Once all other stages of the Plan development process are complete, we will submit the Local Plan to the Government for an independent examination.
The Examination will look at all of the responses received during the final Submission Draft Regulation 19 consultation.
The Examination is likely to include a public hearing held by a planning inspector who will consider whether the plan is 'sound'. The inspector may also recommend modifications to the Plan before we can adopt it.
We expect this stage to take place in summer 2024.