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Advice to SEERA

The South East Plan

South East Plan

The South East Plan is the Regional Spatial Strategy for the South East of England. As the overarching sustainable planning framework for the region, it sets out a vision for the future and outlines responses to the challenges facing the region such as housing, the economy, transport and protecting the environment.

It provides the spatial context within which Local Development Frameworks and Local Transport Plans are prepared, as well as other regional and sub-regional strategies and programmes that have a bearing on land use activities. It is a full revision of Regional Planning Guidance 9 (RPG9 - the Regional Spatial Strategy for the South East) to cover the period to 2026.

In December 2006 PUSH submitted documentation to SEERA advising on sub-regional aspects of the South East Plan. This advice informed the development of the strategy and policies that apply to South Hampshire.

The final version of the South East Plan was published in May 2009 following a consultation process which occured during 2008 and endorsed the approach put forward by PUSH. The robust evidence base and the strong links between economic growth, employment and housing needs and infrastructure requirements over the long term provided a strong base for the South Hampshire strategy and has been widely recognised by government.