Strategic Issues and Priorities Consultation
You may know that the Parish Council (PC) is supporting the Save South Winchester Campaign Group (SSWCG). We are seriously concerned that the proposed ‘Royaldown’ development of 5,000 houses, commercial centre, 5 solar farms, a 2,200 space park and ride, etc in Oliver’s Battery, Compton and Hursley will adversely affect the countryside all around us.
We know that many of our residents are also very worried about the possibility of this enormous development (known as a strategic allocation) appearing in the next Local Plan.
We are planning to put regular information and updates, relating to the emerging Local Plan and how it might impact on Oliver’s Battery, on our website and Facebook and send emails to local residents who have signed up to our Contacts List (details on how to join the Contacts List are included in the two recent flyers).
You may have seen promotions from Winchester City Council (WCC) encouraging you to respond to their consultation on their draft Local Plan. This consultation opened on 15 February and closes on 12 April 2021.
The consultation document is a long and complex read, asking the public to answer questions on a wide range of topics.
The Parish Council is working with SSWCG and Hursley Parish Council to analyse this complex document and will offer an interpretation and guidance on how to respond to it.
We encourage as many of you as possible to respond to the consultation, as this will have a direct impact on whether Royaldown, or something similar, comes to countryside in and around Oliver’s Battery.
However, if you can be patient and wait, we expect to issue our commentary by 15 March, which we hope will help inform your choices in responding to this very important consultation.
Call for Sites
At the same time as the Strategic Issues and Priorities Consultation, WCC are also conducting an additional ‘Call for Sites’ whereby sites can be submitted to be considered for allocation for a range of purposes in the Local Plan, Housing – including small sites, gypsy and travellers’ sites and custom/self-build sites, Brownfield sites, Employment sites, Renewable Energy Generation sites, Biodiversity offsetting, Carbon offsetting, Nutrient offsetting, Green infrastructure. Please use the following link to submit your site: Winchester District Local Plan 2018-2038 Call for Sites 2021