Southampton City Vision - Consultations and feedback

Southampton City Vision will be our new Local Plan, a document that will set out the future development of new homes, work spaces, infrastructure and facilities across the city over the next 20 years and beyond.

We are currently at the start of the plan preparation process, part of which involves conducting an initial consultation exercise to ensure we have a good understanding of what people and businesses in the city need. However, it is not a case of simply saying yes to all of these priorities and demands. One of the main challenges of producing this plan is to ensure that we address the city’s key issues whilst meeting the government’s and legal requirements.

This consultation, which runs from 10 February to midnight on 19 April 2020, is your opportunity to start shaping the plan. You can give us your thoughts about the key issues we need to address and we also want to know about your priorities. Please take a few minutes to have your say on the future of your city.

Have your say

If you would prefer to come and give us your views in person we are also holding public engagement events at the following locations.

12 February 2020
Roundabout Café
19 February 2020
October Books
21 February 2020
St James Park Café
25 February 2020
Freemantle Community Centre
27 February 2020
Townhill Park Community Centre
Bitterne Park
3 March 2020
The Saints Pub
4 March 2020
West Quay, Above Bar Mall (Level 3, outside Next)
10 March 2020
Centenary Quay Library
11 March 2020
Lordshill Library
17 March 2020
The Marlands (Flourish, Ground Floor)
18 March 2020
Bitterne Market

Please note: Due to current Public Health advice we have taken the decision to cancel the last two engagement events.

Call for sites

Another important element of developing the plan is looking at all potential sites across the city and assessing whether they are suitable for development. We need to you to inform us of any sites that you think should be included in this assessment.

To submit a site to us, please download and complete the Call for Sites form below and email it back to us at Alternatively, please feel free to print the form and return it to us, completed, at the address stated on the form.

Call for Sites

The following maps provide an indication of the sites we are already aware of and will be considering for strategic development as well as the sites that are already allocated for housing, employment or mixed uses under the existing Local Plan, but have not yet been completed. All of the sites highlighted on these maps, and any brought forward through the Call for Sites process will be reviewed as part of the Strategic Land Availability Assessment (SLAA), which will inform the new site allocations for Southampton City Vision.

Technical reports

Furthermore, as part of the plan preparation process we are legally required to produce two key technical reports, a Sustainability Appraisal (SA) and a Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA). To view our initial scoping reports please click the links below:

Please note that you will have chance to comment on these documents as part of the survey if you would like to.

For more information regarding the plan preparation process, including our timescales for Southampton City Vision, please see our Preparing Our Plans document. Moreover, if you would like to know more about how the council will consult on planning matters, please see our document Involving You in Planning.

For any other queries about Southampton City Vision, please contact us at

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