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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 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.

Pre-submission Consultation

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:

Environmental Assessment

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:

HDC Consultation

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.

Representations received

Submitted plan and supporting documents

The Submitted Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents can be found below:

Supporting evidence documents and information on previous stages of the Plan are available to view on the Winchfield Parish Council website at

Why is an examination and referendum needed? 

Next Steps

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.

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


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