Other Planning Policy Guidance

New homes in the countryside to meet a locally agreed need - guidance note

The council has produced a guidance note that provides further information on how criterion (e) of Policy SS6 of the Adopted Basingstoke and Deane Local Plan 2011-2029 (ALP) should be applied to planning applications. This was updated in January 2019. The guidance note can be viewed below:

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New homes in the countryside on previously developed land - guidance note

The council published a guidance note in relation to criterion (a) of Policy SS6 of the Basingstoke and Deane Local Plan 2011-2029 in January 2019. The guidance note can be viewed below:

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Marketing guidance notes

In some cases, the Local Plan requires applicants to carry out a marketing exercise of a property/site to determine whether there is a demand for an existing use.

This guidance note sets out what is expected from an applicant when they are undertaking a marketing exercise, and the minimum standard of information that should be provided as part of any submission.

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Historic Environment guidance

The following guidance has been produced and adopted by the council to guide development affecting heritage assets.

For further information on any of the subjects covered please contact a member of the Historic Environment Team by emailing development.control@basingstoke.gov.uk or by phoning 01256 844844. Alternatively please visit the Historic Environment webpages.

The Heritage SPD (March 2019) provides detailed and comprehensive guidance to support the implementation of relevant policies in the adopted Local Plan, 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).

If you have any queries about conservation areas, or would like to discuss proposals within one of the borough's existing Conservation Areas, please contact a member of the Historic Environment Team or visit the Conservation areas webpage.

If you would like advice regarding trees in conservation areas, please contact one of the Tree Officers in the Natural Environment Team by emailing customer.service@basingstoke.gov.uk or by phoning 01256 844844. Alternatively please visit the Trees webpage.

Conservation Area Appraisals

The council has produced a Conservation Area Appraisal for each conservation area in the borough.

These documents and their associated appraisal maps can all be downloaded from the Conservation Area Appraisals webpage.

The conservation areas are being re-appraised on a rolling basis, with new appraisals added to the above webpage.

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Landscape and Natural Environment

The Landscape, Biodiversity and Trees Supplementary Planning Document addresses how these considerations should inform new development and the Green Infrastructure Strategy published in November 2018 also provides information to inform the implementation of Local Plan Policy EM5 (Green Infrastructure).

The council has produced a Countryside Design Summary which explains the design relationship between the borough's landscape, settlement patterns and buildings.

Countryside design summary (PDF) [3Mb]

Further guidance documents about the natural environment are available to view on the Natural Environment webpage.

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