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Minerals Local Plan: Examination in public

Important update on examination hearings

Public hearing sessions will now be held from Wednesday 11 November 2020 to Friday 13 November 2020.

Due to COVID-19, the hearings will be held virtually. All hearing sessions will be broadcast live online via a link on the Programme Officer’s examination website (opens in a new window)

Recordings of the sessions will also be made available through a link on the same website. Only those representatives who have already been contacted by the Programme Officer to arrange their attendance will be able to participate. Details will be provided to those participants separately.

Further detail on the examination, including the draft agenda for the hearing sessions visit Programme Officer’s examination website (opens in a new window)

Please note that these arrangements may need to change at short notice due to OVID-19 restrictions. If this is the case, details will be posted on the Programme Officer’s examination website.

Please note the Planning Inspectorate's guidance in relation to Coronavirus and how it is likely to affect Local Plan Examinations:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Planning Inspectorate guidance - updated 29 September 2020 from GOV.UK (opens in a new window)

For general information and updates on Coronavirus, please see the Coronavirus (COVID-19) page.

Please keep an eye on the examination website for further updates. If you have any particular queries or concerns in relation to this matter please contact the Programme Officer on the details below:

Further information about examination in public

In accordance with Section 20(1) and 20(3) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and Regulation 22 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended), Worcestershire County Council submitted the Publication Version of the Minerals Local Plan to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on 17 December 2019.

A range of documents were submitted with the Publication Version of the Minerals Local Plan, as specified in the Regulations. These documents can be accessed via the links below. Please note that any additional documents relevant to the examination that become available after submission will not appear in these lists, but will be published on the Programme Officer’s website (opens in a new window)

View the Core Documents

View the Evidence Base Documents

The Secretary of State has appointed the independent Planning Inspectors Elizabeth Ord LLB (Hons) LLM MA DipTUS and Beverley Wilders BA (Hons) PgDurp MRTPI to examine the Plan.

Helen Wilson is the Programme Officer who will administer the examination. All communications/enquiries regarding the examination should be addressed to the programme officer using the contact details below:

  • email:
  • telephone: 0151 3523863
  • address for postal correspondence: Helen Wilson Associates, 25 Ashtree Farm Court, Willaston, Neston, Cheshire CH64 2XL.

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