Local Plan: Ashurst Hospital Consultation
We have proposed an additional site allocation policy relating to land at Ashurst Hospital in our draft Local Plan. This is in response to correspondence received from the appointed Planning Inspectors in November 2018.
As this proposal would involve a new policy allocating the site for development and supporting text, it would constitute a ‘main modification’ to the Submission draft Local Plan (January 2018).
The Inspectors are therefore providing an opportunity for people to comment on the proposed policy and supporting text.
The six-week consultation on the proposed site allocation policy runs from Wednesday 23 January – Wednesday 6 March 2019. The following documents have been published as part of this public consultation:
- Potential site allocation policy and supporting text
- Inspectors’ note on potential additional site allocation at Ashurst Hospital (ID-22)
- Sustainability Appraisal of the proposed policy
- Habitats Regulation Assessment Addendum (LUC, January 2019).
Comments should be focused on the six key questions set out in the Inspectors’ note (ID-22). Comments should be sent to the Local Plan Programme Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Wednesday 6 March 2019 at the latest. Comments received after this time will not be accepted.
A further Examination hearing session on the proposed Ashurst Hospital site allocation policy will be held at Lymington Town Hall on Thursday 21 March 2019.
If you wish to speak at this hearing session please inform the Programme Officer in writing by 5pm on Friday 15 February 2019. The Inspectors will consider the requests made before finalising arrangements for the hearing session.