Southampton city centre – a great place to do business, visit and live.
The City Centre Action Plan (CCAP) updates the statutory planning framework for the city centre and will be used by the council for making development allocations and deciding planning applications. It sets out how new development can help to upgrade, revitalise and better connect our buildings, streets and public spaces to 2026.
The City Centre Action Plan and Core Strategy Partial Review were submitted to Government on 19 December 2013.
A joint examination on the City Centre Action Plan and Core Strategy Partial Review will be held in the week commencing 31st March 2014. The Secretary of State has appointed Planning Inspector Christina Downes to carry out this examination. Further information is available on the CCAP examination web page.
A selection of Background Evidence that contributed toward the CCAP and Partial Review is also available on the CCAP Background Evidence web page where the Sustainability Appraisal can also be found.
The City Centre Master Plan which helped to inform the preparation of the Action Plan has now been finalised and will be a material consideration in the determination of planning applications where it is consistent with the City Centre Action Plan, following its adoption.
The CCAP sets the framework for protecting the historic and natural environments, tackling climate change and creating an attractive and uplifting place to be, while promoting more offices, shops, homes and leisure facilities. It identifies the improvements in infrastructure required to support this growth to create a city centre we can be proud of.