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.

PDF document Decision Statement(PDF) [152 kb]

PDF document Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Plan 2011 to 2029(PDF) [3 Mb]

PDF document SEA and HRA Screening Decision Notice(PDF) [173 kb]

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.

Referendum

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. Read further information on the results of the Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Plan Referendum.

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:

PDF document Information Statement(PDF) [2 Mb]

PDF document Draft Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Plan (as modified)(PDF) [3 Mb]

PDF document Independent Examiner's report(PDF) [378 kb]

PDF document Summary of representations submitted to the independent examiner(PDF) [134 kb]

PDF document 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(PDF) [133 kb]

PDF document General information statement on town and country planning, neighbourhood planning and the referendum(PDF) [112 kb]

PDF document Notice of Referendum(PDF) [66 kb]

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
Tadley Library
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

Examiner's Report

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:

PDF document The Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Plan submission draft(PDF) [3 Mb]

PDF document Consultation Statement(PDF) [806 kb]

PDF document Basic Conditions Statement(PDF) [806 kb]

Additional evidence base documents are available to view on the Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Plan website.

Representations on the submission Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Plan are available to view on the consultation portal.

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:

PDF document BDBC Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Plan compliance checklist letter(PDF) [138 kb]

PDF document BDBC Sherborne St John Plan compliance checklist(PDF) [373 kb]

Pre-submission (Regulation 14)

Find out more information on the consultation on the Pre-Submission SSJNP which took place from 1 April to 16 May 2016.

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:

PDF document Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Plan SEA and HRA Screening Report(PDF) [4 Mb]

PDF document Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Plan SEA and HRA Screening Decision Notice(PDF) [173 kb]

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:

PDF document Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Area map(PDF) [3 Mb]

PDF document Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Area application(PDF) [214 kb]

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