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City Centre Action Plan

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.

City Centre Action Plan cover City Centre Action Plan Part A City Centre Action Plan Part B cover photograph of French Quarter

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.

Downloadable documents

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PDF document City Centre Action Plan - Overview Map - Jan 2012 205 KB 0secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document Revised table of changes to the CCAP 1022 KB 4secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document CCAP Table of Changes - Dec 2013 1020 KB 4secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document CCAP Proposed Submission Document - Sept 2013 9411 KB 37secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document CCAP Proposed Submission - Policy Maps - Sept 2013 6854 KB 27secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document City Centre Master Plan - FINAL - Sept 2013 17606 KB 1mins, 10secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document CCAP Sustainability Appraisal (Dec 2013) 667 KB 2secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document CCAP Sustainability Appraisal Update Note (Dec 2013) 136 KB 0secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document CCAP Proposed Submission - Sustainability Appraisal - Sept 2013 1315 KB 5secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document CCAP and CSPR Habitats Regulations Assessment: Addendum (Dec 2013) 179 KB 0secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document CCAP Proposed Submission - Habitat Regulations Assessment - Sept 2013 7020 KB 28secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document Consultation Statement Reg 22 404 KB 1secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document CCAP CSPR Proposed Submission - Consultation Statement Reg 17 - Sept 2013 2967 KB 11secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document CCAP CSPR Proposed Submission - Soundness PAS Checklist - Sept 2013 287 KB 1secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document CCAP CSPR Proposed Submission - Offices Background Paper - updated Dec 2013 370 KB 1secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document CCAP CSPR Proposed Submission - Retail Background Paper - Sept 2013 171 KB 0secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document CCAP Proposed Submission - Port Background Paper - Sept 2013 154 KB 0secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document CCAP Proposed Submission - Transport Background Paper - Sept 2013 353 KB 1secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document CCAP Proposed Submission - City Centre Sites Employment Study - Sept 2013 1514 KB 6secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document CCAP Industrial Land Safeguarding Background Paper - Updated Dec 2013 1658 KB 6secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document CCAP Proposed Submission - Open Space Green Infrastructure Background Paper - Sept 2013 922 KB 3secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document CCAP Flood Risk Background Paper Updated Dec 2013 1785 KB 7secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document CCAP Proposed Submission - Night Time Economy Background Paper - Sept 2013 152 KB 0secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document CCAP Proposed Submission - Energy Background Paper - Sept 2013 66 KB 0secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document CCAP Proposed Submission - St Marys & Old Northam Rd Background Paper - Sept 2013 100 KB 0secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document CCAP Education Background Paper Dec 2013 62 KB 0secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document CCAP Archaeology Background Paper Dec 2013 1521 KB 6secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document CCAP CSPR Proposed Submission - Deliverability Background Paper - updated Dec 2013 4292 KB 17secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document CCAP CSPR Proposed Submission - Core Documents List - updated Dec 2013 61 KB 0secs @ 2Mbps
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