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.

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