Local development scheme

The Council is required to prepare a Local Development Scheme (LDS) setting out the timetable for producing or reviewing our Local Plan.

Our most recent Local Development Scheme was brought into effect in December 2017.

This LDS sets out the intended programme for the continued preparation of the Eastleigh Borough Local Plan 2016 - 2036. The next milestone is the pre-submission ‘Publication’ version of the Plan whereby consultees will be able to comment on the ‘soundness’ of the Plan and its preparation. 

Intended timetable for producing the Local Plan

Commencement June 2015
Evidence gathering June 2015 - onwards
Issues and options consultation (regulation 18) December 2015 - February 2016

Consideration of consultation responses, evidence gathering and testing options 

Identification of an emerging approach

March 2016 - April 2017
Council noted Emerging Plan 20 July 2017 
Informal high level engagement October 2017
Council decision on pre-submission Local Plan 11 December 2017 
Pre-submission publication stage (regulation 19) Spring 2018
Submission to Secretary of State Summer 2018
Examination (including public hearing sessions)
If consultation on modifications is required, this may add
4-5 months to the timetable after the Examination hearings
Autumn 2018
Receipt of Inspector's report Spring 2019
Adoption Spring 2019