Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Plan (2011-2029)
The Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Plan (2011-2029) was made at Full Council on 18 May 2017. The Plan now forms part of the Development Plan for the parish and will be used to guide planning decisions in Sherborne St John. A copy of the final version of the Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Plan and the Decision Statement can be viewed below.
Hard copies of these documents can be viewed at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Offices between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm on Mondays to Thursday and 8:30am and 4:30pm on Fridays, and at Basingstoke Discovery Centre and Tadley Library during their normal opening times.
To view an interactive Policies Map for the Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Plan, please visit our Interactive Development Plan Policies Map. The interactive map allows you to search for a location and see which policies of the Neighbourhood Plan (and Local Plan) apply to your chosen location.
The Referendum on the Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Plan was held on Thursday 4 May 2017. A total of 58% of the voters on the day said ‘Yes’ to the Neighbourhood Plan. Further information on the results of the Referendum can be found on our election webpages.
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council agreed to proceed to a referendum on the draft Sherborne Neighbourhood Plan on 15 March 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 draft Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Plan (as modified)
- The Independent Examiner's report
- A summary of representations submitted to the independent examiner
- A Statement (the Sherborne St John 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
- A general information statement on town and country planning, neighbourhood planning and the referendum
- Notice of Referendum
The Referendum was held on Thursday 4 May 2017 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 Sherborne St John 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 Sherborne St John.
The referendum was 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
|Mon to Thurs - 8.30am to 5pm
Fri - 8.30am to 4:30pm
|Basingstoke Discovery Centre
Festival Place Shopping Centre, Basingstoke, RG21 7LS
|Mon to Fri - 8.30am to 6:30pm
Sat - 8.30am to 4:30pm
Mulfords Hill, Tadley, Basingstoke, RG26 3JE
|Mon, Thurs and Fri - 9.30am to 5pm
Tues - 9.30am to 1pm
Wed - 9.30am to 7pm
Sat - 9.30am to 4pm
|Sherborne St John Village Hall
Kiln Road, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke RG24 9HR
|Mon to Fri - 10am to 2.30pm|
Following the Regulation 16 consultation held from November 2016 to January 2017, Ms Janet Cheesley was appointed to carry out an independent examination of the Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Plan. The examination was carried out by written representations.
The council received the examiners report on 10 February 2017. The examiner recommended that, subject to a number of proposed modifications, the Plan should proceed to referendum. The council is now deciding what action to take in response to the recommendations in the report.
Publication (Regulation 16)
The Sherborne St St John Neighbourhood Plan was published for consultation on 28 November 2016 for a period of seven weeks. The consultation documents consisted of:
- The Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Plan submission draft
- Consultation Statement
- Basic Conditions Statement
Additional evidence base documents are available to view on the Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Plan website by visiting http://sherbornestjohn-pc.gov.uk/The_Neighbourhood_Plan.aspx
Representations on the submission Sherborne St John NP are available to view on the consultation portal (link: http://basingstoke-consult.limehouse.co.uk/portal/fpt/np/ssjnp?pointId=1479393411000&do=view)
The Plan was subject to a compliance check to ensure it complies with the relevant legislation. The borough council’s decision and completed checklist can be found here:
- BDBC Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Plan compliance checklist letter
- BDBC Sherborne St John Plan compliance checklist
Pre-submission (Regulation 14)
Consultation on the Pre-Submission SSJNP took place from 1 April - 16 May 2016. For more information please visit the Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Plan website by visiting http://sherbornestjohn-pc.gov.uk/The_Neighbourhood_Plan.aspx
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:
- Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Plan SEA and HRA Screening Report
- Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Plan SEA and HRA Screening Decision Notice
Neighbourhood Plan Area designation
The Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Area was approved on 27 March 2013. View copies of the documents associated with the area designation below: