A Characterisation Appraisal to inform the City Centre Action Plan (CCAP) has been completed. This forms an important part of the evidence base for the Local Development Framework (LDF). Southampton City Centre Action Plan area is large and diverse in character. The purpose of doing a characterisation appraisal is to provide a sensible overview of the resource.
The study will help provide the basis for judging the capacity of the city to accommodate change, ensuring that development is ‘locally distinctive’ and informing the emerging CCAP (LDF) document and related policies, respond to the requirements of PPS1 in the city centre by ensuring that the council are able to prepare policies on design, based on a clear understanding and evaluation of the city’s present defining characteristics.
The study will also aid us to assess whether design fails to take the opportunities available for improving the character and quality of an area including providing a background for development control decisions. It will provide the baseline character analysis that will enable progressive enhancement of the existing city centre and its conservation areas.
The document has been divided into the 43 character areas. The maps within the character area sections should be viewed alongside the key (see bottom of page).
If you would like further information please contact the Planning Policy Team.
|PA01 Docks and Freemantle
|PA02 Freemantle and Shirley
|PA03 Hill Lane
|PA06 The Avenue
|PA07 St Mary's Road
|PA10 Northam Belvidere