Character Area Appraisals

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Character Area Appraisals

What is a Character Area Appraisal?

On 10 December 2007 Eastleigh Borough Council adopted a Supplementary Planning Document entitled ‘Character Area Appraisals’. 

The document is made up of four separate volumes, one each for: Bishopstoke, Fair Oak and Horton Heath, Bursledon,Hamble-le-Rice and Hound, Eastleigh, Hedge End, West End and Botley. 

The appraisals provide guidance for planning officers and prospective planning applicants to ensure that new development in the Borough is appropriate to its surroundings and helps to retain the character that gives each area its identity.

Have Any Other Areas Been Appraised?

In 2005 a character area study for Chandlers' Ford and Hiltingbury was published.  This defines a number of areas in Chandler's Ford and Hiltingbury where the quality and distinctiveness of the local environment is such, that it deserves to be acknowledged when considering development proposals in those areas.


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Character Area Appraisal Adoption Statement February 2008 (PDF 18KB)

Sustainability Appraisal (PDF  53KB) assesses the impact of the above character appraisals.


For more information on the character areas please contact:

 Julian Davies - Implementation & Design Officer (urban design & landscape) 
Regeneration & Planning Policy & Design Unit, 
Eastleigh Borough Council,
Eastleigh House,
Upper Market Street,
SO50 9YN 

Tel: 023 8068 8244