Core Strategy Examination

This page is for reference only. Please visit the main policy webpage for the most up-to-date information.

The Inspector's report confirmed that the Core Strategy was sound, subject to some amendments. 

The Inspector's report and associated documents

Inspector's Covering Letter [PDF] (file size 119Kb)

Inpector's Report [PDF] (file size 350Kb)

Appendix A: Schedule of Changes required for soundness [PDF] (file size 588Kb)

Appendix Bi: Schedule of Changes not required for soundness [PDF] (file size 716Kb)

Appendix Bii: The Council's Schedule of Minor Changes - not required for soundness  [PDF] (file size 413Kb)

Appendix Biii: Post Submission Changes to Monitoring Table Chapter 38  [PDF] (file size 289Kb)

Appendix Biv Schedule of Changes for Policy Replacement Schedule [PDF] (file size 526Kb)

Appendix Bv Modifications to Chapter 7 [PDF] (file size 121Kb)

Inspector

Planning Inspector Patrick Whitehead Dip TP (Nott), MRTPI was appointed to conduct the examination to determine whether our documents were sound.

Pre-hearing meeting

The Pre-Hearing Meeting (PHM) was held on Wednesday 9 June 2010 at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s Town Hall. The agenda and meeting notes are available to download under General Hearing Documents below.

Hearing sessions

As part of the Examination the Inspector held a series of hearings focussing on key issues. The hearings commenced on Tuesday 20 July 2010 at the Town Hall.

Location map [PDF] (file size 173Kb).

Hearing Programme [PDF] (file size 66Kb).

The Hearing Examinations in Public finished on Thursday 29 July 2010. 

Hearing documents

Documents relating to the hearings include:

Hearing Documents Lists [Excel spreadsheet - file size 208Kb - you will need Microsoft Excel to open this document]

General Hearing Documents

ID/1 Pre-Hearing Agenda [PDF] (file size 71Kb)

ID/2 Inspector Briefing Notes [PDF] (file size 82Kb)

ID/3 Council Queries Letter  [PDF] (file size 121Kb)

ID/3A Council Queries Annex   [PDF] (file size 81Kb)

ID/4 Draft Matters to be Examined by way of Public Hearings  [PDF] (file size 79Kb)

ID/5 Pre-Hearing Minutes  [PDF] (file size 109Kb)

ID/6 Inspector's response to the council questions of clarification RBKC/2  [PDF] (file size 83Kb)

ID/7 General Approach to the Hearings Phase  [PDF] (file size 89Kb)

ID/8 Final Matters & Issues for Day 1 of the Hearings - Matters 1 & 2 [PDF] (file size 106Kb)

ID/8A1 Revised Final Matters & Issues for Day 2 of the Hearings - Matters 3 & 4  [PDF] (file size 103Kb)

ID/8B Final Matters & Issues for Day 3 of the Hearings Matters 5 & 6  [PDF] (file size 105Kb)

ID8/C Final Matters & Issues for Day 4 of the Hearings Matters 7 & 8  [PDF] (file size 100Kb)

ID8/D Final Matters & Issues for Day 5 (Morning) of the Hearings Matter 9 

ID8/E Final Matters & Issues for Day 5 (Afternoon) of the Hearings Matter 10  

ID8/F Final Matters & Issues for Day 6 of the Hearings Matter 11 

Council Documents

RBKC/1 Council Response to Inspector’s Questions ID/3, ID/3A

RBKC/2 Council Questions of Clarification on Inspector's Matters & Issues

RBKC/3 Response to Matter 1 Vision and Objectives

RBKC/4 Response to Matter 2 Quanta of Development Polices

RBKC/5 Response to Matter 3 Policies for Places

RBKC/6 Response to Matter 4 keeping Life Local

RBKC/7 Response to Matter 5 Strategic Sites Allocations inc Kensal Gas Works

RBKC/8 Response to Matter 6 Strategic Sites Allocations inc Warwick Road & Earls Court

RBKC/9 Response to Matter 7 Fostering Vitality

RBKC/10 Response to Matter 8 Better Travel Choices & An Engaging Public Realm

RBKC/11 Response to Matter 9a Renewing the Legacy

RBKC/11A Supplementary Statement to RBKC/11 EIP High Buildings Policy

RBKC/12 Response to Matter 9b Respecting Environmental Limits

RBKC/13 Response to Matter 10 Diversity of Housing

RBKC/14 Response to Matter 11 Infrastructure/Monitoring, Risks & Contingencies/Proposals Map

RBKC/15 Schedule of Minor Changes

RBKC/15A Post Submission Schedule of Minor Changes

RBKC/16 Schedule of Rolling Changes

RBKC/16A Updated Schedule of Rolling Changes

RBKC/17 Statement of Common Ground between RBKC & Kensington & Chelsea Social Council

RBKC/18 Proposed amendments in response to third party statements Beginning Day 2 edition

RBKC/18A Proposed amendments in response to third party statements Beginning Day 3 edition

RBKC/18B Proposed amendments in response to third party statements End Week 1 edition

RBKC/18C Proposed amendments in response to third party statements Start of Week 2 edition

RBKC/18D Proposed amendments in response to third party statements Start of Day 6 edition

RBKC/18E Proposed amendments in response to third party statements end of Examination edition

RBKC/18F Proposed amendments in response to third party statements end of Final Post Examination edition

RBKC/19 Affordable Housing Viability Study - Final Report June 2010 Fordham Research

RBKC/20 Updating Dynamic Viability Targets - Fordham Research July 2010

RBKC/21 Post submission changes to the Policy Replacement Schedule

RBKC/22 Planning Obligations SPD Key Decision Report July 2010

RBKC/23 Key Decisions Report Planning Obligations SPD for Adoption + App. 3 to KDR July 2010

RBKC/24 Proposed Key Decision Regarding Planning Obligations SPD

RBKC/25 Statement to The London Plan EIP by the Mayor re Targtes in the London Area

RBKC/26 Statement of Common Ground between RBKC & Kensington & Chelsfield

RBKC/27 Sewer Flooding Alleviation in the Counters Creek Catchment - Thames Water

RBKC/28 RBKC Position Statement re submission by Gerald Eve/Martins Properties (Chelsea) (Doc REP/337749/4)

RBKC/29 Updated Policy Replacement Schedule

RBKC/30 LDF Index

RBKC/31 RBKC Statement on representations made by Kensington Society, REP/175783/7 and REP/175783/8

RBKC/32 Proposed Post Submission Changes to Chapter 38 Monitoring

RBKC/34 Chapter 39 Contingencies and Risks Update New Plan B Kensal August 2010

RBKC/35 Matter 7 – Fostering Vitality Policy CF5 (k) Employment Zones

RBKC/36 Matter 4 – Keeping life local Modifications to Chapter 7: Portobello/Notting Hill place

RBKC/37 Schedule of changes – Post Submission Final

RBKC/37A Addendum to Schedule of changes – Post Submission Final

RBKC/37B Revised Schedule of Changes Post submission Final

RBKC/37C Revised Schedule of Changes Post submission Final to include revised HMO Glossary Terms

Additional Core Documents

AD/1 Defra - Regulatory impact assessment sewerage collection and treatment for London March 2007

AD/2 Inclusive Kensington & Chelsea - A Report on Inclusion Needs of Disabled People

Representor Documents [Excel spreadsheet - you will need Microsoft Excel to open this document]

The representor documents webpage includes all the documents in the list above.


Hearing library

The preparation of the Submission Core Strategy was informed by a wide range of key documents. Copies of all the documents were available at the hearing sessions as part of the ‘examination library’. These documents can be downloaded on the hearing library pages.

Programme Officer

The Programme Officer appointed for the examination was Mr Chris Banks. Chris dealt with all procedural, administrative and programming matters and worked independently of the Council.

Last updated August 2015.