Eastleigh Borough Council Local Plan update – 22 June 2018

Eastleigh Borough Council’s Local Plan 2016-2036 consultation will get underway at 12 noon on Monday 25 June 2018. The consultation will run until 12 midnight on Monday 6 August 2018.

As agreed at the meeting of the Council in December, the Local Plan would be signed off by the Chief Executive under delegated powers following receipt of all outstanding evidence and following technical and legal advice.

The Local Plan has now been signed off and you can find a copy of the report on our website along with the Local Plan itself and all the supporting evidence here: www.eastleigh.gov.uk/localplan2016-2036

From midday on Monday, the consultation survey will be live on our website too.

The Local Plan document and key assessments will also be available from Monday, to view at local libraries together with Parish/Town Council offices and Eastleigh House.

The Local Plan is the key document that will help shape Eastleigh Borough over the coming years. All local authorities must have a Local Plan and our Plan outlines a vision for the Borough:

‘To ensure development in Eastleigh Borough and its communities delivers a strong and sustainable economy with an adequate supply of housing and infrastructure that supports improved standards of living for residents while protecting the distinct identity of towns and villages and preventing urban sprawl; promoting thriving and healthy communities; and maintaining an attractive and sustainable environment that residents value.’

There are 13 objectives in the Plan that cover

  • tackling congestion;
  • developing green infrastructure (providing green links to safeguard wildlife and natural resources);
  • encouraging a sustainable community through effective low carbon and water efficient planning and design;
  • maintaining the identity of towns and villages;
  • excellent environment for all;
  • minimising waste and managing resources;
  • protecting and enhancing biodiversity;
  • enabling healthier lifestyles / wellbeing;
  • tackling deprivation;
  • increased provision and more diverse mix of housing;
  • ensuring appropriate infrastructure including employment land;
  • enabling the right skills and employment mix and reinvigorating town and local centres.
  • Re-invigorating town and village centres

Drop in Sessions

Local people are welcome to attend any of the drop in sessions regardless of where they live:

Bishopstoke, Fair Oak & Horton Heath

Wyvern School,Botley Road  – 26 June, 5pm- 9pm
The Hub, Bishopstoke Road – 4 July, 3pm – 7.30pm
The Hub, Bishopstoke Road – 16 July, 3pm – 7.30pm
Wyvern School, Botley Road – 18 July, 5pm – 9pm

Bursledon, Hamble-le-Rice & Hound

Hamble Primary School, Hamble Lane – 25 June, 3pm – 7pm
Pilands Wood Community Centre, Chamberlayne Road – 24 July, 4pm – 7pm
Abbey Hall, Victoria Road – 25 July, 3pm – 7pm

Chandler’s Ford & Hiltingbury

Fryern Pavilion, Fryern Close – 2 July, 3pm – 7pm

Eastleigh (including Allbrook)

Eastleigh House, Upper Market Street – 9 July, 3pm – 7pm
Crestwood Community School, Shakespeare Road – 23 July, 3pm – 7.30pm

Hedge End, West End & Botley

West End Parish Centre, Chapel Road – 5 July, 3pm – 7pm
Hedge End Centre 2000, St Johns Road – 10 July, 4.45pm – 8pm
The Botley Centre, High Street – 17 July, 3pm – 7pm

Outside of the Borough

Colden Common Community Centre, St Vigor Way – 11 July, 3pm – 7.30pm

To view the Local Plan report and for more details about our Local Plan visit: www.eastleigh.gov.uk/localplan2016-2036