Torbay Council, Torquay Neighbourhood Forum, Natural England, Torbay Development Agency (Estates and Housing) and Mr JG Thomas to speak at the Hearing as invited by Mr McGurk.
By the request of the Independent Examiner, Mr Nigel McGurk, you are invited to participate in a Public Hearing relating to the Torquay Neighbourhood Plan.
The Public Hearing will take place at 09.30am on Monday 14th May 2018 at The Imperial Torquay, Park Hill Road, Torquay, TQ1 2DG.
The purpose of the Public Hearing is to allow the Independent Examiner to hear oral evidence from invited participants to assist with his examination of the Torquay Neighbourhood Plan.
A Neighbourhood Plan Hearing is not the same as a public inquiry or an examination in public for a Local Plan. Rather, it is held at the discretion of the Independent Examiner, who will limit it to the consideration of specific matters that he determines necessary, in line with relevant legal requirements. The Independent Examiner will set out how the Public Hearing will run at the beginning of the day.
The public are invited to attend and such attendance is welcomed. However, questions will only be put to, and participation will be restricted to, invited participants.
The subject matters to be considered at the Public Hearing are determined by the Independent Examiner. An Agenda will be provided no later than one week before the day of the Hearing. The Independent Examiner is not inviting pre-Hearing statements or any further written submissions and requests that you rely upon your written representations as submitted to Torbay Council.
I trust you will find this information helpful. The Torbay Council Neighbourhood Planning web pages http://www.torbay.gov.uk/council/policies/planning-policies/neighbourhood-plans/torquay-np/ will be regularly updated.