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Development Management in Birmingham submission

Examination of the Development Management in Birmingham Document

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The sessions will be live streamed via Microsoft Teams. If you have the Microsoft Teams app and an account just click on the links below.  To view via the web, avoiding Microsoft Teams, use the following steps.

  • Open Google Chrome
  • Click on the ‘3 dots’ on the top right of the screen and choose ‘open incognito’, this will open up a new window.
  • Cut and Paste the Live Event invite into the address bar.
  • Cancel ‘Open Microsoft Teams’ (black box)
  • Choose ‘Watch on the Web’ (White Box)
  • On the next screen choose the ‘Join Anonymously’ option (under the main join button)

Tuesday 10 November 2020

Morning Session 10:00am – 1:30pm

Afternoon Session 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Wednesday 11 November 2020

Morning Session 9:30am – 1:30pm

Afternoon Session 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Thursday 12 November

Morning Session 9:30am – 1:30pm

Afternoon Session 2:0pm – 5:00pm

Tuesday 17 November 2020

Morning Session 10:00am – 1:30pm

Afternoon Session 2:00pm – 5:30pm

Privacy Notices from the Planning Inspectorate and city council have been produced which participants should read prior to the hearing sessions commencing.

Agendas for the sessions have also been produced as follows:

Day 1 Agenda

Day 2 Agenda

Day 3 Agenda

V3 of the Programme is now available following the Inspector’s consideration of participation requests. Agendas for the sessions have also been produced as follows:

Written statements received in response to the Inspector’s Matters, Issues and Questions are now available and can be accessed through the 'Written Statements' section below. 

Submission

Birmingham City Council submitted its Development Management in Birmingham Development Plan Document (DMB) to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on Friday 17 July 2020 for independent examination. The document has been prepared in accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.

The Development Management in Birmingham Document and supporting documents can be viewed in the Examination Library.

All representations received through the Publication (Regulation 19) Version consultation (9 January to 21 February 2020) have been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate.

Examination and Inspector

Planning Inspector Kelly Ford MSc MRTPI has been appointed to undertake an independent examination into the soundness and legal compliance of the Development Management in Birmingham DPD (the DMB).

The Inspector’s task is to consider the soundness of the submitted DMB, based on the criteria set out in paragraph 35 of the National Planning Policy Framework 2019 (the Framework). The relevant soundness criteria are whether the DMB is:

  1. positively prepared (providing a strategy which, as a minimum, seeks to meet the area’s objectively assessed needs; and is informed by agreements with other authorities, so that unmet need from neighbouring areas is accommodated where it is practical to do so and is consistent with achieving sustainable development);
  2. justified (an appropriate strategy, taking into account the reasonable alternatives, and based on proportionate evidence);
  3. effective (deliverable over the plan period and based on effective joint working on cross-boundary strategic matters that have been dealt with rather than deferred, as evidenced by the statement of common ground); and
  4. consistent with national policy (enabling the delivery of sustainable development in accordance with the policies in the Framework).

The Inspector will take into account the representations submitted upon the Publication Draft Plan as far as they relate to soundness and legal compliance considerations. A number of informal debates are likely to take place on the principal matters identified by the Inspector these are termed Hearing Sessions.

At the end of the Examination, the Inspector will prepare a report to the council with precise recommendations, these recommendations may include modifications to the DMB, if such a request is made by the council.

Examination guidance and virtual guidance notes have been prepared by the Inspector to help people understand the process. Any queries people may have regarding the Examination process should be directed to the Programme Officer who will be happy to assist.

Hearing Sessions and Timetable

Hearing Sessions will be conducted virtually via Microsoft Teams and will commence at 10am on Tuesday 10 November. The Inspector has produced a draft Matters, Issues and Questions for the Examination.

Agenda Day 1

Agenda Day 2

Agenda Day 3

Written statements

The following written statements have been received in response to the Inspector’s Matters, Issues and Questions:

Matter 1 – Legal Compliance including the Duty to Co-operate

Matter 2 - Compliance with the Birmingham Development Plan

Matter 3 - Environment and Sustainability Policies

Matter 4 - Economy and Network of Centres Policies

Matter 5 - Homes and Neighbourhoods Policies

Matter 6 - Connectivity Policies

Matter 7 - Implementation and Monitoring

Examination Library

The Examination Library contains a list of documents submitted for examination and background documents that have informed production of the Local Plan. It also contains documents relating to the examination and will be updated as the examination progresses.

Privacy Notices from the Planning Inspectorate and city council have been produced which participants should read prior to the hearing sessions commencing.

Programme Officer

The council has appointed Ian Kemp as Independent Programme Officer to assist, and work under the direction of, the appointed Inspector throughout the examination process. The Programme Officer will act as point of contact between the Inspector, the Council and any third parties participating in the Examination.

The Programme Officer’s contact details are:
Ian Kemp
PO Box 241
Droitwich
Worcestershire
WR9 1DW

Email: idkemp@icloud.com
Tel: 07723 009166