Eastleigh Borough Council have recently launched their draft local plan for a short period of consultation which runs from 28th October 2011 to 3rd January 2012.
The plan comprises a 268 page document, two interactive maps and a summary leaflet, all of which can be accessed via the Planning Policy and Design page on the Eastleigh Borough Council website.
The foreword to the plan reads
This document is a first draft of the Borough Council’s ideas for a new plan for the borough, looking ahead to 2029. We need this because our existing plan (the Eastleigh Borough Local Plan Review 2001-2011) is now out of date. There have been many changes nationally and locally since it was adopted, and we must have new policies to address these.
The documents include all of the proposals for new housing in the Borough, some of which were the subject of an earlier consultation entitled local homes for local people. All of these plans for new housing have been very controversial over the last few months, with many of the new homes being destined for greenfield sites around the Borough.
Besides housing, the draft local plan shows proposals for new roads, cemeteries, allotments, district centres, employment sites and open spaces.
The specific proposals can be seen on the interactive maps where layers can be removed to help the reader understand what is being proposed.
The illustration on this page, taken from one of the interactive maps, is for a new road that will bypass Sundays Hill near Junction 8 of the M27. It shows that the new road will cut through fields and run very close to some existing housing. A more complex road junction will be created in Dodwell lane, which will have traffic arriving from 5 directions and at some speed off the Motorway…
To help residents understand what is being proposed in their neighbourhood, there will be a series of exhibitions around the Borough during the period of the consultation.
Eastleigh: The Point, Leigh Road, SO50 9DE
Monday 7 November
Bursledon: St Paul’s Church Hall, Chamberlayne Road, SO31 8DU
Tuesday 8 November
Netley Abbey: Abbey Hall, Victoria Road, SO31 3FA
Thursday 10 November
Chandler‘s Ford: St Boniface Church Hall, Hursley Road, SO53 2FT
Monday 14 November
Hedge End: Hedge End Village Hall, St John’s Road, SO30 4AF
Tuesday 15 November
Bishopstoke: Bishopstoke Association Community Centre, Church Road, SO50 6BN
Friday 18 November
Hamble le Rice: Memorial Hall, 4 High Street, SO31 4JE
Saturday 19 November
12:00noon – 6:00pm
Boorley Green: Botley Park Hotel, Winchester Road, SO32 2HA
Tuesday 22 November
Fair Oak: Fair Oak Village Hall (Grace Mears Room), Shorts Road, SO50 7EJ
Wednesday 23 November
West End: The Parish Centre, Chapel Road, SO30 3FE
Friday 25 November
2:00pm – 8:00pm
Eastleigh: St Francis Hall, Nightingale Avenue, Eastleigh, SO50 9JB
Saturday 26 November
Botley: Youth Hall, High Street Recreation Ground, SO30 2ES
Monday 28 November
2:00pm – 8:00pm
Comments on the draft local plan can be supplied at one of these meetings, via the online consultation form, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
or via post to