Erewash Core Strategy Review

Update 31st January 2023:

The Council has recieved initial questions from the Planning Inspectorate. A response to the initial questions is due by Thursday 23rd February, although this date may be postponed. The letter the Council recieved from the Planning Inspectorate containing the initial questions can be viewed from the link below. The Planning Inspectorate is not inviting any comments from other interested parties at this time.

Initial Questions Letter:

 Update 10th January 2023:

In accordance with section 20(4) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, Kelly Ford MSc, MRTPI has been appointed to hold an independent examination of the Erewash Core Strategy Review.  The purpose of the independent examination is set out in S20(5).

Submission of Erewash Core Strategy Review

In accordance with Regulation 22 of The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended), Erewash Borough Council submitted its Core Strategy Review document to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) for independent examination on Wednesday 30th November 2022.

The above regulations require the Borough Council to have submitted the following documents:

The Borough Council received a number of representations to its Publication version (Regulation 19) from specific and general consultee bodies. These were supplemented by a large number of representations made by members of the general public. Due to the large volume of representations received, all information about the duly made representations are hosted on the Schedule of Representations page.

The Core Strategy Review has been influenced by a range of evidence base studies spanning a number of topics. A full library of referenced documents can be found on Evidence Base Library page.

The Borough Council is required by Regulation 35 of the regulations referred to above to make available a number of documents. This covers the following documents:
  • The Submission version Core Strategy Review
  • Copies of the SA report, Submission Policies Map and the Statement of Consultation (see link above)
  • Any representations and supporting documents the Borough Council feel are practicable to make available (see link above)
  • A Statement of the Fact explaining where the above documents can be found and the places and times these can be inspected

All general and specific consultee bodies have been made aware of the availability of the above documents.

As part of the Planning Inspectorate’s operational requirements, the Borough Council are required to have in place a Programme Officer to administer the independent examination. The Council’s Programme Officer can be contacted on the following email address and telephone number – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / (0115) 9072244 extension 3157.

The Planning Inspectorate (PINS) have produced guidance which provides practical advice and information about the procedures associated with Local Plan Examinations. This includes guidance for Programme Officers. It is a useful document which helps participants to understand the examination process. Read the Procedure Guide for Local Plan Examinations.

In addition, the Planning Inspectorate has published this new short guide to local plan examinations, aimed mainly at those taking part in their first one.