An Update on the Local Plan from the WCC Strategic Planning Team

Notification of Public Consultation on the Regulation 18 draft Local Plan 2039

The Regulation 18 Draft Local Plan will be open for public consultation for a period of 6 weeks from 2nd of November until 23:59 hours on 14th of December.

The consultation welcomes views on the key issues of the Local Plan, and we want as many people as possible to be part of this process that will set out the future of the district.

The Local Plan will cover all of Winchester District except for the part within the South Downs National Park (which has its own Local Plan). The Local Plan will set out the development strategy and policy framework for the area and allocate or designate land accordingly. Once adopted, will be used to guide decisions on planning applications up to 2039.

 

What will be included in the draft Regulation 18 Local Plan?

The draft Regulation 18 Local Plan will bring together and review existing Development Management policies from the existing adopted Local Plan (Part 1 & Part 2), the Gypsy and Travellers Development Plan Document and it will include new Local Plan policies and site specific allocations that are needed to deliver the development strategy in the new Local Plan.

The new Local Plan will be structured so that polices addressing particular issues will be grouped together under a number of specific topics.

This consultation will give everyone the opportunity to have a say in the final shape of the Local Plan.  It will be important that you take part and also please help us reach as many of our members of public as possible.

Notice of Casual Vacancy on Oliver’s Battery Parish Council

PARISH COUNCIL OF OLIVER’S BATTERY

VACANCY FOR A PARISH COUNCILLOR

Would you like to serve your community by becoming a Parish Councillor?

There is a vacancy on the Parish Council that will be filled by co-option at a Council meeting on Tuesday December 6th 2022 starting at 7.30pm promptly.

If you are interested in being co-opted, you should send your name, address and a short resume to the Clerk to the Council explaining how you may contribute to the community via the Parish Council.

Please email: clerkoliversbattery@gmail.com or write to:  The Clerk to the Council, Oliver’s Battery Parish Council, 15 The Heath, Denmead, Waterlooville PO7 6JT.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 2nd December 2022

HCC Consultation on Supported Transport

If you use Dial-a-Ride, Call and Go or Taxishare services in your local community or hold a Concessionary Travel bus pass you will want to know about changes we are proposing to our financial support for these schemes. Our consultation is open until Sunday 24 July.

The proposals seek to continue to deliver effective services, within a reduced budget, through:

  • Making operational changes to supported passenger transport services (including supported bus services, Dial-a-Ride, Call & Go, Taxishare and Minibus Group Hire services)
  • Removing some discretionary enhancements to the Concessionary Travel Scheme currently funded by the County Council, including, for example, no longer providing taxi vouchers as an alternative to a Disabled Person’s Bus Pass
  • Increasing the contributions users pay for some services, eg. introducing a £1 fare for all Taxishare services and increasing the charge for replacing lost and damaged bus passes. There is no charge for replacing a stolen pass. The consultation is available here: https://www.hants.gov.uk/…/consulta…/passenger-transport