Revised dates and venues for the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan examination hearings

Following the recent postponement of hearing sessions due to bad weather, please see the latest revision of the Inspectors' Draft Hearing Programme V5 (EXC8D) on our Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan: Examination page. This programme contains details of the rearranged Matters 8E (Wednesday 21 March) and 8F (Thursday 22 March) and a minor amendment to the timing of the Matter 12 hearing.

For practical purposes it has been decided by the JLP Councils to hold all Week 4 hearings in Plymouth at the New Continental Hotel. The Inspectors have agreed to this suggestion.

The JLP Councils considered whether hearings could be held in Tavistock, Totnes and Plymouth, but felt that moving all of the Examination Library, documents and other equipment between three venues over three days would be impractical. The Councils therefore decided to hold the hearings in Plymouth as an easily accessible location and to make arrangements to webcast the hearings so that members of the public can observe the sessions without travelling to Plymouth. The Councils will also investigate whether it will be possible to also show the hearings in rooms at Kilworthy House in Tavistock and Follaton House in Totnes. More details on these arrangements will follow when they are available.

If you have any queries about these arrangements, please email or or call 01752 305477.

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