Local Plan public examination

The mineral and waste hearings scheduled for the week of November 14 have been cancelled, as the inspector is no longer able to attend due to personal circumstances. The hearings will be rearranged in the future. This delay does not affect any of the other planned hearings which will go ahead as scheduled. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Kirklees Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on 25 April 2017, so that it can be examined by an independent Inspector.

Examination news

Latest news and information can be found in the examination news.

The programme

Local Plan examination programme
A detailed programme of hearings; with participants, dates, times and matters being discussed.

The Planning Inspectors

Katie Child BSc (Hons) MA MRTPI and Elizabeth Hill BSc (Hons) BPhil MRTPI have been appointed to conduct the examination to determine whether our Local Plan is sound. Elizabeth Hill will only deal with issues regarding minerals and waste.

All correspondence with the inspectors must be made through the Programme Officer.

The Programme Officer

Yvonne Parker is the Programme Officer for this examination and she is an independent officer of the examination, working under the direction of the inspectors.

For all matters concerning the examination please contact the Programme Officer:

Examination hearings

The examination hearings will commence on Tuesday 10th October 2017 at:

  • Hudawi Centre
  • Address Great Northern Street, Huddersfield, HD1 6BG

Local Plan examination library

All supporting evidence and documentation relating to the Local Plan can be accessed in the examination library.

Consultations on the Local Plan

Prior to submitting our Local Plan, we consulted you on the Publication Local Plan and Community Infrastructure Levy in November 2016. You can view all the comments we received using the Kirklees Planning Consultation Portal . All of these comments have been sent to the Planning Inspector.