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Planning Policy

Adopted Plans:

Southampton's current planning policy includes the following plans:

Adopted Core Strategy (2010)
Amended Local Plan (2010)
Minerals & Waste Plan (2013)
Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule (2013)

Emerging Plans:

New plans are drafted, consulted upon and published on a regular basis. They will eventually replace the adopted Local Plan and include:

Draft City Centre Action Plan (2013)
Draft Core Strategy Partial Review (2013)


Examination hearing sessions for the City Centre Action Plan (CCAP) and Core Strategy Partial Review will be held in the week commencing 31st March 2014.
Further information on the examination including a revised draft programme (published 26 March 2014), guidance notes for participants, background evidence and representations are available from the City Centre Action Plan examination page.

Agendas for Days 1 and 2 (Issues 1-3) are now available on the City Centre Action Plan Examination page. Agendas for the following days will be added when these are finalised.

Further statements submitted in response to the Inspectors questions are available on the CCAP Examination Further Statements Page.

Please note that a Revised table of changes to the CCAP proposed by the council was added 18th February 2014 with the numbering corrected.

Indicative time scales for the plans:

Submission of the plans19 December 2013
Public Examination by an Independent Planning Inspector31st March 2014 - 4th April 2014
Publish the Planning Inspector's reportJune / July 2014 (Dates to be confirmed by Planning Inspectorate)
City Council adopts the revised PlanLate Summer 2014 (Dates to be confirmed by Planning Inspectorate)

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26/03/2014: Revised draft programme published
21/03/2014: Further statements for the CCAP/ CSPR examination now available.
21/02/2014: Further information on the CCAP / CSPR examination received from the Inspector
10/02/2014: Annual Monitoring Report 2012/13 - Housing published
17/12/2013: Bassett Neighbourhood Area and Bassett Neighbourhood Forum applications - designations approved by the city council
06/09/2013: Consultation starts on City Centre Action Plan and Core Strategy Partial Review
06/09/2013: Consultation starts on Bassett Neighbourhood Area and Neighbourhood Forum
01/09/2013: Developer Contributions SPD and Community Infrastructure Levy took effect from 1st Sept 2013
17/07/2013: Community Infrastructure Levy 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.

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