Silica sand review examination
The Single Issue Silica Sand Review of the Minerals Site Specific Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD) was submitted to the Secretary of State on 8 December 2016 for independent examination.
This page will be updated on a regular basis with information on the progress of the examination.
We adopted the Single Issue Silica Sand Review on 11 December 2017. The Adoption Statement and the adopted documents can be found on the main Silica Sand Review webpage.
The Planning Inspector's final report on the examination of the Single Issue Silica Sand Review was received by Norfolk County Council on 9 October 2017.
Main Modifications and Additional Modifications
The hearing sessions for the independent examination of the Single Issue Silica Sand Review took place on 14 and 15 March 2017. There are some issues which the Planning Inspector considers should be regarded as Main Modifications. There are also two additional modifications to the Single Issue Silica Sand Review that are not considered to be Main Modifications (ie, when taken together they do not materially affect the policies set out in the plan). Further information is provided in the Main Modifications and Additional Modifications document.
The Main Modifications and Additional Modifications, including associated changes to supporting documents, were published to allow representations on the soundness and legal compliance of the document to be made, over a six week period, from 17 July to 1 September 2017.
The statements provided by Norfolk County Council and Historic England in response to the Inspector's letters of 22 March 2017 can be found in the examination library, section G.
The appointed Inspector has prepared for the examination and produced the following documents, Examination Guidance Notes, Final Matters and Issues (1 February 2017) and a Final examination hearings programme (March 2017).
The examination hearing sessions were held on 14 and 15 March 2017 at the George Hotel, Station Street, Swaffham, Norfolk, PE37 7LJ.
Hearing statements have been produced by the following organisations:
- Norfolk County Council
- Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk
- Mineral Products Association
- Sibelco UK Ltd (written statement)
The Planning Inspector
Inspector Jonathan Manning BSc (Hons) MA MRTPI from the Planning Inspectorate has been appointed by the Secretary of State to carry out the independent examination of the Single Issue Silica Sand Review of the Minerals Site Specific Allocations DPD.
The Planning Inspector's task is to consider the soundness of the Silica Sand Review, based on the criteria set out in paragraph 182 of the National Planning Policy Framework. The Inspector will also consider whether the plan has been prepared in accordance with the Duty to Cooperate and meets the legal and procedural requirements.
The Submission documents can be viewed in the examination library and are:
- A35 - Pre-Submission Single Issue Silica Sand Review
- A105 - Pre-Submission Addendum: Modifications
- A100 - Additional minor modifications to the Silica Sand Review
- A40 - Revised Policies Map
- A45 - Sustainability Appraisal Report Part A
- A50 - Sustainability Appraisal Report Part B
- A55 - Sustainability Appraisal Report non-technical summary
- A60 - Habitats Regulations Assessment Task 1
- A65 - Habitats Regulations Assessment Task 2
- A90 - Pre-Submission Statement of Consultation
- A92 - Statement of Consultation (Part 2)