Examination of the Rushmoor Local Plan

Information and updates about the Rushmoor Local Plan examination which began with submission of the Plan on 2 February 2018.

Latest updates on the examination

Submission of Local Plan

We submitted the Draft Submission Rushmoor Local Plan 2017 for examination to the Secretary of State, via the Planning Inspectorate, on 2 February 2018.  

Along with the plan, we also submitted the proposed changes to the policies map 2017, proposed modifications to the plan and supporting evidence, including copies of all representations we received during the most recent public consultation on the plan, which took place between 9 June and 21 July 2017.   

You can view the submission documents on our examination library page and the representations we received on our Local Plan draft submission consultation site.

Planning inspector

The Planning Inspectorate has appointed Inspector Louise Gibbons BA(Hons) MRTPI, in accordance with section 20 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended), to conduct the examination and to determine if the plan is sound. 

Programme officer for the examination

Ms Rosemary Morton has been appointed as independent programme officer to help the planning inspector during the examination and to liaise with all parties, including the council, on an impartial basis. 

How to contact Ms Morton

Ms Rosemary Morton
Local Plan Programme Officer
c/o Rushmoor Borough Council
Farnborough Road
GU14 7JU


Tel: 01628 672181

Public hearings

The examination hearings will begin at 10am on Wednesday 9 May in the Concorde Room, Rushmoor Borough Council Offices, Farnborough GU14 7JU.  An initial outline programme will be prepared and published, alongside a schedule identifying the matters and issues to be considered, in due course.

Examination library

You can view all supporting evidence that we submitted with the plan on 2 February 2018, and all documents that the inspector, the council and participants submit during the examination in our examination library.

More information on the Local Plan

You can find more information about the Rushmoor Local Plan and the stages leading up to its submission on our Rushmoor Local Plan DPD web page.  

For more information about the local plan examination process and procedures, visit the Planning Inspectorate website.

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