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Rural North Oundle & Thrapston Plan - Initial Examination

RNOTP Examination - Consultation - June - August 2008 and Pre Examination Process

Consultation - June - August 2008

Following consideration of the representations received through the earlier phases of consultation, a small number of minor and editorial changes were agreed by the Planning Policy Committee on 5 June 2008. In accordance with the legislation (The Town and Country (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2004) the Council undertook a further 6 weeks consultation about these proposed changes (known as the "Schedule of proposed changes to the Rural North, Oundle and Thrapston Plan (submitted January 2008)") which were put forward during the 11 January - 22 February consultation stage.

This consultation ran from Friday, 20 June 2008 until 5.30pm on Friday, 1 August 2008. The summary report has now been published outlining the key issues arising from the consultation (under "Regulation 33").

Regulation 33 Statement 20 June - 1 August 2008

Schedule of proposed changes to the Rural North, Oundle and Thrapston Plan(submitted January 2008)

Statutory Notice

In order to view these changes in context, the following document sets out extracts of the Rural North, Oundle and Thrapston Plan text where changes are proposed, showing strikethrough deletions and new text in bold:

Schedule of Rural North, Oundle and Thrapston Plan showing proposed changes

Further details about the Council's reasoning and thinking behind these changes are set out in the Council's responses to the Government Office for the East Midlands (GOEM) and East Midlands Regional Assembly (EMRA):

- ENC response to GOEM, 25 April 2008
- ENC response to EMRA, 12 May 2008

Pre Examination

Following the submission of the Schedule of Proposed Changes, a Pre-Examination Meeting (PEM) and Explorator Meeting were organised. These took place on Thursday 26 June 2008 in the Council Chamber, East Northamptonshire House, Cedar Drive, Thrapston, NN14 4LZ. Notes of both meetings, together with their respective agendas, are now available:

PEM Agenda
PEM Note
Exploratory Meeting Agenda
Exploratory Meeting Notes
Exploratory Meeting - Inspector's Questions

Resulting from the Exploratory Meeting, Council officers agreed to provide disaggregated housing land supply data for the RNOTP area and Plan area housing trajectories. It was also agreed to provide further information about the implementation and delivery of housing (PPS3), and consistency with the adopted Core Strategy, particularly in terms of transport infrastructure. This work has now been completed and the relevant documentation is available to view:

Council Response to Exploratory Meeting, 26 June 2008

More detailed information about the Examination process in general is set out in the attached guidance notes:

Examination process guidance notes

Following the Pre-examination meetings, the Initial Examination Hearings took place, information can be viewed here.