The Neighbourhood Plan
Sherborne St John has had a Neighbourhood Plan since May 2017.
The Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Development Plan was prepared by Sherborne St John Parish Council on behalf of the people of the Parish to make the most of a significant opportunity that has been presented to local communities to shape the way in which they grow and evolve. It covers the period from 2011 to 2029.
Upon the advent of the Localism Act in 2011, parishes and local forums were granted the power to prepare planning policies and guidance that will play a central role in governing the way in which their towns, villages and rural areas grow. As a response to this opportunity, the Parish Council resolved to undertake the preparation of this Plan and have in turn undertaken a significant scheme of consultation and analysis to deliver a Neighbourhood Plan which directly seeks to manage the local development challenges that exist within the Parish.
Following this lengthy process, a draft submission was sent to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council on 1st November 2016. The Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Plan was published for a 7 week period of consultation. During the publicity period Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, in consultation with Sherborne St John Parish Council appointed an independent person through the Neighbourhood Plan Independent Examiner Referral Service (NPIERS) to examine the plan.
The seven week consultation ran from 28 November 2016 until 16 January 2017 and more details on the consultation can be found in this Basingstoke And Deane Guidance Notes on SSJ Neighbourhood Plan document.
The Consultation website itself can be found at www.basingstoke.gov.uk/ssjnp.
The Independent Examiner found that the SSJ Neighbourhood Plan submitted met the legal requirements - subject to a small number of amendments. These amendments were incorporated in the revised Plan and this Revision went to Referendum on Thursday 4th May 2017; when the Parish residents voted 346-242 to accept the SSJ Neighbourhood Plan.
The Plan went through its final stage at a Full Basingstoke and Deane Council Meeting on May 18th 2017.
Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Plan
Main Supporting Documentation
1. SSJ Baseline Evidence Report
2. SSJ Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement
3. SSJ Neighbourhood Plan Housing Needs Review
4. SSJ Neighbourhood Plan Site Sustainability Report
5. BDBC Screening Report
6. SSJ Neighbourhood Plan Scheme of Delegation
7. SSJ Housing Site Identification Appraisal & Selection Process
8. SSJ Basic Conditions Statement
Other Supporting Documentation
I. Evidence Base Document
II. Action Hampshire Housing Needs Survey
III. Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire
IV. Questionnaire Survey Summary Results
V. Neighbourhood Plan Draft Report
VI. Neighbourhood Plan Call for Sites Discussion Paper
VII. SSJ Population Prediction
VIII. Water Resources
IX. Landscape Capacity
X. Wildlife Map
XI. Evidence Base Roads Traffic
XI. (i) Evidence Base Road Traffic HCC Proof of Evidence (Howard)
XI. (ii) Evidence Base Road Traffic BDBC Proof of Evidence (Jones)
XI. (iii) Evidence Base Road Traffic BDBC Proof of Evidence (Parsons)
XII. SSJ Village Design Statement 2004
XIII. Sherborne St John Parish Map
XIV. Plan Showing the Location of the Short-Listed Sites A
XV. Plan Showing the Location of the Short-Listed Sites B
XVI. (i) A340 Cranes Road Site Location Plan
XVI. (ii) SSJNP 001 Revised - A340 Cranes Rd Outline Scheme Sept 2015
XVI. (iii) A340 Cranes Road Site Assessment
XVII. Local Green Space Policy Assessments
XVIII. SSJ NP Business & Employment
XIX. 2003 Conservation Area Appraisal
XX. 2003 Conservation Area Map
XXII. Sigma Stage 2 Appraisal Cranes Rd
The Neighbourhood Plan has been driven by a Steering Committee set up in early 2014 in order to deliver the Neighbourhood Plan and communicate with residents. Minutes of the Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Plan Committee Meetings and associated documents can be found on the Neighbourhood Plan Committee page.