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
|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
|Receipt of Inspector's report||Spring 2019|
- Local development scheme - December 2017