Work starts on Winchester District Local Plan Part 2 – Development Management and Allocations

Press Release: 21/12/2012

Winchester City Council is beginning the next stage of its Local Plan, called Local Plan Part 2, following the completion of the public examination into the soundness of its Core Strategy.

Local Plan Part 2 will allocate smaller sites for development and will only cover the part of the District outside the South Downs National Park. It will also set out detailed planning policies, in accordance with the development strategy which the Council is planning to adopt in early 2013. You can view this document on our website. Local Plan Part 1 – Joint Core Strategy.

Local Plan Part 2 will also provide the opportunity to review existing policies and settlement boundaries to ensure that they are up-to-date and resilient to change, given that the Plan will extend until 2031.The Council is inviting comments on the scope of the Local Plan Part 2. The Council considers that by including small sites for development, and a review of existing policies and settlement boundaries in Local Plan Part 2, the full Local Plan will provide comprehensive planning policy coverage for the Winchester District up to 2031.

Cllr Rob Humby, Portfolio Holder for Strategic Planning and Economic Development said,

Local Plan Part 2 is an important part of the Local Plan. The Council will be working closely with local communities, especially in the larger settlements that have a housing target in Local Plan Part 1, to develop a Plan that has strong local input and community support.

The Council would like to hear from people who would like to promote a site as part of the work on the Plan. Sites can be submitted using the online form on our website: Call for sites form .

Anyone that feels Local Plan Part 2 should cover matters other than those referred to above should write to:-

Head of Strategic Planning

Winchester City Council
City Offices
Colebrook Street
Winchester
Hampshire
SO23 9LJ

or email LDF@winchester.gov.uk by 12 pm Friday 22 February 2013. For up to date details of Local Plan Part 2 please visit :- http://www.winchester.gov.uk/planning-policy/local-plan-part-2/