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Examination overview

Examination Details

The Wyre Forest District Local Plan (2016 - 2036) was submitted to the Secretary of State for Examination on 30th April 2020.


Ms M Travers BA(Hons) DipTP MRTPI from the Planning Inspectorate has been appointed by the Secretary of State to carry out the independent Examination  of the Local Plan. 

The Inspector’s task is to consider whether the Plan meets the relevant legal requirements, and whether it is sound, based on the criteria set out in paragraph 35 of the National Planning Policy Framework 2019 (the Framework).  

The relevant soundness criteria are whether the Local Plan is:

  • positively prepared:  providing a strategy which, as a minimum, seeks to meet the area’s objectively assessed needs; and is informed by agreements with other authorities, so that unmet need from neighbouring areas is accommodated where it is practical to do so and is consistent with achieving sustainable development;
  • justified: an appropriate strategy, taking into account the reasonable alternatives, and based on proportionate evidence  
  • effective:  deliverable over the plan period, and based on effective joint working on cross-boundary strategic matters that have been dealt with rather than deferred, as evidenced by the statement of common ground; and
  • consistent with national policy: enabling the delivery of sustainable  development in accordance with the policies in this Framework

Programme Officer

Louise St John Howe has been appointed as the Programme Officer.  She is  an Independent Officer of the Examination working on the Inspector’s behalf  organising and managing the administrative and procedural matters of the Examination process.  

Any queries concerning the Examination, and any matters that anyone wishes to raise with the Inspector should be submitted via the Programme Officer.

Contact details

Louise St John Howe
Programme Officer,
PO Services,
PO Box 10965,
CO10 3BF

07789 486419

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