I am writing to inform you that the Regulation 18 Draft Local Plan will be open for public consultation for a period of 6 weeks from 2nd of November until 23:59 hours on 14th of December.
Please click here to view the consultation documents and respond to the consultation.
The consultation welcomes views on the key issues of the Local Plan, and we want as many people as possible to be part of this process that will set out the future of the district.
The Local Plan will cover all of Winchester District except for the part within the South Downs National Park (which has its own Local Plan). The Local Plan will set out the development strategy and policy framework for the area and allocate or designate land accordingly. Once adopted, will be used to guide decisions on planning applications up to 2039.
In advance we have organised a number of specialised online events and in person drop in events across the district where you can come and talk to council officers about the draft Local Plan. The details of how we are engaging with people is included in the Local Plan consultation calendar. We would really appreciate if you could help us to spread the message about these events and you are invited to attend the events that are convenient to you.
Where to view the documents:
The Regulation 18 draft Local Plan 2039 and supporting documents will be available for comment from 2ndNovember 2022 until 23:59 14th December 2022 as follows:
- On the new Local Plan website at www.localplan.winchester.gov.uk
- On Winchester City Council’s website at www.winchester.gov.uk
- In local libraries as set out in the table below:
|Alresford Library||Alresford Library20 Broad StreetNew AlresfordSO24 9AQ||Tuesday1–5pmThursday9:30am–1:30pmFriday1–5pmSaturday9:30am–1:30pmClosed on Monday, Wednesday and Sunday|
|Bishops Waltham Library||Bishops Waltham LibraryFree Street, Bishops WalthamSouthamptonSO32 1EE||Tuesday1–5pmWednesday9:30am–1:30pmFriday1–5pmSaturday9:30am–1:30pmClosed on Monday, Thursday and Sunday|
|Chandler’s Ford Library||Oakmount Avenue, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh, SO53 2LH||Monday9:30am–5pmTuesday9:30am–5pmWednesday9:30am–5pmThursday9:30am–5pmFriday9:30am–1:30pmSaturday9:30am–5pmClosed on Sunday|
|Eastleigh Library||1, Swan Centre, Eastleigh SO50 5SF||Monday9:30am–1:30pmTuesday9:30am–5pmThursday9:30am–5pmFriday9:30am–5pmSaturday9:30am–5pmClosed on Wednesday and Sunday|
|Havant Library||Havant Meridian Centre, Havant, PO9 1UN||Monday9:30am–5pmTuesday9:30am–5pmThursday9:30am–1:30pmFriday9:30am–5pmSaturday9:30am–5pmClosed on Wednesday and Sunday|
|Hedge End Library||11 Upper Northam Rd, Hedge End, Southampton SO30 4DY||Monday9:30am–5pmWednesday9:30am–5pmThursday9:30am–5pmSaturday9:30am–1:30pmClosed on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday|
|Martial Rose Library||St. Edburga Building, Sparkford Rd, Winchester SO22 4NR||Monday9am–5pmTuesday8am–12amWednesday8am–12amThursday8am–12amFriday8am–8pmSaturday12–6pmSunday12–11pm|
|Waterlooville Library||The Precinct, London Rd, Waterlooville PO7 7DT||Monday9:30am–5pmTuesday9:30am-1:30pmWednesday9:30am–5pmThursday9:30am–5pmFriday9:30am–5pmSaturday9:30am–5pmSundayClosed|
|Winchester Library||Winchester LibraryThe Arc Jewry StreetWinchesterSO23 8SB||Monday9:30am–5pmTuesday9:30am–5pmWednesday9:30am–1:30pmThursday9:30am–5pmFriday9:30am–5pmSaturday9:30am–5pmSundayClosed|
- Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA) – a document which is an assessment of the impact of the plan on protected animal species and where they live, keeping this impact to an absolute minimum by avoiding or compensating for it.
- The European Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) requires ‘appropriate assessment’ of plans and projects that are, either alone or in combination with other plans and projects, likely to have a significant impact on sites designated under the Directive.
- Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA) – the IIA comprises numerous assessments at all stages throughout the plan making process, such as the Sustainability Assessment, Strategic Environmental Assessment, Health Impact Assessment and an Equalities Assessment. These are all necessary and consider diverse potential impacts of the new Local Plan.
- Non-technical summary of the IIA
As part of this public consultation, we are holding a number of public drop-in events around the district:
|KINGS WORTHY Monday 7 November 14:30-19:00 The Worthys Jubilee Hall, London Road, Kings Worthy, Winchester, SO23 7QN||WINCHESTER Tuesday 22 November 14:30-19:00 St. Giles Suite, Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel, Paternoster Row, SO23 9QL||COLDEN COMMON Thursday 24 November 14:30-19:00 Colden Common Community Centre, St Vigor Way, Colden Common, SO21 1UU|
|BISHOP’S WALTHAM Friday 18 November 14:30-19:00 The Jubilee Hall, Little Shore Lane, Bishops Waltham, Southampton SO32 1ED||WHITELEYFriday 11 November 14:30-19:00 Whiteley Community Centre, Whiteley, Fareham, PO15 7LA||LITTLETON & HARESTOCKTuesday 29 November 15:30-19:00 Littleton Memorial Hall, The Hallway, Winchester, SO22 6QL|
For these in person events you will not need to register to attend, but you will need to register for the online events.
We are also holding two specialised online events that can be booked online via Eventbrite:
Specialist online events
Event 1: Raising the Bar on Design:
15th November 12:00-13:30
Event 2: Setting the standard for Net Zero Carbon Homes:
23rd November 12:00-13:00
How to have your say:
All representations must be received by 11.59pm on 14th December 2022.
We hope that you and your local residents are able to take the time to respond to our local consultation. Please do email if you need additional support with the consultation on Citizenspace or have residents who require additional needs due to a lack of internet access. There is also a video on how to submit your comments linked here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcxhVnMTw3E
Why submit your comments on Citizenspace?
It is extremely important that we accurately attribute any comments that we do receive to the correct policy, allocation or section of the Local Plan which is the main reason why we are encouraging people to submit their comments on citizenspace to ensure that this happens. Please find a link to the consultation here.
Thank you for your interest in the new Winchester District Local Plan.
Strategic Planning Team