Latest news and updates
Recent developments in the examination process
14 March 2022
The Council has received the Inspector’s Final Report on the Eastleigh Borough Local Plan 2016-2036. The Inspector concluded that with the recommended final main modifications, the Eastleigh Borough Local Plan 2016-2036 is sound and meets all the legal requirements. With the delivery of the Inspector’s Final report to the Council, the Examination of the Eastleigh Local Plan is now officially closed.
The Inspector’s report and main modifications can be viewed on the Inspector’s Report and Adoption page.
The conclusions of the Inspector’s report means that the Local Plan can go forward with a recommendation to adopt the Plan at a Full Council meeting on Monday 25 April 2022.
22 October 2021
The responses to the Main Modifications are now available and can be viewed on the Main Modifications page together with the Council’s summary of the representations received and their response to the issues raised. The Inspector is now reviewing the representations and as soon as this work is completed an update on the next stage in the Examination process will be posted.
9 June 2021
The consultation on the Main Modifications to the Local Plan is running between 9 June and 21 July 2021. Full details are available on the Consultation on the Main Modifications page.
5 March 2021
The documents are not currently open for consultation, but are being published in advance of the consultation on the Main Modifications to give interested parties time to consider them prior to the opening of the consultation which will take place in due course.
27 January 2021
The Inspector has written to the Council on the progress of the consultation on the Main Modifications and her letter can be viewed in the Examination documents at ED85.
The hearing statements in response to the Inspector’s Issues and Questions in relation to Policy HA2 Mercury Marina Camping & Caravanning Park are now available on the Further Hearing Sessions page.
The Eastleigh Borough Countryside Gaps Study Report has been published in the Examination documents at ED84. This document has been published in advance of the Main Modifications as it is being referred to in the SoCG being prepared for the further hearing session on Policy HA2 Mercury Marina to be held on 5 January 2021.
30 November 2020
The date of the further hearings session to discuss Policy HA2 Mercury Marina and Riverside Camping & Caravanning Park has now been confirmed for Tuesday 5 January 2021. For further information please see the Further hearing sessions page.
11 November 2020
The Inspector has published an Update on the Examination and this can be viewed at ED81 on the Examination Documents page.
24 August 2020
The Council’s reply to the Inspector’s letter of 4 August concerning the ONS 2018 Household Projections can be viewed at ED77 in the Examination documents.
10 August 2020
The Inspector has written to the Council concerning the ONS 2018 based household projections and her letter can be viewed in the Examination documents at ED75.
10 July 2020
The Council have written to the Inspector concerning the continuation of the Examination and their letter can be viewed at ED74 in the Examination documents.
26 May 2020
The list of Action Points arising out of the Hearing sessions is now available and can be viewed on the Action Points page.
6 April 2020
The Inspector’s Post Hearings Advice is now available and can be viewed in the Examination documents at ED71.
25 March 2020
The Inspector has written to the Council to give an update on the timing of her Post Hearings Advice letter. The Inspector’s letter is at ED70 in the Examination documents.
4 February 2020
The Inspector confirmed at the close of the hearing sessions on Wednesday 29 January, that she would be writing to the Council over the course of the next few weeks. When the Inspector’s letter is available a note will be posted in the Latest News and Updates.
31 January 2020
Eastleigh Borough Council's responses to the legal opinions submitted by Persimmon Homes, South East and Action Against Destructive Development during the first week of the hearing sessions can be viewed in the Examination documents at ED68 and ED69 respectively.
20 January 2020
There has been a change of venue for the hearing sessions which are scheduled to take place on Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th January. These will now take place at the Eastleigh Borough Council Offices, Eastleigh House, Upper Market Street, Eastleigh SO50 9YN (Postcode for Sat Nav: SO50 9FD).
9 January 2020
There have been some changes to the Hearing Sessions programme for Tuesday 14 January and Wednesday 29 January. For details please see the Draft Hearings sessions Programme and Participants List V.11 on the Hearing Sessions page.
10 December 2019
The hearing session scheduled to take place on Thursday 30 January has been moved to the afternoon of Wednesday 29 January and there are now no hearing sessions on Thursday 30 January. Full details of the hearing sessions can be viewed on the Hearing Sessions page.
28 November 2019
The hearing statements covering Matters 7-14 are now available and can be viewed on the Hearing Statements page together with the hearing statements for Matters 1-6.
28 November 2019
The updated position on EBC’s 5 year housing land supply can be viewed at ED61 in the Examination documents.
27 November 2019
A Statement of Common Ground between Eastleigh Borough Council and Hampshire County Council has been submitted and can be viewed in the Examination Documents at ED60
25 November 2019
EBC have submitted a Housing and Infrastructure Trajectory table in response to the Inspector’s Matters, Issues and Questions Matter 6 question 10, which can be viewed at ED56 in the Examination documents.
14 November 2019
The Inspector’s Agenda for the Matters 1-5 of the Hearing Sessions can be viewed on the Hearing Sessions page.
11 November 2019
A report by G L Hearn on the 5 year housing land supply is available in the Examination Documents at ED51. (This report is also available via the link on the bottom of Page 31 of the EBC Hearing Statement for matter 6)
4 November 2019
Action Against Destructive Development (ADD) have submitted a report by Professor David Sear which responds to the SoCG between Eastleigh Borough Council, the Environment Agency and Natural England (ED47) which was not available before the deadline for hearing statements. The report can be viewed in the Examination Documents at ED48
24 October 2019
A revised Hearings Sessions Programme has been issued which includes the participants for each hearing session. Please Note: Friday 29 November and Friday 17 January will no longer be required for hearing session days, and there are some changes to the dates and times when some of the Matters will be heard.
Revised Hearing sessions Programme and Participants V.4 updated 23.10.19
23 October 2019
The hearing statements submitted for Matters 1-6 are now available and can be viewed on the Hearing Statements page.
22 October 2019
Three further Statements of Common Ground have been submitted and can be viewed in the Examination Documents:-
11 October 2019
A Statement of Common Ground between Eastleigh Borough Council and the South Downs National Park Authority has been submitted to the Examination and can be viewed in the Examination documents at ED44.
23 September 2019
The Council has prepared spreadsheets of the representations received on the submission draft of the Local Plan and these can be viewed in the Examination documents at ED40A-E
The Inspector’s Matters, Issues and Questions and draft hearings programme have been published and can be accessed on the Hearing Sessions page.
20 August 2019
The dates for the hearing sessions are now available and details are available on the Hearing Sessions page.
12 August 2019
The Council have submitted their schedule of proposed Main Modifications and Additional modifications, together with the Policies Map changes, and these documents can be viewed in the Examination documents at ED32-ED36.
4 August 2019
9 July 2019
There is a new tab on the landing page of the Examination pages entitled “Documents Submitted since October 2018” which lists all the evidence documents and updates the Council has submitted following the submission of the Local Plan for examination in October 2018.
20 May 2019
17 May 2019
The Inspector has written to the Council following receipt of their letters of 7 May (ED7 and ED8) concerning updated evidence. The Inspector’s latest letter and attachment can be viewed at ED9 and ED9A.
3 May 2019
2 April 2019
1 April 2019
22 March 2019
The inspector has written to the Council setting out the details of further information that is needed to progress the Examination of the Local Plan. The areas of work outlined by the Inspector are underway and the Inspector has asked the Council to provide a timetable for this work by Friday 29 March. The Inspector’s letter can be viewed in the Examination documents at reference ED3 and the Council’s response will be published in the Examination Documents in due course.
7 February 2019
Due to the previously arranged work commitments of the Inspector originally appointed to conduct the examination of the Eastleigh Local Plan it has become necessary to change the Inspector. Inspector Christa Masters MA (Hons) MRTPI has now been appointed by the Secretary of State to conduct the examination.
28 November 2018
Updated Core Documents List published.
7 November 2018
Mike Hayden BSc (Hons) DipTP MRTPI has been appointed as Planning Inspector to conduct the examination to determine whether the Eastleigh Borough Local Plan is sound. [Please note that a new Inspector, Christa Masters MA (Hons) MRTPI, has since been appointed by the Secretary of State to conduct the examination - details].
31 October 2018
The Eastleigh Borough Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State.