Hearings timetable

The hearing sessions are taking place in two stages, starting on Tuesday 2 July 2019.


Venue for all hearing sessions: Uttlesford District Council, London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4ER.

Car parking

There is no parking available at the council offices but there are a number of long stay car parks in Saffron Walden.

Catering facilities

There  are sandwich shops and restaurants in the town which is about a ten minute walk from the venue,  but there are no catering facilities at the council offices. 


The hearing sessions will take place in two stages, and opened at 10am on Tuesday 2 July 2019.

Stage 1 will solely cover legal and procedural matters, duty to cooperate (DtC), objectively assessed needs for housing and employment land, the spatial strategy, strategic infrastructure and London Stansted Airport and the proposed garden communities.  If following the Stage 1 hearing sessions, the Inspectors are satisfied that the relevant legal duty has been met and they  consider the Plan is legally compliant and capable of being found sound on the matters considered at Stage 1 the examination will move on to Stage 2.

Stage 2 will consider development management type policies and the site allocations. 

Stage 1 dates

We have a page for each day which gives you the daily agenda, a link to the audio recording and details of all those taking part in the session.  The days for Stage 1 of the hearing sessions are as follows:

Week 1

Day 1 - Tuesday 2 July 

Day 2 - Wednesday 3 July

Day 3 - Thursday 4 July

Week 2

Following the first week of the hearing sessions the Inspectors have announced that the hearing sessions in Week 2 started at 9.30am in order to allow more time for the discussions.

Day 4 - Tuesday 16 July

Day 5 - Wednesday 17 July

Day 6 -Thursday 18 July

Day 7 - Friday 19 July


Stage 1 Hearing session documents

ED5 12.04.19 Icon for pdf Inspectors' Matters, Issues and Questions for Hearing sessions [97.37KB]

ED6 15.04.19 Icon for pdf Inspectors' Examination Guidance Notes [160.4KB]

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