Ashford Hill with Headley Neighbourhood Plan

The Ashford Hill with Headley Parish Neighbourhood Plan 2022-2029 was 'made' at Full Council on 20 October 2022. The Plan now forms part of the Development Plan and will be used to guide planning decisions in the parish of Ashford Hill with Headley. Below are the final versions of:

Ashford Hill with Headley Neighbourhood Plan 2022-2029

Decision Statement

SEA and HRA Screening Decision Notice

Hard copies of these documents can be viewed at:

From 20 October 2022, the Ashford Hill with Headley Neighbourhood Plan is subject to a 6 week period where applications can be made to the High Court on the grounds that the neighbourhood plan is not within the appropriate powers and/or a procedural requirement has not been complied with. This six-week period of legal challenge ends on 1 December 2022.

Referendum result

The referendum for the Ashford Hill with Headley Neighbourhood Plan was held on Thursday 8 September 2022. There was a turnout of 19.5%. The results of the poll included: 201 votes in favour (92.6%) and 14 votes against (6.4%). More than 50% of those voting in the referendum voted ‘yes’ and therefore the neighbourhood plan has become part of the statutory development plan for the parish of Ashford Hill with Headley.

Declaration of Result of Poll - Ashford Hill with Headley

Referendum

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council agreed to proceed to a referendum on the Ashford Hill with Headley Neighbourhood Plan on 6 July 2022. As required by the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 as amended, a Decision Statement has been published which can be found below.

Ashford Hill with Headley Neighbourhood Plan – Decision Statement

Notice of Referendum for Ashford Hill with Headley Neighbourhood Plan - 8 September 2022

A referendum on the Ashford Hill with Headley Neighbourhood Plan will be held on Thursday 8 September 2022.

There are a number of documents that are available to view as part of the referendum. These are listed below:

The referendum area is identified on the map which is included within the information statement. The referendum area is identical to the area which has been designated as the Neighbourhood Plan area for Ashford Hill with Headley. For this referendum those entitled to vote will receive a ballot paper which asks the following question:

Do you want Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Ashford Hill with Headley to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?

If more than 50% of individuals vote ‘yes’ in the referendum, then Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council will ‘make’ the Ashford Hill with Headley Neighbourhood Plan. If the Neighbourhood Plan is ‘made’ it will help determine planning applications in the Ashford Hill with Headley Neighbourhood Area. It will also form part of the statutory development plan for Basingstoke and Deane.

If more people vote ‘no’ than ‘yes’ then the Neighbourhood Plan will not be made part of the statutory development plan for the local area.

Examination

Ms Janet Cheesley was appointed to carry out an Independent Examination of the Ashford Hill with Headley Neighbourhood Plan. The Examination commenced on 9 May 2022.

Ashford Hill with Headley Neighbourhood Plan Examiners Report

During the examination any correspondence between the council and the examiner relevant to the examinations was placed on the council’s website. This correspondence is available below:

View the email notification of examination of Ashford Hill with Headley Neighbourhood Plan

Any further correspondence will also be added to this webpage.

Publication (Regulation 16)

The Ashford Hill with Headley Neighbourhood Plan (AHHNP) was submitted to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council (BDBC) on 24 February 2022. The plan has been subject to a compliance check to ensure it accords with the relevant legislation. The borough council’s decision and completed checklist can be found here:

Consultation on the submission Ashford Hill with Headley Neighbourhood Plan closed on Tuesday 3 May 2022.

All of the representations received can be viewed below.

Representations from the Ashford Hill with Headley Neighbourhood Plan

The comments received were passed on to the appointed examiner who carried out an independent examination on the neighbourhood plan. The examiner considered whether the plan met the Basic Conditions or whether any changes need to be made. The examiner has recommend the plan should proceed to referendum subject to modifications.

Details of the examination timetable and procedure will be published when available.

The consultation documents can be found below:

Pre-submission (Regulation 14)

Consultation on the Pre-Submission Ashford Hill with Headley Neighbourhood Plan took place from Tuesday 22 June 2021 to Friday 6 August 2021.

Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitats Regulations Assessment

The borough council has undertaken screening for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA). The results of the screening report and the decision notice is available to view below:

PDF document Ashford Hill with Headley Neighbourhood Plan SEA and HEA Screening Report(PDF) [2 Mb]

PDF document Ashford Hill with Headley Neighbourhood Plan SEA and HRA Screening Decision Notice(PDF) [175 kb]

Neighbourhood Plan Area designation

The Ashford Hill with Headley Neighbourhood Area was approved on 1 December 2017. You can view copies of the documents associated with the area designation below:

PDF document Ashford Hill with Headley Neighbourhood area map(PDF) [3 Mb]

PDF document Ashford Hill and Headley Neighbourhood area application(PDF) [3 Mb]

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