Local Plan Examination

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3rd September 2021

Following a Special Full Council meeting on Wednesday 1st September, Rutland County Council has resolved to withdraw the submitted draft Rutland Local Plan.

More information can be found here:

Councillors vote to withdraw Rutland Local Plan

The Examination Library has been updated with the following document:

RCC005 - Letter to Inspector 030921


 14th July 2021

The Examination Library has been updated with the following document: 

EMP5Oakham & Uppingham Town Centre Local Plan Retail Policy Advice 


13th July 2021

The Council has informed the Inspector of a further delay to the Council taking a report to Full Council. The Inspector is awaiting an update from the Council in due course. 


 27th May 2021

The Examination Library has been updated with the following documents:

RCC004 - Letter to Inspector 260521

RCC004a - Council response to the Inspector's Initial Observations regarding Duty to Cooperate

RCC004b - Council response to the Inspector’s Initial Observations regarding Housing

RCC004b1 - Council response to the Inspector’s Initial Observations regarding Housing -  Appendix 1 - Rutland Housing Supply Trajectory

RCC004b2 - Council response to the Inspector’s Initial Observations regarding Housing -  Appendix 2 - Rutland 5 Year Land Supply Report

RCC004b3 - Council response to the Inspector’s Initial Observations regarding Housing -  Appendix 3 - Deliverability Information

RCC004b4 - Council response to the Inspector’s Initial Observations regarding Housing -  Appendix 4 - Rutland Housing Supply Long Term Trajectory

RCC004c - Council response to the Inspector’s Initial Observations regarding Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Show People

RCC004d - Council response to the Inspector’s Initial Observations regarding Use Classes Order

RCC004eCouncil response to the Inspector’s Initial Observations regarding Main   Modifications

RCC004fSite Plans for Site Visits


25th May 2021

The Examination Library has been updated to include the following documents:

INF4Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule 

INF5Infrastructure Funding Statement

EMP4 Shop Fronts including Signs and Shop Security SPD

HOU14Garden Extensions SPD

NDP7 Neighbourhood Planning Guidance on the designation of Local Green Space 

ENV12 - 2009 Review of Open Space, Sport, Recreation Facilities and Green Infrastructure in Rutland 

MIN6Methodology for Identifying Safeguarding Areas (2016) 


5th May 2021

The Examination Library has been updated to include the following document:-

INSP002 - Rutland Inspector's letter 050521 (odt format)

INSP002 - Rutland Inspector's letter 050521 (pdf format)


27th April 2021

The Council has informed the Inspector of a delay to the Council taking a report to Full Council. The Inspector is awaiting a further update from the Council in due course.

The Examination Library has been updated to include the following document:-

RCC003 - Letter to Inspector 270421


1st April 2021

Following the Council’s letter of 1 April 2021, the Inspector is awaiting the outcome of the Council’s Full Council meeting which is expected to take place in early May 2021. Further Examination arrangements will be made in due course.

The Examination Library has been updated to include the Council's letter of 1 April 2021:-

RCC002 - Letter to Inspector 010421


26th March 2021

The Examination Library has been updated to include the following document:-

RCC001 - Council's reply to INSP001


24th March 2021

The Examination Library has been updated to include the following document:-

INSP001 Inspector's letter to the Council  (odt format)

INSP001 - Inspector's letter to the Council (pdf format)


18th March 2021

The Examination Library has been updated to include the following documents:-

SAA1 - Site Allocations Assessment Report January 2021

SAA1a - Site Allocations Assessment Report January 2021 - Amendment Report

SAA1b - Site Allocations Assessment Appendix A - Full List of Sites with stage screened out

SAA1c - Site Allocations Assessment Appendix B Updated January 2021

SAA1d - Site Allocations Assessment Appendix C Updated January 2021

SAA1e - Site Allocations Assessment Appendix D - Growth Rate Percentage Data


Submission of the Rutland Local Plan – Regulation 22

The Rutland Local Plan was formally submitted to the Secretary of State on 3 February 2021 for independent examination. The details of this are found in the Notice of Submission (CD12).

All representations received through the Regulation 19 consultation have been submitted to the Inspector. The submitted documents and accompanying evidence can be viewed in our Examination Library

The Planning Inspectorate have appointed Joanna Gilbert MA (Hons) MTP MRTPI as Planning Inspector to hold an independent examination of the Rutland Local Plan (2018-2036).

The role of the appointed Inspector is to carry out an independent assessment of the overall soundness of the Local Plan and that it satisfies the statutory requirements for its preparation. The Inspector’s role is not to improve the plan but to make recommendations to ensure it is sound. In order to do so, the Inspectors will assess the Local Plan, the evidence base on which it was created, and all of the representations submitted during the Regulation 19 public consultation.


Programme officer

We have appointed Kerry Trueman as programme officer for the Examination.

The programme officer will manage the administration of the examination on behalf of the appointed Inspector, and act as the liaison between the Inspector and the Council.

Contact details:

Kerry Trueman

Programme Officer Solutions Limited

Email: KTrueman@Rutland.gov.uk

Telephone: 07582 310364

Address: PO Box 229, Prenton, CH26 9EY 

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