The aim of the Bramshott and Liphook Neighbourhood Development Plan (the B&L NDP) is:
“Listening to the community to deliver a Neighbourhood Development Plan to enhance the Parish of Bramshott and Liphook, both now and into the future.”
The Bramshott and Liphook Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Group (the Steering Group) is arranging a series of community engagements and events to listen to the voice of the community to understand what the Parish wants and needs for the future. This process will result in the production of a NDP which will be put to the Parish residents for approval via a public referendum. We would welcome residents and businesses within Bramshott and Liphook Parish to Tell us about it and to get involved in the B&L NDP.
What is the designated area for the B&L NDP?
The designated area for the B&L NDP is shown in the map below. It is split between two Planning Authorities, East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) and the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA).
What is a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP)?
It is a community-led planning framework where local communities can produce neighbourhood plans for their local areas, putting in place a vision and policies for the future development of the area that, following a referendum, will form part of a statutory development plan for the area.
Neighbourhood planning was introduced in 2012 by the Localism Act 2011, and is a community-led planning framework for guiding:
- the future development, regeneration and conservation of an area;
- the use and development of land and may contain a vision, aims, planning policies, proposals for improving the area or providing new facilities;
- allocation of key sites for specific kinds of development;
- a wide range of social, economic and environmental issues (such as housing, employment, heritage and transport) or it may focus on one or two issues only.
It is for those producing the plan to decide on its scope and content. A neighbourhood plan will be part of the statutory development plan for the area, if successful at referendum.
This statutory status gives neighbourhood plans far more weight than some other local documents, such as parish plans, community plans and village design statements.
“Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and deliver the sustainable development they need”
Para. 183 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)
What can NDP’s do?
- Set policies to determine planning applications
- Grant planning permissions
- Plan positively – the power to promote more development than in Local Plan (if you wish)
- Define the quality of development that will be expected for the area
Who and what is the Steering Group?
The Steering Group has been formed from a selection of local residents who represent a broad spectrum of the local community and bring a range of skills and experience to the NPD process. All members have been through a selection process including interviews, declaration of interests and their appointment has been approved by the Parish Council.
The current members of the steering group members can be found HERE.
What can I do?
You can get involved in a variety of ways. We will be holding a range of community engagement events over the course of the project and the more people that get involved across the Parish, the better. These will be communicated via the Website, Social Media, Public Notices and Local Media.
What about the previous Parish Plan?
The Bramshott and Liphook Parish Plan produced in August 2015 provides a wealth of information on the Parish and the community’s view of the challenges that the Parish faces. The information provided in this plan serves as a great foundation on which to build the Bramshott and Liphook NDP.