Keep up to date with the latest examination news. This will be regularly updated and direct you to any new documents or correspondence.
21 September 2020: The Inspector has issued a draft programme for the hearing sessions. This may be subject to change. A full version of the programme showing participants will be issued in due course. This draft programme can be viewed in the Examination Library as INS 05.
17 September 2020: The Inspector has published an addendum to his Matters, Issues and Questions. This can be viewed in the Examination Library as INS 03a. The Council and Respondents will be given an additional week to respond to this matter (Matter 10) only (Friday 16 October 2020).
A table of key dates has been added to the Hearing sessions section of this page.
14 September 2020: The examination hearings will commence on Tuesday 27 October 2020. Details are set out in the Notice of examination. The inspector has issued his Matters, Issues and Questions and a Guidance note for participants. These can be viewed in the Examination Library. See Hearing sessions section below for more information.
07 August 2020: The London Borough of Lambeth has responded to the Inspector’s initial letter of 16 July 2020. This can be viewed in the Examination Library as LBL 01. A number of additional supporting documents have been added to the Examination Library:
- Topic Paper 10: Housing provision statement as TP 10
- Sustainability Appraisal including Non-Technical Summary Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan October 2018 as PD 03k
- The Planning Inspectorate Report of the Examination in Public of the London Plan 2019 as SD 03c
- Lambeth Local Development Framework Core Strategy Adopted January 2011 as SD 18
- Draft Affordable Workspace SPD as SD 19
- Draft Design Code SPD (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5) as SD 20a, SD 20b, SD 20c, SD 20d and SD 20e
- GLA response to Matter 67 as SD 21
- Future Homes Standard consultation document October 2019 as SD 22
- Lambeth Employment and Skills SPD as SD 23
- Mayor’s Housing in London: 2019 as SD 24
- Lambeth Brownfield Land Register as SD 25
- MHCLG Housing Delivery Test: 2019 measurement as SD 26
16 July 2020: The Inspector sent the Council his initial thoughts and questions. This can be viewed in the Examination Library as INS 01.
1 June 2020: Inspector appointed, see section below.
22 May 2020: The London Borough of Lambeth submitted the Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan Proposed Submission Version January 2020 to the Secretary of State for examination on the 22 May 2020, in accordance with Regulation 22 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions we cannot, at this time, make available to view printed copies of submission documents at the Town Hall or in any Lambeth libraries. However, this will be done as soon as circumstances allow.
Mike Fox BA (HONS) DIPTP MRTPI has been appointed to conduct the examination to determine whether the London Borough of Lambeth Local Plan Review is sound.
Carmel Edwards has been appointed as the Programme Officer for the examination and will deal with all procedural and administrative matters. She is independent from the council and reports directly to the Inspector. Ms Edwards is responsible for the day to day organisation of the examination and will act as a channel of communication between the Inspector and all parties, including the council officers and representors.
All correspondence or queries relating to the examination should be directed to the Programme Officer.
Ms Carmel Edwards
Telephone: 07969 631 930
The Inspector has confirmed that the examination hearings will go ahead virtually via Microsoft Teams commencing on 27 October 2020. Details are set out in the Notice of examination.
The Inspector has issued a draft programme for the hearing sessions. This may be subject to change. A full version of the programme showing participants will be issued in due course. This draft programme can be viewed in the Examination Library as INS 05.
|Submitted for examination||Friday 22 May 2020|
|Deadline for responding to Programme Officer regarding participation at hearings||Tuesday 29 September 2020|
|Deadline for further written statements||Friday 09 October 2020|
|Deadline for further written statements to Matter 10||Friday 16 October 2020|
|Hearing sessions open||Tuesday 27 October 2020|
|Hearing sessions close (provisional)||Friday 13 November 2020|
More information, agendas and any updates to the programme will be added in this section at a later date.
The Examination process
If you wish to find out in more about how the examination will be carried out, the Planning Inspectorate has produced a useful guide: Examining Local Plans Procedural Practice.
The Examination Library contains a list of documents submitted for examination and background documents that have informed the production of the Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan Proposed Submission Version. It also contains documents relating to the examination and will be updated as the examination progresses.
From 31 January until 13 March 2020, the council invited representations on the Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan Proposed Submission Version January 2020 and associated Proposed Changes to the Policies Map January 2020 (under Regulation 19 of the plan-making regulations).
Representations received during this period have been submitted for examination along with the other submission documents.