• Q. How can I get involved or have my say?

    The Councils invite all Residents as well as Local Land Owners, Developers,Businesses and Organisations to submit proposals for development and suggest policies they would like to see adopted in the Neighbourhood Plan.

    The final plan will be subject to approval by referendum of all the residents of the two parishes.

    Proposals, comments and any questions  should be submitted to:

    The Town Clerk,
    Romsey Town Hall,
    Market Place,
    Romsey, SO51 8YZ

    or emailed to:

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    or

    Tel: 01794 512837

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  • Q. What is a neighbourhood plan?

    Neighbourhood planning gives communities the power to:

    • make a neighbourhood development plan
    • make a neighbourhood development order
    • make a Community Right to Build order

    Neighbourhood planning was introduced through the Localism Act 2011Neighbourhood planning legislation came into effect in April 2012.

    For more information visit the Neighbourhood planning pages on www.gov.uk

    Neighbourhood development plans

    A neighbourhood development plan establishes general planning policies for the development and use of land in a neighbourhood, like:

    • where new homes and offices should be built
    • what they should look like

    The plan can be detailed or general, depending what local people want.

    Neighbourhood plans allow local people to get the right type of development for their community, but the plans must still meet the needs of the wider area. In most cases we expect this will mean that neighbourhood plans will have to take into account the local council’s assessment of housing and other development needs in the area.

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  • Q. Where can I find out more about Neighbourhood Planning?

    You can read about the scheme on the government policies website: Giving communities more power in planning local developments.

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