Information relating to the Inspectors report into the Mid Sussex District Plan

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Dear Planning Inspectorate,

When (date and time) did the Planning Inspectorate receive the Inspectors Report into the draft Mid Sussex District Plan 2014 - 2031?

In what format (paper, electronic or verbal) was the report received?

Was there any correspondence (written or verbal) between the Inspectorate and the Inspector, Mr Bore after the final Public Hearing on 5th February? Please provide details and copies of any correspondence.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Ian Gibson

Lewis-Jones, Angela,

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Dear Dr Gibson

 

I have received your request made under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 (FOIA), namely:

 

When (date and time) did the Planning Inspectorate receive the Inspector’s
Report into the draft Mid Sussex District Plan 2014 – 2031?

 

In what format (paper, electronic or verbal) was the report received?

 

Was there any correspondence (written of verbal) between the Inspectorate
and the Inspector, Mr Bore, after the final Public Hearing on 5^th
February?  Please provide details and copies of any correspondence.

 

To advise and assist, the fact check report was issued in electronic
format on 2 March 2018.  Inspector Jonathan Bore emailed the Planning
Inspectorate Plans Team on 20 February 2018 at 13:22 to inform them that
the Report would be forwarded to them for fact checking within a couple of
days (attached – message 1).  The Inspector then forwarded the Report for
checking plus the Main Modification Schedule electronically to the Plans
Team on Friday 2 March 2018 at 16:19 (also attached – message 2).

 

Finally, the Plans Team were contacted by email by a representative of Mid
Sussex District Council on 8 March 2018 at 17:33 with suggested
corrections and amendments to the Inspector’s report.  This was forwarded
to the Inspector at 11:13 on 9 March 2018 and the Inspector replied with
his final version of the report on the same day at 15:06.  All of this
correspondence was received or sent electronically (message 3).  As the
final report and modifications are now readily available on the Mid Sussex
District Council website, these have not been included.  In addition, and
to comply with our data protection policy, all email addresses have been
redacted.

 

I trust this is of assistance.  Please find attached a copy of our
internal review process should you be unhappy with my response.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Aggie Lewis-Jones

 

Aggie Lewis-Jones BA (Hons)

Customer Quality Officer/FOI Support

The Planning Inspectorate

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Tel:  0303 444 5411

 

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Dr I Gibson left an annotation ()

The Secretary of State should have been aware that the Inspector’s report was imminent and would be positive when issuing his decisions to approve 104 new homes in Crawley Down on 1st March. He was incorrect to say that “great uncertainty remains so that the emerging District Plan should be limited weight” and should have given the District Plan policies full weight as required by para 216 of the NPPF.
The Secretary of State’s failure to take account of the progress towards adoption of the Mid Sussex District Plan would have been grounds for a statutory challenge to his decisions to approve 104 new homes in Crawley Down.