The Isles of Scilly Local Plan 2015 – 2030 will be submitted to the Secretary of State on (tbc shortly) in accordance with the Local Plan timetable, the Local Development Scheme (LDS8). The LDS8 is subject Member approval at Full Council in June 2019. Once submitted the Plan will be subject to an independent examination by a Planning Inspector. This part of the local plan process is called Regulation 22.
Full Details are contained within the Notice of Submission Statement.
Who oversees the process now
The Planning Inspector's task is to consider the soundness of the submitted plan, based on the criteria within paragraph 35 of the National Planning Policy Framework. The inspector will also consider whether the plan has been prepared in accordance with the duty to co-operate and meets the legal and procedural requirements.
The Programme Officer, who works on behalf of the Planning Inspector, will organise and manage the administrative and procedural matters of the examination process and is the point of contact for any queries in relation to the examination or correspondence with the Inspector. You can contact the Isles of Scilly Local Plan Programme Officer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the process
The examination is likely to include a series of hearings on what the Inspector deems to be critical issues affecting the Plan. Respondents who made representations proposing changes to the Plan during the consultation on the Plan (Regulation 19) may be invited to take part in a hearing.
Those selected by the Inspector will be contacted by the Programme Officer once the hearing timetable has been finalised.
During the examination period, the submission and examination material will be available to be viewed by the public.
What documents are available, and how can I view them?
View list of Local Plan documents: News and examination documents are available on the examination library page here.
- SD1: Isles of Scilly Local Plan 2015 – 2030
- SD2: Consultation/Representation Statement
- SD3: Duty to Co-operate Statement
- SD4: Legal Compliance Checklist
- SD5: Soundness Self-Assessment Checklist
- SD6: Schedule of Proposed Minor Modifications from Regulation 19
- SD7: Statement of Availability
The following links will take you to folders which contain documents relating to each topic:
- Technical reports
- Policy maps
- Site Assessments
A printed copy of the submission materials will also be available to view at the Council Offices at the Town Hall on St Mary’s and St Mary’s Library on Porthcressa. The Local Plan will be at deposit venues on each of the Off-Islands at the Community and Island Halls on St Agnes, St Martins, Tresco and Bryher.
You can view representations made during the previous Local Plan consultations by selecting the relevant document abelow:
Regulation 18 (1) Local Plan Reivew - Scoping Report - Consultation 2015 - Summary of Representations and Officer Responses (page 25)
Regulation 18 (2) Draft Local Plan 2015 - 2030 - Consultation 2018 - Summary of Representations and Officer Responses (page 16)
Regulation 19 (1) Draft Local Plan 2015 - 2030 - Consultation 2019 - Summary of Representations and Officer Responses (page 4)
Regulation 19 (2) Draft Local Plan 2015 - 2030 - Consultation August 2019 - Summary of Representations and Officer Responses
What happens next?
The examination of the plan will begin with initial checks to make sure it meets regulatory requirements. After this stage, the hearing timetable will be finalised and published and any participants requested by the Inspector will be contacted.
The Programme Officer will also contact all those who responded to the last consultation (Regulation 19 which ran from February to April 2019) to provide further detail on the examination process.