Southampton City Vision - ‘Call for Sites’ as part of Local Plan

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Landowners, developers and residents are being asked to share their views on sites across Southampton that could be considered for potential development as part of the new 'Southampton City Vision' Local Plan.

Renewed calls are being made to identify sites following the initial consultation that took place from February to May 2020. After the consultation we gathered evidence as part of our Strategic Land Availability Assessment (SLAA), this included a ‘Call for Sites’. However, as COVID-19 has significantly slowed the process over the last 18 months we now feel it is important to ensure we have an up-to-date picture before moving forward.  

Southampton City Vision, our new Local Plan will be a document that sets out the future development of new homes, work spaces, infrastructure and facilities across the city over the next 20 years and beyond.

An important element of developing the plan is looking at all potential sites across the city and assessing whether they are suitable for development. We would like you to inform us of any potential sites that you think should be included in this assessment.  (Note: if you responded to the ‘call for sites’ last year, there is no need to inform us of any sites you have already made us aware of). 

You can find out more and respond to the consultation here: Southampton City Vision - Consultations and feedback 

All sites will be considered through the SLAA process and will inform the development of the new Southampton City Vision Local Plan site allocations. If you have more than one site to submit, please complete a separate form for each site suggested. 

If you require paper copies of the form you may obtain copies free of charge by emailing your name and address to local.plan@southampton.gov.uk or writing to: Local Plan Team, Southampton City Council, Civic Centre, Civic Centre Road, Southampton, SO14 7LY.

Leader of Southampton City Council, Councillor Daniel Fitzhenry, said: "A Local Plan is a statutory framework that every Local Authority must have in place. Our initial consultation took place as the pandemic hit in Spring last year so we now need to ensure that the information that was gathered as part of that process is still up to date.

"At this crucial time, as we strive to get Southampton moving, it's key that we maximise growth potential in the city and need to make sure we're considering all possible locations for development."