Planning & Infrastructure

Alison Roast, Brian Mansbridge, Alison Collett and Constance Williams are the LRA committee members who bring you the latest Planning & Infrastructure information.

As a proportion of total planning applications, we object to very few, certainly under 1%.  However, when we do object it is often in respect of a high-profile case generating considerable publicity. So, the impression may easily, but wrongly, be given that we approve of little and object to much.  We do not generally object on grounds of design. We leave this to the neighbours and the Gosport Society whom we liaise with regarding conservation, heritage and design matters.


Planning Process

The Planning team at LRA receives weekly updates from GBC and consider applications using the following criteria.  In reviewing applications, we first of all, determine the significance of each application by considering:


  • Is it in a conservation area, such as the High Street?

  • Is it on the seafront, which has its own planning rules?

  • Is it of significant size, such as a large block of flats or inappropriately large for its location?

  • Will it have an adverse impact on local resources, especially roads?

  • Are there any environmental concerns?

  • Are local neighbours concerned or likely to be concerned?

  • Will it create an undesirable precedent?

If the above does not meet our full investigation the LRA may submit a formal Planning Objection to GBC. If it does meet these criteria the LRA will not normally take any further action other than contacting neighbours when we feel that there may be concerns, we have on occasion submitted a positive comment.


There are special procedures if residents wish to represent themselves at the Regulatory Board which require a deputation.  All the rules and documentation can be found on the GBC site https://www.gosport.gov.uk/deputations


Planning applications for GBC can now be found on https://publicaccess.gosport.gov.uk/online-applications/ which are accessible to all.  Residents may also visit GBC planning department to view any applications. 


The Gosport Borough Council planning portal is a very useful site to explore and may answer many of your questions https://www.gosport.gov.uk/article/1235/Planning-Portal.

Planning Links

3rd Party planning links provided by Gosport Council and information not controlled by LRA.

Planning Links

Can LRA help?

You may require help with a local planning application that you want to raise an objection against. 

Our Planning Team may be able to offer some assistance and guidance to your concerns. 

Email our Planning Team today with your concerns and they may be able to help.