Tree SPD

Closed 21 Jul 2021

Opened 9 Jun 2021

Overview

This is a consultation on the draft Trees and Development Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). The consultation runs for six weeks from Wednesday 9 June to Wednesday 21 July 2021.

Why we are consulting

The draft Trees and Development SPD sets out Eastleigh Borough Council’s approach to trees in relation to development. It aims to ensure that trees are fully considered as part of the planning process, so that the multiple benefits of trees can be experienced by the Borough of Eastleigh, and by existing and future residents.

This SPD will be used as a material consideration in the determination of planning applications. It includes key principles about incorporating existing trees, planting and establishing new trees and in exceptional cases, the replacement of existing trees on site.

The Trees and Development SPD provides technical guidance on policy DM1 in the emerging Eastleigh Borough Local Plan (2016 – 2036) which sets out the general criteria for new development. The Council is currently consulting on modifications to the Local Plan.