Planning policy

Planning policy

Planning Policy sets the long term planning strategy for the district (up to 2028).  The service produces the Local Plan and covers heritage and countryside management.

National planning policies for England are set out by the government in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). Under the policy framework provided by the NPPF, local planning policies are set out in documents which are known as Local Plans.

Every council in England is required to have a dedicated plan that sets the rules for how the area should develop over time. This is called a Local Plan.

Local Plan

EHDC's Local Plan will consist of three parts.

  • We completed the Local Plan Part 1 with the adoption of the Joint Core Strategy in May 2014. This sets the planning strategy for the area up until 2028.
  • We completed the Local Plan Part 2 with the adoption of the Local Plan: Housing and Employment Allocations in April 2016.
  • The Local Plan Part 3: Development Management Policies and Other Allocations underwent a scoping consultation which ended on 16 May 2016. A summary of these responses were presented to the Development Policy Panel on 9 November 2016.

Community Infrastructure Development CIL

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a system of charges that local planning authorities can use to raise funds from developers. The CIL can be charged on most new building projects, to fund a wide range of infrastructure needed to support new development.

Neighbourhood plans

Neighbourhood planning was introduced as a new power to communities by the Localism Act 2011. A Neighbourhood Plan can establish general planning policies for the development and use of land in a neighbourhood.

Planning policy enquiry

If you have a planning policy enquiry, please complete the relevant form through your My East Hampshire District Council account.

My East Hampshire District Council is a portal for EHDC customers inside and outside the district to use to request, book and pay for (where applicable) council services 24/7.