See update below that I have received as part of the above process.
“Dear Councillor, further to the email informing you of the submission of the Site Allocations Plan, we are now in a period of formal examination, which includes receipt of questions from the Inspectors and a formal hearing/examination in public. The Programme Officer has an examination website which contains all up to date information concerning the examination process. The timetable for the hearing sessions will be published here once known. At present we have received initial questions from the Inspectors, but further questions may be asked. All up to date information can be found via the link here