The Council submitted their Plan to the Planning Inspectorate on 27th March 2018.
This page should be viewed alongside the Council's New local plan webpage from which the original submission library may be accessed. The submission library also contains a full set of representations submitted at the Local Plan Publication stage.
Further library items will be added to this Examination page as the Examination progresses and representors and other interested parties are encouraged to view it on a regular basis for new items and latest developments.
- 14 August - the Programme Officer has now mailed representors with details of the hearings programme and the Inspector’s Matters, Issues and Questions. Library items EL1.003a-e relate.
Inspector Matthew Birkinshaw BA (Hons) MSc MRTPI has been appointed, by the Secretary of State, to undertake an independent examination into the soundness of the Plan and to subsequently issue a report with his conclusions.
The Programme Officer
All correspondence to or from the Inspector will be via an independent Programme Officer and Tony Blackburn will fulfil this role. Items should be sent to him, preferably by email, to
or alternatively by post to him at the following address:
15 Ottawa Close
Additionally he may be contacted by telephone on 01254 260286.
Although this webpage appears on the Council's website, the Programme Officer will be responsible for its contents.
The Inspector will hold a series of hearings as part of the Examination process and these are presently scheduled to run from 9-26 October at the Council’s Belle Vue offices in Skipton. The Programme Officer will liaise with all Publication stage representors with further details in due course. Any requests from additional parties should be sent directly to the Programme Officer.
Further Examination library items
Items added prior to the start of hearings - select an item from the following table to download a copy
|EL1.001a||A letter from the Inspector, dated 18.05.2018, providing initial questions to the Council||Matthew Birkinshaw, Inspector|
|EL1.001b||A letter from the Council, dated 20.06.2018, providing responses to the Inspector's initial questions||Craven District Council|
|EL1.001c||Annex 1 to the Council's letter, dated 20.06.2018: Schedule of Omission Sites at Regulation 19||Craven District Council|
|EL1.001d||Annex 1 [cont.] to the Council's letter, dated 20.06.2018: Omission Site Maps||Craven District Council|
|EL1.001e||Annex 2 to the Council's letter, dated 20.06.2018: Inspector Report Yorkshire Dales National Park||Craven District Council|
|EL1.001f||Annex 3 to the Council's letter, dated 20.06.2018: List of Sites within Flood Zone 2 or Flood Zone 3||Craven District Council|
|EL1.002||Email 260718 from Programme Officer to representors re hearings programme||Tony Blackburn, Programme Officer|
|EL1.003a||Email 140818 from Programme Officer to representors re MIQs etc||Tony Blackburn, Programme Officer|
|EL1.003b||Matters, Issues and Questions - 140818||Matthew Birkinshaw, Inspector|
|EL1.003c||Examination Hearing Programme - 140818||Matthew Birkinshaw, Inspector|
|EL1.003d||Examination Guidance Note - 140818||Matthew Birkinshaw, Inspector|
|EL1.003e||Skipton Location Map - 140818||Craven District Council|
|EL1.004||Letter to Inspector re Main Modifications - 100818||Craven District Council|