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DfI write to Planning Appeals Commission to cause Independent Examination into Local Development Pl

03 October 2022

Following the Submission of the LDP draft Plan Strategy in May. The Department considered it, to check it is procedurally ‘sound’, that there are no obvious gaps in the evidence base and it is not fundamentally flawed in relation to its regional context. The Council received a formal letter from DfI Planning on 20th September 2022, stating that it was also writing to the Planning Appeals Commission (PAC) to ‘cause an Independent Examination’. The council have already made the Submission documents available to the PAC. This is the next step towards adoption of the LDP Plan Strategy. The Council currently anticipate that the Independent Examination is likely to take place in late winter/ early spring.