Eastleigh Borough Council is set to consider its Local Plan at a meeting to be held at Hilton at the Ageas West End at 7pm on Monday 11 December 2017.
The Local Plan identifies how much development is required, and key locations for this development, together with the infrastructure and services needed to support new and existing communities, and identifies areas which will be protected from development. The Plan sets out policies to guide the right type of development to meet the Borough’s needs for the period until 2036.
The Local Plan identifies:
- a major need for new homes including a Strategic Growth Option to the north and east of Bishopstoke and Fair Oak that will create a new community with homes, jobs, schools, shops and open spaces
- the need to ensure the environment including ancient woodland and the River Itchen are properly protected
The following will take place after the decision on 11 December;
- results of assessments such as ongoing transport, habitat and biodiversity studies will be fully finalised to enable full consideration by the public
- engagement with the public about a masterplan for the new community to the north and east of Bishopstoke and Fair Oak
- a formal public consultation will take place in 2018
This Plan and the public representations are then submitted to a public examination by an independent planning inspector who will decide whether the Plan is ‘sound’ before the Council adopts it.
Council Leader, Keith House said, “This Local Plan confirms that we remain committed to getting the right homes in the right places, protecting the gaps between our towns and villages and tackling congestion at the same time. Long term planning for the next 20 years gives us greater opportunity to ensure we can fund the infrastructure we need for the future.”