In March 2019 the council adopted a new Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) regarding Heritage (the SPD), which is now a material consideration for the determination of planning applications and listed building consent submissions.
The Heritage SPD has been produced by the council’s Historic Environment Team and forms an important part of the council’s positive approach to protecting and, where possible, enhancing its historic environment. The SPD provides detailed guidance that applicants and their agents need to consider in order to ensure that they meet the council’s requirements relating to heritage issues. It also contains additional information concerning how the council fulfils its responsibilities in relation to heritage related issues.
The SPD will support the implementation of relevant policies in the Basingstoke and Deane Local Plan 2011 – 2029, primarily concerning the Historic Environment (EM11), but also Landscape (EM1) and Delivering High Quality Development (EM10), in addition to a number of site specific allocation policies (SS3.1 – SS3.12).
The Heritage SPD replaces the following guidance documents, which were withdrawn on 28 March 2019:
- The Historic Environment: Listed Buildings SPG (2003)
- The Historic Environment: Buildings of Local Interest SPG (2003)
- Farm Diversification and Traditional Farmsteads SPD (2007).
The Heritage SPD also replaces Appendix 4 of the Design and Sustainability SPD (2008), which was withdrawn through the process of adopting the new Design and Sustainability SPD in July 2018.