LDF - Live for the future

September 2012 - Issue 30

LDF Bulletin

Examination of Winchester District Local Plan Part 1 - Joint Core Strategy

The Local Plan Part 1 -Joint Core Strategy was submitted to the Secretary of State on Monday 18 June and the hearings will commence on Tuesday 30 October 2012 at 9.45am in the Guildhall Winchester (Walton Room).

All details can be viewed at http://www.winchester.gov.uk/planning-policy/local-plan-part-1/examination/

The Planning Inspector appointed to hold the examination - Nigel Payne BSc(Hons) DipTP MRTPI MCMI, - will be holding a Pre-Hearing Meeting on Wednesday 12 September 2012 at 2.00pm in the Guildhall Winchester (King Alfred Conference Chamber).

The Programme Officer has advised those wishing to attend the Pre Hearing meeting to contact her by 3 September: Rosemary Morton on 01628 672181 or
rmorton@winchester.gov.uk . Also please note, there is only capacity for one representative per organisation to attend the pre-hearing meeting.

The Programme Officer has published a draft
Examination Programme, including invited participants, in advance of the Pre-Hearing Meeting. This can be found in the Examination Information and will be presented to the Pre-Hearing Meeting and updated as necessary in the run-up to the Examination.

Revised Local Development Scheme

The Council’s Cabinet (LDF) Committee will consider at its next meeting on 
5 September a revised Local Development Scheme (LDS).

This includes an updated timetable for the preparation of Local Plan Part 2 which will include the allocation of smaller sites for development across the District (although this Plan will exclude that part of Winchester District that lies in the South Downs National Park) and more detailed development management policies.

Key dates for the preparation of Local Plan Part 2 are:

  • Commencement: late 2012
  • Plan preparation: late 2012 – mid 2014
  • Publication draft plan: June 2014
  • Submission: September 2014
  • Examination: late 2014 – spring 2015
  • Adoption: May 2015

The LDS also sets out the programme for the Council’s Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule, which will include consultation on the Preliminary Charging Schedule in December 2012; consultation on the Draft Charging Schedule March 2013; submission April 2013; examination summer 2013 with adoption in October 2013.


Strategic Planning Team

Winchester City Council
City Offices
Colebrook Street
SO23 9LJ

Tel: 01962 840 222


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