Local plan examination

The Havant Borough Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government for examination on 12 February 2021.

Stage 1 of the Local Plan examination hearing sessions, which dealt with some of the more strategic matters, concluded on 16 July 2021.

The Interim Findings Report for stage 1 has been published together with the Council’s letter of response in the Local Plan examination library:

The Council will work to provide the further information which the inspectors have requested, with the Council’s initial response letter starting this process off. Please continue to check the examination library webpage where further updates will be provided in due course.

A leaflet has also been produced, summarising the latest updates on the Local Plan examination and the implications for decisions on planning applications.

The Inspector

The Secretary of State has appointed Jonathan Manning BSc (Hons) MA MRTPI and Thomas Hatfield BA (Hons) MA MRTPI to undertake the examination.

Programme Officer

Charlotte Glancy has been appointed as the Programme Officer for the Local Plan examination and will deal with all procedural and administrative matters.

Charlotte Glancy is independent from the Council and reports directly to the inspector. She will act as a channel of communication between the Inspector and all parties including the council officers and representors.

Any queries about the examination or any correspondence to the inspector should be sent to bankssolutionsuk@gmail.com or:

Charlotte Glancy, Banks Solutions, 80 Lavinia Way, East Preston, West Sussex, BN16 1DD.

You can also contact her by calling 01903 776601.

Examination news and updates

Keep up to date with the latest examination news. The examination news and updates webpage will be regularly updated and direct you to any new document or correspondence during the examination process.

View news and updates.

The examination process

If you wish to find out more about how the examination will be carried out, the Planning Inspectorate has produced a useful guide.

View the Procedure Guide for Local Plan Examinations.

Examination library

The examination library contains a list of documents submitted for examination and background documents that have informed the Havant Borough Local Plan Submission Version. It also contains documents relating to the examination and will be updated as the examination progresses.

View the examination library.


The council undertook two consultations on the Pre-Submission Havant Borough Local Plan. The first consultation took place between the 1 February and 18March 2019. The second consultation on the changes to the Pre-Submission Havant Borough Local Plan was consulted on between the 3November and 17 December 2020.

Representations received during this period have been submitted for examination along with the other submission documents as well as a summary of the main issues which were raised in each of the consultations.

View the representations to the:

Schedule of proposed changes

Throughout the examination sessions, various changes to the Local Plan will be identified. The schedule will be kept up to date as the examination progresses. Please view the schedule of proposed changes in the examination webpage:

Hearing statements

Stage 1 hearing statements are now available to view in the Examination Library.

Privacy notice

Information about Havant Borough Council's privacy policy.

Information about the Inspectorate’s privacy notice for the Local Plan Examination: