Wootton St Lawrence Parish Neighbourhood Plan
The Wootton St Lawrence Parish Neighbourhood Plan 2016-2029 was 'made' at Full Council on 19 December 2019. The Plan now forms part of the Development Plan and will be used to guide planning decisions in the parish of Wootton St Lawrence. Below are the final versions of:
Wootton St Lawrence Parish Neighbourhood Plan(PDF) [18 Mb]
Decision Statement(PDF) [130 kb]
SEA and HRA Screening Decision Notice(PDF) [124 kb]
Hard copies of these documents can be viewed at:
- Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Offices between the hours of 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
- Basingstoke Discovery Centre - find the Discovery Centre's normal opening times
- Tadley Library - find Tadley Library's normal opening times.
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The referendum for the Wootton St Lawrence Parish Neighbourhood Plan was held on Thursday 21 November 2019. There was a turnout of 32.09%. The results of the poll included; 116 votes in favour (75%) and 38 votes against (25%). 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 Wootton St Lawrence. View the full Wootton St Lawrence Neighbourhood Plan Referendum result.
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council agreed to proceed to a referendum on the Wootton St Lawrence Neighbourhood Plan on 18 September 2019 June. As required by the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 as amended, a Decision Statement has been published which can be found below.
In accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (Referendum) Regulations (2012) as amended, the council has published an Information Statement which sets out information relating to the referendum and also the following specified documents:
Information Statement(PDF) [470 kb]
Wootton St Lawrence Neighbourhood Plan (as modified)(PDF) [18 Mb]
Independent Examiner's report(PDF) [713 kb]
Summary of representations submitted to the independent examiner(PDF) [949 kb]
Statement (the Wootton St Lawrence Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement) that the local planning authority is satisfied that the draft plan meets the basic conditions and complies with the provisions made by or under sections 38A and 38B of the 2004 Act(PDF) [358 kb]
General information statement on town and country planning, neighbourhood planning and the referendum(PDF) [197 kb]
Notice of Referendum(PDF) [18 Mb]
The Referendum was held on Thursday 21 November 2019 between 7am and 10pm. The question asked in the referendum was:
“Do you want Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Wootton St Lawrence 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 Wootton St Lawrence.
Ms Janet Cheesley, of Chec Planning Ltd was appointed to carry out an independent examination of the Wootton St Lawrence Neighbourhood Plan (WSL NP). She was appointed by the borough council, in agreement with Wootton St Lawrence Parish Council.
The examination commenced on 1 August 2019. The council received the independent examiner’s report for the Wootton St Lawrence Neighbourhood Plan on 21 August 2019. The examiner recommended that, subject to a number of proposed modifications, the Plan should proceed to referendum.
Independent Examiner's report(PDF) [441 kb]
The following correspondence was received during the referendum:
Email 1: Email from Examiner to BDBC and WSL PC – 1 August 2019(PDF) [115 kb]
Email 1 Attachment: NPIERS Guidance to Service Users and Examiners(PDF) [407 kb]
Email 2: Email from BDBC to Examiner and WSL PC – 1 August 2019(PDF) [44 kb]
Email 2 Attachment: Manydown Parameter Plans(PDF) [6 Mb]
Email 3: Wootton St Lawrence Parish Council's Response to the Regulation 16 representations(PDF) [775 kb]
Publication (Regulation 16)
The Wootton St Lawrence Neighbourhood Plan (WSLNP) was submitted to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council (BDBC) on 28 May 2019. 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 below:
BDBC Wootton St Lawrence Neighbourhood Plan compliance checklist letter(PDF) [140 kb]
BDBC Wootton St Lawrence Plan compliance checklist(PDF) [342 kb]
A seven week consultation was held on the submission Wootton St Lawrence NP, this closed on 31 July 2019. Any comments received have been 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.
Representations on this consultation can be viewed upon request. If you would like to view any particular representations for this consultation, please contact the Planning Policy team by emailing Local.Plan@basingstoke.gov.uk. All the representations made and the submission plan have been issued to the appointed independent Neighbourhood Plan Examiner.
Submission Wootton St Lawrence NP(PDF) [5 Mb]
Consultation Statement(PDF) [4 Mb]
Basic Conditions Statement(PDF) [425 kb]
Representation form(DOCX) [390 kb]
SEA/HRA screening decision notice(PDF) [124 kb]
Local Gap inclusion(PDF) [7 Mb]
Pre-submission (Regulation 14)
View further information on the consultation on the Pre-Submission Wootton St Lawrence Neighbourhood Plan which took place between 13 January 2018 and 28 February 2018.
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:
Wootton St Lawrence Neighbourhood Plan SEA and HEA Screening Report(PDF) [2 Mb]
Wootton St Lawrence Neighbourhood Plan SEA and HRA Screening Decision Notice(PDF) [127 kb]
The Wootton St Lawrence and Ramsdell Neighbourhood Plan Designation Area was approved on the 20 February 2014. Information associated with the neighbourhood area designation can be found below:
Wootton St Lawrence Neighbourhood Area map(PDF) [4 Mb]
Wootton St Lawrence Neighbourhood Area application(PDF) [198 kb]