Neighbourhood Plans

Neighbourhood Plans are about allocating land for development. They came into being under the Localism Act 2011 and give local communities the ability to determine where new houses, businesses, shops and community facilities should be located and to allocate smaller sites for development. They may also include more detailed planning policies such as how new development should look.

Denmead Neighbourhood Plan is the only one for which Winchester City Council is the lead planning authority.  Within Winchester district, work is well advanced on a neighbourhood plan for Twyford, but this falls within South Downs National Park so the National Park Authority is the lead planning authority.  Further details can be found above via the South Downs National Park website.