Local Plan examination

The Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan Proposed Submission Version January 2020 was submitted for examination on 22 May 2020.

Examination

News

Keep up-to-date with the latest examination news. This will be regularly updated and direct you to any new documents or correspondence.

29 March 2021: Consultation on proposed Main Modifications to the Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan concluded on 29 March 2021. Please see the representations section below for further details.

17 March 2021: An Erratum notice relating to proposed Main Modification 131 was added to the proposed Main Modifications to the Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan consultation page.

15 February 2021: Consultation on proposed Main Modifications to the Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan is taking place for 6 weeks between 15 February and 29 March 2021. View all of the information relating to the proposed Main Modifications to the Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan consultation.

22 January 2021: The inspector has now published the final version (Version 6) of a list of actions arising from the hearing sessions. This can be viewed in the Examination Library as INS 06e (PDF, 232KB).

13 January 2021: The Council has produced an updated version of their schedule of potential changes. The inspector has now confirmed that it can be published. This can be viewed in the Examination Library as SD17b (PDF, 1.23MB).

01 December 2020: The inspector has now published Version 5 of a list of actions arising from the hearing sessions. Please note that this is a developing document and will be subject to change. Updates will be published on this web page. This can be viewed in the Examination Library as INS 06d (PDF, 250KB).

16 November 2020: The inspector has now published Version 4 of a list of actions arising from the hearing sessions. Please note that this is a developing document and will be subject to change. Updates will be published on this web page. This can be viewed in the Examination Library as INS 06c (PDF, 244KB).

11 November 2020: The inspector has now published Version 3 of a list of actions arising from the hearing sessions. Please note that this is a developing document and will be subject to change. Updates will be published on this web page. This can be viewed in the Examination Library as INS 06b (PDF, 234KB).

09 November 2020: The inspector has now published Version 2 of a list of actions arising from the hearing sessions. Please note that this is a developing document and will be subject to change. Updates will be published on this web page. This can be viewed in the Examination Library as INS 06a (PDF, 230KB).

05 November 2020: Discussions on Matter 8 (cont.) were concluded this morning (05 November 2020) so the afternoon’s session will no longer be needed. The examination resumes tomorrow morning (06 November 2020) at 10am.

04 November 2020: The inspector has now published Version 1 of a list of actions arising from the hearing sessions. Please note that this is a developing document and will be subject to change. Updates will be published on this web page. This can be viewed in the Examination Library as INS 06 (PDF, 179KB).

The council has sent a letter to the inspector requesting him to recommend modifications to make the Plan sound, as required under Section 20 (7)c of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. This can be viewed in the Examination Library as LBL 03 (PDF, 12.7KB).

27 October 2020: Discussions on Matter 2 were concluded this morning (27 October 2020) so the afternoon’s session will no longer be needed. The examination resumes tomorrow morning (28 October 2020) at 10am.

26 October 2020: The inspector has changed the start time for the session on Main Matter 4: Economic Development, Retail and Town Centre Uses Questions 4.1 – 4.3, taking place on Tuesday 3 November. This session will now start at 09:30am.

22 October 2020: A hearing timetable has been added to the Hearing sessions section of this page. The timetable will provide links to all hearing sessions. Please click on the session to view the live stream of each hearing.

The privacy notice web page has been added to the end of this page. This web page explains how the information we collect about you in the local plan examination hearings is used, and your rights in relation to that information.

14 October 2020: Hearing statements have now been received in response to the Inspectors’ Matters, Issue and Questions. They can be viewed on the Hearing Statements page. The hearing statements are provided in the order of the Matters.

1 October 2020: The Inspector has issued a revised programme for the hearing sessions, showing participants. This programme can be viewed in the Examination Library as INS 05a (PDF, 158KB). The inspector had invited representors to suggest additions to his Matters, Issues and Questions. This has now been revised in the light of four suggestions and can be viewed in the Examination Library as INS 03b (PDF, 170KB).

21 September 2020: The Inspector has issued a draft programme for the hearing sessions (PDF, 125KB). This may be subject to change. A full version of the programme showing participants will be issued in due course. This draft programme can be viewed in the Examination Library as INS 05 (PDF, 125KB).

17 September 2020: The Inspector has published an addendum to his Matters, Issues and Questions. This can be viewed in the Examination Library as INS 03a (PDF, 57.0KB). The Council and Respondents will be given an additional week to respond to this matter (Matter 10) only (Friday 16 October 2020).

A table of key dates has been added to the Hearing sessions section of this page.

14 September 2020: The examination hearings will commence on Tuesday 27 October 2020. Details are set out in the Notice of examination (PDF, 73.9KB). The inspector has issued his Matters, Issues and Questions (PDF, 167KB)and a Guidance note for participants (PDF, 203KB). These can be viewed in the Examination Library. See Hearing sessions section below for more information.

01 September 2020: The London Borough of Lambeth has responded to the Inspector’s letter of 18 August 2020 (PDF, 142KB). This can be viewed in the Examination Library as LBL 02 (PDF, 324KB).

18 August 2020: The Inspector has sent his response to the council’s document LBL 01 (PDF, 546KB). This can be viewed in the Examination Library as INS 02 (PDF, 142KB).

07 August 2020: The London Borough of Lambeth has responded to the Inspector’s initial letter of 16 July 2020 (PDF, 100KB). This can be viewed in the Examination Library as LBL 01 (PDF, 546KB). A number of additional supporting documents have been added to the Examination Library:

  • Topic Paper 10: Housing provision statement as TP 10 (PDF, 1MB).
  • Sustainability Appraisal including Non-Technical Summary Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan October 2018 as PD 03k.
  • The Planning Inspectorate Report of the Examination in Public of the London Plan 2019 as SD 03c (PDF, 1.10MB).
  • Lambeth Local Development Framework Core Strategy Adopted January 2011 as SD 18.
  • Draft Affordable Workspace SPD as SD 19 (PDF, 657KB).
  • Draft Design Code SPD (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5) as SD 20a (PDF, 639KB), SD 20b (PDF, 1.19MB), SD 20c (PDF, 756KB), SD 20d (PDF, 1.31MB) and SD 20e (PDF, 768KB).
  • GLA response to Matter 67 as SD 21 (PDF, 323KB).
  • Future Homes Standard consultation document October 2019 as SD 22 (PDF, 1.74MB).
  • Lambeth Employment and Skills SPD as SD 23 (PDF, 524KB).
  • Mayor’s Housing in London: 2019 as SD 24 (PDF, 3.6MB).
  • Lambeth Brownfield Land Register as SD 25.
  • MHCLG Housing Delivery Test: 2019 measurement as SD 26.

16 July 2020: The Inspector sent the council his initial thoughts and questions. These can be viewed in the Examination Library as INS 01 (PDF, 100KB).

1 June 2020: Inspector appointed, see section below.

22 May 2020: The London Borough of Lambeth submitted the Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan Proposed Submission Version January 2020 to the Secretary of State for examination on 22 May 2020, in accordance with Regulation 22 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions we cannot, at this time, make available to view printed copies of submission documents at the Town Hall or in any Lambeth libraries. However, this will be done as soon as circumstances allow.

The Inspector

Mike Fox BA (HONS) DIPTP MRTPI has been appointed to conduct the examination to determine whether the London Borough of Lambeth Local Plan Review is sound.

Programme Officer

Carmel Edwards has been appointed as the Programme Officer for the examination and will deal with all procedural and administrative matters. She is independent from the council and reports directly to the Inspector. Ms Edwards is responsible for the day-to-day organisation of the examination and will act as a channel of communication between the Inspector and all parties, including the council officers and representors.

All correspondence or queries relating to the examination should be directed to the Programme Officer.

Contact details:

Ms Carmel Edwards
Telephone: 07969 631 930
Email: programmeofficer@carmeledwards.com

Hearing sessions

The examination hearings took place virtually via Microsoft Teams commencing on 27 October 2020. Details are set out in the Notice of examination (PDF, 73.9KB).

The inspector issued his Matters, Issues and Questions and a Guidance note for participants. These can be viewed in the examination library as INS 03 (PDF, 167KB) and INS 04 (PDF, 203KB) respectively.

The inspector issued a draft programme for the hearing sessions (PDF, 125KB). This draft programme can be viewed in the Examination Library as INS 05 (PDF, 125KB).

On 1 October 2020 the inspector issued a revised programme for the hearing sessions, showing participants. This programme can be viewed in the Examination Library as INS 05a (PDF, 158KB). The inspector had invited representors to suggest additions to his Matters, Issues and Questions. This was revised in the light of four suggestions and can be viewed in the Examination Library as INS 03b (PDF, 170KB).

Information Key dates
Submitted for examination Friday 22 May 2020
Deadline for responding to Programme Officer regarding participation at hearings Tuesday 29 September 2020
Deadline for further written statements Friday 09 October 2020
Deadline for further written statements to Matter 10 Friday 16 October 2020
Hearing sessions open Tuesday 27 October 2020
Hearing sessions closed Thursday 12 November 2020

Hearings Timetable

The hearing timetable below provides links to all hearing sessions. Please click on the session to view the live stream of each hearing.

Week Morning session 10.00 am Afternoon session 2.00pm
  Week One  
Tues 27 Oct 2020 Main Matter 1: Legal Requirements, Scope of the Local Plan and Duty to Cooperate and Main Matter 2: Spatial Strategy, Vision and Objectives Main Matter 2 (cont.): Discussions on Matter 2 (cont.) were concluded the morning's session so the afternoon’s session was not needed.
Wed 28 Oct 2020 Main Matter 3: Housing Questions 3.1 – 3.3 Main Matter 3: Housing Questions 3.1 - 3.3 (cont.)
Thurs 29 Oct 2020 Main Matter 3 (cont.)Questions 3.4 – 3.8 Main Matter 3 (cont.) Questions 3.9 – 3.11
Fri 30 Oct 2020 Contingency day  
  Week Two  
Tues 03 Nov 2020 Main Matter 4: Economic Development, Retail and Town Centre Uses Questions 4.1 – 4.3 Please note that this session starts at 09:30am Main Matter 4: (cont.) Questions 4.4 – 4.5
Wed 04 Nov 2020 Main Matter 4: (cont.) Questions 4.6 – 4.9 Main Matter 5: Social Infrastructure
Thurs 05 Nov 2020 Main Matter 8: Quality of the Built Environment Main Matter 8: Quality of the Built Environment (cont.): Discussions on Matter 8 (cont.) were concluded the morning's session so the afternoon’s session was not needed.
Fri 06 Nov 2020 Main Matter 6: Transport and Communications  
  Week Three  
Tues 10 Nov 2020 Main Matter 7: Environment and Green Infrastructure Main Matter 9: Places and Neighbourhoods [Policy PN1-Waterloo and South Bank; and Policy PN2 – Vauxhall]
Wed 11 Nov 2020 Main Matter 9: Places and Neighbourhoods [Policy PN3 – Brixton; PN4 – Streatham; and Policy PN5 – Clapham] Main Matter 9: Places and Neighbourhoods [Policy PN6 – Stockwell; Policy PN7 West Norwood/Tulse Hill; and Policy PN8 – Kennington Oval]
Thu 12 Nov 2020 Main Matter 9: Places and Neighbourhoods [Policy PN9 – Herne Hill; Policy PN10 – Loughborough Junction; and Policy PNH11 – Upper Norwood /Crystal Palace] Main Matter 10: Implementation and Monitoring
Fri 13 Nov 2020 Contingency day  

The Examination process

If you wish to find out in more about how the examination will be carried out, the Planning Inspectorate has produced a useful guide: Examining Local Plans Procedural Practice.

Examination Library

The Examination Library contains a list of documents submitted for examination and background documents that have informed the production of the Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan Proposed Submission Version. It also contains documents relating to the examination and will be updated as the examination progresses.

View the Examination Library

Representations

From 31 January until 13 March 2020, the council invited representations on the Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan Proposed Submission Version January 2020 and associated Proposed Changes to the Policies Map January 2020 (under Regulation 19 of the plan-making regulations).

Representations received during this period have been submitted for examination along with the other submission documents. Read the representations.

From 15 February to 29 March 2021, the council invited representations on the proposed Main Modifications to Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan Proposed Submission Version January 2020. Representations received during this period have been sent to the inspector for his consideration. Read the representations.

Hearing Statements

Hearing statements have now been received in response to the Inspectors’ Matters, Issue and Questions. The hearing statements are provided in the order of the Matters.

View the hearing statements

Privacy Notice

The privacy notice web page explains how the information we collect about you in the local plan examination hearings is used, and your rights in relation to that information.

View the Privacy Notice