14 Independent Examination

The councils sent the neighbourhood plan to an independent professional examiner. The examiner’s role is to ensure that the neighbourhood plan reflects local consultation and evidence and does not contradict other plans such as the councils Local Plans, the Mayor of London’s Local Plan, and National Planning Policies, all of which also guide decisions about which developments are given planning permission.

The examiners procedural letter can be read here.

The Forum’s response can be read here.

The examiner considered this Statement of Common Ground between the councils and the forum during the examination

The examiner’s final report can be read here