27 July 2021

Due to an unexpected fault with the streaming software the live stream of the hearing session held on Tuesday 27 July was not able to be broadcast at the beginning. The full recording of the session is now available to view using the link below:

26 July 2021

The week 6 hearing sessions commence on Tuesday 27 July. Non participants and members of the public can watch sessions on the internet via YouTube. Each session can be viewed using the links below.

14 July 2021

The following document has been added to the Examination Document Library under F138.

7 July 2021

The Council has received an updated draft hearing timetable for the week 6 hearing sessions from the Inspectors. This has been added to the Examination Document Library under F137.

17 June 2021

The following documents have been added to the Examination Document Library under F130 to F136B.

Responses to F78 Policy R19 density and care home provision

Responses to F81A Housing Trajectory Update April 2021

Responses to F104 Sustainable transport needed at occupation of development

Responses to F105 West Horndon Interchange walking and cycling distances

Responses to F106 Dunton Hills Garden Village transport costs

Responses to F107 Policy triggers for infrastructure provision at Dunton Hills Garden Village

8 June 2021

The following document has been added to the Examination Document Library under F110.

18 May 2021

The following documents have been added to the Examination Document Library under F116 to F129.

Responses to F59A Settlement Hierarchy updated note

Responses to F78 Site R19 Land at Priests Lane

Responses to F79 Blackmore and Kelvedon Hatch densities

Responses to F80 Site level exceptional circumstances for Green Belt release

Responses to F84 Policy SP04 Developer Contributions and F90 BE22 Open space in new development

Responses to F85 Policy E08 Land adjacent to A12 slip road Ingatestone

Responses to F86 Natural Environment policy amendments

Responses to F87 Natural Environment policy amendments

Responses to F88 Green Belt policy amendments and F102 Green Belt supporting text amendments

Responses to F93 Monitoring Framework

Responses to F98 Policies E10 Codham Hall Farm and E12 Childerditch Industrial Estate

Responses to F99 Policy R03 Land north of Shenfield

Responses to F100 PC14, PC15 and PC16 Community Infrastructure policy amendments

Responses to F103 Clarification on travel plan requirements

13 May 2021

The Council has received the draft hearing timetable for the week 6 hearing sessions from the Inspectors. This has been added to the Examination Document Library under F115. The week 6 sessions are scheduled to take place on Tuesday 27 July, Wednesday 28 July and Thursday 29 July. As with previous hearing sessions these will be held virtually with further details available on the Hearing Sessions webpage.

10 May 2021

The Inspectors wish to give relevant participants the opportunity to respond in writing on the Council's additional documents that have recently been added to the Examination webpage, but only where this is applicable to original representations. Comments received that do not relate to original representations will not be accepted.

Written comments must be received by the Programme Officer by noon on Monday 7 June 2021, and must accord with the requirements set out in the Inspectors' guidance note. However, due to the timescales involved, the Inspectors will, in this instance, just accept electronic versions of statements.

10 May 2021

The following documents have been added to the Examination Document Library under F81A, F104 to F109 and F112.

7 May 2021

The following documents have been added to the Examination Document Library under F113 and F114.

30 April 2021

The following document has been added to the Examination Document Library under F82A.

26 April 2021

It has been noted that document F59A Settlement hierarchy update, that was added to the document library on 14 April 2021 was missing appendices 4 and 5. Document F59A has now been updated to include these two appendices.

15 April 2021

The Inspectors wish to give relevant participants the opportunity to respond in writing on the Councils recent additional evidence, as listed below, but only where this is applicable to original representations. Comments received that do not relate to original representations will not be accepted.

Written comments must be received by the Programme Officer by 10 May 2021 and must accord with the requirements set out in the Inspectors guidance note. However due to the timescales involved the Inspectors will in this instance just accept electronic versions of statements.

The Inspectors will accept written comments on the following Council Examination Notes.

14 April 2021

The following documents have been added to the Examination Document Library under F59A and F96 to F103.

13 April 2021

The following documents have been added to the Examination Document Library under F80, F94 and F95.

26 March 2021

The following document has been added to the Examination Document Library under F93.

12 March 2021

Due to technical issues, the first 10 minutes of the hearing session (outstanding items discussion) held on Thursday 11 March 2021 at 1400 were not recorded. During this part of the session the Inspectors confirmed that with regards to the recent examination notes that have been submitted so far and those forthcoming from the Council, that once they have had time to consider these they will then determine if they need further information from participants and if a further session is required. The remainder of the session is available to view on YouTube.

9 March 2021

The following documents have been added to the Examination Document Library under F92. Please note that the first session on Thursday 11 March is now due to start at 9am.

8 March 2021

The week 5 hearing sessions commence on Tuesday 9 March. Non participants and members of the public can watch sessions on the internet via YouTube. Each session can be viewed using the links below

The following documents have been added to the Examination Document Library under F69X, F81, F84, F85, F89, F90 and F91

5 March 2021

The following documents have been added to the Examination Document Library under F86 to F87

4 March 2021

The following documents have been added to the Examination Document Library under F78, F79 and F82

3 March 2021

The following document has been added to the Examination Document Library under F83

26 February 2021

The following document has been added to the Examination Document Library under F77

24 February 2021

The following document has been added to the Examination Document Library under F73A

22 February 2021

The following document has been added to the Examination Document Library under G12H

The week 4 hearing sessions commence on Tuesday 23 February. Non participants and members of the public can watch sessions on the internet via YouTube. Each session can be viewed using the links below.

18 February 2021

The following documents have been added to the Examination Document Library under F73, F74, F75 and F76.

F74 Representations from participants on F59 Settlement Hierarchy

F75 Representations from participants on F62 Employment premises vacancy rate

F76 Representations from participants on F65 Brentwood Local Plan Transport Assessment

10 February 2021

The Council has received a letter from the Inspectors. This has been added to the Examination Document Library under F72.

9 February 2021

The week 3 hearing sessions commence on Wednesday 10 February. Non participants and members of the public can watch the sessions on the internet via YouTube. Each session can be viewed using the links below.

5 February 2021

The Council has received an updated draft hearing timetable from the Inspectors. This has been added to the Examination Document Library updating F13.

The updates comprise the following.

  • Matter 8 Housing provision moved from Tuesday 9 February to Tuesday 9 March. There are no hearing sessions now scheduled for Tuesday 9 February.
  • Two reserve days have been added on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 March which now comprises week 5 of the timetable.
  • Matter 11 Retail provision moved from 12pm to 2pm on Thursday 11 February.
  • Matters 13a Strategic policies and future proofing, 13b Natural environment and 13c Historic environment moved from Thursday 11 February at 2pm to Friday 12 February at 2pm.
  • Matter 7c Site allocations Brentwood town continuation of discussions on car park sites only (Policies R10, R11, R13 and R14) to be held on Thursday 25 February at 2pm.

3 February 2021

The following Statement of Common Ground has been added to the Examination Document Library under F69W.

2 February 2021

The following documents have been added to the Examination Document Library under F69V and G6X and G7BE.

1 February 2021

The week 2 hearing sessions commence on Tuesday 2 February. Non participants and members of the public can watch the sessions on the internet via YouTube. Each session can be viewed using the relevant links below.

The following documents have been added to the Examination Document Library under F69T, F69U and F71.

29 January 2021

The following documents have been added to the Examination Document Library under F69O to F69S and F70.

28 January 2021

The following Statements of Common Ground have been added to the Examination Document Library under F69L, F69M and F69N.

The Inspectors have also issued the following statement.

'In response to the additional evidence recently submitted to the Examination by the Council during December and January, the Inspectors wish to remind participants to familiarise themselves with any documents applicable to their representations, as some may be referenced and discussed in the forthcoming hearing sessions. Any participants wishing to make comments should do so verbally at the appropriate session.

In relation to the updated Transport Assessment evidence (F65, F66 and appendices), this will be predominantly discussed as part of Matters 12a and 6 in Week 4. Whilst the Inspectors are content for any comments to be given verbally in the relevant hearing sessions, should any participant wish to make any written comments on this updated evidence, as it is relevant to original representations, please do so by Wednesday 17 February 2021.

The Inspectors also wish to give relevant participants the opportunity to respond in writing on the Council's additional evidence on the settlement hierarchy (F59) and employment premises vacancy rate (F62), where this is applicable to original representations. Notwithstanding that verbal comments may be made for the former part of the site allocation sessions, and the latter under Matter 10, any additional written comments on this evidence can also be submitted by the above date.

All further written statements must accord with the requirements set out in the Inspectors' guidance note. However due to the timescales involved, the Inspectors will, in this instance, just accept electronic versions of statements.'

27 January 2021

The following Statements of Common Ground have been added to the Examination Document Library under F69A to F69K.

20 January 2021

The following documents have been added to the Examination Document Library under F67 and F68.

19 January 2021

The Inspectors have issued an updated Hearing Programme which has been added to the Examination Document Library under F13.

The timings for sessions on Wednesday 3 February are now as follows:

  • First morning session (Matter 7e Urban neighbourhoods) 09:30 to 11:30
  • Second morning session (Matter 7f Large villages West Horndon only) 12:00 to 13:00
  • Afternoon session (Matter 7g Rural villages Kelvedon Hatch and Blackmore) starts at 14:00

Friday 26 February has been added as a reserve day.

15 January 2021

The following documents have been added to the Examination Document Library under F27b and F54 to F66.

12 January 2021

The Inspectors have issued an updated Hearing Programme which has been added to the Examination Document Library under F13.

Matter 7f Large Villages (Ingatestone) has been moved to Friday 5 January in the afternoon session. Matter 7f Large Villages (West Horndon) remains on Wednesday 3 February in the first afternoon session.

5 January 2021

The Inspectors have issued an updated Hearing Programme which has been added to the Examination Document Library under F13.

The changes to the Hearing Programme include an additional day on Tuesday 23 February and the two reserve days of Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 February being used as sitting days for the hearing sessions.

The Council has also added to the Examination Document Library hearing statements from Redrow Homes for the weeks 2 and 4 hearing sessions under G7AU2 and G12G.