“On 21 October 2015, Winchester City Council agreed changes to Local Plan Part 2 so that it can now be published for formal consultation on ‘soundness’ matters. This follows many months of preparation with extensive community consultation and technical assessments. The Council’s Local Plan Committee was presented with a series of reports, summarising the comments received to the draft Plan and changes proposed in response to both representations received and in light of updated evidence
The next round of consultation commences on 6 November 2015 and runs through to midday on 21 December 2015. At this stage, in line with Government regulations, the Council is required to focus the consultation on the matters of ‘soundness’ which require the Plan to be:-
- Positively prepared
- Consistent with national policy
The Plan must also comply with both legal and procedural requirements and have been prepared in accordance with the Duty to Cooperate. Therefore, the comment forms have been designed to reflect these requirements and to help you direct your responses to these matters.
The Plan and other supporting information can be viewed online on the City Council’s website –www.winchester.gov.uk/planning-policy/local-plan-part-2”