Evidence base studies

The Core Strategy and Allocations Plan were founded on a thorough understanding of the needs, opportunities and constraints of the borough. The evidence base studies below were critical in preparing both plans. A number of these studies have now been superseded by studies which have been prepared to support the Havant Borough Local Plan 2036.

Climate change and energy studies

Climate change is a major issue for the global and local agenda. In order to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change a range of evidence will be used in the future planning of the borough. These include an energy study to ensure that the growing concern regarding renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate change can be considered as part of the Local Plan.

In 2005 Savills produced a study of the renewable energy options for the borough. The study looks at national guidance and the potential application of different technologies to the borough and to three example sites. In terms of renewable energy technology and policy there has been significant development since this report was produced. Nevertheless it contains useful evidence of the applicability of renewable technology to the borough.

Duty to co-operate

The purpose of this statement is to provide an overview of the key issues under the Duty to Co-operate and evidence of the ongoing discussion and collection of evidence that is being undertaken in order to meet the requirements with regard to the publication version of the Havant Borough Local Plan (Allocations).

Further evidence base studies


Health and Wellbeing studies

A snapshot of the profile of health in Havant produced by Public Health England on 2nd June 2015.

The purpose of this background paper is to explain the designation of Local Green Spaces in the Havant Borough Local Plan.  It will set out the national and local background to Local Green Spaces and make clear the methodology used by the council.

This report is the first attempt at providing a set of indicators to help demonstrate the success of the plans and programmes in place to deliver the Hampshire Partnership's vision

The Hampshire Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) 2013

This report identifies the current and future health and wellbeing needs across the Hampshire population 

Copy of  DEFRA guidance which provides information on best practice techniques for the minimisation of odour and noise nuisance from kitchen exhaust systems

Guidelines for odour and environmental control by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch: Planning applications for hot food premises, 1996

Child Wellbeing Index

The index represents the first attempt to create a small area index exclusively for children in England. Produced by the Environment Agency (September 2004).

The Model Procedures for the Management of Land Contamination provides the technical framework for structured decision making about land contamination. They encourage the formalisation of outputs from the process in the form of written records that contain details of specific project objectives, decisions and assumptions, as well as recommendations and other specific outputs. The Model Procedures are intended to assist all those involved with, or interested in risk management of land affected by contamination.

Infrastructure studies

Provides an update on the progress of delivery of infrastructure outlined in the Local Plan (Core Strategy)

This study provides information on existing and future infrastructure provision and seeks to co-ordinate the priorities of infrastructure providers and the requirements of the local plan 

Hampshire County Studies

Access to broadband is a vital component of infrastructure in today's world. It is key to growing a sustainable local economy, vital for education and home working and an increasingly central part of community cohesion and resilience, particularly in rural areas.

The Hampshire County Council Broadband webpages provide detailed information on the Hampshire Superfast Broadband project, including postcode analysis for the whole County showing current and planned coverage for all providers.

Hampshire County Council has been working with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Planning Officers Group to develop guidance and information for Local Planning Authorities and Developers around the drivers and benefits of ensuring high speed broadband provision is in place on new developments and the methods which can be employed to achieve this and have published two helpful guides, one for Local Planning Authorities and one for Developers. 

This plan sets out the surpluses and capacities of all schools in Hampshire, together with an assessment of future needs

This document is a position statement, or 'snapshot', detailing the infrastructure requirements identified by Hampshire County Council and its partners, shown for each of the Hampshire's districts.

This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) provides a broad framework to assist its signatories as they come to determine priorities for planning, funding and delivering infrastructure.  Includes Havant Borough Council.

Housing studies

An assessment of the amount of land which is available for housing development within the borough.

A background paper providing an analysis of windfall/unidentified residential development in the five areas of the borough 2006-12.

Provides supplementary and statistical information to support Core Strategy Policies CS9 Housing and DM7 Elderly and Specialist Housing Provision.

Review of the first year operation of Hampshire Home Choice, a sub-regional choice based lettings scheme managed by Havant Borough, East Hampshire District and Winchester City Councils.

This report tests the ability of a range of development types throughout the Borough of Havant to viably meet the adopted and emerging Local Plan requirements and adopted Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

DTZ was commissioned in 2008 by Havant Borough Council to examine the impact of a range of affordable housing policies on development viability. The assessment also considers the impact of English Partnership Space Standards on development viability and therefore the scope to encourage developers to apply these standards to all new housing. This non-technical report by DTZ provides a synthesis of the analysis, findings and implications of the affordable housing viability assessment.

National planning policies have been changing over the last few years and in March 2013 the government revoked the South East Plan. The National Planning Policy Framework, published in March 2012, requires local planning authorities to collaborate with one another in planning to meet future development needs. The Partnership for Urban South Hampshire (PUSH) has a long history and strong track record of joint working and this study will assist all eleven of the Hampshire local authorities to facilitate joint decision making in taking forward strategic planning in a sustainable manner.

Parking studies

A number of car parking studies are being developed for the borough. The first of these documents looks at Havant town centre. It identifies and provides evidence to demonstrate which of the car parks within or on the edge of the town centre are underused and have potential for future redevelopment.

Retail studies

The Havant and Waterlooville Town Centres Study (October 2017) has used national guidance, publications and trends to help inform the approach in the Local Plan 2036 to the two town centres.  In doing so, it has carried out a health check of the town centres to ascertain their strengths and weaknesses and from this, determine opportunities for improvements.  As part of this, the paper has proposed amended town centre boundaries to help make the two town centres more flexible to the changing UK market.

Documentation produced to support the Local Plan (Allocations) Document.

The Town Centres, Retail and Leisure Study includes an assessment of the town and district centres within the borough to meet the requirements of the former PPS6: Planning for Town Centres. It assesses existing retail, leisure and entertainment facilities and future needs for additional retail, commercial, leisure and office facilities. 

March 2009 Erratum A typographical error has been noted. The figure of 1,743 square metres in paragraph 9.41 of the main report should be deleted and replaced with the figure 174 square metres. It should be noted that the figure of 174 square metres was correctly listed in table 10B of Appendix B

HLDF26 March 2007 Cowplain, Emsworth, Mengham/Gable Head and Leigh Park District Centres Vitality and Viability Assessments.

HLDF16 January 2007. Paper provides information for monitoring and development control purposes and background information to inform the implementation of retailing policies in the adopted Havant Borough District-Wide Local Plan and future local plan policies

HLDF 1 November 2005. Havant and Waterlooville Town Centres. This paper provides background information to inform the development of retailing policies in the new plan. It also provides information for monitoring and development control purposes.

National publications

An independent review into the future of our high streets led by Mary Portas December 2011.

Follow the Portas Review, Experian has conducted the Town Centre Futures 2020 project to begin to address the issues outlined in the Portas Review.

Self-assessment checklists

This assessment is based on the checklist produced by the Planning Advisory Service (PAS) in January 2013. It builds on the checklist for conformity with the NPPF, which was produced in November 2012 for the Draft Allocations Plan. 

It has been completed by the council to ensure that both the adopted and emerging Local Plan policies are sound and take into account the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

The following development plan documents are assessed:

An addendum to this document was produced in December 2013:

This document assesses Havant Borough’s existing and emerging local plan policies in order to determine the degree to which they are compliant with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).  The checklist was produced by the Planning Advisory Service (PAS) in order to help local planning authorities get up-to-date plans in place.

Tourism studies

Prepared for Havant Borough Council, Hampshire County Council and Tourism South East by Hotel Solutions July 2008. This study provides an evidence base for the development of planning policies relating to the hotel sector. 

Our most recent data on overnight stay and day trip spends and volumes of visitors. 

Tourism Background paper forming part of the evidence base on Tourism for the Local Plan.

Transport studies

This study considers the transport impacts of proposed new development in the borough as quantified by the Peter Brett Associates report. The study considers the various mitigation measures that are available to reduce our reliance on the car and which could be the most appropriate for the borough and likely to bring the most benefit in reducing congestion and healthier lifestyles.

This report sets out the transport objectives and delivery priorities for the Borough of Havant.

This report sets out the transport objectives and delivery priorities for the Borough of Havant.

The study has been undertaken in consultation with representatives of both Hampshire County Council  and the Highways Agency to ensure the study approach is consistent with their requirements for assessing the impacts of the allocation sites.

The purpose of this assessment is to show, in line with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), how the levels of development proposed in the Allocations Plan can be accommodated without a significant impact on the Borough’s transport network.

Travellers studies

The Hampshire Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation Assessment was commissioned by a consortium of local authorities in Hampshire, including Havant Borough Council.

The Accommodation Assessment is part of the evidence base for emerging Local Plans in Hampshire. The aim was to ensure the constituent authorities have the necessary evidence to enable them to plan positively and manage development, both in terms of planning for Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople sites and in determining planning applications for such sites.

Projections have been made for the future need for permanent pitches for Gypsies and Travellers in the studies.

The most recent versions of the Accommodation Assessment can be found below:

Viability studies

Pursuing sustainable development requires careful attention to viability and costs both in plan-making and decision making.

The Havant Borough Local Plan Viability Assessment tests the cumulative impact of all the council's requirements including adopted and emerging Local Plan policies and the Community Infrastructure Levy.