: Legal Compliance
  • Day 3 Matter 3: Strategic Housing Growth - North Heybridge Garden Suburb
  • Day 4 Matter 4: Strategic Housing Growth - South Maldon + Park Drive + Heybridge Swifts
  • Day 5 Matter 5: Strategic Housing Growth - Burnham-on-Crouch
  • Day 6 (AM) Matter 6: Strategic House Growth - Reserve Sites
  • Day 6 (PM) Matter 7: Rural Housing (including North Fambridge) and Settlement Boundaries
  • Day 7 (AM) Matter 8: Affordable Housing, Housing Mix and Specialist Needs
  • Day 7 (PM) Matter 9: Travellers
  • Day 8 (AM) Matter 10: Infrastructure - Please note earlier start time of 9.30 am
  • Day 8 (PM) - Overrun Session

Further Hearing Documents

The Inspector will not be accepting comments on this except from Little Baddow Parish Council.

Position Statements

1. MDC Hearing Statements

1a. MDC Appendices

In addition, a number of evidence base documents and supporting documents were submitted as listed below:

Evidence Base

  • EB004d Technical Note - Impact of Proposed Development Sites in Heybridge and South Maldon on Wider Highway Network November 2014 (14/01/2015 - New Addendum added to EB004d)
  • EB004e Technical Note - Modelling of Proposed Infrastructure Phasing
  • EB049b Maldon District Retail Monitoring Survey 2014

Supporting Documents - Committee Reports

  • DOC108 Report of Head of Planning Services to Council 10 July 2014 - Save Maldon Action Group Petition
  • DOC109 Report of Head of Planning Services to Planning and Licensing Committee 30 October 2014 - North Heybridge Garden Suburb Strategic Masterplan Framework - Consultation Draft Strategic Masterplan Framework
  • DOC110 Report of Interim Head of Planning Services to Planning and Licensing Committee 13 November 2014 - Local Development Plan Implementation - South Maldon and North Heybridge Garden Suburbs
  • DOC111 Report of Legal and Democratic Services Manager and Interim Head of Planning Services to Planning and Licensing Committee 13 November 2014 - Planning Committees Governance and Arrangements
  • DOC112 Report of Director of Customers and Community to Council 18 December 2014 - The Governance and Management of Parks, Open Spaces and Public Realm Facilities in New Developments
  • DOC113 Report of interim Head of Planning Services to Planning and Licensing Committee 15 January 2015 - Strategic Housing and Economic Growth Partnership
  • DOC120 Report of Head of Planning Services to Council 11 September 2014 - South Maldon Garden Suburb Strategic Masterplan Framework
  • DOC121 South Maldon Garden Suburb Strategic Masterplan Framework (as endorsed by MDC September 2014)
  • DOC122 North Heybridge Garden Suburb Strategic Masterplan Framework (as endorsed by MDC October 2014)

Statements of Common Ground

  • DOC114 Statement of Common Ground Matter 5: Burnham-on-Crouch Strategic Allocations
  • DOC115 Statement of Common Ground between Maldon District Council and Charles Church / RHS / Tolhurst
  • DOC116 Statement of Common Ground in respect of Transport for Matter 3: North Heybridge Garden Suburb
  • DOC117 Statement of Common Ground: North Heybridge Garden Suburb
  • DOC118 Statement of Common Ground in respect of Matter 4: South Maldon Garden Suburb 
  • DOC119 Updated Duty to Cooperate Position Statement on strategic highways issues associated with the Maldon District Local Development Plan

2.  Respondents Hearing Statements

Matter 1 - Legal Compliance, including the Duty to Cooperate

Matter 2 - Strategic Housing Growth - overall numbers

Matter 3 - Strategic Housing Growth - North Heybridge Garden Suburbs

Matter 3 - Appendices

Matter 4 - Strategic Housing Growth - South Maldon Garden Suburb, Park Drive and Heybridge Swifts

Matter 5 - Strategic Housing Growth - Burnham-on-Crouch Strategic Allocations

Matter 6 - Strategic Housing Growth - Reserve Sites

Matter 7 Rural Housing (incl. North Fambridge) and Settlement Boundaries

Matter 8 - Affordable Housing, Housing Mix and Specialist Needs

Matter 9 - Travellers

Matter 10 - Infrastructure and Hearings Overflow

General