Examining local plans: procedural practice

Guide aimed at all those involved in the process and concerned with the procedural aspects of examining a local plan.



This guide includes information on:

  • the plan submission
  • preparation and initial examination
  • before commencement of the hearings
  • hearing sessions
  • the inspector’s report
  • fact check report for the local planning authority
  • delivery of the final report
  • withdrawal of the plan
  • suspension of the examination