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.

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 Yvonne:

Examination news

Latest news and information can be found in the examination news. Please check this on a regular basis to keep up to date.

The inspector has provided a post hearings letter to the council following the closure of the hearings (EX102). This letter confirms that the Local Plan is capable of being found legally compliant and sound subject to main modifications. The council has responded to the inspector's letter confirming that it is content to proceed on the basis outlined in the inspector's letter (EX103). The council will now prepare these modifications and arrangements will be made for consultation on them later this summer with more details regarding the consultation being made available on the Local Plan examination website shortly.

Please note that the inspector is not expecting to receive or accept comments from any other parties on the content of this letter and the council will not accept any comments on modifications until the consultation period starts.

Local Plan Examination Library

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

Examination hearings

The examination hearings commenced on Tuesday 10 October 2017 and concluded in April 2018.

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.