Local Plan 2036

The production of the Havant Borough Local Plan 2036 has been underway since 2016. A great deal of work has taken place on the plan up until now to make sure that the plan meets the borough’s needs, that it is robust and that it meets the key tests the Government requires.

Pre-Submission Consultation

The Pre-Submission Havant Borough Local Plan 2036 was approved by the Full Council on 30 January 2019 and consulted on between 1 February and 18 March 2019.

The Pre-Submission Local Plan is the version of the plan which the council considers to be ‘sound’ having been informed by extensive research, before it is formally submitted for examination. It takes account of the comments made during previous consultations and takes many of the suggested changes on board.

We have analysed the consultation responses we received and have produced a summary of the main issues. 

You can look at the original consultation responses and we have provided a guide on how you can sort the responses

We are considering what further amendments are needed to the plan as a result of the issues raised and the specific changes that were suggested. We also continue to finalise the evidence base.

The guide below summarises where we have got to and what happens next.

What happens next?

We had hoped to submit the plan to the Secretary of State for examination by September 2019.  However, work is ongoing on the issue of nutrient neutrality, which has arisen since we consulted on the Pre-Submission Plan, as well as the additional evidence work on transport that we committed to complete before submission.

As soon as a submission date is known it will be posted here.

The submission of the plan will be the official start of the independent examination. The Inspector will receive the plan, the comments made during the Regulation 19 consultation, and the full evidence base. It is up to the Planning Inspectorate to decide the format and timing of the examination, but we expect it to include public hearing sessions later in 2020.

Adopted Local Plan

The council has an adopted Local Plan; this is made up of the Core Strategy (2011) and the Site Allocations Plan (2014). These will remain in place until the Havant Borough Local Plan 2036 is adopted

If you have any questions regarding the Local Plan or any of the above, then please do not hesitate to get in contact with us either by emailing us at policy.design@havant.gov.uk or by calling 023 9244 6539.