Council submits Local Plan

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The Eastleigh Borough Local Plan 2011 – 2029 was submitted to the Secretary of State for formal Examination on Tuesday 15 July 2014.

It was submitted along with all the representations on it that we received in response to our consultation on the Revised Pre-submission Local Plan in February – March this year and supporting evidence.

The Inspector conducting the examination will consider the soundness of the Local Plan along with all the representations. We now await the advice of the Planning Inspectorate on the programme for the examination process.

The next stage is for the Inspector to review our submission and decide whether the examination of the Local Plan should proceed. He will commence this review immediately. If the Inspector finds that the examination can proceed we would expect the public hearings to begin in late autumn.

The Local Plan sets out the Council’s policies on how land throughout the borough can be used until 2029 and will provide the basis for future planning decisions.

The Council has now also appointed a Local Plan Programme Officer, Nye Onosey, who will help the Inspector with the examination process. For further information contact him on 023 8068 3366.

  8 comments for “Council submits Local Plan

  1. Rosie
    July 17, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Stange that the article says it’s written by Eastleigh Express but looks more like a press release from our Lib Dem council (eg “…representations we received …”)?
    The whole process now seems a nonsense and total waste of time from many residents’ viewpoints anyway, in view of the Lib Dems having ignored opposition to the Plan and encouraged submission of the most contentious conservation area/countryside sites’ development applications, and approved them, immediately after the public consultaiton and before the Local Plan has been submitted to the Secretary of State/Inspector.

  2. Rosie
    July 17, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Have just seen the “Press Release” heading – took a while to download the full page!

  3. Rosie
    July 17, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    My first comment seems to not have uploaded! Basically, I said the Local Plan exercise has been a waste of time for the public anyway as opposition has been ignored and development plans submitted and approved in advance of the Local Plan submission.

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      Eastleigh Xpress
      July 17, 2014 at 7:25 pm

      Thanks for your patience and perseverance. Page loading fine round here on a number of devices. Comments sometimes don’t appear right away because they have been caught by filter as potential spam – filter is not that smart and often returns ‘false positives’.
      Wordpress platform Eastleigh News is built on insists on bylines for stories and I usually use the Eastleigh xpress account for press releases.
      Why Eastleigh Xpress? Because that is what Eastleigh News was originally called (April 2009).
      I ought to make an EBC user account for council press releases.
      You may be asking, Why bother posting them up if they are identical to those on Council site?
      Council site does not allow comments.

      • maureen
        July 17, 2014 at 8:16 pm

        and more people are likely to read Eastleighnews than visit EBC web site. Yawn!

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          Eastleigh Xpress
          July 17, 2014 at 10:14 pm

          I didn’t want to say that…

          • July 23, 2014 at 2:43 pm

            … but you’re right

  4. July 23, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    I agree with Rosie, that the whole process was a waste of time & resources. Once the decisions were taken behind the scenes, several years ago, that was what was going to happen. The consultation exercises, public meetings etc were just for show.

    EBC were going through the motions of appearing to consult with the residents of the Borough, but had no intention of changing anything significant. Meanwhile, the Lib Dems were trying to do it in a way that minimised the damage to their electoral prospects.

    Eastleigh deserves better than that, from the Planners & Councillors…

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