East Brent Parish Council

Draft Local Plan

Programme Officer
c/o Chief Executive Department
Bridgwater House
King Square
Bridgwater
Somerset
TA6 3AR
Tel: 01278 435361
Programme.officer@sedgemoor.gov.uk
3 October 2017
Dear Sir/Madam,
Sedgemoor Local Plan
We are writing to acknowledge your representation(s) on the Sedgemoor Local Plan, which was submitted to the Secretary of State on 1st August 2017. In accordance with Section 20(5) of the Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended), Inspector Susan Heywood, BSc(Hons) MCD MRTPI, has been appointed to conduct an Examination to determine whether the Plan is sound.
We are the Programme Officer for the above Examination and will be working under the direction of the Inspector. We are carrying out this role on a job share basis. Rachel Boothroyd will be the lead on Monday and Tuesday and Hannah Evans will lead on Wednesday and Thursday. We will work alternate Fridays.
Our role as Programme Officer is to be independent of the Authority and be the means by which the Inspector has contact with the Council and Representors; all correspondence with Ms Heywood must be addressed through us. We shall be pleased to answer any questions you have about the administration of the Examination, though must point out that we are not allowed to discuss details of your representations with you.
The Inspector has written to the Council asking a series of preliminary questions and these letters can be found on the Examination webpage:
www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/examination
Once the Inspector has considered the responses to these questions, dates for the public hearings can be set. We will contact you again once the dates are available. The Issues and Matters to be considered at the hearings and the first draft programme will be circulated to Representors once the dates are confirmed. The Inspector will confirm at that stage whether she requires further statements on any of the matters.
If you wish to keep up to date with what is happening please go to the Examination website, link shown above.
Sedgemoor District Council Local Plan DPD Examination
If you have any questions about the Examination please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail programme.officer@sedgemoor.gov.uk or by phone on 01278 435361.
Yours faithfully Yours faithfully
R L Boothroyd H Evans
Rachel Boothroyd Hannah Evans
Programme Officer Programme Officer
Sedgemoor Local Plan Sedgemoor Local Plan

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