Purley Tower Update
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Thursday August 06, 2020
  • Site last updated at 3:38pm on Sunday 26th July 2020.

The seven local Residents' Associations as the Rule 6 party, were advised on 30 May that the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities & Local Govt (James Brokenshire) "has given careful consideration to all the representations before him (from all parties), and on the basis of which he is of the view that in accordance with Rule 19(1)(c) of the Inquiry Procedure Rules he needs to reopen the Inquiry to consider further the following matters:

a) any changes to the development plan since his decision was issued, such as the adoption of Local Plan policies, or a relevant Neighbourhood Plan coming into force.

b) any issues specific to the case, including design and the current housing land supply position;

c) any other relevant changes since the decision, such as a change to national policy or any implications of a recent court judgement;

d) Any other material change in circumstances, fact or policy, that may have arisen since his decision of 3 December 2018 and which the parties consider to be material to his further consideration of this appeal.

The Planning Inspectorate will be writing shortly to the relevant parties to make arrangements for the submission and circulation of the further evidence referred to above, and about the arrangements for reopening the Inquiry."

As yet we do not know when the new public inquiry will be, however we understand it will most likely be after October 2019.

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