The purpose of this section is to explain how planning matters are handled by the parish council.
For those matters that require advice or planning permission, residents must contact or submit applications to the Local Planning Authority (LPA), which is Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. Details on how to do this are contained at: https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/planning
These are considered by planning officers and the details are then passed to the parish council for consideration and comment.
The Planning Working Group (PWG) will carry out an initial appraisal and if necessary visit the site. The group will report its findings to the next parish council at which point a decision will be taken on its response. If the PWG considers an application uncontentious a response will be sent to the LPA and reported subsequently at the next parish council meeting. Parish council decisions will be communicated in writing to the LPA and published against the relevant application on its planning portal as well as added to the Minutes of the parish council meeting.
If an application is refused and goes to appeal, the parish council is invited to comment on the appeal.
Residents are welcome to express their views on planning matters at a parish council meeting and should contact the Parish Clerk (see Contact Us).
The referendum on Burghclere's Neighbourhood Plan took place on 6 May 2021 and was approved by over 81% of the votes cast. Many thanks to all who participated.
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council adopted the Burghclere Neighbourhood Plan (the 11th Plan to be 'made' in the Borough) at its full Council meeting on 27 May 2021. The Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the Borough's Development Plan.