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.
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).
COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE LEVY (CIL) EXAMINATION - FINAL INSPECTOR'S REPORT NOW AVAILABLE: see our CIL page for further details.
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)
01/11/2012: Latest CCAP bulletin - available to download below.
23/03/2012: Houses in Multiple Occupation SPD adopted.