Submission of Winchester District Local Plan Part 1 – Joint Core Strategy

Press Release: 19/06/2012

Local Plan

The Council’s Local Plan Part 1-Joint Core Strategy has been submitted to the Secretary of State this week (Monday 18 June) following the required six week period for representations on the Pre-Submission document. The Plan together with a series of Modifications forms the Submission Local Plan, and it will now be considered by an independent Planning Inspector at a Public Examination expected to be held in September or October this year.

All Submission Plan documentation can be viewed at

The Inspector will decide which matters he wishes to examine and who will be invited to appear at the Examination hearings. A Programme Officer has been appointed to assist the Inspector and will contact those invited to participate in the hearing sessions of the Examination in due course. However, anyone can attend and observe the hearing sessions. Any communication with the Planning Inspector or regarding the hearing sessions will be dealt with by the independent Programme Officer.

The Submission Local Plan Part 1 is not published for consultation, but if you wish to update your comments on the Pre-Submission Local Plan Part 1, or make new comments, these will be accepted provided they relate to the Council’s Schedule of Modifications or the publication of the National Planning Policy Framework. Comments should be sent in writing or by email via the Programme Officer (see below) and must be received by midday on the 30 July 2012. Comments will be passed on to the Planning Inspector appointed to hold the Examination and considered through the Examination process, alongside the representations already made on the Pre-Submission version. Information on the Examination dates and location will be posted here when available.

The Programme Officer is Rosemary Morton and her contact details are:

 Tel: 01628 672 181

Or write to her at
Winchester City Council
c/o Strategic Planning
City Offices
Colebrook Street
SO23 9LJ

For general enquiries about the process please contact the Strategic Planning Team via