Sherfield on Loddon Neighbourhood Plan


Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council agreed to proceed to a referendum on the draft Sherfield on Loddon Neighbourhood Plan on 16 December 2017. As required by the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations, a Decision Statement has been published which can be found below.

In accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (Referendum) Regulations (2012) the council has published an Information Statement which sets out information relating to the referendum and also the following specified documents:

The Referendum will be held on Tuesday 20 February 2018 between 7am and 10pm at Sherfield on Loddon Village Hall. The question asked in the referendum will be:

"Do you want Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Sherfield on Loddon to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

The referendum area is identified on the map which is included with the information statement. The referendum area is identical to the area which has been designated as the Neighbourhood Plan area for Sherfield on Loddon.

The referendum will be conducted based in accordance with procedures similar to those used at local government elections.

Hard copies of the specified documents are available for inspection at::

  • Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, Civic Offices, London Road, Basingstoke, RG21 4AH (8.30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 4.30pm Friday)
  • Basingstoke Discovery Centre, Festival Place Shopping Centre, Basingstoke, RG21 7LS (8.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday and 8.30am to 4.30pm Saturday)
  • Chineham Library, Chineham District Centre, Basingstoke, RG24 8BQ (9.30am to 5pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9.30am to 7pm Thursday, 9.30am to 4pm Saturday)
  • House Twenty8, Sherfield on Loddon
  • The White Hart, Sherfield on Loddon
  • The Four Horseshoes, Sherfield on Loddon
  • The Salon, Sherfield on Loddon
  • St Leonard's Church Meeting Room, Sherfield on Loddon


The council received the independent examiners report for the Sherfield on Loddon Neighbourhood Plan (NP) on 14 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 Janet Cheesley of Chec Planning Ltd. She was appointed by the borough council, in agreement with Sherfield on Loddon Parish Council, having been referred to the council by the Neighbourhood Planning Independent Examiner Referral Service (NPIERS).

Publication (Regulation 16)

The Sherfield on Loddon Neighbourhood Plan (SOL NP) was submitted to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council (BDBC) on 10 August 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 Sherfield on Loddon NP was consulted upon from Monday 4 September to Thursday 16 October 2017.

The submission Sherfield on Loddon NP, Consultation Statement, Basic Conditions Statement, the representation form, a guidance note on the consultation and the public notice were available to view at the various locations in the village.

The following supporting documents can also be view below:

Pre-submission (Regulation 14) Consultation

Consultation on the Pre-Submission Sherfield on Loddon Neighbourhood Plan took place from 3 April 2017 to 22 May 2017. For more information please visit the Sherfield on Loddon Neighbourhood Plan website by visiting

Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitats Regulations Assessment

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

Neighbourhood Plan Area designation

The parish of Sherfield on Loddon was designated for the purposes of neighbourhood planning on 22 March 2013. The neighbourhood area was then amended on 10 August 2015 to remove the Sherfield Park development. View copies of the documents associated with the amended area designation below:

Sherfield on Loddon Amended Neighbourhood Area map
Sherfield on Loddon Amended Neighbourhood Area application

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