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The Amended Allocations & Development Management DPD was submitted to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities on 18th January 2024 for independent examination. The formal notice of submission is provided below. 

CD06 - Notice of Submission (PDF File, 152kb)

All documents relating to the examination are provided in the Examination Library.

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    Postal Address: 

    Pendragon House

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    The Examination Library includes all the documents submitted to the Secretary of State and also includes all the Examination Stage Documents. This includes subsequent statements and other relevant correspondence issued after submission of the draft Amended Allocations and Development Management DPD. This will be updated to include relevant material issued by the Planning Inspector, the Council and other parties during the examination process.

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