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Updates on the Examination of the LDP will be added to this page in date order, with the most recent items appearing first.

01/12/21 - The Examination Library has been updated with the following document:

OP005 Welsh Government Clarification FCC WCBC LDPs Phosphates

22/11/21 - The Examination Library has been updated with the following document:

FCC034 Welsh Government Statement - Phosphates Hearing Session 23.11.21

19/11/21 - The Examination Library has been updated with the following documents:

FCC032 Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA) Addendum 

18/11/21 - The Examination Library has been updated with the following documents:

FCC033 - FCC Hearing Statement Approach to Phosphates Issue

17/11/21 - The Hearing Sessions - Agendas / Statements / Action Points has been updated with the following documents:

17/11/21 - The Examination Library has been updated with the following documents:

17/11/21 - Matters Arising Changes Virtual Examination Hearing SessionTuesday 23rd November 2021 9.30am
The Inspectors will hold a virtual Hearing Session on Tuesday 23rd November 2020 at 9.30am to discuss the draft Matters Arising Changes (MACs) and the matter of phosphates and riverine SACs, a nationwide issue which has arisen since the examination began.  Members of the public and interested parties are welcome to observe the hearing online although there will be no opportunity for participation. The MACs items will focus mainly on the practicalities and arrangement of the draft schedule; there will be no rehearsal of the evidence or issues behind them.  Item 4 will discuss the recent work on phosphates carried out by the Council and outcomes from it.

The agreed MACs will be consulted upon by the Council and there will be an opportunity for you to make formal representations on them. Representations will be recorded and processed by the Council and forwarded to the Inspectors for their consideration as part of finalising the report into the Examination. Documentation will be made available on the Examination website when it becomes available, please check the Latest News page. 

https://www.flintshire.gov.uk/en/Resident/Planning/LDP-Examination-Sub-Pages/Latest-News.aspx 

The Hearing Session can be accessed by clicking on the Zoom meeting link which will be posted on the following page: https://www.flintshire.gov.uk/en/Resident/Planning/LDP-Examination-Sub-Pages/Hearing-Sessions-Agendas-Statements-Action-Points.aspx 

Any queries relating to the session should be directed to the Programme Officer Kerry.Trueman@flintshire.gov.uk

11/11/21 - The Examination Library has been updated with the following document:

FCC029 All Matters Action Points Updated and Consolidated

04/11/21 - The Examination Library has been updated with the following document:

INSP014b Inspectors letter to Council re Warren Hall Strategic Site

03/11/21 - The Examination Library has been updated with the following document:

OP004 HyNet CO2 Pipeline Note

29/10/21 - The Examination Library has been updated with the following document:

INSP014 Inspectors letter to Council re Warren Hall Strategic Site

26/10/21 - The Examination Library has been updated with the following documents:

21/10/21 - The Examination Library has been updated with the following documents:

FCC027 Position Statement HyNet HN1.7 Ewloe allocation

20/10/21 - The Examination Library has been updated with the following documents:

FCC026 AP3b Penyffordd Railway Station update

19/10/21 - The Examination Library has been updated with the following documents:

14/10/21 - The Examination Library has been updated with the following document:

FCC024 - AP3b.5 Growth Deal Housing

22/09/21 - The Examination Library has been updated with the following document:

FCC023 - WDQR 2021 response to Inspector final

20/09/21 - The Examination Library has been updated with the following document:

FCC022 Action Point AP3b.6 - Future Wales: Green Belt

14/09/21 - The Hearing Sessions - Agendas / Statements / Action Points has been updated with the following document:

Matter 3b Action Points & MACs

06/09/21 - The Hearing Sessions - Agendas / Statements / Action Points has been updated with the following document:

Matter 3 Strategic Growth – Additional Warren Hall Session (Meeting Link)

06/09/21 - The Examination Library has been updated with the following documents:

03/09/21 - The Hearing Sessions - Agendas / Statements / Action Points has been updated with the following document:

31/08/21 - The Examination Library has been updated with the following documents:

23/08/21 - The Examination Library has been updated with the following documents:

23/07/21 - The Examination Library has been updated with the following document:

FCC018 – Statement Regarding Timeline of Events BMV HN1.6

21/07/21 - An additional hearing session on the Warren Hall allocation will be held on 8th September 2021 to address the questions raised by the Inspectors in Examination document ‘INSP010 Post Hearings Letter’.  An agenda will be published prior to the hearing session and further written submissions will not be invited.

15/07/21 - The Examination Library has been updated with the following document:

INSP011 Suspension Letter

25/06/21 - The Hearing Sessions - Agendas / Statements / Action Points page has been updated with the following documents:

04/06/21 - The Examination Library has been updated with the following document:

INSP010 Post Hearings Letter

01/06/21 - The Examination Library has been updated with the following document:

FCC017 – FCC Statement re Annual completions data 

28/05/21 - The Examination Library has been updated with the following:
FCC016 Well Street, Buckley planning application 062458

27/05/21 - Participants of Matter 11, please note a further statement M11.06 has been added to the Hearing Sessions - Agendas / Statements / Action Points - M11.06 Cllr David Williams

25/05/21 - The Examination Library has been updated with the following documents:

FCC014 Large Sites Windfall Allowance AR explanation
FCC015 - HSE letter

19/05/21 - Please be advised that hearing sessions covering Matters 18 and 19 will run after Matter 17 and not as detailed on the programme at 13.30.

17/05/21 - The Examination Library has been updated with the following document:

FCC013 - Ash Lane Settlement Boundary

14/05/21 - The Hearing Sessions - Agendas / Statements / Action Points has been updated with the following document:  M16A Hearing Agenda 18.05.21 

13/05/21 - The Examination Library has been updated with the following document:

FCC012 Appeal Decision - 3266774

12/05/21 - The Examination Library has been updated with the following documents:

FCC010 - Letter to LDP EiP Inspectors Re NJL Further submissions OP001 and OP002
FCC011 - Flintshire LDP - Land adjacent C. Quay power station - NRW advice

06/05/21 - The Hearing Sessions - Agendas / Statements / Action Point page has been updated with the following documents:

05/05/21 - Hearing Statements for Week 6 have been added to the Hearing Sessions - Agendas / Statements / Action Points.  Those that have made submissions should carefully check that they have been recorded correctly;  please contact the Programme Officer with any queries. 

05/05/21 - The Examination Library has been updated with the following documents:

OP001 Bloor Homes - Response to FCC007
OP002 Lavington Participation Corp and Duncraig Investment Corp - Response to FCC007

04/05/21 - The Hearing Sessions - Agendas / Statements / Action Points has been updated to include the following documents:

M13A Hearing Agenda 14.05.21
M14A Hearing Agenda 14.05.21

30/04/21 - The Hearing Sessions - Agendas / Statements / Action Points has been updated to include the following documents:

M10A Hearing Agenda 11.05.21
M11A Hearing Agenda 12.05.21
M12A Hearing Agenda 13.05.21

29/04/21 - Hearing Statements for Week 5 have been added to the Hearing Sessions - Agendas / Statements / Action Points.  Those that have made submissions should carefully check that they have been recorded correctly;  please contact the Programme Officer with any queries. 

27/04/21 - As agreed at the Matter 7 Hearing Session, the Examination Library has now been updated with the following document:

FCC009 Position Statement - Committed Sites

The Inspectors have invited anyone who wishes to comment on this document to send them to the Programme Officer by 17:00  05/05/21.  The Council may also respond to any subsequent comments by 12/05/21.

26/04/21 - The Hearing Sessions - Agendas / Statements / Action Points page has been updated to include the following document:

M7.03A Home Builders Federation

The Inspectors have invited anyone who wishes to comment on this document to send them to the Programme Officer by 17:00 Tuesday 4th May 2021.

The Council may also respond to any subsequent comments by Tuesday 11th May 2021.

26/04/21 - The Inspectors have invited anyone who wishes to comment on the document, FCC007 Northern Gateway Housing Position Statement, to send them in writing to the Programme Officer by 17:00 Tuesday 4th May 2021.
The Council may also respond to any subsequent comments in writing by Tuesday 11th May 2021.

23/04/21 - The Examination Library has been updated to include the following document:

FCC008 Draft Statement of Sub-Regional Collaboration

21/04/21 - The Examination Library has been updated to include the following document:

FCC007 Northern Gateway Housing Position Statement

20/04/21 - CANCELLATION - Due to the very small number of participants attending, the hearing session on Wednesday 21st April has been cancelled. The only matter which was scheduled to be raised, namely the wording of Policy STR13, will now be dealt with at the session on Matter 15 Natural and Built Environment on Tuesday 18 May at 9.30

20/04/21 - Following Matter 3 Hearing held on 14/04/21, the Hearing Sessions - Agendas / Statements / Action Points page has been updated to include a Zoom Meeting link for a further session at 09.30 on the 22/4/21 -  “Matter 3 Continuation”.  Participants of Matter 3 will be contacted by the Programme Officer in advance of this hearing. 

20/04/21 - The Examination Library has been updated to include the following documents:

FCC005 – Senedd Petitions Committee Report – Red Route.
FCC006 - FCC Opening Statement

20/04/21 - The Hearing Sessions - Agendas / Statements / Action Points has been updated to include the following documents:

M3CA Continuation Agenda
Matter 3 Strategic Growth continued

20/04/21 - The Examination Library has been updated to include SOCG007A Warren Hall Addendum which provides the detailed placemaking appraisal referenced in Appendix 1.

13/04/21 - The Hearing Sessions - Agendas / Statements / Action Points has been updated to include the following documents:

M7A Agenda
M8A Agenda
M9A Agenda

12/04/21 - Please note change to timing of Matter 9 on Wednesday 21st April. This will now follow on from Matter 8 in the morning.

12/04/21 - The Examination Library has been updated to include the following document - INSP007C Draft Hearings Programme as at 09/04/21.  Can Participants please check the document and inform the Programme Officer as soon as possible if you aren’t listed as you expected.

08/04/21 - An incorrect version of the document LDP-KPD-RR1 (representations and responses summary pdf) has been published on the submission webpage. This has been replaced with the correct version of the document which aligns with the LDP-KPD-RR2 (summary of representations and representations documents).

08/04/21 – The Hearing Sessions - Agendas / Statements / Action Points has been updated to include a Zoom Guidance Note and also the Zoom Meeting Links for the Hearing Sessions in Week 1 and Week 2

08/04/21 - Hearing Statements for Week 2 have been added to the Hearing Sessions - Agendas / Statements / Action Points.  Those that have made submissions should carefully check that they have been recorded correctly;  please contact the Programme Officer with any queries. 

07/04/21 - The Examination Library has been updated to include the following document - INSP007B Draft Hearings Programme as at 05/04/21.  Can Participants please check the document and inform the Programme Officer as soon as possible if you aren’t listed as you expected.

07/04/21 - The Examination Library has been updated to include the following document:

SOCG010 - Northop Rd, Flint Position Statement

01/04/21 - The Hearing Sessions - Agendas / Statements / Action Points has been updated to include the following documents:

M1A Agenda
M2A Agenda
M3A Agenda
M4A Agenda
M5A Agenda
M6A Agenda

01/04/21 - Participants of Matter 4, please note a further statement M4.18 has been added to the Hearing Sessions - Agendas / Statements / Action Points (this was not late and has been accepted by the Inspectors)

M4.18 Cllr M Peers

26/03/21Hearing Statements for Week 1 have been added to the Hearing Sessions - Agendas / Statements / Action Points.  Those that have made submissions should carefully check that they have been recorded correctly;  please contact the Programme Officer with any queries. 

Participants may find it helpful to familiarise themselves with the other statements for the hearing sessions they are involved in. 

24/03/21 - The Examination Library has been updated to include the following document:

FCC004 Open Space Assessment March 2021

25/03/21 - The Examination Library has been updated to include the following documents:

SOCG008 Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board Position Statement

SOCG009 Flintshire Local Education Authority Position Statement

16/03/21 - The Examination Library has been updated to include the following document - INSP006A Schedule of Matters, Issues & Questions.  The Inspectors have added some further questions to the original document (INSP006) in Matters 6 & 13 (in red).

11/03/21 - The Examination Library has been updated to include the following document - INSP007A Draft Examination Programme as at 10/03/21.  Can Participants please check the document and inform the Programme Officer as soon as possible if you aren’t listed as you expected.

11/03/21 - For those representors entitled to submit further statements, the Programme Officer would like to draw your attention to the statement deadline dates below:
The Inspectors are aware that 2 of the statement due dates fall on Bank Holidays but will not be accepting any submissions after the deadlines so please ensure you send to Kerry.trueman@flintshire.gov.uk beforehand. 

  • Revised deadline for Week 1 hearings is 5.00pm  Monday 22nd March 2021 (3 weeks before the start of the hearings)
  • Revised deadline for Week 2 hearings is 5.00pm Monday 5th April 2021
  • Revised deadline for Week 5 hearings is 5.00pm Monday 26th April 2021
  • Revised deadline for Week 6 hearings is 5.00pm Monday 3rd May 2021 

03/03/21 - The Examination Library has been updated to include the following documents:

SOCG001 - HN1.3 Highmere Drive, Connah's Quay

SOCG002 - HN1.7 Land between Holywell Road and Green Lane, Ewloe

SOCG003 - HN1.8 Ash Lane, Hawarden

SOCG004 - HN1.9 Wrexham Road, HCAC

SOCG005 - Welsh Water / Hafren Dyfrdwy

SOCG006 - NRW

SOCG007 - STR3B Warren Hall

01/03/21 - The Examination Library has been updated to include the following document:

FCC003 - LDP Scheme of Delegation 26/01/21

23/02/21 - Due to unavoidable changes to Inspector availability, the Examination hearing sessions will now commence on Tuesday 13th April 2021. 

  • Week 1 - 13 April 2021
  • Week 2 - 20 April 2021 
  • Week 3 & 4 – No Hearings
  • Week 5 - 11 May 2021 
  • Week 6 - 18 May 2021

The Examination Library has been updated to include the following documents:

INSP005A Draft Hearing Session Timetable
INSP008 Letter from Inspectors to the Council
INSP009 Letter from Programme Officer Feb 21

15/02/21 - The Examination Library has been updated to include the following document:

FCC002 - Housing Land Supply

10/02/21 - The Examination Library has been updated to include the following document:

INSP007 - Draft Examination Programme 

08/02/21 - The Examination Library has been updated to include the following document:

INSP006 - Schedule of Matters Issues and Questions

01/02/21 - The Examination Library has been updated to include the following documents:

INSP004 - Letter from Programme Officer Jan 21

INSP005 - Draft Hearing Session Timetable (INSP005 has been superseded by the latest version of INSP007)

22/01/21 - The Examination Library has been updated to include the following documents:

INSP003 - Note of Pre-Hearings Meeting

07/01/21 - The Examination Library has been updated to include the following documents:

INSP001 – Pre Hearing Letter from Programme Officer 
INSP002 – Examination Guidance Notes
INSP002a – Pre Hearing Meeting Agenda

18/12/20 - The Examination library has been updated to include the Inspector’s Preliminary Questions.