The South East Plan is the Regional Spatial Strategy for the South East. It is a document that sets out changes needed to improve the quality of life in the South East England region over the next 20 years.
The South East England Regional Assembly were tasked by the Deputy Prime Minister to produce this new document to replace current planning guidance issued by Government, called Regional Planning Guidance 9 (RPG9). Key topics covered in the Plan are housing, transport, employment and the environment.
The draft South East Plan was submitted to Government on 31 March 2006, and has been through an extensive examination in public.
To ensure that the policies and programmes included in the draft South East Plan are based on the latest available data, the Assembly undertook research on a wide range of different topics.
The South East Plan itself, and more general information about the process may be accessed here.