Day 1. After sorting out administrative arrangements and opening statements, there were two statements by first Tylden Reed of CPC and then by Katie Miller of AONB.
Both were then cross examined by Gladman’s barrister but held their own.
After lunch ABC’s transport consultant was on the stand.
The likely timetable for the rest of the inquiry is:
Tomorrow: ABC Heritage expert followed by ABC’s Landscape expert. This latter may go on into Thursday and will then be followed by ABC’s Planning expert. This will see crucial debate as to whether ABC has or has not got a five year housing supply calculated according to planning rules. If it is deemed to have a 5 year supply then it will be more difficult for Gladman to win and vice versa.
In each case each witness gives “evidence in chief” where they are led through their evidence by their advocate and then undergoes cross examination.
ABC’s Planner’s evidence is likely to go on into Friday but after that it will be the turn of our team starting with Colin Burns on Pluckley/ Station Road issues. Our evidence will continue into the following week to be followed by Gladman’s.
Great turn out by Charing residents this morning – thanks to all!! Please keep coming to the Inquiry!