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 for the period 2022 – 2037. Our updated Neighbourhood Plan has been produced by local volunteers, with the support of and on behalf of the Parish Council, setting out the vision, objectives and policies by which the Parish will manage future sustainable development.
Our thanks to everyone who responded to the Pre-Submission Consultation (Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012) on the Winchfield Neighbourhood Plan which ended on 12th December 2022. All the comments that were received were 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 (HDC) along with the examination version of the Plan.
Submission to HDC
Here are the documents submitted by Winchfield Parish Council to Hart District Council as specified under Regulation 15:
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:
The Regulation 16 consultation ran from Friday 12 May to 4pm Friday 23 June 2023.
The Plan is currently at examination. Subject to the outcome of the examination the plan is expected to go referendum.
Hart District Council has appointed Mr. Ashcroft, an independent Examiner, to undertake the examination.
- Winchfield Neighbourhood Development Plan Review Examination Arrangements
- Winchfield Parish Council response to Regulation 16 representations
- Summary of Regulation 16 representations received
- Examiner's Clarification Note
- Winchfield Parish Council response to the Examiners Clarification Note
- 001 - TFL
- 002 - Hampshire Chamber of Commerce
- 003 - Louise Wright
- 004 - Brian Whyatt
- 005 - National Highways
- 006 - Alison Abley
- 007 - Sport England
- 008 - Coal Authority
- 009 - Gary Comerford
- 010 - Dave Ramm
- 011 - Trustees of Fisk Family Trust
- 012 - Paul Jackaman
- 013 - Crookham Village Parish Council
- 014 - Thames Water
- 015 - National Gas Transmission
- 016 - Sarah Cramer
- 016 - Sarah Cramer [supplementary document]
- 017 - Defence Infrastructure Organisation
- 018 - Hart District Council
- 019 - Pearson Strategic Ltd
- 020 - North East Hants Ramblers
- 021 - Michael Odell
- 022 - Network Rail
- 023 - Public Health
- 024 - Kim Hull
- 025 - Natural England
Submitted plan and supporting documents
The Submitted Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents can be found below:
- Winchfield Neighbourhood Plan 2022 – 2037
- Winchfield Neighbourhood Plan 2022 – 2037 (accessible version)
- Map of the Plan Area
- Evidence Base
- Appendix 1 Landscape Character Assessment
- Appendix 2 Winchfield Key Views
- Winchfield Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement
- Winchfield Neighbourhood Plan Basic Conditions Statement
- Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitat Regulation Assessment Screening Opinion
- Screening Determination for Strategic Environmental Assessment
Supporting evidence documents and information on previous stages of the Plan are available to view on the Winchfield Parish Council website at www.winchfield-pc.org.uk.
Why is an examination and referendum needed?
- Statement of significance of modifications - explains why the changes over the current neighbourhood plan made in 2017 are substantial enough that an examination and referendum are required.
The proposed Plan was submitted for Independent Examination and the Examiners report is below.
The plan will be subject to a Local Referendum later this year, more details to follow. If successful, the revised Winchfield Neighbourhood Plan will be ‘made’ (bought into legal force) and will form part of the Hart Development Plan and be used in the determination of planning applications relating to land in Winchfield Parish.
Thank you for your interest in and involvement with our Neighbourhood Plan.