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Inspector and Programme Officer

The Secretary of State has appointed Christine Thorby DIPTP MRTPI IHBC as the Inspector from the Planning Inspectorate to carry out an independent examination of the East Herts District Plan (2011-2033). Louise St John Howe has been appointed as the Programme Officer.

The Inspector

The Secretary of State has appointed Christine Thorby DIPTP MRTPI IHBC as the Inspector from the Planning Inspectorate to carry out an independent examination of the East Herts District  Plan (2011-2033).

The Inspector's task is to consider the soundness of the submitted Plan, based on the criteria set out in paragraph 182 of the National Planning Policy Framework (the Framework). 

The relevant soundness criteria are whether the Local Plan/District Plan is: 

  • positively prepared (based on a strategy that seeks to meet objectively assessed development and infrastructure requirements, including unmet requirements from neighbouring authorities where it is reasonable to do so and consistent with achieving sustainable development);
  • justified (the most appropriate strategy when considered against the reasonable alternatives, based on proportionate evidence);
  • effective (the plan should be deliverable over its period and based on effective joint working on cross-boundary strategic priorities); and
  • consistent with national policy (the plan should enable the delivery of sustainable development in accordance with the policies in the Framework). 

The Programme Officer

Louise St John Howe has been appointed as the Programme Officer. She is an independent Officer of the examination and works on behalf of the Inspector to organise and manage the administrative and procedural matters of the Examination process. She is the appropriate point of contact for any queries in relation to the examination, and all correspondence with the Inspector should be addressed through her. 

Louise St John Howe
Programme Officer,
PO Services,
PO Box 10965,
Sudbury,
Suffolk,
CO10 3BF

Telephone: 07789486419

Email: louise@poservices.co.uk