Forwarded from Shedfield Parish Council:
Public Consultation on the draft Winchester District Local Plan Part 2: Development Management and Site Allocations
Notification under the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012
Since the beginning of 2013 Winchester City Council has been working with Parish Councils, communities and other organisations to develop the draft Local Plan Part 2 – Development Management and Site Allocations. The Local Plan Part 2 (LPP2) follows the development strategy set out in Local Plan Part 1 – Joint Core Strategy (2013), and includes development management policies that update and will replace (once the LPP2 is adopted) the remaining “saved” policies from the Winchester District Local Plan Review (2006).
The LPP2 also allocates sites for development in Winchester, and at the market towns and larger villages of Bishop’s Waltham, Colden Common, Kings Worthy, New Alresford, Swanmore, Waltham Chase and Wickham to meet the requirements set in the Core Strategy. Housing allocations for Denmead are set out in the Denmead Neighbourhood Plan but development management policies in the LPP2 will apply at Denmead. Most development within the South Hampshire Urban Area is already catered for through strategic allocations in the Core Strategy at West of Waterlooville and North Whiteley; however the LPP2 reviews and carries forward a couple of outstanding allocations at Whiteley from the Local Plan review.
Where boundaries are defined for the application of particular policies, such as settlement gaps, town centres and primary shopping frontages, these have been reviewed to ensure that they are up-to-date and allow for the development needs and allocations in the plan. Boundaries are shown on the Policies Map which accompanies the Plan.
Local Plan Part 2 covers the part of the District that lies outside the South Downs National Park. The National Park Authority has commenced preparation of its own local plan with a view to adoption by 2017.
The Plan, together with the Sustainability Appraisal / Strategic Environmental Assessment (SA/SEA) and the Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA), is available for comment for a period of 6 weeks from 24th October until 5th December 2014. These and other supporting documents can be viewed:
– Online on the City Council’s website – www.winchester.gov.uk/planning-policy/local-plan-part-2
– At Winchester City Council’s City Offices, Colebrook Street, Winchester, SO23 9LJ Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 5.00pm and Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm.
– Copies of the Plan can also be viewed at libraries.
You can also visit exhibitions, where officers will be available to explain the Plan’s proposals and answer questions on them, on the following dates:
|6 Nov||Waltham Chase Village Hall, Winchester Road, SO32 2LX||3.30 – 7.30 pm|
|7 Nov||Alresford Community Centre, West Street, SO24 9AG||3.00 – 7.30 pm|
|8 Nov||Bishops Waltham Kings Church, High Street, SO32 1AA||10.00 am – 4.00 pm|
|10 Nov||Kings Worthy Tubbs Hall, Fraser Road, SO23 7PJ||2.30 to 7.30 pm|
|12 Nov||Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, SO23 8SB||3.00 – 8.30 pm|
|13 Nov||Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, PO17 5AL||3.30 – 7.30 pm|
|14 Nov||Colden Common Community Centre, St Vigor Way, SO21 1UU||2.00 – 8.00pm|
|14 Nov||Swanmore Village Hall, New Road, SO32 2PF||3.30 – 7.00 pm**|
|15 Nov||Swanmore Village Hall, New Road, SO32 2PF||10.00 am – 4.00 pm|
|19 Nov||Denmead Community Centre, School Lane, PO7 6LU||6.00 – 7.30 pm|
** WCC Officers not present
Your comments should be sent using the form provided on the website and submitted online or by email to LPP2@winchester.gov.uk no later than 12 noon on 5th December 2014. Paper copies, for return to City Offices at the above address, are available at the places where the Plan can be inspected.
Please be aware that all comments we receive will be publicly available and will be included on our website.
Head of Strategic Planning