Latest News and Updates

Read the latest news and updates about the Local Plan Examination. 

DateLatest News and Updates
20 September 2019The Council has published the Sustainability Appraisal of Main Modifications as EXAM 32E (see Examination Documents). The Council anticipates that the public consultation on the main modifications will start in October.
31 July 2019In accordance with the “next steps” set out in the Inspector’s Actions Required note dated 17 June 2019 (EXAM 31), the following documents have been posted to the Examination Documents webpage (EXAM 32A-D): A Consolidated Schedule of Main Modifications; a  ‘Track Changes’ version of the Local Plan; a ‘Clean’ version of the Local Plan with all the draft modifications merged into the document; and an updated set of indicative Concept Plans. These documents are for information only at this stage as the proposed draft modifications to the Local Plan will be subject to sustainability appraisal and habitats regulations assessment prior to public consultation, anticipated to start in September.
09 July 2019The Council has published responses to the Inspector's action points 48-57 (EXAM 31) arising from the Resumed Brookfield Hearing Session as examination document EXAM 31A.
18 June 2019The Inspector has published a note detailing actions required following Resumed Hearing Session Matter 6.1: Brookfield as examination document EXAM 31.
03 June 2019The agenda for Matter 6 Resumed - Policies & Proposals in Different Parts of the Borough (Brookfield) has been published as EXAM 13P (see Examination Documents). A copy of the latest hearings programme and agendas can also be found on the Hearings Schedule and Key Dates page. 
23 May 2019Please note that the hearing session for Matter 6 Resumed – Policies & Proposals in Different Parts of the Borough (Brookfield) will take place in the Huntingdon Suite, Broxbourne Council Offices, Bishops' College, Churchgate, Cheshunt, EN8 9XG. The Council has published a note regarding access and car parking arrangements for the hearing session here.
20 May 2019The Hearings Programme has been updated. Hearings Programme Version 11 has been published to Examination Documents as document EXAM 8I. Written statements submitted to the inspector in respect of the resumed Brookfield hearing can be viewed on the examination website here.
25 March 2019The Hearings Programme has been updated. Hearings Programme - Version 10 has been published to Examination Documents as document EXAM 8H. The latest Hearings Programme and a list of key dates pertaining to the examination can be found on the Hearings Schedule and Key Dates page. 
05 March 2019The Inspector has published a note on the next steps in the examination in relation to the Council's proposed main modifications relating to Brookfield as examination document EXAM 30. The Hearings Schedule and Key Dates page has been updated to reflect the next steps in the examination. 
25 February 2019The Council has published a response to the Inspector's Post Hearings Advice Note (EXAM 29) under Examination Documents as document EXAM 29AThe Inspector will advise in due course of the next steps in the examination process.
10 December 2018The Inspector's Post Hearings Advice has been published as EXAM29 (see Examination Documents)
28 November 2018In response to Action Point 47 (AP47), the Council has published an updated Draft Schedule of Main Modifications as examination document EXAM 6D (see Examination Documents).
26 November 2018The Council's Response to Action Point 45 (AP45) has been published as EXAM 28H (see Examination Documents). 
23 November 2018Council responses to Action Points 36 - 36 (AP32-36) and Action Point 44 (AP44) have been published as examination documents EXAM 28F and EXAM 28G (see Examination Documents). The Inspector's actions required following Week 4 Hearing Sessions can be found under examination document EXAM 28
22 November 2018The Council response to Action Points 37 - 40 (AP37-40) has been published as examination document EXAM 28E (see Examination Documents).
22 November 2018The Council response to Action Points 41 (AP41) and 42 (AP42) has been published as examination document EXAM 28D (see Examination Documents). The Inspector's actions required following Week 4 Hearing Sessions can be found under examination document EXAM 28
20 November 2018The Council response to Action Points 43 (AP43) and 46 (AP46) have been published as examination documents EXAM 28B and EXAM 28C (see Examination Documents). The Inspector's actions required following Week 4 Hearing Sessions can be found under examination document EXAM 28
16 November 2018Hertfordshire County Council response to Matter 8 Action Point 40 has been published to Examination Documents as document EXAM 28A. 
12 November 2018The Council's response to Week 3 Action Point 31 (AP31 has been published as Examination Document EXAM 24B (see Examination Documents). 
09 November 2018The Inspector has published actions required following Hearing Sessions for Matters 8-11, and Matter 3 (resumed) as examination document EXAM 28 (see Examination Documents).
08 November 2018A revised masterplan for Brookfield has been published as part of EXAM 14E (see Examination Documents). 
08 November 2018The Chief Planner's newsletter has been published as examination document EXAM 27 (See Examination Documents) to inform consideration of the government's Technical Consultation on updates to national policy and guidance.
02 November 2018The Council response to Week 3 Action Points 16-30 (AP 16-30) has been published as examination document EXAM 24A (see Examination Documents). Responses to the Inspector's Further Supplementary Questions for Matter 3 have also been published (see Matter 3 in Written Statements: Matters 1 - 5). 
01 November 2018Responses to the Inspector's Supplementary Questions for Matter 9 have been published (see Matter 9 in Written Statements: Matters 6-11).
31 October 2018A response to Week 2 Action Point 6 (reserve secondary school site) by Hertfordshire County Council has been accepted by the Inspector (see EXAM 17C in Examination Documents). 
30 October 2018An updated agenda for the resumed Matter 3 hearing session on Thursday 8 November has been published to Examination Documents as EXAM 13O. A copy of the latest hearings programme and agendas can also be found on the Hearings Schedule and Key Dates page. 
29 October 2018The Inspector has published an additional Further Supplementary Question relating to Matter 3: Housing Need and Supply (see EXAM 7H in Examination Documents). If anyone wishes to submit a brief written statement in response to the Further Supplementary Question, it must be received by the Programme Office by midday on  Friday 02 November 2018.
26 October 2018The Council has published updates to the following documents: Urban Capacity Table, List of Local Plan Sites, Table 1, and Housing Trajectory (see EXAM 26A-D in Examination Documents). 
26 October 2018The Inspector has published a Further Supplementary Question relating to Matter 3: Housing Need and Supply (see EXAM 7G in Examination Documents). Any written responses to this Further Supplementary Question must be received by the Programme Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 31 October 2018.
26 October 2018Responses to the Inspector's Supplementary Questions relating to Matter 3: Housing Need and Supply (document EXAM 7D) have been published under Written Statements: Matters 1-5
25 October 2018The following issues will be discussed at the resumed Matter 3 session, in addition to the Supplementary Questions set out in EXAM 7D - The Council’s responses to AP16 (indicative dwellings numbers) and AP17 (relationship between proposed new policy H1 and policies ED2 and ED3) which are due to submitted by midday on Friday 2 November. No further statements should be submitted by representors.
25 October 2018The Council’s response to Action Point 6 relating to policy INF10 (secondary school site) will be discussed under matter 10 (Issue 10.2 “Other Infrastructure".
22 October 2018The Inspector has accepted a supplementary written statement from Tom Carroll for Matter 10: Transport and Other Infrastructure (see Matter 10 in Written Statements: Matters 6-11).
22 October 2018A note by Cushman & Wakefield on behalf of IKEA has been published in response to questions arising during the hearing session regarding Park Plaza North (PP2) (see document EXAM 25 in Examination Documents). 
19 October 2018The Inspector has published a document outlining the Actions Required following Hearing Sessions for Matters 6 and 7 as document EXAM 24 (see Examination Documents).
19 October 2018The Inspector has accepted a speaking note from GATE Herts regarding the Gypsy and Traveller Site at Halfhide Lane (see EXAM 23 in Examination Documents).
18 October 2018The Inspector has extended the deadline for responses to Supplementary Questions relating to Matter 3: Housing Need and Supply (document EXAM 7D) to midday on Friday 26th October. All responses should be submitted to the Programme Officer. 
17 October 2018The Inspector has accepted the submission of a report prepared by The RM Partnership regarding Rush Meadow (see EXAM 22 in Examination Documents).
17 October 2018The Inspector has accepted the submission of a document to the examination outlining additional arguments by the Goffs Oak Community Association (see EXAM 21 in Examination Documents).
17 October 2018The Council has published an Illustrative Masterplan and Artist's Visual Impression for the proposed Park Plaza West development (see EXAM 20A and 20B in Examination Documents).
16 October 2018The Inspector has published the agenda for the hearing session relating to Matter 3 (Resumed) (see document EXAM 13O in Examination Documents). A copy of the latest hearings programme and agendas can also be found on the Hearings Schedule and Key Dates page. 
12 October 2018The Council response to Week 2 Action Points 6-11 (AP 6-11) has been published as examination document EXAM 17A (see Examination Documents).
12 October 2018The Council responses to Week 1 Action Points 1, 2, and 5 have been published as examination documents EXAM 14A, EXAM 14B, and EXAM 14E (see Examination Documents).
12 October 2018Responses the the Inspector's Supplementary Questions for Matter 6: Policies and Proposals in Different Parts of the Borough has been published to Written Statements - Matters 6-11.
12 October 2018The Inspector has published Supplementary Questions for Matter 9 to the Examination Documents webpage (see document EXAM 7F).
12 October 2018The Inspector has published the agenda for hearing sessions relating to Matters 8, 9, 10, and 11 (see documents EXAM 13L-13N in Examination Documents). A new version of the Hearings Programme has also been published as document EXAM 8G. A copy of the latest hearings programme and agendas can also be found on the Hearings Schedule and Key Dates page. 
11 October 2018The Inspector has accepted a statement by the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority regarding Matter 8: Housing development management policies (see Written Statements - Matters 6-11).
09 October 2018The Inspector has published the agenda for hearing sessions relating to Matter 7 (see documents EXAM 13K in Examination Documents). A copy of the latest hearings programme and agendas can also be found on the Hearings Schedule and Key Dates page. 
08 October 2018The Inspector has published Supplementary Questions for Matter 6: Policies and Proposals in Different Parts of the Borough to the Examination Documents webpage (see document EXAM 7E).
04 October 2018A letter from Harlow Council updating its position regarding the impacts of development at Brookfield on Harlow has been added to Examination Documents webpage (see document EXAM 19)
04 October 2018The Council response to Week 2 Action Points 12-15 (AP12-15) has been published as examination document EXAM 17B (see Examination Documents).
04 October 2018The Inspector has published Supplementary Questions relating to Matter 3: Housing Need and Supply on the Examination Documents webpage (see document EXAM 7D). An update to the Hearings Programme has also been published to the same page (see Document EXAM 8F).
02 October 2018Response by Montagu Evans (on behalf of Cheshunt Lakeside Ltd) to representations made by Crossrail 2 for matter 6.5: Cheshunt Lakeside published on the Examination Documents webpage (see document EXAM 18D).

01 October 2018

Representations from HHGL Ltd relating to Policy WC2 have been posted to the Hearing Statements for Matter 6 under Waltham Cross here.

28 September 2018

In response to representations made by Crossrail 2 for Matter 6.5: Cheshunt Lakeside, the Council has published a note outlining its position on the proposed closure of rail crossings at Windmill Lane and Cadmore Lane (see document EXAM 18A). Responses have also been published by Optimis Consulting (on behalf of Car Spares Cheshunt Ltd) (see document EXAM 18B) and the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (see document EXAM 18C). Both documents can be found on the Examination Documents webpage. 

27 September 2018Gypsy and Traveller Empowerment (GATE) Hertfordshire have submitted revised written statements for Matter 6: Policies and proposals in different parts of the borough (Brookfield) and Matter 7: Gypsy and Traveller and travelling showpeople accommodation. These updated statements have been published to Written Statements - Matters 6 to 11. A PDF document summarising the changes to these statements can be viewed here
26 September 2018The Council response to Week 1 Action Point 3 (AP3) has been published as examination document EXAM 14C (see Examination Documents).
24 September 2018The Inspector has published a document outlining the Actions Required following Hearing Sessions for Matters 4-5 as document EXAM 17 (see Examination Documents)
20 September 2018A letter from NEMS Market Research regarding the Broxbourne Household Survey has been published as examination document EXAM 16 (see Examination Documents)
19 September 2018The Inspector has published Calverton Parish Council v Nottingham City Council Judgement as EXAM 15 (see Examination Documents).
18 September 2018The Council response to Week 1 Action Point 4 (AP4) has been published as examination document EXAM 14D (see Examination Documents).
17 September 2018A corrective note has been published to the Broxbourne Retail and Leisure Study (document RT3) as document RT3B (see Evidence Library).
14 September 2018

The Inspector has published a document outlining the Actions Required following Hearing Sessions for Matters 1-3 as document EXAM 14 (see Examination Documents)

12 September 2018The Inspector has published the agenda for hearing sessions relating to Matter 6 (see documents EXAM 13F and EXAM 13J in Examination Documents). A copy of the latest hearings programme and agendas can also be found on the Hearings Schedule and Key Dates page. 
11 September 2018The Hearings Programme has been updated. Hearings Programme - Version 6 has been published to Examination Documents as document EXAM 8E. A copy of the latest hearings programme and agendas can also be found on the Hearings Schedule and Key Dates page. 
07 September 2018The Hearings Programme has been updated. Hearings Programme - Version 5 has been published to Examination Documents as document EXAM 8D. A copy of the latest hearings programme and agendas can also be found on the Hearings Schedule and Key Dates page. 
07 Septmber 2018Responses to the Inspector's Supplementary Question 155A have been published under Matter 7: Supplementary Statements (Question 155A) (see Written Statements - Matters 6-11).
06 September 2018The Council has published a Draft Schedule of Main Modifications as document EXAM 6C (see Examination Documents).
05 September 2018The Inspector has published the agenda for hearing sessions relating to Matters 4 and 5 (see documents EXAM 13D and EXAM 13E in Examination Documents). A copy of the latest hearings programme and agendas can also be found on the Hearings Schedule and Key Dates page. 
05 September 2018Updates have been made to the following Written Statements under Matter 3: Broxbourne Borough Council; and Matter 5: Gerald Eve (on Behalf of Brookfield Property Unit Trust (BPUT)).
05 September 2018
The Inspector has published the agenda for the hearing session relating to Matter 3 (see document EXAM 13C in Examination Documents). A copy of the latest hearings programme and agendas can also be found on the Hearings Schedule and Key Dates page. 
05 September 2018The Council has published updates the following documents; Urban Capacity Table, Local Plan Sites List, Table 1, and Housing Trajectory (see EXAM 4C - 4F). The Council has also published three new documents; Housing Windfall Report, Five Year Land Supply Report, and Housing Summary Note (see EXAM 4G - 4I). All documents can be found on the Examination Documents page. 
03 September 2018The Inspector has published the agenda for hearing sessions relating to Matters 1 and 2 (see documents EXAM 13A and EXAM 13B in Examination Documents).
03 September 2018The Inspector has published Supplementary Question 155A regarding Policy GT1 - Wharf Road (see EXAM 7C in Examination Documents). Responses should be submitted to the Programme Officer by midday on Friday 7 September 2018.
21 August 2018The Council's reponse to Supplementary Question 10A has been published to Examination Documents as document EXAM 12.
20 August 2018The Hearings Programme has been updated. Hearings Programme - Version 4 has been published to Examination Documents as document EXAM 8C.
20 August 2018Written statements submitted to the Inspector in response to Matters 6-11 can now be viewed on the Council website here. Responses to Supplementary Question 47A have been published under Matter 4: Green Belt here.
27 July 2018The Inspector has published Supplementary Question 47A as part of his Matters, Issues, and Questions (see document EXAM 7B in Examination Documents)
26 July 2018The Inspector has published a note regarding the publication of the Revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). (see document EXAM 11 in Examination Documents).
23 July 2018The Hearings Programme has been updated. Hearings Programme - Version 3 has been published to Examination Documents as document EXAM 8B.
23 July 2018Written statements submitted to the Inspector in response to Matters 1-5 can now be viewed on the Council website here
02 July 2018The Council has published two new studies, Brookfield Retail Impact Assessment - Addendum and the Broxbourne Retail & Leisure Study - 2nd Retail Addendum . Both documents can be viewed in the Local Plan Evidence Library under the Retail and Town Centres section as documents RT1A and RT3A.  
26 June 2018The Council has published its second Schedule of Main Modifications with an accompanying note explaining the modifications proposed (see EXAM 6A and EXAM 6B in Examination Documents).
22 June 2018The Council has published two maps used by the Inspector on his accompanied site visit to Brookfield on Wednesday 20 June 2018 (see EXAM 10A and EXAM 10B in Examination Documents).
22 June 2018The Council has updated documents EXAM 3A: Appendix A: Q13 Brookfield Map and EXAM 3A: Appendix B: Q15 Rosedale Map (see Examination Documents)
22 June 2018The Council has published a new technical study, Housing Needs of Particular Groups. The study can be found in the Local Plan Evidence Library under the Housing section as document H5.
21 June 2018The Council has published a Local Plan Deliverability Report, which addresses national policy requirements on Local Plan deliverability and viability assessment (see EXAM 3B in Examination Documents) . 
13 June 2018The Inspector has published Supplementary Question Q10A as part of his Matters, Issues, and Questions (see Examination Documents)
08 June 2018The Inspector has published a site visit notice for his accompanied site visit to Brookfield (see Examination Documents).
07 June 2018The Council has published a Borough-wide map of Omission Sites from the Regulation 19 Consultation (see Examination Documents).
29 May 2018The Hearings Programme has been updated. Hearings Programme - Version 2 has been published to Examination Documents as document EXAM 8A.
29 May 2018The Council has published additional documentation in response to the Inspector's Further Preliminary Questions (see EXAM 4B-4F on the Examination Documents page)
17 May 2018Deadline to submit Statements for Matters being considered in Weeks 3 & 4 of the Programme is 15 August 2018.
17 May 2018Deadline to submit Statements for Matters being considered in Weeks 1 & 2 of the Programme is 20 July 2018
16 May 2018Hearings Programme - Version 1 published (see Examination Documents).
16 May 2018Inspector’s Matters, Issues and Questions for Examination published (see Examination Documents).
11 May 2018The Inspector’s Matters, Issues and Questions will be published next week (week commencing 14 May 2018) following his consideration of the Council’s response to his Further Preliminary Questions and Proposed Main Modifications.
10 May 2018Council’s Response to Inspector’s Further Preliminary Questions and first Schedule of Proposed Main Modifications published (see Examination Documents). 
23 April 2018Concise Summary of Main Issues and Council Response published (see Examination Documents).
18 April 2018Inspector’s Further Preliminary Questions published (see Examination Documents).
13 April 2018Council’s Response to Inspector’s Preliminary Questions published (see Examination Documents).
09 April 2018Inspector's Report on the 2011 Broxbourne Core Strategy published to Examination Documents.
27 March 2018Guidance Notes published (see Examination Documents).
27 March 2018Inspector’s Preliminary Questions published (see Examination Documents).
20 March 2018The Secretary of State has appointed Will Fieldhouse BA (Hons) MA MRTPI as the Planning Inspector to carry out an independent examination of the Broxbourne  Plan 2018-2033.
15 March 2018The Broxbourne Local Plan 2018-2033 was submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination.

 

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