Revised Local Plan (DPD)

The Test Valley Borough Revised Local Plan DPD - 2011 - 2029 contains proposed policies for determining planning applications and identifying strategic allocations for housing, employment and other uses. 

This Local Plan was adopted by the Council on 27 January 2016 (the Cabinet report can be found here ) following examination by an appointed Planning Inspector. The examination process started on 31 July 2014, when the Council submitted the Local Plan, and ran until 15 December 2015, when the Inspector’s report was received. A copy of the Inspector’s report, and associated appendix, is available below.

The interactive map, which shows the extent of spatial designations and proposals (as at the date the Local Plan was adopted), can be found here. Please note it does not cover all policies and so should be used alongside the Local Plan.

Access to the Revised Local Plan interactive map

Revised Local Plan Policy COM7: Affordable Housing

Following the Government's amendments to Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) , regarding circumstances where affordable housing contributions should be sought, the Council agreed an updated approach to applying policy COM7.
The latest position is set out within the Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).

Further Information

Please be advised that a number of the attachments are large documents and may take time to download.

If you would like any further information or wish to purchase a copy of the Local Plan for £50.00 (and £5.00 for postage and packaging) please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01264 368816 or