LoveGoostrey notes that the ‘updated Schedule of Matters and Issues’ in the examination of the Local Plan includes JBO in the items to be discussed :-
“Jodrell Bank (Policy SE14)
a. Is the approach to new development within the Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope Consultation Zone appropriate, justified, effective, clearly set out, soundly based and consistent with national policy and the relevant Direction, and does the policy give sufficient recognition to the scientific and historical importance of this facility?” PS A002a Updated Schedule of Matters and Issues
Also in the ‘Planning Hearing meeting notes’, the Planning Inspector’s key closing comments are as follows:-
“the Inspector explained that, by law, he is required to examine the soundness of this Local Plan, but emphasised that this is the Council’s plan, and he has no wish to rewrite the plan or impose his views on the Council. He intends to adopt a positive, pro-active, consensual and pragmatic approach to the examination, with the aim of ensuring a positive outcome. If the Council wish him to consider changes to the Plan, he will ask them to put forward suitable wording, hopefully agreed with other participants, as part of a process of facilitating consensus between the participants. He expects all participants to adopt a similarly positive, co-operative and consensual approach, with a willingness to discuss reasonable changes to the Plan which can be agreed by all parties.
He said that this was a major Local Plan which covered a large area with some important issues which need to be addressed. Government Ministers have said that the Planning Inspectorate has a crucial role in ensuring that sound local plans are in place across the country, and the NPPF emphasises the importance of producing up-to-date local plans. He confirmed that the ideal outcome of the examination process is to produce a sound plan that can be adopted.”