Welcome to our planning policy pages.
The main role of the planning policy team is to produce the statutory planning documents that guide the future development and use of land in Southampton. The aim of these documents is to deliver high quality development in the right place at the right time while meeting the needs of residents and businesses. In these plans the council will balance the economic need for development against environmental and social considerations such as promoting a low carbon approach, protecting important historic and environmental areas and ensuring that relevant social and physical infrastructure is provided.
Adopted Core Strategy (2010)
Amended Local Plan (2010)
Proposed Submission City Centre Action Plan (2013)
Proposed Submission Core Strategy Partial Review (2013)
Minerals & Waste Plan (2013)
Preparation of the plans is an ongoing process with new documents being drafted, consulted upon and published on a continuing basis. Click the links on the left for more details. The Council has carried out an assessment as to how well Southampton’s current local plan reflects the new National Planning Policy Framework (see Downloadable Documents below).
PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON CITY CENTRE ACTION PLAN 'PROPOSED SUBMISSION' (JOINT CONSULTATION WITH THE CORE STRATEGY 'PARTIAL REVIEW') IS TAKING PLACE FROM FRIDAY 6th SEPTEMBER TO MONDAY 21st OCTOBER 2013 (12 noon).
PUBLIC CONSULTATION IS ALSO TAKING PLACE ON THE BASSETT NEIGHBOURHOOD AREA AND BASSETT NEIGHBOURHOOD FORUM FROM FRIDAY 6th SEPTEMBER TO MONDAY 21st OCTOBER 2013.
06/09/2013: Consultation starts on CCAP and Core Strategy Partial Review
06/09/2013: Consultation starts on Bassett Neighbourhood Area and Neighbourhood Forum
01/09/2013: Developer Contributions SPD and CIL took effect from 1st Sept 2013
17/07/2013: CIL Charging Schedule - approved by the City Council.
20/06/2013: Minerals and Waste Plan - Inspector's Report now received.
01/03/2013: 2013 SHLAA published.
19/02/2013: Community Infrastructure Levy - Examination took place 11 & 12 March 2013.
05/02/2013: Consultation closes on updated Statement of Community Involvement.
24/01/2013: Housing Monitoring 2011/12 - housing data for 2011/12 now available.
23/11/2012: Southampton Local Plan – compliance with NPPF (published below).