St Mary Bourne Neighbourhood Plan


The council received the independent examiners report for the St Mary Bourne Neighbourhood Plan (NP) on 17 November 2017. The examiner recommended that, subject to a number of proposed modifications, the Plan should proceed to referendum.

The Independent Examination was conducted by Jeremy Edge of Edge Planning and Development LLP. He was appointed by the borough council, in agreement with St Mary Bourne Parish Council, having been referred to the council by the Neighbourhood Planning Independent Examiner Referral Service (NPIERS).

Publication (Regulation 16)

The St Mary Bourne Neighbourhood Plan (SMBNP) was submitted to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council (BDBC) on 6 May 2017. 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 viewed below:

The submission documents included: St Mary Bourne NP, Strategic Environmental Assessment, Consultation Statement, Basic Conditions Statement, the representation form, a guidance note on the consultation and the public notice.

Additionally, there are a number of evidence base documents that can be viewed on the St Mary Bourne Parish Council website.

What happens next?

Comments received will be passed on to the appointed examiner who will then carry out an independent examination on the neighbourhood plan. The examiner will consider whether the plan meets the Basic Conditions or whether any changes need to be made. The examiner will recommend if the plan should proceed to referendum.

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

Pre-submission (Regulation 14)

Consultation on the Pre-Submission SMBNP took place from 15 April 2016 to 27 May 2016 and 4 November 2016 to 16 December 2016. For more information please visit the St Mary Bourne Neighbourhood Plan website.

Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitats Regulations Assessment

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

St Mary Bourne SEA and HRA Screening Report
St Mary Bourne SEA and HRA Screening Decision Notice

Neighbourhood Plan Area designation

You can view copies of the documents associated with the area designation on the Neighbourhood planning page

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