Regulation 17-Independent Examination

The Regulation 16 consultation period ended on 24 January 2020.  

Details on progress can be found at: together with the consultation documents and supporting documentation.


All the representations made on the Regulation 16 consultation can be found at:



Regulation 17


B&DBC have appointed the Independent Examiner, Ms Janet Cheesley, whose appointment was approved by the Qualifying Body (Parish Council) at its meeting on 2 December 2019.

The purpose of an examination is limited to determining whether a Neighbourhood

Plan meets the basic conditions, and other statutory requirements, or not.

After reviewing the comments subsequent to the Regulation 16 consultation, the Independent Examiner, Ms Janet Cheesley will commence her examination on 3 February 2020.  More details will be published when known and can be found at B&DBC's website as shown above.

The Neighbourhood Planning Independent Examiner Referral Service has published "Guidance for service users and examiners".  This is attached below for easy reference.

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