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

Latest news

21 October 2021

Go to our Examination timetable page to view:

  • the draft hearings programme
  • current list of participants
  • how to watch the hearings sessions

13 October 2021

We have added the following documents to the Examination Library:

  • BHCC25 – Brighton & Hove City Council Guidance Note on the City Plan Part Two on the virtual hearing sessions
  • CD24 – City Plan Part 1 Inspector’s Initial Conclusions Letter to Council December 2013

6 October 2021

We have added a new page for participants’ matter statements to the Examination documents from representors.

5 October 2021

We have added the following documents to the Examination documents page.

  • BHCC06 to BHCC23 – the council’s Matter Statements 1 to 18
  • BHCC04 - Revised Schedule of Proposed Modifications to the Proposed Submission City Plan Part 2,  4 October 2021 which supersedes BHCC02
  • BHCC05 – Updated planning status of CPP2 site allocations
  • BHCC24 – the council’s privacy notice for the virtual hearings

23 September 2021

We have added the following documents to the examination library:

  • TP07a Site Allocations Topic Paper Erratum - Appendix 8 Employment Allocations September 2021
  • OD80j CIL Examination Stage Supplementary Review (Post hearing – re Turley Statements) May 2019
  • OD81 Revised Technical Guidance for Developer Contributions June 2020
  • OD82 Pankhurst & Craven Vale January 2009
  • OD83 Lewes Local Plan Part 2 February 2020
  • OD84 South Downs Local Plan July 2019

16 September 2021

We have added the following documents from the Inspector to the examination library:

  • Inspector Note 2 - Guidance Note (INSP02)
  • Inspector Note 3 - Matters, Issues and Questions (INSP03)
  • Inspector Note 4 - Draft Hearings Programme v1 (INSP04)
  • Inspector Note 5 - Inspector’s Guidance Notes for Participants and observers in virtual hearings (INSP05)

The examination hearings will start 10am on Tuesday 2 November. They are expected to last just over 2 weeks. Read the council's formal notice of the examination hearing.

17 August 2021

Read the council’s letter, which answers the Inspector’s initial questions.

We've also added the following documents to the examination library:

  • BHCC02 Revised Schedule of Proposed Modifications to the Proposed Submission City Plan Part 2 August 2021 which will supersedes SD02
  • CD23 City Plan Part 1 Inspector’s Report February 2016

You can find these documents in the examination library.

3 August 2021

We've added the following documents to the examination library:

  • BHCC CIL Viability Documents (OD80a-i)
  • SPD17 Urban Design Framework (OD79) which the council adopted in June 2021 and supersedes OD09 and OD10
  • Brownfield Land Register Update 2020 (ED25)

You can find these documents in the examination library.

Printed copies of certain submission documents are now available to view at the city libraries.

This is explained in more detail in the update to the Notice of submission (SD16) which sets out which documents are available to view at which library.

You can find the update to the formal notice of submission (SD16) with the rest of the submission documents.

26 July 2021

Read the Inspector’s initial questions, which the Inspector sent to the council.

16 June 2021

Inspector Ms R Barrett, MRTPI IHBC has been appointed by the Secretary of State to hold an independent examination of the City Plan Part 2.

Examination hearings will begin on Tuesday 2 November. They will take place online via Teams, and last about two weeks.

The Programme Officer will circulate to representors a draft programme, the Inspector’s Matters, Issues and Questions (MIQs) and the Guidance Note for the Examination in due course. We will publish the documents on this website when they're available.

13 May 2021

The council submitted the Proposed Submission City Plan Part 2 together with the supporting documents, to the Secretary of State for examination, in accordance with Regulation 22 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.

The formal notice of submission sets out where the Proposed Submission City Plan Part 2 and supporting documents are available to view. You can find the formal notice of submission (SD15) with the rest of the submission documents.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions we cannot, at this time, make printed copies of submission documents available to view at the customer service points or any of the city libraries. However, this will be done as soon as circumstances allow. This is explained in more detail in the formal notice.

Programme Officer

The council has appointed a Programme Officer for the examination.

The Programme Officer is independent from the council and reports directly to the Inspector.

The Programme Officer 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 the Programme Officer

To contact Pauline Butcher, you can: