Every Council is required to have a Local Plan, which it uses to allocate space for housing, employment opportunities, transport infrastructure and leisure and community facilities
Since the Council consulted residents on its Draft Local Plan in 2017, the Government has announced a new way to calculate housing need and new targets for each Council. This means that Fareham needs to plan for at least 520 new homes in Fareham every year.
The earlier Draft Local Plan does not provide enough space for these new homes, so the Council now needs to consult on the issues and options that will help us plan properly for this additional housing as well as considering the environment and both existing and new infrastructure.
This consultation includes a number of issues that the Council needs to consider when planning new housing as well as areas across the Borough that could be appropriate for future development to meet the increased housing targets.
The Council welcomes residents' views on these issues and options. They are set out in detail in a special edition of the council magazine, Fareham Today (17 MB), which will also be delivered to homes and businesses in the Borough by the end of June 2019.
You can take part in this consultation by:
Following this consultation, the Council will consider your responses when producing its preferred development strategy, including proposed additional housing allocations. Residents and other interested parties will be consulted on this strategy in Autumn/Winter 2019/2020.
We are holding a series of Community Action Team (CAT) meetings in July where residents can hear more about the issues and options and ask questions to Councillors and members of the planning team. You can see the dates and notes from the meetings at the CAT page.
There will also be a number of 'pop-up' exhibitions across the Borough where you can find out more:
If you have any questions about the consultation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org