Wessex Economics has worked with Hart, Rushmoor and Surrey Heath Councils on key elements of their Local Plan preparations, starting with identification of the Functional Housing Market Area; through preparation of the HRSH Strategic Housing Market Assessment and the Employment Land Review; the subsequent period of consultation on emerging Local Plans; various changes in Government Guidance; planning appeals where the Objectively Assessed Need as set out in the SHMA was challenged by developers without success; through to the Rushmoor Local Plan Examination – where no substantive objections were raised to the assessed housing need for Rushmoor.