The Draft Local Plan

The Draft Local Plan

Now is your chance to shape the future of where you live as the Local Plan consultation has been launched.

The key consultation documents can be found below:

The draft Local Plan is supported by evidence base which can be viewed here.

The key consultation documents can also be viewed during the consultation period at any of the deposit locations.

The six-week consultation period runs from Tuesday 5 February until Tuesday 19 March and will include ten drop-in sessions around the district.

Residents will have the chance to comment on policies covering housing, employment, infrastructure and the environment. You can do this in writing by email or letter, but the easiest way is to submit comments online using the council’s website.

Using this method will ensure your comment is matched with the area or policy you mean to refer to. It’s a big document and some comments can be lost if it is not clear what the author is commenting about.

The plan only covers areas in East Hampshire outside the South Downs National Park - less than half the district. This includes Alton and the surrounding area as well as Whitehill & Bordon and the southern parishes of Horndean, Clanfield and Rowlands Castle. The drop-in sessions will all be held in those areas.

The call for sites has been reopened during the public consultation and more information on submitting site suggestions to us can be found here.


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