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Inquiry information including live streaming links

9 November

The Inquiry has now finished and the reserve dates are not required. The site visit is now scheduled for Tuesday 13 December at 10am.

8 November

Please note that today's session has now finished.

4 November

It is very likely that today's session will finish at lunchtime.

3 November

Please note that the second week of the Inquiry (8-11 November) will take place entirely online.

Tuesday 8 November -

Wednesday 9 November -

Thursday 10 November (reserve day) -

Friday 11 November (reserve day) -

28 October 

The programme for the Inquiry, along with agendas for the round table sessions for biodiversity and housing land supply have been received from the Planning Inspectorate.

27 October

There will be live streaming on each day of the Inquiry. Please use the links below:

Tuesday 1 November -

Wednesday 2 November -

Thursday 3 November -

Friday 4 November -

Tuesday 8 November -

Wednesday 9 November -

Thursday 10 November -

Friday 11 November -

10 October

Notification letters have been sent to residents who commented on the planning application, to explain how they can get involved with the Inquiry.

The Inquiry will commence at 10am on Tuesday 1 November 2022. From 2-4 November, and 8-11 November, the Inquiry will commence at 9.30am at Hedge End Social Club, 4 Bursledon Road, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 0BR.

You may attend the Inquiry if you wish and at the discretion of the Inspector take part in the discussion. In order to provide appropriate seating and facilities at the venue, please email quoting reference F/20/89488, or call 023 8068 8000, by Friday 28 October 2022 if you would like to participate in the public session or require information about facilities available at the venue.

If you are unable to attend in person but would like the opportunity to participate virtually, please email or telephone the Council (as per the details above) to confirm by Tuesday 18 October 2022. Please be advised that to particulate virtually, you would require access to a desk top computer, laptop or tablet. Once registered, you will receive correspondence so we can test your connection and ensure you are able to attend virtually on the day. If you chose to participate virtually then we would also require a written statement from you in the event that the connection fails on the day and we are unable to reach you.

Planning Inspectorate Reference: APP/W1715/W/22/3292580
Planning Inspectorate Case Officer: Alison Bell

  • Direct Line: 0303 444 5279
  • Email:

If you have any questions relating to the Inquiry or if you require any of the documents in a different format please email