Local Development Scheme

Local Development Scheme

Page last updated at 12 December 2017 at 16:57

Ppi Local Development Scheme

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 in December 2017.

This new LDS sets out the intended programme for the continued preparation of the Eastleigh Borough Local Plan 2016-2036. 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

Commencement June 2015
Evidence Gathering June 2015 onwards
Issues & 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



Local Plan Links


For advice and information regarding the local development scheme, please contact:

Strategic Planning,
Eastleigh Borough Council, 
Eastleigh House,
Upper Market Street, 
SO50 9YN

Email: localplan@eastleigh.gov.uk