Latest news and updates

13 January

The draft agenda for the Hearing has been published.

21 December

The Public Inquiry will now be held as a formal Hearing.

Notification letters have been sent to residents who commented on the planning application, to explain how they can get involved with the Hearing.

The Hearing will commence at 10am on 17 January and will be held at Hedge End Club, 4 Bursledon Road, Hedge End, Southampton SO30 0BR. The duration of the Hearing will be 2 days.

You may attend the Hearing if you wish and at the discretion of the Inspector speak at the event. If you intend to speak, you should attend the start of the Hearing and inform the Inspector of your intention.

The Inspector also has the discretion to accept written representations at the event, so you may, if you prefer, hand them in and ask that he/she accepts them.

In order to provide appropriate seating and facilities, please email or call 023 8068 8000 by 10 January 2023 if you would like to speak at the Hearing or require information about facilities available at the venue for people with disabilities, e.g. parking space, access and seating arrangements etc.

If you are unable to attend in person but would like the opportunity to participate virtually, please contact us (as per the details above) by 5 January 2023. Please be advised that to participate virtually, you would require access to a desktop computer, laptop or tablet.

Planning Inspectorate appeal reference: APP/W1715/C/19/3231762, APP/W1715/C/19/3231763, APP/W1715/W/19/3231764
Planning Inspectorate Case Officer: Ben White

If you have any questions relating to the Hearing or if you require any of the documents in a different format please email