Erewash Borough Council

Core Strategy Review Latest News

24 November 2023

In light of the recent news with regards to the Extraordinary Council Meeting being held on November 30th 2023, the Planning Inspector has moved the Hearing Statements submission deadline to 5pm on Thursday 7th December 2023 with a view to holding all of the public examination hearings in January 2024. Further information will be provided here following the outcome of the meeting.

23 November 2023

Extraordinary Council Meeting

An extraordinary council meeting will take place on 30 November to consider the withdrawal of the  Core Strategy Review.  The agenda and report can be found here.

Details of Extraordinary Council Meeting

05 October 2023

Inspector's Matters Issues and Questions

We have now reached the next stage of the Examination and the Inspector has released to the Council, Examination Guidance Notes, a Draft Hearings Programme and the Inspector's Matters, Issues and Questions.

The Inspector is inviting those individuals who submitted comments at the Regulation 19 consultation who wish to participate in the Hearings to contact the Programme Officer no later than 12:00 midday on Friday 3rd November 2023.

The same respondents are also invited to submit written hearing statments in response to the Inspector's Matters, Issues and Questions (INS04). The Hearing Statements are to be received by 12:00 midday on Thursday 30th November 2023. The Programme officer is happy to receive all correspondence by email with statements attached. However, paper copies by post will also be acceptable.

For more details, please refer to documents:


The following documents have been recently released and are referred to in the Inspectors questions. They may also be found in the Examination Library along with all other Examination documents:

Should you require any assistance with this consultation please contact the programme Officer Miny Schofield by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 07799 724690

5 July 2023

Following the Inspector’s Initial questions and the Council’s response to them the Council is currently undertaking additional work and a further update will be provided in due course. No other updates including timings for the Inspectors Matters, Issues and Questions or Hearing dates are available at this moment in time.

There has been a change in Programme Officer, this change occurred after Erewash responded to the Initial Questions. Miny Schofield is the Programme Officer going forward, please note, a change in contact details. The email address remains the same and the phone number is now 07799 724690. 

8th March 2023

It has been brought to our attention the link to Appendix E - Statement of Consultation was broken, this is now fixed and the document is now available to download below.

28th February 2023

The Council has written a response to the Planning Inspectorate regarding the Initial Questions, the response sent through on Thursday 23rd February is available to view on the website.

Read the EBC01 Initial Questions Response.

31st January 2023

The Council has received 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 received 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.

Read the INS01 Initial Questions Letter.

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).