The Winchester District Local Plan Part 1 - Joint Core Strategy covers Winchester District including the area that now lies in the South Downs National Park (SDNP) and has been adopted both by Winchester City Council and by the SDNP Authority. The area covered by the SDNP will have its own Local Plan in due course, which will then supersede the part of this Plan covering the National Park.
The Local Plan Part 1 is the long term strategic plan for development within Winchester District, and includes the strategic vision, objectives and the key policies needed to achieve sustainable development in Winchester District to 2031. It identifies the amount of development, broad locations for change, growth and protection, including allocating strategic sites. Local Plan Part 1 does not allocate smaller sites or set development management policies as these will be agreed through Local Plan Part 2.
To get to this stage of the Local Plan, a considerable amount of work and consultation has been carried out, including; Frontloading; Issues and Options; Preferred Option; Blueprint; Plans4Places; and Pre-Submission.
The Plan went through Examination by an independent Inspector during October/November 2012. The Council received the Planning Inspector's final report on 11th February 2013 and subsequently adopted the Plan on 20 March 2013. The adopted version of the Plan is available to view / download on the Local Plan Part 1 page below.
Please note the adopted policies of Local Plan Part 1 (Adopted March 2013) together with the saved policies in the Winchester District Local Plan Review 2006, now form the development plan for the Winchester District. and will be the basis for planning decisions.
- Local Plan Part 1- Joint Core Strategy Adopted 2013 The Local Plan Part 1 - Joint Core Strategy has now been adopted by both Winchester City Council and the South Downs National Park.
- Local Plan Review Adopted 2006 - Saved Policies On this page you can view the Saved Policies from the Winchester District Local Plan Review 2006
- Policy Maps (Adopted) On this page you can view the Policy Maps
- Production Stages of Local Plan Part 1 On this page you can view details of the background to the different phases and consultations carried out in the production of the Local Plan Part 1 - Joint Core Strategy