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October 2012 - Issue 31

LDF Bulletin

Examination of Winchester District Local Plan Part 1 - Joint Core Strategy

The hearings will commence on Tuesday 30 October 2012 at 9.45am in the Guildhall, Winchester (Walton Room), into an examination of the ‘soundness’ of the Local Plan Part 1 -Joint Core Strategy which was submitted in June.

The Inspector Nigel Payne held a Pre-hearing meeting on Wednesday 12 September. The notes of that meeting and all other information in relation to the examination can be viewed at http://www.winchester.gov.uk/planning-policy/local-plan-part-1/examination/, including an up-to-date programme of the issues to be discussed and participants at each session.

Some sessions refer to a ‘Parish Council Seat’ – this is for the benefit of those Parish Councils that may wish to participate in the debate but have not specifically requested to appear. The Council would advise Parish Councils to take a look at the programme and any additional submissions made by the participants to assess whether any of the issues affect them. 

Also on the Council’s website are the additional submissions which have been received.  The Council is also preparing its statements and these will be available to view after 24 October.

The Council has made Further Modifications to the Joint Core Strategy and these were published on 28 September, and should be read in conjunction with the June 2012 Proposed Modifications.  All of the changes can be seen in the tracked changed version of the Plan which is on the Council’s website.

Designation of Denmead Neighbourhood Area

Denmead Parish Council applied to Winchester City Council in 2011 to be nominated as a ‘front runner’ under the Government’s Neighbourhood Planning Front Runner Project. They were successful and the City Council formally designated the area to be covered by the Neighbourhood Plan in September, following a six week consultation period.

All documentation in relation to this and the wider neighbourhood planning process can be viewed at http://www.winchester.gov.uk/planning-policy/neighbourhood-plans/.


Strategic Planning Team

Winchester City Council
City Offices
Colebrook Street
SO23 9LJ

Tel: 01962 840 222