Core Strategy

Examination public hearings

Our Core Strategy and supporting documentation was inspected by Senior Planning Inspector, David Vickery, of the Planning Inspectorate. David Vickery undertook the Examination public hearings in September 2011 to decide whether the Core Strategy was sound.

The Examination public hearings were followed by a six week consultation period (ending 11 November 2011). Representations made during the consultation period were taken into account by David Vickery when writing his final report.

We received the Planning Inspectorate's final report on 8 December 2011, which found that Kingston's Core Strategy was sound.

The report included binding recommendations which were incorporated into the Core Strategy before it was formally adopted. 

Documentation submitted 

We have listed below the documents that were submitted to the Planning Inspectorate. You can read the Inspector's report online. If you would like copies of any of the other documents, please contact us.

Inspector's report on the examination (these are all available online)
  • Inspector's report (with Appendix C - Inspector's changes)
  • Appendix A - Changes proposed by the Council to make the Core Strategy sound
  • Appendix B - Schedule of minor changes proposed by the Council
  • New figures to be incorporated into the Core Strategy
  • Letter from the Planning Inspectorate to Kingston's Chief Executive
Post hearing consultation documents
  • Responses to the Post Hearing Consultation
  • Schedule of Post Submission Minor Changes
  • Schedule of Changes Relating to Soundness
  • Sustainability Appraisal of the Soundness Changes
  • Core Strategy incorporating the proposed changes (low resolution 3.4 MB)
  • Proposals Map Changes Document Part 1 incorporating the proposed changes
  • Proposals Map Changes Document Part 2 incorporating the proposed changes
  • Proposals Map Changes Document Part 3 incorporating the proposed changes
Hearings
  • Inspector's Guidance Notes
  • Draft Hearings Programme
  • Agenda Matter 1 - 6 September 2011
  • Agenda Matter 2 - 6 September 2011
  • Agenda Matter 3 - 7 September 2011
  • Agenda Matter 4 - 7 September 2011
  • Agenda Matter 5 - 8 September 2011
  • Agenda Matter 6 - 8 September 2011
  • Agenda Matter 7, 8 and 9 - 13 September 2011
  • Agenda - Closing Session - 13 September 2011
  • Key Documents Related to Closing Session - 13 September 2011
Related documents
  • Letter from Thames Water's CEO
  • Hogsmill Valley Transport Statement
  • Submission from Alison Fure - Impacts on Hogsmill Valley
  • Submission from Alison Fure - Bats and Lighting
  • Submission from Alison Fure - Bats and Lighting Appendix
Key Documents
  • Core Documents List
  • CSD10/26 Core Strategy Submission Version (incorporates Minor Changes agreed with the Inspector)
  • CSD10/27 Mapping and Graphics Updates to Reflect Schedule of Minor Changes (as agreed with Inspector. Forms part of the Submission Version)
  • CSD10/28 Updates to Proposals Map Changes Document Text to Reflect Schedule of Post Submission Minor Changes
  • CSD10/29 Mapping and Graphics Updates to Reflect Schedule of Post Submission Minor Changes
  • CSD10/30 Updates to Proposals Map Changes Document Text to Reflect Schedule of Changes Relating to Soundness
  • CSD10/31Mapping and Graphics Updates to Reflect Schedule of Changes Relating to Soundness
  • CSD10/20 LDF Delivery Plan
Statements of common ground
  • CSD15/10 Statement of Common Ground - GLA
  • CSD15/11 Statement of Common Ground - Kennet Properties
  • CSD15/12 Statement of Common Ground - Kingston University
  • CSD15/13 Statement of Common Ground - English Heritage
  • CSD15/15 Revised Statement of General Conformity with the London Plan
  • CSD15/18 Statement of Common Ground - Chessington World of Adventure
  • Pre-Hearing Meeting Documents
  • CSD15/16 Inspector's Preliminary Questions to the Council
Pre-hearing meeting agenda
  • Notes of the Pre-Hearing Meeting
  • Inspector's Matters and Questions
  • CSD15/17 Inspector's Matters and Questions for Examination
  • The Council's Response to Inspector's Matters and Questions for Examination - Matter 1
  • The Council's Response to Inspector's Matters and Questions for Examination - Matter 2
  • The Council's Response to Inspector's Matters and Questions for Examination - Matter 3
  • The Council's Response to Inspector's Matters and Questions for Examination - Matter 4
  • The Council's Response to Inspector's Matters and Questions for Examination - Matter 5
  • The Council's Response to Inspector's Matters and Questions for Examination - Matter 6
  • The Council's Response to Inspector's Matters and Questions for Examination - Matter 7
  • The Council's Response to Inspector's Matters and Questions for Examination - Matter 8
  • The Council's Response to Inspector's Matters and Questions for Examination - Matter 9
  • Chessington World of Adventures' Response to Matter 1
  • Kingston Friends of the Earth's Response to Matter 1
  • South Hogsmill Valley Residents Association's Response to Matter 1
  • South Hogsmill Valley Residents Association's Response to Matter 2
  • South Hogsmill Valley Residents Association's Response to Matter 3
  • South Hogsmill Valley Residents Association's Response to Matter 4
  • South Hogsmill Valley Residents Association's Response to Matter 6
  • South Hogsmill Valley Residents Association's Response to Matter 9
Schedules of changes
  • CSD10/25 Schedule of Proposed Minor Changes to the Core Strategy Publication Version - July 2011
  • CSD10/23 Schedule of Post Submission Minor Changes to the Core Strategy - September 2011
  • CSD10/22 Schedule of Soundness Changes to the Core Strategy - August 2011
Other documents
  • Draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) Consultation Letter
  • CSD15/07 Response to Planning for Growth Statement
  • CSD16/04 Statutory Notice of Examination
  • CSD10/24 Reasons for Soundness Changes Resulting from Representations