The Parish currently has a Formal Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP). Once passed, an NDP can ensure local communities directly influence any development applications that are submitted to the Planning Authority in terms of character, nature, and design. This is done through planning policies that can improve the visual appearance of an area, for instance, to  improve rundown areas, encourage more green space, improve availability of recreational facilities.

The Formal Draft underwent consultation (Regulation 14) from 28th July 2023 – 22nd September 2023. Residents, local businesses, community groups, statutory bodies and developers were all invited to give feedback on the plan.

This feedback is currently being consolidated and after amendments have been made to the plan, a Submission Document will be passed to East Hampshire District Council.

If you would like the latest updates, to get in touch with the NDP Steering Group, or to see upcoming meeting dates (usually held once a month at the LMC) please see the Neighbourhood Plan website: