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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)


Consultation has begun on changes to the City Centre Action Plan (CCAP) and the Core Strategy Partial Review (CSPR). The consultation period runs from 26 June to 21 August 2014.

These changes address issues raised in the examination hearing sessions. It is split between main modifications affecting the soundness of the plans and other more minor changes. Further information on the consultation and examination process is available on the City Centre Action Plan examination page

Indicative time scales for the plans:

Plan Date
Submission of the plans19 December 2013
Public Examination by an Independent Planning Inspector31 March 2014 - 4 April 2014
Consultation on modifications to the plans26 June 2014 - 21 August 2014
Publish the Planning Inspector's reportExpected September / October 2014

city council adopts the revised Plan

Expected November 2014

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Changes to the Planning Policy Webpages

28/08/2014: Draft Bassett Neighbourhood Plan published for consultation
07/07/2014: Information added on the Solent Disturbance and Mitigation Project
26/06/2014: Consultation begins on modifications to the CCAP and CSPR
23/04/2014: Inspectors post hearing letter with suggested changes for the council
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
19/12/2013: City Centre Action Plan and Core Strategy Partial Review submitted
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 1 September 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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