As we move further into the 21st century the need for new homes in Havant Borough continues to grow. More new homes are needed to address the changing ways in which we live, a growing population and an ageing population.
The Adopted Local Plan sets out local planning policies and identifies how land is used. It is made up of the Core Strategy (2011) and the Allocations Plan (2014). In order to address the high need for new housing in the borough, the Council is reviewing the Adopted Local Plan.
The Local Plan Housing Statement (LPHS) is the first step in this review and was adopted by Full Council on 7th December 2016.
The LPHS is a clear position statement as to which sites the Council considers could deliver sustainable development to meet the high housing need up to 2036; providing that the necessary infrastructure is provided alongside new housing.
The LPHS should be read in conjunction with the Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA) and Sustainability Appraisal (SA).
This is an interim statement and work is continuing to develop the Havant Borough Local Plan 2036. A timetable for the plan’s production has been produced which sets out that consultation on a draft plan will take place in Autumn 2017. Please continue to check back here and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.