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4 October - the agenda for Day 9 has now been published and further items have been added to the EL4 section of the library

2 October - the agendas for Day 7 and Day 8 have now been published

27 September - the agenda for Day 6 has now been added to the webpage

26 September - the agenda for Day 5 has now been added to the webpage

25 September - the agenda for Day 4 has now been added to the webpage

24 September - the hearings have now commenced and the Council's opening statement (EL4.001) has been added to a new EL4 library section for items added following the start of the hearings

20 September - the agenda for Day 3 has now been added to the webpage.

20 September - the Council have provided further information from Betts Associates regarding Site NE3 Carrs North Industrial Estate and this can be found in the Examination library as item EL1.011. Matter 15 participants have been informed directly.

17 September - at the Inspectors' request, the Council have provided information regarding housing needs calculations to assist discussions at the Matter 3 session; library entry EL1.010 relates.

16 September - the Programme Officer has emailed hearings participants (EL1.009a) with an updated programme (EL1.009b) and detailed agendas for the first two days of hearings. Anyone also intending to simply observe the hearings is advised to view the email and programme for latest timings and other relevant information, and to also follow the webpage closely for any further late changes. Daily agendas will be added to the webpage - see 'The hearings' paragraph - as and when they become available, usually a week ahead of the respective sessions.

11 September - a list of recent MIQ responses in Matter order is now available as the second item in the EL2 library list.

5 September - all recent responses from representors regarding the Inspectors MIQs are now available on the Examination webpage in the EL2 library.

5 September - the Programme Officer has provided a full participants list EL1.008b to expected participants at the forthcoming hearings. Requests from other parties should continue to be directed to the Programme Officer.

3 September - the full set of Council MIQ responses are now available via the EL3 library link at the bottom of this webpage. Uploading of responses from representors continues in the EL2 library and a further Latest News entry will be added when this task is completed.

2 September - the deadline for responses to the Inspectors' Matters Issues and Questions ('MIQs') has now passed and no further information should be sent prior to the hearings unless specifically requested. MIQ responses are presently being uploaded to the EL2 and EL3 library sections below and a further Latest News entry will advise when this task has been completed. The Programme Officer will be contacting all hearings participants in the very near future with further details of preparations for the hearings - other interested parties should continue to follow this webpage which will continue to be updated with key information and new documents. As always, the Programme Officer will also be pleased to respond to any direct enquiries.

7 August - as requested by the Inspectors in their MIQs, the Council have now provided an early response to Matter 5e and this has been added to the library as item EL1.007.

2 August - A new library section EL2 has been established for responses to the Inspectors' Matters Issues and Questions. In due course, the Council's own responses will be added to a further library section EL3.

24 July - The previous response to Question 11 of the Inspector's Initial Questions (EL1.002g) has been updated to include an additional full Heritage Impact Assessment for part of Housing Allocation H40, Land off Todmorden Road, Bacup.

18 July - The Inspectors Matters Issues and Questions and supporting papers have been sent to all who submitted representations at the latest stage of the Local Plan and have been added to the library as items EL1.006a-e. Public hearing dates commencing Tuesday 24 September are detailed in the programme (EL1.006d) - observers should view this webpage periodically for any subsequent changes.

15 July - the Council's final responses (Q17 and 18) to the Inspectors' Initial Questions have now been added to the Examination library as items EL1.002l(i) - (v).

The Inspectors' Matters Issues and Questions and supporting items are expected to be distributed to representors within the next few days and will also be added to this webpage.

10 July - the Council's further responses to the Inspector's Initial Questions have now been added to the library: EL1.002h(i) - (iv) items provide a supplement to an earlier Q10 response; EL1.002j(i)-(iv) and EL1.002k provide responses to Q13 and Q15. Responses in respect of remaining unanswered Initial Questions - Q17 and Q18 - are anticipated within the next few days and will be added promptly to the library.

26 June - the Council's response to the Inspectors' Initial Question 11 has been added to the Examination library as item EL1.002g.

24 June - the Council have provided responses to the Inspectors' Initial Question 10 - library items EL1.002e(i) - (x). A response to Question 14 has also been provided - item EL1.002f.

18 June - the Council's latest response to the Inspectors' Initial Questions has been added to the Examination library as items EL1.002d(i) and EL1.002d(ii). The large files relate to Proposed Green Belt and Urban Boundary changes - should it prove difficult to download please contact the Programme Officer for alternative access.

13 June - the Council have produced Submission Policies Map for each settlement as a response to the Pre-Hearing Note 1, question 6. The maps are published as items EL1.002c(i) - (xxv) with the Submission Policies Map Key published as item EL1.002c(xxvi).

31 May - in response to the Inspector's Pre-hearing Note 1 the Council's initital response has been added to the Examination library as items EL1.002b(i)-(vi); further responses will follow and will be added to the library in due course. The Inspectors and the Council have now agreed a potential hearings start date of week commencing 23 September - further details will be advised in due course.

30 May - the Council have produced an updated interactive map displaying the Local Plan Policies. Further details and a suitable link are provided via examination library document EL1.005

21 May - the Inspectors recent Pre-Hearing Note 1, question 5 requested the Council "to include documentation relating to the area and the designation of the Edenfield Community Neighbourhood Forum in the examination library". Library items EL1.004a-b have now been added by way of response.

17 May - the Programme Officer has written to representors with an update on Examination progress - see library item EL1.003

16 May - some initial questions from the Inspectors have been forwarded to the Council - see examination library item EL1.002a. These require a response from the Council only and their comments will be added to the library in due course.

16 May - minor textual changes are now included in the Evidence Base documents EB025 - Landscape Study 2015 - in respect of Land south of Loveclough Sports Pitch and Land north of Hud Hey (proposed employment allocation NE2). These changes are illustrated in new Examination Library items EL1.001a-c and further explained in the Council's covering email EL1.001d.