Winchester District Local Plan Part 2 – Development Management and Site Allocations

Press Release: 23/03/2016

Local Plan

The Council has today submitted its Local Plan Part 2 to the Government so that it can be examined by an independent Planning Inspector. This is a key stage in moving towards adoption of the Local Plan and providing greater certainty to both communities and the development industry as to where and what type of development is acceptable.

Local Plan Part 2 covers the allocation of smaller sites for development across the Winchester District (excluding the part that lies in the South Downs National Park), together with a suite of ‘development management’ policies which will be used to determine planning applications.

This stage of the Local Plan process is led by an independent Planning Inspector who will conduct hearings into the matters he/she wishes to explore, to determine whether or not the Plan is ‘sound’.

The Council has appointed a Programme Officer who will act on behalf of the Inspector. Her contact details, together with all the submission documentation can be viewed at

Details of dates and matters to be discussed at the examination hearings (expected in late June/early July), will also be posted on this website when these are known.

A paper copy of the submission Local Plan, together with a CD of supporting documentation can be inspected at:
Winchester City Council
City Offices,
Colebrook Street,
Winchester, SO23 9LJ

Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm and Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm.

In addition, local libraries within and adjoining the Winchester District will be supplied with a copy of the Local Plan and CD for inspection:
- Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester
- Stanmore Community Library, Carroll Centre, Somers Close
- Alresford Library, Broad Street, New Alresford
- Bishops Waltham Library, Free Street, Bishops Waltham
- Waterlooville Library, The Precinct, Waterlooville
- Eastleigh Library, The Swan Centre, Eastleigh
- Fareham Library, Osborn Road, Fareham
opening times can be found at Hampshire County Council website.

For more information on Local Plan Part 2, or this process please contact the Strategic Planning Team at the above address: Tel 01962 840 222; email