In 2017 residents in the borough took part in the Draft Local Plan consultation. We received over 8000 responses of this plan. When the Plan was about to move to its next stage of consultation to be adopted there was a change in the way the Planning Authority had to determine Housing Need. This led to a new formula being produced by Central Government.
The formula which used ONS (Office of National Statistics) data specified the new need for Fareham was required to move from 420 houses per year to 520 houses per year until 2036. This was due to population demand, people living longer, and families requiring more than one house due to separations, and people living longer. Due to this increase, the Planning team within Fareham Borough Council decided to re-consult on the Draft Local Plan.
To enable the Planning team to identify the flavour of where the sites are which residents wanted to protect and where they suggested building, the Consultation team alongside the Planning team jointly produced an Issues and Options consultation. This consultation asked for comments on the whole borough, part of it asked for sites from the public that were derelict or running in disrepair that possibly could also be assessed for building on.
From the outcomes of this consultation, the Council was able to create new proposed policies which protected coastline areas and landscapes. They also put together a Supplement documentation which specified areas which may be good for building on compared to those that were not. The evidence documents which support the Supplement document set out how this document came about.
The Council is now asking for comments on the Supplement document from 13 January 2020 to March 1st 2020, alongside its evidence documents. The Council also has proposed areas of Strategic Growth, which the Planning team are proposing a Masterplanning approach for. To find out more about the Masterplanning approach please watch the online video of the presentation here:
You can also access all the other consultation materials here:
You can read the most recent meeting notes from the Community Action Team (CAT) meetings here:
You can complete the online survey here:
If you have any queries about this consultation you can email email@example.com or telephone the consultation team on 01329 824409.