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Eastleigh Borough Council is required to prepare a Local Development Scheme (LDS) setting out the timetable for producing or reviewing its Local Plan. It must be made available publically and kept up-to-date. It is important that local communities and interested parties can keep track of progress. The Borough Council’s most recent LDS was brought into effect on 27 September 2016.
This new LDS sets out the intended programme for the continued preparation of the Eastleigh Borough Local Plan 2011-2036. The next key 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.
The timetable set out in the LDS is challenging but has been set to demonstrate to all parties the Council’s willingness to address the planning issues facing the Borough and bring certainty to communities. The timetable is summarised below:
Intended timetable for producing the Local Plan
||June 2015- December 2015
|Issues & Options consultation (Regulation 18)
||December 2015- February 2016
|Consideration of consultation responses, evidence gathering
and testing options. Identification of a preferred approach.
|March 2016-April 2017
|Pre-Submission Publication stage (Regulation 19)
|Submission to Secretary of State
|Examination (including public hearing sessions)
*If consultation on modifications is required, this may add
4-5 months to the timetable after the Examination hearings
| October 2017-January 2018
|Receipt of Inspector’s Report
|| April 2018
|| June 2018
Local Plan Links
For advice and information regarding the local development scheme, please contact:
Eastleigh Borough Council,
Upper Market Street,