Examination of the Rushmoor Local Plan

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

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.  The inspector is seeking responses only from the council on these actions.  There will be an opportunity for interested parties to comment on proposed main modifications to the plan during a formal public consultation.  Further details will be published here in due course.

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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