Current stage: The Submission Version NDP

On 29/01/24 B&L Parish Council approved the Bramshott & Liphook Neighbourhood Development Plan for submission to East Hampshire District Council, and on 05/03/24 EHDC confirmed the Plan would proceed to the Regulation 16 Consultation.

In accordance with Regulation 16, a 6 week consultation is running from:

Monday 11 March 2024 and closes at 5pm on Tuesday 23rd April 2024 (extended for 1 day due to technical issue).

The full documents can be viewed in-person at the following locations:

  • Liphook Millenium Centre, Ontario Way, Liphook, GU30 7LD (During Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm)
  • Liphook Library, London Road, Liphook, GU30 7AN (Opening Hours Monday 1pm to 5pm Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9:30am – 1:30pm)

In accordance with the regulations, East Hampshire District Council has published the submission documents on its website Bramshott and Liphook neighbourhood plan | East Hampshire District Council ( They are also available to view here on the BLNDP website (see ‘Read the NDP’ -> ‘Full Documents’ in the navigation bar). Please see the EHDC website for instructions to give comments.

The submission version NDP was developed following feedback received at the Regulation 14 consultation in summer 2023 – see the slide deck below to be caught up on changes, reflections on the BLNDP in light on EHDC’s emerging Local Plan, and the proposed timeline. See more info on Regulation 16 below.

What is Regulation 16?

After consultation on the draft plan (Regulation 14) and amendments based on this, the plan moves forward to Regulation 16. The Neighbourhood Plan and all supporting documents are formally submitted to the primary local planning authority (in this case East Hampshire District Council) who publicise the plan, invite comments, and arrange for an independent examination.

What is Examination?
The independent examination considers whether the Neighbourhood Plan meets its basic conditions and other legal requirements. The examiner can ask both EHDC and BLPC questions, and put forward modifications needed to comply.

Who is the independent Examiner?
The local authority puts forward an appropriately qualified and experienced person to carry out the examination – the BLPC/Steering Group need to agree to the choice. They will be sent the plan, all supporting information, and any comments received at Regulation 16.

Is it too late to comment on the B&L NDP?
No, Regulation 16 is a six-week consultation period during which residents can give comments on the plan to EHDC. Previous consultations invited residents to ‘have their say’ on each chapter of the NDP, and feedback was incorporated into the policies. At this stage, residents are asked for final reflections on the full document – significant changes to content are not expected. All comments during Regulation 16 will be passed on to the examiner. If you are happy with the NDP, this is equally important to feed back!

What happens after Regulation 16?
After the six-week consultation and examination, the Steering Group will make any necessary modifications of the plan. The next stage will be referendum which is aimed for early autumn 2024.

Catch up:

The slide deck below catches you up to speed with the aims and progress of the Bramshott & Liphook NDP.

Our vision


Welcome to the Bramshott and Liphook Neighbourhood Development Plan website. This website provides information on the aim, background, and process underpinning the creation of a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) for Bramshott and Liphook Parish. Throughout the formulation and consultations for the creation of the Neighbourhood Development Plan, you will find relevant news and documents on this website.

Visit our  ‘About the NDP’ page, for more information.