Following consideration of all the representations made on the Local Plan part 3: Welborne Plan, Fareham Borough Council has submitted it for independent examination by the Planning Inspectorate.
The Welborne Plan sets out the broad type, location, amount and character of the development at Welborne and will guide the Council's decision-making on future planning applications for the site.
The Council has also submitted the Local Plan part 2: Development Sites and Policies Plan to the Planning Inspectorate for independent examination. This Plan sets out the Council's approach to managing and delivering development in the Borough outside of Welborne.
Now that both plans have been submitted, an independent Planning Inspector will be appointed to hold a public examination. They will consider the "soundness" of the Plans, such as whether they meet national planning policy.
Executive Member for Planning and Development, Councillor Keith Evans said: "I would like to thank all of the people and organisations who have commented on both plans and helped shape their development. The Planning Inspector will consider all the comments received by the Council on both Plans, before holding a series of public hearings later in the year."
The exact dates of these will be decided by the appointed Planning Inspector, but are not likely to start before mid-September. When the exact dates of the hearings are known they will be publicised and published on the Council's website.
The submitted Plans alongside all the relevant supporting evidence and information are available on the Council's website at www.fareham.gov.uk/planning
The Welborne Plan in more detail
The Welborne Plan sets out the broad type, location, amount and character of the development at Welborne and will guide the Council's decision-making on future planning applications for the site. It sets out policies on the following:
Development Sites and Policies Plan in more detail
This Plan allocates sites and land for housing, retail, economic development, leisure, recreation and community uses. It also recommends areas for protection such as green spaces and conservation areas across the Borough.
The plan also sets out a vision for the future of Fareham Town Centre and sets out a number of policies which will influence the way land is developed around the Borough and help guide decisions on planning applications.
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This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council's website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases
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