An Examination in Public (EiP) into the proposed revisions to the Island Plan took place between 14 and 23 January 2014. It was conducted by independent Planning Inspectors, Chris Shepley and Alan Langton.
The Inspectors have set out their views and comments on proposed changes to the Island Plan and take into account the nearly 700 comments made as part of the public consultation and January’s EiP of the most contentious issues and proposed changes.
The Minister for Planning and Environment will now reflect on the Inspectors’ comments and their recommendations before deciding whether to amend his proposals to change the Island Plan. The Minister will publish his response to the Inspectors’ recommendations when he lodges his proposed revision to the Island Plan in the States later this year.
States Members will have an opportunity to propose their own amendments to the Minister’s proposals which, if they raise new issues, will be the subject of further consultation and independent examination. It is likely that the proposed changes to the Island Plan will be debated by the States in June.