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PUSH Spatial Position Statement to 2034


In June 2016 PUSH completed a Spatial Position Statement covering the overall need for and distribution of development in South Hampshire.  It sets out the employment and housing development needed to promote economic growth, jobs and homes for all through to 2034.  It is focused on achieving a renaissance of Portsmouth, Southampton and the other urban areas, protecting the most important aspects of the environment and co-ordinating transport and other infrastructure. The Position Statement sets out development targets for the individual Councils within South Hampshire.  It forms a significant part of the statutory 'duty to co-operate' that Councils have with each other, and will inform the preparation of Local Plans by each Council within PUSH.

The Position Statement has been prepared in line with the National Planning Policy Framework, to establish and distribute the objectively assessed needs for housing and economic growth over the longer term period to 2034. The need for employment development is informed by the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)'s Solent Economic Plan and economic forecasts.  The need for new homes is influenced by the PUSH Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA), which analyses demographic and migration trends to establish the overall need for new homes across South Hampshire . This development will be focused on urban areas first, and is then distributed according to environmental, transport and other infrastructure factors.  The PUSH Joint Committee noted the completion and publication of the Position Statement on 7 June 2016.

The Position Statement 2016 can be accessed here


Position Statement 2016 PDF 962Kb

The Joint Committee report can be found here:

Joint Committee - 7 June 2016 PDF 275Kb

Policy and Evidence that has influenced the Position Statement



Housing Needs

Economic Development and Employment Land


Green Infrastructure



This document sets out how the Position Statement was prepared and how Councils have met their 'duty to co-operate'