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The Fareham Borough Council Local Plan was submitted for independent examination on 30th September 2021.

The Local Plan Examination Hearings started on Tuesday 8th March 2022 and ended on Tuesday 5th April 2022.

The Hearings were live streamed on YouTube are available to watch via the link below:

Local Plan Examination Hearings - YouTube External Hyperlink

The examination process continues until the Inspector has issued her report. Please continue to visit the Examination webpages for any further updates.

This page contains links to key information about the preparation for and operation of the Examination
of the Local Plan. Some frequently asked questions are available here.

For more information on the examination process and taking part in examinations, please see the Planning Inspectorate's Procedure Guide for Local Plan Examinations External Hyperlink
and Local Plan Guide to taking part in Examinations External Hyperlink

Please find here the Regulation 19 Data Protection Privacy Statement. PDF (142 KB) and the Local Plan Examination Privacy Statement PDF (94 KB).

The Role of the Inspector

The role of the appointed Inspector is to carry out an independent assessment of the overall soundness of the Local Plan and ensure that it satisfies the statutory requirements for its preparation.  In order to do so, the Inspector will assess the Local Plan, the evidence on which it was created, and all of the representations submitted during the Regulation 19 public consultations.

On 15th October 2021 the Secretary of State appointed Helen Hockenhull BA(Hons) B.Pl MRTPI to undertake the examination.

Programme Officer

Kerry Trueman of Programme Officer Solutions Ltd has been appointed as Programme Officer.
The role of the Programme Officer is to independently coordinate the administration of the examination
and to liaise between the Planning Inspector, the Local Authority and the interested parties for the
duration of the examination.

Kerry is contracted by Fareham Borough Council for the purposes of this examination only.
She is impartial and works under the Inspector's direction but uses a Council email address to
securely exchange information.

The Programme Officer can be contacted as follows:

Kerry Trueman

Programme Officer Solutions Ltd
Phone: 07582 310364
Post: Pendragon House, 1 Bertram Drive, Meols, Wirral, CH47 0LG

Examination Process Overview

After the Council submits the plan to the Planning Inspectorate together with a complete, proportionate evidence base and the documents required by legislation, the Planning Inspectorate aims to appoint an Inspector within 3 weeks for plans containing strategic policies.

In the initial weeks after the Inspector's appointment:

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