Local Plan Examination

Regulation 22 (3) of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.

The Scarborough Borough Local Plan (2011-2032) was submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government via the Planning Inspectorate for formal examination on 9 May 2016. The Inspector will consider whether the document complies with the legal requirements and whether the document is ‘sound’.

Part of the examination process will involve public hearing sessions where those invited to participate by the appointed planning inspector will have the opportunity to respond to matters identified. Public Hearings have taken place at Scarborough Town Hall between 16 August 2016 and 8 September 2016. Proposed main modifications to the Scarborough Local Plan were subject to public consultation between 21 September and 3 November 2016. The Inspector has now decided that it is necessary to hold a further hearing session which will commence at 10.00 on Tuesday 24 January 2017 at Scarborough Town Hall. The Inspector’s Guidance Note published on 17 May 2016 (EX-3] contains information that is relevant to the further hearing sessions.

Further items will be added to this page as the Examination progresses. Representors and other interested parties are encouraged to view this page regularly for new items and latest developments.

The Inspector

Inspector William Fieldhouse BA (Hons) MA MRTPI has been appointed to conduct the examination to determine whether Scarborough’s Local Plan is sound. All correspondence with the Inspector must be made through the Programme Officer - no direct contact with the Planning Inspector is permitted.

The Programme Officer

Liz Dowson has been appointed as the independent Programme Officer for the Examination in Public.

The Programme Officer will act as the contact for any person who has an interest in the Examination and as a liaison between the Inspector, Scarborough Borough Council and Representors, and works on behalf of the Inspector to organise and manage the administrative and procedural aspects of the examination process. She is the appropriate point of contact for any questions relating to timetabling or procedural matters. All statements related to the hearing sessions will also be submitted through her.

Any matters that anyone wishes to raise with the Inspector should be submitted via the Programme Officer.

Contact details

Email: programmeofficer@scarborough.gov.uk
Address: Scarborough Borough Council, Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire. YO11 2HG
Direct Line: 01723 232445
Mobile: 07967 453613

Latest News

14 February 2017

Following consideration of the plan by the appointed Inspector through the hearing sessions in August and September 2016 and most recently January 2017, the Inspector has now issued his Final Report into the soundness of the Scarborough Borough Local Plan. Copies of the Report and accompanying Appendices can be found below.

Report on the Examination into the Scarborough Borough Local Plan (Feb 2017)

Scarborough Borough Local Plan Report – Appendix (Feb 2017)

Scarborough Borough Local Plan Report – Annex A (Feb 2017)

Scarborough Borough Local Plan Report – Annex B (Feb 2017)

Scarborough Borough Local Plan Report – Annex C (Feb 2017)

16 January 2017

Response from Mr. A. and Mrs. J.Hedgecock received on 19 December 2016 in relation to HA28 (Land to west of Napier Crescent, Seamer).

WS-1023381 - HA28 – A and J Hedgecock – Supplementary Statement

6 January 2017

These are responses received in relation to the further hearing session on 24th January 2017.

Response from WYG on behalf of Linden Homes in relation to HA28 (Land to west of Napier Crescent, Seamer).

WS-960932-A - HA28 – Linden Homes - WYG (Jan 2017)

WS-960932-B - HA28 – Linden Homes - WYG (Jan 2017) – Landscape Report

WS-960932-C - HA28 – Linden Homes - WYG (Jan 2017) – Transport Report

Response from Johnson Mowat in relation to HA29 (Land to north and east of The Nurseries, East Ayton).

WS-1032215 - HA29 - Johnson Mowat (Jan 2017)

Response from NLP on behalf of the Estate of Mr D H C Chapman in relation to HA28 (Land to west of Napier Crescent, Seamer) and HA30 (Land south of Racecourse Road, East Ayton).

WS-46256 - HA28 and HA30 – Estate of D H C Chapman – NLP (Jan 2017)

4 January 2017

This is a response received in relation to HA28 from Mr and Mrs Bleasdale who are now unable to attend the hearing session on 24th January.

WS-1032405 – HA28 (land to west of Napier Crescent, Seamer) - George and Pam Bleasdale

16 December 2016

The Inspector has published the hearing agenda for the Hearing Sessions at 10.00am on Tuesday 24 January 2017.

Agenda for Hearing Sessions - Tuesday 24 January 2017

21 November 2016

The Inspector has decided to hold a further hearing session following consultation on Proposed Main Modifications to the Scarborough Local Plan. The hearing session will commence at 10.00 on Tuesday 24 January 2017 at Scarborough Town Hall. Discussion will be limited to HA28 (land to west of Napier Crescent, Seamer) and HA30 (land to south of Racecourse Road, East Ayton). Anyone who made representations in response to the proposed main modifications relating to these two sites who wishes to participate at the hearing session should contact the Programme Officer by midday on Friday 2 December 2016.

Scarborough Borough Local Plan – Further Hearing Note (Nov 2016)

15 November 2016

Further to the Inspector’s “Next Steps” note published on 9th September 2016, the Council has prepared a report summarising the main issues raised; and a brief response to those main issues (Ref: PM-05). The Inspector is now considering all of the representations about the proposed main modifications, along with all of the evidence submitted to the examination, and expects to finalise his report around the end of the year.

PM-05 – Council’s Response to Main Modifications Comments

Full copies of the representations made can be viewed at our consultation portal (Ref: PM-04)

3 November 2016

The public consultation on the Main Modifications (Ref: PM-01) to the Local Plan, together with Sustainability Appraisal (Ref: PM-02) and Habitats Regulations Notes (Ref: PM-03), has now ended. You can view all representations received on our consultation portal (Ref: PM-04).

4 October 2016

Please note that the Modifications Document (PM-01) has been updated as it has been noted that whilst the indicative yields were correct within the Housing Trajectory these changes had not been included under Policy HC2 or the Housing Allocation Statements.

These changes relate to the indicative yields of sites HA11 (Land to west of Church Lane, Cayton), HA18 (Land adjacent to Captain Cook Crescent, Whitby) and HA20 (Land to south of Upper Bauldbyes, Whitby). This has been rectified and the indicative number of dwellings proposed under Policy HC2 has also been updated accordingly.

The supporting Sustainability Appraisal (PM-02) has been updated to take into account these changes.

PM-01 - Scarborough Local Plan Main Modifications Sep 16 (updated)

PM-02 – Sustainability Appraisal of Main Modifications Sep 16 (updated)

16 September 2016

A schedule of Main Modifications (Ref: PM-01) to the Local Plan, together with Sustainability Appraisal (Ref: PM-02) and Habitats Regulations Notes (Ref: PM-03), will be available for public consultation between 21 September 2016 and 5pm on Wednesday 2 November 2016.

PM-01 - Scarborough Local Plan Main Modifications (Sep 16)

PM-02 - Sustainability Appraisal of Main Modifications (Sep 16)

PM-03 - Habitats Regulations Assessment - Main Modifications (Sep 16)

9 September 2016

This note from the Inspector sets out the next steps in the examination process following the end of the last programmed hearing session on 8 September 2016.

Next Steps in Examination Process

7 September 2016

Further to the request of the Inspector, a more detailed response in respect of the issues raised by Filey residents regarding Site HA23 has been prepared

EX-15A - Church Cliff Drive Flood Statement

 

EX-14R (G) – Main Modifications (7 September 2016)

EX-14R (H) – Modifications to Policies Map (7 September 2016)

6 September 2016

This is a statement regarding The Bay Holiday Village in response to the Council’s note for the Inspector on Tourism and Rural Businesses [EX-11R(C)].

The Bay

5 September 2016

Scarborough LP Hearing Agenda - Tuesday 6 Sept - morning

Scarborough LP Hearing Agenda - Tuesday 6 Sept - afternoon

Scarborough LP Hearing Agenda - Weds 7 Sept

Scarborough LP Hearing Agenda - Thursday 8 September

This is a document containing the modifications requested by the Inspector in relation to document EX-14 in respect of South of Cayton policy SGA 1 and the consideration of housing proposals outside the development limits when there is not a demonstrable five year supply.

EX-14R(F) - Main Modifications (5 September 2016)

2 September 2016

These are responses received in relation to the Council’s response EX-15.

EX-15R (Mook)

EX-15R (Agus)

These are the responses received in relation to the Council’s response (EX-14R A to E) to the Inspector’s Interim Findings on Matters 2 and 3 (EX-14).

EX-14R (HBF)

EX-14R (Junction Property)

EX-14R (Kebbell_1)

EX-14R (Kebbell_2)

EX-14R (Linden Homes)

EX-14R (Linden Homes) Attachment

EX-14R (Morley-ELG)

EX-14R (PPIE-ONeills)

EX-14R (Estate of DC Chapman-NLP)

30 August 2016

A summary table of the trajectory has been included in this updated document.

EX-14R(E) - Housing Trajectory

26 August 2016

Further to the Inspector’s interim findings relating to matters 2 and 3 housing requirements and supply (EX14), the Council has produced three documents EX14R(C), EX14R(D) and EX14R(E) which can be found below. Any comments about these should be sent to the Council by midday on Friday 2 September. The Council will then consider those comments before submitting main modifications on Friday 9 September for consideration by the Inspector.

EX-14R(C) - Additional Housing Allocations

EX-14R(D) - Addendum to Housing Trajectory

25 August 2016

The date for the Council to provide their main modifications in relation to additional sites and the trajectory has been changed from Wednesday 7 September to Friday 9 September. This is the only change in the following updated document.

EX-14 - Scarborough Local Plan Interim Findings Matters 2 and 3 - updated

24 August 2016

Further to the Inspector’s interim findings relating to matters 2 and 3 housing requirements and supply (EX14), the Council has produced two documents EX14R(A) and EX14R(B) which can be found below. Any comments about these should be sent to the Council by midday on Wednesday 31 August. The Council will then consider those comments before submitting main modifications on Monday 5 September for consideration by the Inspector.

EX-14R(A) South Cayton (SGA1) Modifications

EX-14R(B) Considering Housing Proposals and the Five Year Supply

EX-11R(C) - Note for Inspector on Tourism and Rural Businesses

23 August 2016

EX-16 - East Ayton Site Response HA30

EX-15 - Church Cliff Drive Flood Statement

19 August 2016

Scarborough Local Plan Hearings Programme

17 August 2016

WS-1016255 - Matter 10 Mr David Sidebottom

Note from Inspector on Matter 1 (Tuesday 16 April)

EX-13 - Councils Suggested Modifications from Day 1 (Matter 2)

EX-12 - Final Brigg Road Filey Statement of Common Ground 15.08.16 REDACTED

15 August 2016

WS-47160 - Additional Question 41A Kebbell-ELG

Natural England has provided a further response to confirm they are now content with the additional information provided and the impact on air quality within the North York Moors National Park protected areas. The letter below confirms their position.

PSD-2D(b) - Natural England Response 16.8.16

12 August 2016

The Inspector has published the hearing agendas for the first week of the Examination in Public.

Scarborough Local Plan Hearing Agenda - 12 August 2016

Scarborough Local Plan Hearing Agenda - 16 August 2016 (morning)

Scarborough Local Plan Hearing Agenda - 16 August 2016 (afternoon)

Scarborough Local Plan Hearing Agenda - 17 August 2016

Scarborough Local Plan Hearing Agenda - 18 August 2016

Further questions have been asked by the Inspector as set out in EX-11. The Council’s responses are as set out in EX-11R(A) and EX-11R(B). An additional response has also been received from Junction Property.

EX-11 Inspectors Further Questions (August 11)

EX-11R(A) Response to Inspectors Additional Question 41A

EX-11R(B) Affordable Housing provision on allocated sites

WS-961083 Additional Question 41A Junction Property-Barton Willmore

9 August 2016

The Draft Hearing Programme has been updated.
Scarborough Borough Local Plan - Draft Hearings Programme

8 August 2016

The Habitats Regulation Assessment has been updated following additional work relating to the impact on Air Quality on the Natura 2000 sites within the North York Moors National Park.
PSD-2D(a) - HRA Appropriate Assessment – Proposed Submission (August 2016)

2 August 2016

WS-961083 - Matter 5(a) - Junction Property-Barton Willmore

WS-961083 - Matter 3(a) - Junction Property-Barton Willmore

Please note that ‘WS-853475 - Matters 1, 2, 5 and 10 - John Mook’ is superseded. View Mr J. Mook’s revised statements below.

WS-853475 - Matter 1(1.5) - J Mook

WS-853475 - Matter 1(1.6) - J Mook

WS-853475 - Matter 2 - J Mook

WS-853475 - Matter 5 - J Mook

WS-853475 - Matter 10 - J Mook

29 July 2016

The Draft Hearing Programme has been updated.
Scarborough Borough Local Plan - Draft Hearings Programme (22-07-16)

28 July 2016

Please note ‘EX-8R (SA) - Sustainability Appraisal of Council’s Suggested Modifications’ has been updated.
EX-8R (SA) - Sustainability Appraisal of Councils Suggested Modifications (22 July 2016)

27 July 2016

WS-851578 and 950798 Matter 1 - G and B Wood

This statement has been redacted for legal reasons.

WS-851578 and 950798 - G and B Wood (Councillors Guide)

26 July 2016

Written Statements, received by the Programme Officer on the 22nd July 2016, are now available.

WS-46256 - Matter 2 Estate of DC Chapman-NLP

WS-46256 - Matter 3 Estate of DC Chapman-NLP

WS-46256 - Matter 4 Estate of DC Chapman-NLP

WS-46256 - Matter 3 Estate of DC Chapman-NLP

WS-46631 - Matter 3 - Mr Muir

WS-46940 - Matter 10 statement 1 - East Ayton PC

WS-46940 - Matter 10 statement 2 - East Ayton PC

WS-47160 - Matter 2 Kebbell-ELG

WS-47160 - Matter 3 Kebbell-ELG

WS-47160 - Matter 4 Kebbell-ELG

WS-47160 - Matter 10 Kebbell-ELG

WS-71457 - Matter 10 Gascoine Group Pegasus Planning

WS-377773 - Matter 10 - M Squires

WS-380356 - Matter 6 Bourne Leisure-NLP

WS-380356 - Matter 8 Bourne Leisure-NLP

WS-380356 - Matter 9 Bourne Leisure-NLP

WS-380356 - Matter 11 Bourne Leisure-NLP

WS-739273 - Matter 2 Taylor Wimpey-ELG

WS-739273 - Matter 3 Taylor Wimpey-ELG

WS-739273 - Matter 4 Taylor Wimpey-ELG

WS-739273 - Matter 5 Taylor Wimpey-ELG

WS-739273 - Matter 10 Taylor Wimpey-ELG

WS-741392 - Matter 4 Caddick-WYG

WS-741392 - Matter 5 Caddick-WYG

WS-741392 - Matter 6 Caddick-WYG

WS-741392 - Matter 7 Caddick-WYG

WS-744303 - Matter 3 Edwardsons

WS-757414 - Matter 1 HBF

WS-757414 - Matter 2 HBF

WS-757414 - Matter 3 HBF

WS-757414 - Matter 5 HBF

WS-853475 - Matters 1, 2, 5 and 10 - John Mook

WS-853575 - Matter 10 - R Agus

WS-867100 - Matter 2, 3 and 7 PPIE O'Neill

WS-950065 - Matter 1 - R Peacock

WS-959497 - Matter 3 Persimmon

WS-959497 - Matter 3 Persimmon Development Programme

WS-960932 - Matter 3 Linden Homes-WYG

WS-961083 - Matter 2 Junction Property Barton Willmore

WS-961083 - Matter 3 Junction Property Barton Willmore

WS-961083 - Matter 4 Junction Property Barton Willmore

WS-961083 - Matter 5 Junction Property Barton Willmore

22 July 2016

In accordance with Q51 of the Inspector’s MIQ’s, further time is provided for respondents to reply to the further information provided in relation to affordable housing and viability. The relevant information can be found in the Examination Library referenced EX-9R (A) and CSD-9A. This further information has resulted in proposed modifications to Policy HC3 which can be found under Q50 in ‘WS-SBC_M5 Matter 5 - Other Homes, Communities and Design Issues’.

Written Statements from Scarborough Borough Council on Matters 1-11 are now available.
WS-SBC_M1 - Matter 1 Plan Making Process

WS-SBC_M2 - Matter 2 Housing Need and Requirement.pdf

WS-SBC_M3 - Matter 3 Housing Supply

WS-SBC_M4 - Matter 4 Settlement Hierarchy and Distribution of Development

WS-SBC_M5 - Matter 5 Other Homes Communities and Design Issues

WS-SBC_M6 - Matter 6 Housing Economic Development and Tourism in Rural Areas

WS-SBC_M7 - Matter 7 Economic Growth Employment Land and Town Centre Uses

WS-SBC_M8 - Matter 8 Renewable Energy

WS-SBC_M9 - Matter 9 Transport

WS-SBC_M10 - Matter 10 Sites allocated for Housing Development

WS-SBC_M11 - Matter 11 Other Matters

Please note ‘EX-8R (MM) - Council’s Suggested Main Modifications’ and ‘EX-8R (AM) - Council's Suggested Minor Modifications’ have been updated.
EX-8R (AM) - Council's Suggested Minor Modifications (22 July 2016)

EX-8R (MM) - Council's Suggested Main Modifications (22 July 2016)

Further Response to Inspector’s Note on Viability and Affordable Housing.
EX-9R (A) - Response to Inspector's Notes on Viability

21 July 2016

CSD-9A - AHEVA Viability Assumptions Review and Update (July 2016)

14 July 2016

EX-10A - Supplement to the Inspectors MIQs for Examination

Written Statements, received by the Programme Officer on the 13th July 2016, are now available.
WS-710549 - Issue 10.4 - Housing Allocations in Burniston - HA33 – Mrs J. Vause

Please note 'SD-2 - Consultation Statement' has been amended to correct an error. Paragraph 4.4 has been amended, and the original Paragraphs 4.5 and 4.6 have been deleted.
SD-2 - Consultation Statement (May 2016)

1 July 2016

The Draft Hearing Programme has been updated.
Scarborough Borough Local Plan - Draft Hearings Programme (01-07-16)

29 June 2016
CD-1A - Sustainability Appraisal of Issues and Options (Oct 2005)
28 June 2016

An updated version of the Planning Inspectorate’s Procedural Practice in the Examination of Local Plans, was published on 23 June 2016. This provides detailed information about how local plan examinations in England are carried out and can be found here www.gov.uk/government/publications/examining-local-plans-procedural-practice

24 June 2016

Examination of the Scarborough Borough Local Plan – Notice of Independent Examination Hearing

The inspector has issued his matters, issues and questions for the examination. Written statements in response to these must be received by the Programme Officer by midday on Friday 22 July 2016. Further information is included in the Inspector’s Guidance Notes (EX3 published on 17 May 2016).
EX-10 - Inspector's Matters, Issues and Questions for Examination

22 June 2016

The Draft Hearing Programme has now been finalised.
Scarborough Borough Local Plan - Draft Hearings Programme (22-06-16)

The council has made one addition to the modifications relating to the Policies Map; the document being referenced EX-8R (PM) and the additional modification referenced SBLP-PM_005 within that document. As a consequence of this addition, the SA [Ref: EX-8R (SA)] has also been updated.
EX-8R (PM) - Council's Suggested Modifications to Policies Map (updated 22-6-16)
EX-8R (SA) - Sustainability Appraisal of Council's Suggested Modifications June 2016 (updated 22-6-16)

In addition, the council feels they should have included ‘Land south of Plaxton Park’ as an Omitted Site. The council has updated Submission Doc Ref: EX-9R and included this site, the relevant text and a plan.
EX-9R - Response to Inspectors Supplementary Questions to the Council (updated 22-6-16)

20 June 2016

PSD-2C(a) - Addendum to Sustainability Appraisal of Borough Local Plan

15 June 2016

EX-9R - Response to Inspector's Supplementary Questions to the Council (superseded)

13 June 2016

EX-9 - Inspectors Supplementary Questions to the Council

EX-8R (MM) - Council’s Suggested Main Modifications (June 2016)

EX-8R (PM) - Council’s Suggested Modifications to Policies Map (June 2016) (superseded)

EX-8R (AM) - Council’s Suggested Minor Modifications (June 2016)

EX-8R (SA) - Sustainability Appraisal of Council’s Suggested Modifications (June 2016) (superseded)

31 May 2016

EX-1R - Response to the Inspector's Preliminary Questions to the Council

EX-8 - Changes to the Submitted Plan Suggested by the Council

EX-4R - Response to Inspectors Further Preliminary Questions to the Council - Housing

EX-5R - Response to Inspectors Further Preliminary Questions to the Council - Economy

EX-6R - Response to Inspectors Further Preliminary Questions to the Council - Environment

EX-6R (SA) - Sustainability Appraisal Non-Technical Summary

EX-7R - Response to Inspectors Further Preliminary Questions to the Council - Transport

24 May 2016

EX-2R - Response to Inspector's Note - Viability and Affordable Housing

EX-7 - Inspector's Further Preliminary Questions to the Council - Transport

19 May 2016

EX-4 - Inspector's Further Preliminary Questions to the Council - Housing

EX-5 - Inspector's Further Preliminary Questions to the Council - Economy

EX-6 - Inspector's Further Preliminary Questions to the Council - Environment

17 May 2016

EX-1 - The Inspector's Preliminary Questions to the Council

EX-2 - Inspector's Note - Viability and Affordable Housing

EX-3 - The Inspector's Guidance Note for Participants

Examination library

An examination library has been set up which contains all the documents and supporting evidence submitted for the examination (also including all the representations made to the formal Proposed Submission consultation). This will include correspondence from the inspector, the council and participants as it is produced. All the documents may be downloaded free of charge via the Examination Library.

All of the relevant material is also accessible online at the Self Service Points at the Customer First Centre, Town Hall, Scarborough and at local libraries.

Alternatively, a set of paper copies of the examination library is available to view at the Town Hall, Scarborough during office hours (8.30am to 5.00pm). If you wish to view the paper copies, please contact the programme officer to make an appointment.