The Local Plan

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New Alresford Local Plan update : September 2015

Winchester City Council Strategic Planning Team has completed its assessment of the issues raised by the numerous comments on the draft Local Plan.  WCC have now received the report from their appointed transport consultants assessing the relative transport impacts of the Local Plan strategy and the APG’s ‘alternative plan’  for potential development sites in Alresford.  As a consequence of this report, and further studies and analysis, WCC officers have concluded that the ‘alternative plan’ is less suitable or deliverable than the draft Local Plan strategy. They therefore will be recommending to the Cabinet (Local Plan) Committee on 6th October (see details here) that WCC continue with their original strategy for the main development to be on Sun Lane.

There are a number of steps still to take place and there will be an opportunity at the next consultation stage for residents to comment on whether the plan is ‘sound’.  This will be a 6 week consultation during November and December when residents may submit their comments either in  writing or via the internet. Comments will be received by WCC and collated for submission to the independent Inspector who will be appointed to examine the soundness of the Plan. WCC are not required to respond to comments they receive.

The Inspector will examine the Plan, taking account of the representations received, so as to determine whether it is ‘sound’. During the examination there will be a public hearing stage, when the Inspector will invite selected participants to be heard when discussing the soundness of the proposals for Alresford.

The current published timeframe is as follows :

WCC Local Plan Committee meetings :

16/9/15 All other matters.

6/10/15 To cover : (1) Alresford (2) Winchester (3) Development Management

Thereafter :

21/10/15 WCC Full Council

6/11/15 Pre-submission Plan published and consultation on soundness

March 2016 LPP2 Submitted to  Secretary of State (Inspector) for examination

June/July 2016 Public hearings as part of examination

October 2016 Inspector’s Report

November 2016 Adoption by WCC

Should there be any amendment to timeframes, NATC will post updates in the following places : NATC website/The Forum/Facebook


New Alresford Local Plan update : June 2015

Winchester City Council Strategic Planning Team is assessing the issues raised by the numerous comments on the draft Local Plan.  As part of this work, they have appointed transport consultants to assess the relative transport impacts of the Local Plan strategy and the APG’s ‘alternative plan’  for potential development sites in Alresford.  The consultant’s reports, which WCC expect to receive by the end of July 2015, will review access requirements and also estimate the cost of works required.  WCC intend to meet with NATC towards the end of July to discuss the findings and the next stages of the Local Plan.

There are a number of steps still to take place and there will be an opportunity at the next consultation stage for residents to comment on whether the plan is ‘sound’.  This will be a 6 week consultation during November/December when residents may submit their comments either in  writing or via the internet.

During the public examination and hearing stage, the Inspector will select who should be heard in terms of discussing the soundness of the proposals for Alresford..

 

The time line currently is :

Pre-submission LPP2 considered by WCC Cabinet (Local Plan) Committee             Sept/Oct 2015

Publication (Pre-submission)  LPP2  to WCC full Council for approval                         Oct 2015

Pre-submission open for consultation on soundness                                                       Nov/Dec 2015

LPP2 Submitted to  Secretary of State                                                                                    Mar 2016

Public examination and hearing                                                                                                                 May-Jul 2016

Inspector’s Report                                                                                                                          Oct 2016

Adoption by WCC                                                                                                                            Nov 2016

 

Should there be any amendment to timeframes, NATC will post updates in the following places : NATC website/The Forum/Facebook