THE public is being urged to have its say on plans to build thousands of new homes in East Hampshire.
Councillors have voted to press on with plans for a planning blueprint for the area that would see 11,990 homes built over the next two decades.
The southern parishes – Horndean, Clanfield and Rowlands Castle – have been earmarked for 1,953 homes.
The strategy is being drawn up jointly with the South Downs National Park Authority.
Cllr David Parkinson, who is in charge of planning at East Hampshire District Council, said: ‘The changes proposed recognise the changing nature of the government’s planning agenda and the council is confident that the Joint Core Strategy will now be acceptable to the planning inspector.’
Margaret Paren, who chairs the National Park Authority, said: ‘I am very impressed with the excellent work of everyone involved in developing this plan.’
To comment on the proposals visit easthants.gov.uk and search for Joint Core Strategy.