Cabinet confirm Local Plan timetable

Eastleigh Civic Offices

Eastleigh Borough Council’s Cabinet confirmed a detailed timetable for the delivery of its Local Plan at it’s meeting last night.

The Council is preparing a new Local Plan for the Borough for the period until 2036 that will set out how many new homes and how much employment, shopping and other development the Borough needs; the new infrastructure that is needed alongside this (for example new roads, schools, and doctors surgeries); important countryside gaps between towns and villages; and specific areas which need added protection (for example conservation areas or areas of ecology).

The proposed timetable will allow time for the necessary work to be undertaken to maximise the likelihood of the Local Plan being found ‘sound’ and being adopted.

The detailed timetable with key milestones is as follows:

July 2017 – Cabinet resolution to commence consultation (later in the year) on our ‘proposed submission’. Work will continue on evidence gathering before the consultation.

Autumn 2017– a six week ‘proposed submission’ public consultation commences. The public consultation will include further engagement and discussion with local communities, as well as the six week period in which to make formal representations.

Spring 2018 – Council submits the Local Plan to the Secretary of State.

Summer 2018 – Public examination held into the Local Plan, conducted by an independent planning inspector appointed by the Secretary of State

Early 2019 – Local Plan is adopted

Work on the Local Plan will now continue with local communities having their chance to comment on future proposals as part of a full consultation process planned in Autumn 2017.

  4 comments for “Cabinet confirm Local Plan timetable

  1. Cllr Judith Grajewski
    April 9, 2017 at 10:40 am

    In September 2016, Cabinet agreed the consultation would start May 2017 with submission of Plan in September 2017. (Page 14). Only last month, I was assured that this timetable was on track. So, more delays and no Local Plan before all-out Borough Council elections in May 2018.

  2. paul bicknell
    April 9, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Judith just means you’ll have to campaign with an alternative to whatever is on the table to show the electorate what you and your group would do. You’ll have to be a proper opposition that as well as just opposing will have to offer the electorate a real alternative. No more “not my job guv!”.

    • John Milne
      April 9, 2017 at 11:12 pm

      Ah the old fib dem trick of promising to save greenfields before an election and then proposing massive house building plans after the election and pretending that all the new houses are for local people. Where have we heard that before I wonder.

      Stop blaming the opposition for the fact that you lot have been negligent.

  3. Stephen Slominski
    April 9, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    *Pulls up chair. Gets popcorn*

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