Winchester City Council Local Plan and SHELAA Sites
Winchester City Council Local Plan Consultation
Winchester City Council is currently consulting on the Strategic Issues and Priorities for the new Local Plan. The Local Plan is a document produced by Winchester City Council (WCC) in its role as the local planning authority to set out what development may be allowed up to 2038. The Plan does not include areas within the South Downs National Park.
The first stage of the process is an online public consultation. This started on 15th February and ends on 12th April. We would encourage everyone in Swanmore to take part in this, all the details can be found here: https://www.localplan.winchester.gov.uk/have-your-say/.
Please contact the Parish Council office if you would prefer to complete a paper version of the consultation.
Housing Development Sites - SHELAA
WCC has asked parish councils to give feedback on their Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) document. This document lists sites that have been put forward by landowners and site promoters for possible new housing developments. These sites will allow WCC to identify land that will help deliver a variety of accommodation and community needs across the district.
It is really important to emphasise that the SHELAA document identifies sites which have been submitted to WCC, it does NOT allocate sites. The inclusion of a site in the SHELAA does not imply that WCC would necessarily grant planning permission.
The Parish Council want to gather feedback and local knowledge from residents. For example, if there are sites that you feel would not be appropriate for development, please could you let us know why; thinking about issues such as existing infrastructure, access, road safety, possible drainage issues, impact on biodiversity. We can then begin to compile this information. Equally if you think there is a particular site which would be best suited to development please let us know this too.
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The full list sites can be found in this document:
It’s the Council’s intention to run the allotments for the first year before handing them over to an Allotment Association.
Unfortunately, there is some uncertainty around when we will be able to build the allotments as work is currently on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, we are hopeful they will be completed by the end of this year. We will keep you as informed as possible.