Plans and Policies

The Development Plan

Local Plan

Neighbourhood Plans

Hampshire Minerals and Waste Plan

  • Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton, New Forest National Park & South Downs National Park Minerals and Waste Plan (adopted October 2013) - for up to date information visit the Hampshire County Council website

South East Plan

Community involvement in planning

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out Council policy for consultation on the Local Plan, Supplementary Planning Documents, Neighbourhood Plans and planning applications.

Local Plan Review

The Council will review its local plan (i.e. assess whether it needs updating) following expected changes to planning legislation (Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill) and associated updates to national policy and guidance.  See Cabinet 4th November 2021 Item 73.

Also see Local Development Scheme: Ninth Revision and a commentary on the Local Development Scheme in section 7 of the Authority Monitoring Report 2021.

Shapley Heath Garden Community Project  

As part of the Government’s Garden Communities Programme, the Council explored the opportunity for a new community at Shapley Heath.  This project has now concluded (see Cabinet minutes 4th November Item 73).  We will take the learning into consideration when we prepare the next local plan when the reasonable alternatives for significant housing growth will be considered.   

National Planning Policy

National planning policies for England are set out by the government in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The NPPF is a material consideration in the determination of planning applications.