Solihull Local Plan update
The Council has now submitted the Local Plan to the Secretary of State (via the Planning Inspectorate) for examination.
An Independent Planning Inspector will be appointed to undertake the examination and this will include a series of hearings, called an Examination in Public.
Following these hearings, the Inspector is able to suggest modifications to the plan in order for it to be sound, if so there will be an opportunity for any modifications to be published to seek views on their soundness.
If this stage is necessary it will be subject to a further report to Cabinet and Full Council.
At the conclusion of the examination the Inspector issues his/her final report which then allows the Council to adopt the plan if it is found to be sound and legally compliant. Adoption of the plan is by resolution from Full Council.
It is likely that an Inspector will be appointed by mid-June and that the hearings will take place later in the year.