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The Watford Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State for examination on 6 August 2021.


Hearing sessions were held between 8 January and 19 February 2022, and the Inspector’s Report was received by the council on 20 September 2022.


The Inspector’s Report concludes that, subject to a number of main modifications, set out in the Appendix to the report, the Watford Local Plan is sound, legally compliant and capable of adoption. 


The Inspector’s Report can be viewed below. The examination ended on 20 September 2022 and any queries about the Local Plan should be addressed to the council. 

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