Local Plan Submission (Regulation 22)

Local Plan Submission (Regulation 22)

The Isles of Scilly Local Plan 2015 – 2030, as of the 30th September 2019, has been submitted to the Secretary of State in accordance with the Local Plan timetable, the Local Development Scheme (LDS8).  The LDS8 was subject to Member approval at Full Council in June 2019.  The Plan will now be subject to an independent examination by a Planning Inspector. This part of the local plan process is called Regulation 22. Please follow the latest Local Plan News on the Examination webpage here for the latest information about the progress of the Local Plan. 

Full Details are contained within the Notice of Submission Statement.

Latest - Examination Timetable and Hearing Dates Confirmed

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 whether it meets the legal and procedural requirements.

The Programme Officer, Mrs Jo McCabe, 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 through the following contact details:

E-Mail Address: programme.officer@cornwall.gov.uk 

Address: Programme Officer (Isles of Scilly Local Plan), C/O Cornwall Council, 3rd Floor Pydar House, Pydar Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1XU

Telephone Number: 01872 224248

Mobile: 07483 338 295

Planning Inspector: Malcom Rivett BA(Hons) MSc MRTPI has been appointed to conduct the examination on behalf of the Secretary of State.

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 the full list of Local Plan documents: News and evidence base documents which are available on the examination library page here.

Submission documents

Ref Submission Documents 
SD01 Submission Isles of Scilly Local Plan 2015-2030
  Submission Policies Maps - All Islands
  Submission Policies Maps - St Mary's
  Submission Policies Maps - St Martins
  Submission Policies Maps - St Agnes
  Submission Policies Maps - Bryher and Tresco
  Submission Policies Maps - Land at Risk of Flooding
SD02 Submission Covering Letter
SD03 Statement of Common Ground with Cornwall Council 2019 
SD04 Statement of Common Ground with Natural England 2019
SD05 Submission Statement
SD06 Representation Statement
SD07 Consultation Statement
SD08 Legal Compliance Self-Assessment checklist
SD09 Soundness Self-Assessment Checklist
SD10 Enfusion Sustainability Appraisal (2019)
SD11 Enfusion Sustainability Appraisal – Non Technical Summary (2019)
SD12 Enfusion Sustainability Appraisal Addendum and Appendix I (2019)
SD13 Enfusion Habitat Regulations Assessment  - Screening and Appropriate Assessment (2019)
SD14 Enfusion Equality Impact Assessment (2018)
SD15 Enfusion Habitat Regulations Assessment HRA Screening and Appropriate Assessment Update (December 2019)

The following links to the Evidence Base Library and Examination Library will take you to folders which contain documents relating to each topic.

Printed copies

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:

Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report - Consultation 2015 - Summary of Representations and Officer Reponses (page 88)

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 (page 13)

19th November 2019

The Inspector has issued the following documents to all Representors:

Ref Examination Documents
EX01 IoS Final Draft Hearings Programme (07/01/2020)
EX02 Isles of Scilly Matters and Questions
EX03 IoS Local Plan Exam Guidance Note

Important Dates:

Confirmation of attendance and Further Statements: Deadline – 17:00 Monday 6th January 2020

The hearing sessions (which are part of the overall Examination) will take place between: Tuesday 21 January 2020 and Friday 24 January 2020

Venue:   Old Wesleyan Chapel, Garrison Lane, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0JD

Programme Officer can be contacted on:

Mrs Jo McCabe
Programme Officer
3B Pydar House
Pydar Road,
Tel:         01872 224248
Mob:      07483 338295
Email:   ProgrammeOfficer@cornwall.gov.uk

What happens next?

Isles of Scilly Local Plan Examination in public will start on Tuesday 21 January 2020 to Friday 24 January 2020 at  the Old Wesleyan Chapel, Garrison Lane, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0JD. There will be a morning and afternoon session on each day.

 A draft programme indicating the matters to be discussed at each hearing session is attached to this email although you should be aware that it may change. Details concerning the finalised programme are set out in paragraph 25. 

Three documents have been added to the library outlining the Draft Programme for the hearing sessions, MiQs and guidance note, please pay particular attention to the guidance note(EX03).

EX01 – Draft Hearing Programme

EX02 – Isles of Scilly MiQs

EX03 – Local Plan Guidance Notes


Confirmation of your attendance and further statements need to be submitted to the Programme Officer  by 17:00 on 6th January 2020.