Local Plans: letter to the Chief Executive of the Planning Inspectorate

This letter sets out the government’s position on examining Local Plans and links to wider measures the government will take to improve plan-making.


Letter from Greg Clark (Secretary of State) to Simon Ridley (Chief Executive of the Planning Inspectorate) 21 July 2015

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This letter explains recent progress in plan-making and the value of getting Local Plans in place, even if imperfect in some respects.

The letter:

  • sets out the government’s view on how inspectors should achieve a sound Local Plan
  • highlights the potential use of early review in plan-making to address issues which are not critical to the plan’s soundness or legal compliance
  • links to a ministerial statement made to Parliament which sets out the wider measures the government will take to improve plan-making
Published 21 July 2015