Inspector is so far backing plans for Winchester Local Plan

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A PLANNING inspector has given support to a council’s blueprint regarding development in the area.

Inspector Nigel Payne has so far supported the findings for Winchester City Council’s Local Plan Part 2.

The plan will look at development for Whiteley, Denmead, Southwick, Wickham and Bishop’s Waltham.

Residents can submit their thoughts on the proposals during a current six-week consultation period with the inspector set to make various modifications before he can declare them ‘sound’.

A local plan is a document which outlines policies and allocates land where housing can be developed.

Councillor Vicki Weston, portfolio holder for the built environment on the council said: ‘I am really pleased that the inspector agrees that the council is making sufficient provision for housing and that the additional sites provided by developers are not needed.’

To have your say, go to winchester.citizenspace.com/policy-and-planning/modifications-lpp2/ by December 12.