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Examination Library

The examination library includes documents relating to the Examination (EX), the Submission Documents (SD) and the evidence base used to inform the preparation of the new Local Plan to 2031. This evidence is split into Core Evidence (CE) and the secondary Evidence Base (EB) which is referenced in the Plan.

NEWS

24.05.16               Document EX01 added to General Examination Documents
25.05.16Appendices to SD5 Schedule of Proposed Changes updated to include Inset Map 6 Cutcombe and Wheddon Cross to Appendix 6.
31.05.16The following documents have been added to the General Examination Documents
EX02 Inspector's Initial Assessment Letter with Queries (received 27.5.16)
EX03 Lynton & Lynmouth Neighbourhood Plan (The Lyn Plan)
EX04 Lynton & Lynmouth Neighbourhood Plan Examiner's Report

Programme Officer Initial Letter  added to the Hearing Documents setting out the Guidance Notes for the Examination Hearings and Draft Programme for the Hearing Sessions
14.06.16

The following document has been added to the General Examination Documents: EX05 Inspector's Note and Correspondence Re: L&B Appearance at Hearings

20.06.16

The ENPA’s response to the Inspector’s Initial Questions EX06 and EX06a along with the Written Statements for the Hearings ( ENPA Statement Session 1, ENPA Statement Session 2, ENPA Statement Session 3, ENPA Statement Session 4, ENPA Statement Session 5), and a Statement of Common Ground made between ENPA and the National Trust, were sent to the Inspector.

21.06.16

A revised Draft Programme was received from the Programme Officer.

22.06.16

The following documents have been added to the Examination Hearing Documents and Hearing Sessions: ENPA’s Written Statements 1-5 ( ENPA Statement Session 1, ENPA Statement Session 2, ENPA Statement Session 3, ENPA Statement Session 4, ENPA Statement Session 5);  a Statement of Common Ground (HD01 SOCG ENPA and National Trust) made between ENPA and the National Trust; and Written Statements from the National Trust National Trust Session 1, Home Builders Fedration HBF Session 3, HBF Session 4, HBF Session 5,  and the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway Trust L&BRT Session 5 and L&BRT Session 5 Annex 1

23.06.16A revised Draft Programme was received from the Programme Officer.
27.06.16A revised Draft Programme was received from the Programme Officer.
06.07.16A revised Draft Programme was received from the Programme Officer
07.07.16

The following document has been added to the General Examination documents: EX07 Exmoor National Park Authority and North Devon Council - Written Statement to the West Somerset Local Plan Examination - Matter 2

08.07.16The following documents have been added to the General Examination documents: EX08 Exmoor National Park Draft Local Plan (November 2013); EX09 ENPA response to Inspector’s Questions relating to Session 3; and EX10 Main Modifications and Additional Modifications Proposed in ENPA Hearings Statements 060716
13.07.16Further documents have been added to the General Examination documents: EX11 Housing Completions Data - Breakdown of Development Typology – SHLAA Analysis, EX12 Exmoor National Park House Price Data, and EX13 Further Changes Proposed to HC-S2 and HC-D3 by ENPA.
19.07.16Additional documents have been added to the General Examination documents: EX14 SHLAA potential supply delivered through conversions, EX15 Affordable Housing Completions Including Self-Build, EX16 Principal Residence Dwellings Permitted, EX17 DCLG Building more homes on brownfield land - consultation proposals, and EX18 PAS article - superseded by case law - West Berks DC & Reading BC v SSCLG[2015] EWHC 2222 (Admin). An updated list of hearing documents is also available.
21.07.16Documents added to the General Examination documents: EX19 Main Modifications Proposed by ENPA - as amended, EX20 List of Main Modifications in SD5 Schedule of Proposed Changes, EX21 Policy Review of The Lyn Plan, EX22 Development in Local Service Centres, and EX23 Statement of Common Ground - The Crown Estate & ENPA.
16.08.16

The following documents have been added to the Examination Hearing Documents in relation to the Inspector's invitation to comment to all those who attended Hearing Session 3 on Examination Documents EX11 - EX12, EX14-EX19: ENPA - Invitation to Comment on Documents EX17 and EX18; Business Exmoor - Invitation to Comment on Documents EX17 and EX18; Exmoor Uprising - Invitation to Comment; and Briden - Invitation to Comment.

23.08.16

The following documents have been added to the General Examination documents regarding background information to the Inspector's site visits: EX24 ENPA PCI 040912; EX25 ENPA PCI 061112; EX26 ENPA PCI 050313; EX27 ENPA PCI 040613; and EX28 ENPA PCI 030614.

07.09.2016The following documents have been added to the General Examination documents: EX29 Exmoor LP - Letter from the Inspector re policy ES-S2 and EX30 ENPA Response to Inspector's Letter re policy ES-S2.
26.09.16The ENPA Statement on the Invitation to Comment on the Implications of the 2014-based Household Projections, and EX31 - Housing Vision (September 2016) Northern Peninsula 2014 Household Projections for Housing have been added to the Examination Library.
12.01.17A Schedule of Main Modifications to the Local Plan and a Schedule of Proposed Changes to Section 6 of the Local Plan, together with Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment, will be published for public consultation between 13th January and 24th February 2014. The consultation documents EX32-EX37 are available below. The consultation can be accessed here
07.03.17The representations received on the Main Modifications to the Local Plan and Proposed Changes to Section 6 of the Local Plan have been sent to the Inspector. The Inspector will take account of all representations relating to the main modifications and proposed changes before finalising his report to the Authority. The representations are available here
19.04.2017 The Authority has written to the Inspector to request him to recommend the modifications necessary to make the Local Plan sound or legally compliant - EX38 ENPA letter to Inspector requesting main modifications
16.06.17

The Authority received the Inspector's Report on 15th June 2017. The Report sets out Inspector Roger Clews' conclusions on the Exmoor National Park Local Plan 2011-2031:

Inspector's Report(1,454 KB - PDF)

The report concludes that the Local Plan is 'sound' subject to a number of Main Modifications suggested by the Authority. It also sets out the Inspector's findings on matters which were discussed during the examination hearing sessions held in July 2016.

The next stage is to finalise the Local Plan and recommend its adoption as part of the Development Plan.

Exmoor National Park Examination

HEARING DOCUMENTS ACCEPTED OR REQUESTED BY THE INSPECTOR

REFERENCEGENERAL EXAMINATION DOCUMENTS                    
EX01Landmark Chambers (2013) Legal Opinion - Principal Residence Condition
EX02Inspector's Initial Assessment Letter with Queries
EX03Lynton & Lynmouth Neighbourhood Plan (The Lyn Plan)
EX04Lynton & Lynmouth Neighbourhood Plan Examiner's Report
EX05Inspector's Note & Correspondence Re: L&B Appearance at Hearings
EX06ENPA Response to the Inspector’s Initial Questions
EX06aENPA Response to the Inspector’s Initial Questions - Appendix 2
EX07Exmoor National Park Authority and North Devon Council - Written Statement to the West Somerset Local Plan Examination - Matter 2
EX08Exmoor National Park Draft Local Plan (November 2013)
EX09ENPA response to Inspector’s Questions relating to Session 3
EX10Main Modifications and Additional Modifications Proposed in ENPA Hearings Statements 060716
EX11Housing Completions Data - Breakdown of Development Typology – SHLAA Analysis
EX12Exmoor National Park House Price Data
EX13Further Changes Proposed to HC-S2 and HC-D3 by ENPA
EX14SHLAA potential supply delivered through conversions
EX15Affordable Housing Completions Including Self-Build
EX16Principal Residence Dwellings Permitted
EX17DCLG Building more homes on brownfield land - consultation proposals
EX18PAS article - superseded by case law - West Berks DC & Reading BC v SSCLG[2015] EWHC 2222 (Admin)
EX19Main Modifications Proposed by ENPA - as amended (V2)  
EX20List of Main Modifications in SD5 Schedule of Proposed Changes (as amended)
EX21Policy Review of The Lyn Plan
EX22Development in Local Service Centres
EX23Statement of Common Ground - The Crown Estate & ENPA
EX24ENPA PCI 040912
EX25ENPA PCI 061112
EX26ENPA PCI 050313
EX27ENPA PCI 040613
EX28ENPA PCI 030614
EX29Exmoor LP - Letter from the Inspector re policy ES-S2
EX30ENPA Response to Inspector's Letter re policy ES-S2 
EX31Housing Vision (September 2016) Northern Peninsula 2014 Household Projections for Housing (V2)
EX32Exmoor National Park Local Plan: Proposed Main Modifications (including minerals and waste policies) Sustainability Appraisal Report (Non-Technical Summary)
EX33Exmoor National Park Local Plan: Proposed Main Modifications (including minerals and waste policies) Sustainability Appraisal Report
EX34Proposed Main Modifications and Proposed Further Changes to Section 6 of the Local Plan
Habitats Regulations Assessment Addendum
EX35Schedule of Main Modifications
EX36Schedule of Proposed Changes to Section 6
EX37Covering Letter - Notification Document
EX38ENPA letter to Inspector requesting main modifications
EXAMINATION HEARING DOCUMENTS                              

Programme Officer Initial Letter - Exmoor National Park Local Plan Examination

Examination Hearings - Guidance Notes from the Inspector

The latest Draft Programme dated 05.07.16

List of Hearings Documents dated 15.07.16

HEARING SESSION 1

ENPA Statement Session 1

HD01 SOCG ENPA and National Trust

National Trust Session 1

HEARING SESSION 2

ENPA Statement Session 2

HEARING SESSION 3

ENPA Statement Session 3

HBF Session 3

HEARING SESSION 4

ENPA Statement Session 4

HBF Session 4

HEARING SESSION 5

ENPA Statement Session 5

HBF Session 5

L&BRT Session 5

L&BRT Session 5 Annex 1

INVITATION TO COMMENT (ATTENDEES OF HEARING SESSION 3)

ENPA - Invitation to Comment on Documents EX17 and EX18

Business Exmoor - Invitation to Comment on Documents EX17 and EX18

Exmoor Uprising - Invitation to Comment

Briden - Invitation to Comment

ENPA Statement on the Invitation to Comment on the Implications of the 2014-based Household Projections

SUBMISSION DOCUMENTS (SD)

REFERENCESUBMISSION DOCUMENTS
SD1Exmoor National Park Local Plan (Publication Draft) 2011-2031
Dulverton Inset Map
Lynton & Lynmouth Inset Map
Porlock Inset Map
Policies Map – West Exmoor (Map 22)
Policies Map – East Exmoor (Map 23)
SD2Submission Covering Letter to PINS
SD3Notification Letter (to general and specific consultation bodies and those who requested to be notified of the submission)
SD4Issues Raised by Respondent – Exmoor National Park Authority Response and Actions (May 2016)
SD5Schedule of Proposed Changes (May 2016)
Main Report
Appendices (updated to include Inset Map 6 - 25.05.16)
SD6LUC (2015) Sustainability Appraisal
SD7LUC (2015) Sustainability Appraisal – Non-Technical Summary
SD8SCC (2015) Habitat Regulations Assessment
SD9Regulation 22 Representations Statement (May 2016)
SD10Duty to Cooperate Statement (May 2016)
SD11Local Development Scheme (April 2016)
  

CORE EVIDENCE BASE DOCUMENTS (CE)

REFERENCECORE EVIDENCE DOCUMENTS
CE1DEFRA (2010) English National Parks and the Broads UK Government Vision and Circular 2010
CE2Natural England (2011) England’s statutory landscape designations: a practical guide to your duty of regard
CE3ENPA (2012) Exmoor National Park Partnership Plan 2012-2017
CE4ENPA (2015) Exmoor National Park Duty to Cooperate Protocol 2015
CE5LUC (2014) Equality Impact Assessment
CE6ENPA (2016) Housing Topic Paper May 2016
CE7ENPA, NDC, TDC & WSC (2016) Joint Housing Topic Paper May 2016
CE8ENPA (2014) Exmoor National Park Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment
SHLAA Main Report
SHLAA Part 2 Site Assessments
SHLAA Part 3 Maps (large file)

See SHLAA page for SHLAA Map sections
CE9Housing Vision (2014) SHMA Update: Exmoor National Park in West Somerset (January 2014)
CE10Housing Vision (2015) Northern Peninsula Housing Market Area SHMA: the Implications of 2012-based Household Projections (December 2015)
CE11Housing Vision (2015) SHMA Update – Exmoor National Park: Implications of 2012-based Household Projections (December 2015)
CE12Three Dragons (2016) Exmoor National Park Viability Assessment May 2016
CE13RRR Consultancy (2015) Devon Partnership Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment 2015. Final Report
CE14ENPA (2015) Spatial Strategy: Local Plan Topic Paper
CE15Exmoor National Park Employment Land Review Update May 2016
CE16GVA & C4G (2011) Quantitative Needs Assessment – West Somerset Council and Exmoor National Park Authority
Main Report
Maps
CE17Bryan, P. (2013) Exmoor National Park Landscape Sensitivity Study 2013 (updated in 2015)
Full document (large file)

Link to document sections
CE18ENPA (2015) Authority Monitoring Report 2014-15
CE19ENPA (2015) Statement of Community Involvement - November 2015
CE20Soundness Self-Assessment Checklist
CE21Legal Compliance Checklist
  

EVIDENCE BASE DOCUMENTS (EB)

REFERENCEPLAN PREPARATION / CONSULTATION
EB1ENPA (2010) Your Future Exmoor (YFE) consultation events January – March 2010 (full feedback report)
EB2ENPA (2010) Your Future Exmoor (YFE) stakeholder consultation event feedback report
EB3ENPA (2012) Your Future Exmoor (YFE) Vision, Objectives, General Policies and Strategic Options Consultation 2011-12 Report
EB4ENPA (2015) Consultation Statement June 2015 (up to the Draft Local Plan consultation – Regulation 18)
EB5ENPA (2006) Statement of Community Involvement - August 2006
REFERENCEAUTHORITY / PLANNING COMMITTEE REPORT
EB6Exmoor National Park Authority Report 5 April 2016 – Item 11 (Submission of the Local Plan)
EB7Exmoor National Park Authority Report Minutes for 5 April 2016
EB8Exmoor National Park Authority Report 24 March 2015 – Item 7 (Publication of the Local Plan)
EB9Exmoor National Park Authority Meeting Minutes for 24 March 2015
EB10Exmoor National Park Planning Committee Report 2 July 2013 – Item 12 (Draft Local Plan for consultation)
EB11Exmoor National Park Planning Committee Minutes for 2 July 2013
EB12Exmoor National Park Authority Report 8 November 2011 – Item 7 (Local Development Framework: National Park Management Plan / LDF Vision and Objectives, General Policies and Strategic Options)
EB13Exmoor National Park Authority Meeting Minutes for 8 November 2011
EB14Exmoor National Park Planning Committee Report 7 December 2010  – Item 8 (Local Development Framework – Member’s Update)
EB15Exmoor National Park Planning Committee Minutes for 7 December 2010
EB16Exmoor National Park Planning Committee Report 19 January 2010 – Item 7 (Local Development Framework community consultation on Issues and Options)
EB17Exmoor National Park Planning Committee Minutes for 19 January 2010
EB18Exmoor National Park Planning Committee Report 3 March 2009 – Item 7 (Local Development Framework consultation on Issues and Options with stakeholders)
EB19Exmoor National Park Planning Committee Minutes for 3 March 2009
REFERENCEGENERAL
EB20Maurici, J. (July 2014) Legal Opinion in the Matter of the National Planning Policy Framework and in the Matter of the South Downs National Park Authority (Landmark Chambers)
EB21Office for National Statistics (2013) - 2011 Census, Key Statistics for National Parks in England and Wales (Excel file)
EB22Office for National Statistics (2015) Table CT0418 Origin Destination Workplace – Method of travel to work (2001 specification) by distance travelled to work (Excel file)
EB23Pateman, T. (2010) Rural and urban areas: comparing lives using rural/urban classifications – Regional Trends 43 2010/11, Office for National Statistics
EB24Commission for Rural Communities (2010) State of the Countryside 2010 (large file)
EB25ENPA (2015) Infrastructure Delivery Plan 2015
REFERENCEHOUSING & COMMUNITY
EB26Housing Vision (2008) Strategic Housing Market Assessment for the Northern Peninsula - December 2008
Main Report
Appendices
EB27-AHousing Vision (2012) SHMA: North Devon and Torridge Update 2012 (includes the area of the National Park within North Devon)
EB27-BHousing Vision (2013) SHMA: West Somerset Update 2013 (the area of West Somerset outside the National Park – the West Somerset local planning authority area only)
EB28Housing Vision (2015) Northern Peninsula Housing Market SHMA Update January 2015
EB29Housing Vision (2015) SHMA Update: Exmoor National Park March 2015
EB30ENPA (2015) Exmoor National Park Annual House Price Survey 2014
EB31HCA (2009) Panel for Innovation, Housing our Ageing Population: HAPPI report
EB32All Party Parliamentary Group Housing and Care for Older People (2012)Housing our Ageing Population: Plan for Implementation (HAPPI 2 Report)
EB33National Housing Federation (2012) Housing in Later Life Planning Ahead for Specialist Housing for Older People
EB34House of Lords Select Committee (2013) Public Services and Demographic Change: Ready for Ageing?
EB35CAMRA (2014) Public House Viability Test
REFERENCEECONOMY
EB36Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners (2009) Exmoor National Park Employment Land Review
EB37CCRI (2015) The State of Farming in Exmoor 2015
EB38Cumulus Consultants Ltd (2013) Valuing England’s National Parks, National Parks England
EB39Europarc Federation (2015) Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas – good for Parks, good for People
EB40ENPA (2008) Exmoor National Park State of Tourism Report 2008
EB41Global Tourism Solutions (2014) Exmoor National Park STEAM Draft Trend Report 2009-2013
REFERENCERECREATION
EB42ENPA (2015) Exmoor Visitor Survey 2014
EB43South West England (2010) SWPLF Equestrian Guide
EB44Devon County Council (2005) Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2005
EB45Devon County Council (2012) Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2
EB46Somerset County Council (2015) Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2 
EB47Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust Ltd (2015) Lynton and Barnstaple Railway [online]  
REFERENCEENVIRONMENT
EB48Preece, E.J. (2007) Exmoor National Park Landscape Character Assessment 2007
Main Report
Maps
EB49LUC (2015) North Devon and Exmoor Seascape Character Assessment (large file)
EB50Paterson, J.H. (2011) Exmoor National Park Lighting Management Plan 2011
EB51ENPA (2015) Exmoor National Park Open Space Strategy
Main Report
Appendices
EB52ENPA (2013) Landscape Assessment of Important Visual Amenity Space 2013 update
EB53Natural England (2012) National Character Area profile 145
EB54Somerset County Council et al. (2015) Somerset’s Ecological Networks: Mapping Components of the ecological network in Somerset (and associated maps for Exmoor National Park)

Broad-leaved Woodland Ecological Network Map
Heath and Acid Grassland Ecological Network Map
Priority Grassland Ecological Network Map
Fen, Marsh and Swamp Ecological Network Map
EB55ENPA (2014) Exmoor Wildlife Research and Monitoring Framework 2014 – 2020 – Exmoor National Park Wildlife Report Series No 1
EB56ENPA (2007) – The Exmoor Guidelines for the Management of Gamebirds within the National Park
EB57Silvanus et al. (2013) Unlocking Exmoor’s Woodland Potential
EB58Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record [online]
EB59Fyfe and Adams (2008) Assessment of the Areas of Exceptional Archaeological and Historical Importance
EB60ENPA (2013) Review of the Orchards of Landscape Importance in Exmoor National Park
EB61Fisher, J. (2004) Porlock Weir Conservation Area Character Appraisal
EB62ENPA (2015) Requirements for the Submission of Planning and Other Applications
EB63Ecos Trust (2010) Audit of Local Sustainable Construction Materials in the Greater Exmoor Area
EB64Forum 21 (2010) Exmoor National Park Carbon Neutral Programme Consultation
EB65ENPA (2011) Preparing for Climate Change
EB66Environment Agency (2012) Exe Catchment Flood Management Plan: Summary Report
EB67Environment Agency (2012) West Somerset Catchment Flood Management Plan: Summary Report
EB68Environment Agency (2012) North Devon Catchment Flood Management Plan: Summary Report
EB69Scott Wilson (2009) Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Level 1 Report prepared for West Somerset Council and Exmoor National Park Authority
SFRA Main Report
SFRA Figures
EB70URS (2014) Exmoor National Park SFRA Addendum
EB71North Devon & Somerset Coastal Advisory Group (2010) North Devon & Somerset Shoreline Management Plan [online]
EB72DEFRA & Somerset Coastal Change Pathfinder (2011) Somerset Coastal Change Pathfinder Report on Project at Porlock Weir
EB73Climate Action West (2008) Renewable Energy Resource Assessment For Exmoor
EB74ENPA  (2016) Landscape Sensitivity Assessment for Wind & Solar Energy
EB75LUC (2013) Devon Landscape Policy Group Advice Note 2: Accommodating Wind and Solar PV Developments in Devon's Landscape
EB76Somerset Waste Partnership (2011) Design requirements for residential properties – recycling and waste management
EB77North Devon Council (2009) Contaminated Land Strategy 2009-2014
EB78West Somerset Council (2011) Contaminated Land Strategy 2011 to 2015
REFERENCEACCESSIBILITY & UTILITIES
EB79Commission for Rural Communities (2011) Rural Broadband: Why does it matter?
EB80Somerset County Council (2011) Freight Strategy
EB81Atkins Consultants Ltd (2006) South West Policy Regional Freight Map
referenced by Devon County Council
EB82Somerset County Council (2013) Parking Strategy
EB83Western Power Distribution (2014) Annual Stakeholder Report 2013/14
EB84Mobile Operators Association (2013) Code of Best Practice on Mobile Network Development in England
EB85NPE & MOA (2014) National Parks England and Mobile Operators Association Joint Accord
REFERENCEMINERALS
EB86Devon County Council (2015) 4th Local Aggregate Assessment 2005-2014
EB87Somerset County Council (2014)Local Aggregate Assessment 2014
EB88English Heritage et al. (2011) Strategic Stone Study – A Building Stone Atlas of Somerset & Exmoor
EB89Oil & Gas Authority (2015) Habitats Regulations Assessment 14th Onshore Oil and Gas Licensing Round Appendix D completed assessment proformas – URN: 15D/401 18th August 2015
EB90Oil & Gas Authority - Onshore Oil and Gas Activity Interactive Map
  
 

STAGES OF LOCAL PLAN PREPARATION

 STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOPS - DECEMBER 2008 TO JANUARY 2009
 YOUR FUTURE EXMOOR EVENTS 2009 - 2010
 YOUR FUTURE EXMOOR CONSULTATION (INCLUDING VISION, OBJECTIVES, GENERAL POLICIES AND STRATEGIC OPTIONS) 2011
 DRAFT LOCAL PLAN 2013
 PUBLICATION DRAFT LOCAL PLAN 2015
 SUSTAINABILITY APPRAISAL REPORTS AND HABITAT REGULATION REPORTS