Monday, 9 March 2015

Local Plan Part 2 updates

Today's Parish Connect newsletter had this section about how Winchester City Council are progressing with the Local Plan Part 2 in it; the link takes you to all the representations made by residents:

Local Plan Part 2 - Development Management and Site Allocations Feedback from consultation

The Council has recently uploaded onto its website all the representations received through the consultation on Local Plan Part 2 (LPP2) held during October – December 2014. These can be viewed at Over 1,100 representations were received, making some 2000 comments covering a range of matters dealt with by LPP2.
Two Local Plan Committees have now been scheduled for 12th March and 30th March 2015. These meetings will receive reports summarising the issues raised and suggesting an appropriate course of action. In the majority of cases, the representations raise issues that need further work and assessment which will then be reported back to the Local Plan Committee during late May/early June. At this stage, decisions will be made as to which sites to allocate for development. The Strategic Planning team will be contacting those Parish Councils covering the larger settlements shortly to go through the issues raised and discuss how these may be resolved. The first Local Plan Committee meeting on 12 March will include schedules for Colden Common, Kings Worthy, Swanmore, Waltham Chase, Wickham and South Hampshire Urban Areas. The remainder of the Plan will be covered at the meeting on 30 March.
The Council is still hoping that it will be able to publish the Pre-submission version of LPP2 during July. If so, consultation will be over the summer period (hence the early notification) and is likely to be for a longer period than the normal 6 weeks.  This period of consultation will focus on ‘soundness’ issues prior to the Plan being formally submitted for examination later in the year. 
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