Examination of the Rushmoor Local Plan

Information about the Rushmoor Local Plan examination.

Consultation on main modifications to the submitted plan

We are consulting on proposed main modifications to the submitted plan, together with the accompanying sustainability appraisal report addendum, which we have prepared at the inspector's request. The proposed main modifications are  put forward without prejudice to the inspector's final conclusions on the plan.

Consultation dates

The six-week public consultation period runs from Friday 7 September to 5pm on Friday 19 October 2018.

 Documents we are consulting on

We have published proposed main modifications, appendices (policies maps modifications) and a sustainability appraisal report addendum. We have also published a list of minor modifications, which are for information only.

pdf icon Schedule of Proposed Main Modifications [941kb]

pdf icon Appendix 1a - Policies Map Modification (MM-133 to MM-135) [1Mb]

pdf icon Appendix 1b - Policies Map Modifications (MM-136) [8Mb]

pdf icon Appendix 1c - Policies Map Modifications (MM-137 to MM-153) [3Mb]

pdf icon Sustainability Appraisal Report Addendum (SA) [794kb]

pdf icon Schedule of Minor Modifications [304kb]

You can also ask to view a paper copy of the proposed main modifications schedule and accompanying documents at the council offices during normal office hours.

Submitting your comments

Please submit your comments on the proposed main modifications and accompanying sustainability appraisal report addendum by 5pm on Friday 19 October.

You can do this by emailing plan@rushmoor.gov.uk or sending them to:

Rushmoor Borough Council
Planning Policy and Conservation
Council Offices
Farnborough Road
GU14 7JU

Please tell us which main modification or part of the accompanying sustainability appraisal report addendum you are commenting on.

You should also include your name and address or your organisation and contact details. Personal information will not be made public when the comments are published on the examination website. You can read about how we will use the information you give us in our Privacy notice for Planning.

What we will do with your comments

We will submit your comments to the inspector, to be taken into account before the publication of the inspector's report. We expect to receive the report towards the end of the year.

What you can't comment on

We will not accept general comments on the draft Local Plan and other planning matters, which do not relate to the proposed main modifications or to the accompanying sustainability appraisal report addendum at this stage in the examination.

For more information

If you have any questions, please contact our Planning Policy Team using the contact details on this page.

Inspector's post-hearing advice

On 9 August, the inspector published her pdf icon post-hearing advice on main modifications and related matter [133kb]

Public hearings

Find out more about the public hearings for the Local Plan examination, which ran from 9 to 18 May, 2018, including detailed agenda for each day pdf icon matters and issues for examination [140kb] and links to further statements submitted by the council and participants in each session.

During the hearing sessions, the inspector issued pdf icon actions for the council [149kb] and the council published its pdf icon response [2Mb] on 18 June, followed by a pdf icon Statement of common ground with Farnborough Aerodrome Residents' Associaton (FARA) [477kb] on 20 June 2018.  The inspector sought responses only from the council on these actions.  

Submission of Local Plan and supporting evidence

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

Planning inspector

The Planning Inspectorate 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. 

The inspector published her pdf icon guidance note [234kb] on 5 March.

Programme officer for the examination

Ms Rosemary Morton was 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. 

The programme officer issued an pdf icon introductory letter [30kb] on 5 March.

How to contact Ms Morton

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


Tel: 01628 672181

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 submitted 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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