A Local Plan is the key document that sets out the priorities and policies for development in a certain area. It shows the opportunities for development in the area, and states what will and will not be permitted and where.
The plan we are currently using is called the Adopted Local Plan.
The current (or ‘Adopted’) Local Plan was adopted in 2014 and covers the whole of the East Hampshire District, including those parts inside the South Downs National Park. It is called the Joint Core Strategy.
The new plan, which we have recently consulted on, is called the Draft Local Plan. Once complete it will only cover the areas in East Hampshire outside the South Downs National Park and, once it has been adopted, it will replace the Joint Core Strategy (the Adopted Local Plan).