Rushmoor Local Plan development plan document

We are preparing a new development plan document (DPD) called the Rushmoor Local Plan.

We have drafted a new, single Rushmoor Local Plan that will provide the overarching spatial strategy for Rushmoor, guiding the location, scale and type of future development from 2014 to 2032, as well as providing detailed development management policies.

We published the draft submission version of the Rushmoor Local Plan for public consultation between Friday 9 June and Friday 21 July 2017, inclusive.   All of the representations we received are available to view on our draft submission Local Plan consultation page. 

We submitted the draft submission Rushmoor Local Plan and supporting evidence, together with all the representations received during the latest consultation and a list of proposed modifications to the Plan and policies map, for examination to the Planning Inspectorate on 2 February 2018.

Copies of all the documents submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on 2 February are available to view on our examination library web page.

Information and updates about the examination may be found on the Rushmoor Local Plan examination web page.

You can view the draft submission versions of the Rushmoor Local Plan and the proposed changes to the policies map below:

You can find further details about the production of the Local Plan, and other development plan documents, in the latest Local Development Scheme on our Programme management for the Rushmoor Plan page.  

The first stage of public consultation on the Local Plan, known as the 'preferred approach', took place in June and July 2015. You can read about the 'preferred approach' consultation and its outcomes on the Rushmoor Local Plan - preferred approach page. The latest version of the Plan takes into account many of the ideas and comments from earlier consultations.

Assessing the sustainability of the Rushmoor Local Plan

We prepared an updated Sustainability Appraisal (SA) to assess the environmental, economic and social impact of our plan policies within the draft submission version of the Local Plan. This appraisal incorporates the requirements of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA).  

We also prepared an updated Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) to determine if the Local Plan would have significant adverse effects on the integrity of internationally-designated sites of nature conservation importance, or Natura 2000 sites.

Equalities Impact Assessment

We are required by law to assess the likely impact of the Local Plan's policies upon the local community with the aim of eliminating discrimination and tackling inequality and this is set out in the document below:

Background Evidence

Background evidence used in the preparation of the Rushmoor Plan can be viewed on our Evidence in support of the Rushmoor Plan page.  

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