The Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Plan (2011-2029) was made at Full Council on 18 May 2017. In late 2022, Sherborne St John Parish Council notified the borough council on their intent to review and update the plan.
The Regulation 14 consultation is open from 25 September through to 6 November 2023.
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 are available to view below:
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 4.30pm Monday to Friday, and at Basingstoke Discovery Centre and Tadley Library during their normal opening times.
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:
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.
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.
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:
Representations on this consultation can be viewed upon request. If you would like to view any particular representations for this consultation, please contact the Planning Policy team by emailing Local.Plan@basingstoke.gov.uk. All the representations made and the submission plan have been issued to the appointed independent Neighbourhood Plan Examiner.
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:
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:
The Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Area was approved on 27 March 2013. View copies of the documents associated with the area designation below:
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