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Neighbourhood Plan 2023

Following the adoption by Hart District Council of its Local Plan in 2020 it was agreed that Winchfield's Neighbourhood Plan should be reviewed and updated.

Our updated Neighbourhood Plan for the period 2022 – 2037 has been produced by local volunteers, with the support of and on behalf of the Parish Council. The Plan sets out the vision, objectives and policies by which the Parish will manage future sustainable development.

Publication of the pre-submission draft initiated the first formal consultation phase, according to Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.

The consultation closed on 12th December 2022.

All the comments that were received have been considered conscientiously by the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group. The decisions on whether or not to amend the Plan, and the reasons behind them, have been incorporated into the Consultation Statement which has been submitted to Hart District Council along with examination version of the Plan.

Hart District Council has undertaken a screening process in consultation with relevant environmental bodies to determine whether a Strategic Environmental Assessment and/or appropriate assessment is required to support the Neighbourhood Plan. The District Council has determined that neither is required and a copy of their formal determination and the reasons for their decision can be found at:

Winchfield Neighbourhood Plan 2022-37 Screening Determination for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA)

Hart District Council will publicise the Plan and the supporting documents in early May, according to Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. Representations that are received by Hart District Council will be passed to the Independent Examiner and then post examination the Council will arrange for a referendum to take place. Full details of the public consultation will be published here in late April.

Thank you for your interest in and involvement with our Neighbourhood Plan.

Additional references that support the Draft Neighbourhood Plan can be found on the Landscape Character Assessment page, the Key Views page and the Basic Conditions Statement page.

Please see separate pages for information on the progress of the work by the Steering Group the Working Group and details of Community Engagement