The local Planning Authority for this Parish is the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA). Most applications are, however, dealt with by the planning team at Winchester City Council, under delegated powers. Only where a planning application is for a development of a magnitude that might affect the landscape character of the National Park, or if it is particularly novel or contentious in some way, will it be formally ‘called in’ for consideration by the SDNPA. An example is the application to extend the affordable housing scheme at Bridgehead, which has been ‘called in’ because of the potential effect that the Government’s proposed Housing Bill may have on extending the ‘Right to Buy’ to Housing Association tenants, contrary to the purpose of the development to provide affordable social housing in perpetuity for local people.
Current planning applications are available to view on the SDNPA’s web pages through their public access system. Search by postcode or a keyword (e.g. a house name).
Comments can be submitted online (although you will have to register on the site to be able to do this) or alternatively feel free to discuss the matter with one of the Parish Council’s Planning Committee members:
Jerry Pett (01489 877633), Jane McCormick or John Shaw