The District Council and Maidwell with Draughton Parish Council have appointed independent examiner, Rosemary Kidd, Dip TP, MRTPI to examine the plan. She will examine the plan against the basic conditions. These are that the plan:
Must be appropriate having regard to national policy
Must contribute to the achievement of sustainable development
Must be in general conformity with the strategic policies in the development plan for the local area
Must be compatible with human rights requirements
Must be compatible with EU obligations
The responses to the Regulation 16 consultation can be viewed opposite. The Parish Council has commented on the Regulation 16 responses and the Examiner has confirmed that she will take these into account during the examination. You can view the Parish Council's response below:
This right of reply is only available to the Parish Council as Qualifying Body, no other party is able to submit further comments unless, in exceptional circumstances, the Examiner invites them.
The Examiner has issued a Procedural Note which sets out the proposed timetable for the examination. You can view the Procedural Note below:
What Happens Next?
The website will be updated if required during the examination.