East Woodhay Neighbourhood Plan

The East Woodhay Neighbourhood Plan (EWNP) was submitted to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council in March 2022. Consultation on the draft Plan was undertaken in accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 between March and May 2022.

Ms Janet Cheesley was appointed to carry out an Independent Examination of the Plan.

However, the examination of the Plan has been delayed to allow further work to take place on the impact of the Plan upon the protected nature conservation sites in the Solent. This is because a small part of the Parish is within the catchment of the River Test where advice from Natural England indicates that wastewater from new overnight accommodation could have significant effects upon the protected habitat sites in the Solent.

The following correspondence has been exchanged between the examiner and the parish council:

PDF document Open Letter to East Woodhay Parish Council(PDF) [159 kb]

PDF document Formal letter to BDBC re Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment(PDF) [103 kb]

As a result of this, the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) screening report, and Policy HO2 (Settlement Policy Boundary and Building in the Countryside) of the Neighbourhood Plan have been updated. Consequential changes have also been made to the Basic Conditions Statement. These documents are set out below. No other policies in the Plan have been changed.

Resubmission

The East Woodhay Neighbourhood Plan (BNP) was resubmitted to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council (BDBC) on 30 June 2022, including the changes set out above. 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:

The Council is therefore carrying out a further Regulation 16 consultation on the updated Plan between Monday 18 July 2022 and 4pm on Monday 5 September 2022.

The comments received will be 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.

It is not necessary to resubmit your comments from the Regulation 16 consultation in March - May 2022 if your views have not changed.

Representations can be submitted using the council’s representation form which can be accessed via the online link below, by email or by post.

Online at: Online Representation form
Or by e-mail to: local.plan@basingstoke.gov.uk
Or by post to: Planning Policy Team
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
Civic Offices
London Road
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG21 4AH

The consultation documents (as updated, June 2022) can be viewed by selecting the links below:

Publication (Regulation 16) (March 2022)

The East Woodhay Neighbourhood Plan (BNP) was submitted to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council (BDBC) on 1 March 2022. 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 viewed below:

The first Regulation 16 consultation on the submission East Woodhay NP closed on Tuesday 3 May 2022.

All of the representations received can be viewed below:

Representations from the East Woodhay Neighbourhood Plan

The comments received will be 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.

Details of the examination timetable and procedure will be published when available

The documents from the first consultation in March 2022 can be viewed by selecting the links below:

Neighbourhood Plan Area designation

The East Woodhay Neighbourhood Area was approved on 5 November 2013. You can view copies of the documents associated with the area designation below:

PDF document East Woodhay Neighbourhood area map(PDF) [4 Mb]

PDF document East Woodhay Neighbourhood area application(PDF) [85 kb]

What happens next?

At the end of the publicity period any comments received will be 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.

Details of the examination timetable and procedure will be published when available.

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