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Regional Planning and Development: Planning Inspectorate

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance her Department issues to the Planning Inspectorate on the admission of oral representations from hon. Members during examinations in public of regional plans; and how many hon. Members were invited to make oral representations to the examination in public of the draft East Midlands Regional Plan. (178995)

Guidance on examinations in public (EiP) of draft regional spatial strategies is set out in PPS11: regional spatial strategies.

It is the responsibility of the panel to select matters that it considers ought to be examined and participants in an examination are invited by the panel, having regard to the nature of the representations they made during the consultation on the draft RSS and the contribution they can be expected to make to the specific matters to be discussed. In the case of the East Midlands no hon. Members were invited to attend.