The Council is asking for comments until Friday 8 December on our Draft Local Plan (14 MB). This is the first opportunity for comment on the new Local Plan. There will be further opportunities to comment as this Plan advances, which are set out in our current timetable.
This Draft Local Plan sets out potential policies and opportunities for development in the Borough i.e. proposed sites in the Council's preferred development strategy.
The ultimate purpose of a Local Plan, once adopted, is to establish how much housing and land for employment will be needed and where it will go, alongside protecting and enhancing the environment and delivering infrastructure. It will be used to determine planning applications.
It is important to highlight that the Draft Local Plan contains the Council's proposed policies and allocations for consultation. Nothing has been decided yet.
You can find out more about what the Draft Local Plan is and why we are consulting on it by reading the Special Edition of Fareham Today (5 MB) You can read the Draft Local Plan (14 MB) in full or navigate to the section of interest to you using the buttons further down the page. If you are interested in a site we have proposed as one of our preferred sites for development please click the Development Allocations button.
The Draft Local Plan is accompanied by a Draft Policies Map which shows the whole Borough. The Policies Plan can be viewed on the Draft Local Plan 2036 webpage.
The evidence used to support the Draft Local Plan can be found on the Supporting Evidence webpage.
There are a number of ways that you can comment on the Draft Local Plan. The online comments form is the easiest form to use as it allows you to choose what part of the Draft Local Plan you want to comment on without having to know the exact name of it.
There also forms that are more targeted towards landowners, developers etc
We have ran a variety of Exhibition and Community Action Team (CAT) meetings whereby residents have had the chance to find out about proposals for the local area and residents have had the opportunity to speak to members of the planning team and Councillors.
The Exhibitions have run from 2-6pm, whilst the CAT meetings have run from 7-8.30pm, with the exception of an extra meeting being put on at Warsash Victory Hall due to the first meeting being fully booked.
If you have any queries with regards to past CAT meetings, exhibitions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org . Please note not all notes, and presentations are available as they are still within the publication process, and will be available soon.