Chapman Lily Planning has been tracking the progress of the Havant Local Plan, which is currently at examination. The inspectors have published their matters, issues and questions, which set the scene for the likely topics of discussion at the virtual hearings set to start on 12th July. Commenting on the announcement, Steve Tapscott, Associate Director at Chapman Lily, said ‘as part of the group of councils forming the Partnership for Southern Hampshire, where there are considerable unmet housing needs, I have no doubt that Havant’s ability to contribute towards neighbouring unmet needs will be a key point of discussion. Remarkably, the Council has already admitted it will not be able to demonstrate a five-year housing land supply on adoption of the plan and a whole hearing session will be dedicated to discussing the role omission sites will be able to play in boosting supply. There are also pertinent issues in terms of the strategy for nitrates and mitigating impacts on protected Solent birds, which will be interesting to hear discussed’.
For further information on the Havant Local Plan, please contact Chapman Lily Planning.