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2018: Publication, submission and examination

Progress of the new local plan in 2018 including Submission to the Secretary of State

27th March - Craven Local Plan submitted to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

Following publication in January (see below), the Craven Local Plan has been submitted to the Secretary of State together with supporting documents. A Planning Inspector, appointed by him, will now conduct an examination into the plan's soundness. Representations made during publication will be considered as part of the examination. Please download and read the Notification Letter, provided below, which contains full details.

Download a copy of the Notification Letter

The documents submitted to the Secretary of State are listed below, with reference numbers. Select a document to download a copy.


The submitted documents have been numbered in order to assist referencing and communications between parties during the examination. Details of document numbers are available in the Table of Reference Numbers for Submitted Documents.

You can follow the examination process and keep up-to-date with the latest progress by making regular visits to the Craven District Council Local Plan Examination webpage, which is maintained independently by the Programme Officer (see Notification Letter).

2nd January to 13th February - representations invited on the Publication Draft Craven Local Plan and revised SCI

The council prepared the publication version of the Craven Local Plan for submission to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and invited representations. Consultation on the council's revised Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) ran concurrently. Whilst the representations period and consultation period have now ended, relevant documents are still available to view below.

Publication Draft Craven Local Plan

Information, procedures and guidance:

Proposed submission documents:

Supporting documents:

Evidence base documents:

Other background documents:

Revised Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) for Planning