Character area appraisals

What is a Character Area Appraisal?

On 10 December 2007 Eastleigh Borough Council adopted a Supplementary Planning Document entitled Character Area Appraisals, the document is made up of four separate volumes:

Bishopstoke, Fair Oak and Horton Heath

Bursledon, Hamble-le-Rice and Hound


Hedge End, West End and Botley

The appraisals provide guidance for prospective planning applicants to ensure that new development in the Borough is appropriate to its surroundings and helps to retain the character that gives each area its identity.

Have Any Other Areas Been Appraised?

In 2005 a character area study for Chandlers' Ford and Hiltingbury was published. This defines a number of areas in Chandler's Ford and Hiltingbury where the quality and distinctiveness of the local environment is such, that it deserves to be acknowledged when considering development proposals in those areas.

Other Character Area Appraisal documents