Warwick Net Zero Carbon DPD Examination

The Inspector

Planning Inspector; Mr Andrew McCormack B.Sc (Hons) MRTPI - has been appointed to undertake an independent examination into the soundness and legal compliance of Warwick District Council’s Net Zero Carbon Development Plan Document (the Plan).

The Inspector’s task will be to consider the soundness and legal compliance of the submitted Plan, based on the criteria set out in paragraph 35 of the National Planning Policy Framework 2019 (the Framework) and associated regulations, namely the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, the Localism Act 2011 and the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.

The Inspector will take into account the representations submitted upon the Regulation 19 Draft Plan as far as they relate to soundness considerations. Informal debates will take place on the principal matters identified by the Inspector these are termed Hearing Sessions.

At the end of the Examination, the Inspector will prepare a report to the Council with precise recommendations, these recommendations may include modifications to the Plan, if such a request is made by the Council.

Guidance notes have been prepared by the Inspector to help people understand the process and will be available here in due course. Procedural Guidance for Local Plans has also been produced by the Planning Inspectorate which provides detailed practical advice and a short guide aimed at those participating in a local plan examination for the first time.

Any queries people may have regarding the Examination process should be directed to the Programme Officer who will be happy to assist.

The Programme Officer

The Programme Officer, Ian Kemp, will act as the contact for any person who has an interest in the Examination and as a liaison between the Inspector, Council and Representors.

He is an independent Officer of the Examination and works on behalf of the Inspector to organise and manage the administrative and procedural elements of the Examination process.

Any matters that anyone wishes to raise with the Inspector should be submitted via the Programme Officer.

Contact details:

Ian Kemp
Programme Officer
PO Box 241
Mobile: 0772 300 9166
Email: idkemp@icloud.com

Hearing Sessions and Format

Hearing sessions closed on Thursday 9 March 2023.

Final programme for the Hearing Sessions.

The Inspector's Matters, Issues and Questions provided the framework for discussions at the Hearing Sessions.

Written Statements

The following Written Statements have been received in response to the Inspector’s Matters, Issues and Questions.

Matter 1 – Legal & Procedural Requirements

Matter 2 – Overarching Strategy

Matter 3 – Viability Testing & Assessment

Matter 4 - Reducing Energy Demands & Energy Efficient Buildings

Matter 5 - Energy Sources

Matter 6 - Carbon Offsetting

Matter 7 - Embodied Carbon

Matter 8 - Existing Buildings

Evidence Base Documents

In preparing the Plan, the Council both refer to and were informed by a number of documents that together form the 'Evidence Base' for the Examination

Submission Documents

Supporting Documents

Examination Documents

Regulation 19 Consultation Representations

View the representations received during the Regulation 19 consultation. Please note that there are further representations embedded within the document, in addition to those listed ‘By organisation’ (to view these, click ‘Back to document’). Document SUB10 also provides an Excel spreadsheet of representations received.