Minor Alterations 2015 - Examination in Public

Any changes to the London Plan must be considered by a formal Examination in Public, or EiP. This page provides details on the EiP for the Housing Standards and Parking Standards Minor Alterations to the London Plan, referred to as MALP.

About the EiP

Mr David Hogger BA MSc MRTPI MCIHT was appointed by The Secretary of State as the independent Inspector for an Examination in Public (EiP) into the Minor Alterations to the London Plan (MALP), on Housing Standards and on Parking Standards.

Mr Hogger was assisted by the EiP Secretary, Ms Carmel Edwards. 

Contacting the EiP secretariat

EiP Secretariat
City Hall
The Queen's Walk
London SE1 2AA

email: [email protected]
tel: 020 7983 5893

The consultation responses

The Draft Minor Alterations to the London Plan were open to public consultation from 11 May to 22 June 2015. Over 130 responses were received, which were forwarded in full to the inspector.

An index of organisations/individuals listed A-Z is available to download below.

Please visit the MALP Examination in Public Library for a full list of responses.

The inspector’s matters and the EiP programme

The inspector published his draft matters in July 2015. Under Regulation 8(3) comments were invited on these draft matters with a deadline of 25 August 2015. The inspector considered all comments before producing his final matters.

Please visit the MALP Examination in Public Library for the Comments on Matters 1 and 2.

The inspector published his final matters paper for the examination on 8 September 2015. He also produced a guidance note which summarised the procedures and processes to be followed for the examination, as well as advice on the limits and requirements for further statements. These can all be downloaded using the links below.

The inspector issued agendas for both hearing sessions on 14 October 2015. The agenda for 22 October was revised slightly to reflect information from participants. The substance of the text was not altered.

The MALP written statements

Please visit the MALP Examination in Public Library for written statements produced by participants and the Mayor in response to questions raised by the Inspector’s Final Matters paper.

The technical seminar

A technical seminar was held on 26 August 2015 in City Hall, at which technical aspects of the evidence base could be discussed, questioned and agreed in advance of the EiP. The inspector also gave a brief introduction outlining how the EiP would be conducted.

The agenda, presentations, the background parking data requested by Mr Hogger at the seminar and a summary note are all available to download below.

The Examination in Public

The EiP took place on 21 and 22 October 2015. The housing standards were discussed on the first day, and the parking standards on the second. It was an opportunity for a discussion with invited respondents of matters arising from the consultation. All attendees and topics were selected by the inspector. The EiP was open for the public to attend as observers.

Both hearing sessions were broadcast live. The broadcasts are available to view from this page.

The EiP library

All of the documents associated with the MALP EiP have been collected in the MALP Examination in Public Library.

Inspector’s report

On 15 December 2015 Mr Hogger submitted to the Mayor his Report on the Examination in Public into the Minor Alterations to the London Plan. 

On 16 December 2015 the Mayor considered the Inspector’s report, agreed to accept all of its recommendations and approved ‘intend to publish’ versions of the Housing Standards and Parking Standards MALPs for submission to the Secretary of State and to the London Assembly. 

The Mayor published the Inspector’s report on 4 January 2016.

MALP EiP Inspector’s report

For latest information on what happens next, please go to the Mayor's MALP page

News about the EiP

News from the EiP is presented below with the most recent item at the top.

4 January 2016 - The Mayor publishes the Inspector's report. 

15 December 2015 - The EiP Inspector sends his report to the Mayor

17 November 2015 - Eight responses were received commenting on Post EiP work.

2 November 2015 - During the EiP the inspector requested various clarifications and small pieces of work from the Mayor. These have been completed and three Notes and two sets of further suggested changes have been published. These can be viewed in the EiP Library as MA/SC/05 - MA/SC/09. As announced at the EiP, the inspector invited comments from respondents on these documents to be sent to the EiP Secretary by 5pm on Monday 16th November. Only comments relating directly to this further work were accepted.

20 October 2015 - The agenda for Parking Standards has now been slightly revised. The EiP library has been updated.

19 October 2015 - The Mayor has issued a note on air quality mitigation in relation to parking standards.

14 October 2015 - The Inspector has issued agendas for the MALP hearing sessions.

08 October 2015 - The Inspector has issued a note to the Mayor on air quality in relation to parking standards.

01 October 2015 - All statements for the EiP are now available.

08 September 2015 - The Inspector has now published his final matters paper.

03 September 2015 - A note of the Technical Seminar is now available.

21 August 2015 - The Mayor has published schedules of suggested changes to the MALP.

12 August 2015 - The agenda for the Technical Seminar is now available.

28 July 2015 – The Inspector has issued his draft matters paper for the EiP.

30 September 2015 - The MALP statements are now published.

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