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Fareham Borough Local Plan

We write policies that guide future development in Fareham. The planning documents that we prepare are concerned with provision of housing, jobs, sports and leisure, transport  and community facilities, as well as the protection of the environment and considering the impact of climate change.

The Fareham Borough Local Plan consists of three parts and sets out the Planning Strategy for the Borough up to 2026. The Council has recently committed to a review of its Local Plan to reflect emerging housing and employment needs until 2036.

Local Plan Documents

Local Plan Part 1: Core Strategy

The Core Strategy sets out the key elements of the planning framework for the Borough. It includes policies for areas and issues requiring development or protection and sets the principles for strategic sites. 

The Core Strategy was adopted on 4th August 2011.

Local Plan Part 2: Development Sites & Policies

The Development Sites & Policies Plan allocates sites and land for housing, retail, economic development, leisure, recreation and community uses, whilst also recommending areas for protection such as green spaces and conservation areas. The plan also sets out a vision for the future of Fareham Town Centre and sets out a number of policies which influence the way land is developed around the Borough and helps guide decisions on planning applications. 

The Development Sites and Policies Plan was adopted on 8th June 2015.

Local Plan Part 3: The Welborne Plan

The Welborne Plan is a planning document which sets out how the broad type, location, amount and character of the development at Welborne and will guide the Council in our decision-making on future planning applications for the site. 

The Welborne Plan was adopted on 8th June 2015.


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