Alton neighbourhood plan

Alton Neighbourhood Plan Modification

Alton Town Council has concluded that it wishes to carry out a modification in two ways. Firstly, it wishes to make a relatively minor, but material, modification to the Made Plan under the new Regulations which will lead to a Modified Made Plan by the end of 2021. Secondly, it intends to carry out a more substantial review of the vision, objectives and spatial strategy of the Modified Made Plan at an appropriate time in the future to take account of the emerging Draft Local Plan by East Hampshire. At present not enough is known to inform and shape this type of review, hence the two-phased approach.

The Town Council proposes to modify Policy HO3 of the made Plan. The modification is intended to ensure the continued deliverability of the plan and continue to provide homes to meet local needs, boost town centre viability, improve services and facilities, as well as enhance public open spaces.

More details on the Alton Neighbourhood Plan Modification, can be found on the Town Council’s website.

Alton Neighbourhood Plan Made

The Alton Neighbourhood Plan was made on Thursday 12 May 2016.

Report from Independent Examiner

We received the independent examiner's report for the Alton Neighbourhood Plan on the 11 October 2015.

Submission for Examination

The Alton Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to the independent examiner Mr McGurk on Wednesday 9 September 2015.

The following documents were submitted to the examiner:

Evidence Base

Please visit the Alton Town Council website for the list of evidence base documents.

Draft Plan for Regulation 16 publicity

The Alton Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to and received by EHDC on 17 June 2015.

The plan has now been subject of a legal check to ensure it complies with the relevant provisions of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

The Regulation 16 consultation ran from Friday 10 July - Friday 21 August, this allowed for the statutory 6 week publicity period required by the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.

Draft Plan for Regulation 14 (Proposed Submission) consultation purposes

The statutory 6-week local consultation period on the plan ran until 5pm on 30 March 2015.

A summary of all representations received and how they have been considered in the drafting of the final plan are set out in the consultation statement (pdf 2 mb).

Neighbourhood Plan Designation

The application was advertised and comments were invited on the application with the final date for responses falling on Friday 7 March 2015.

Following consideration of the application, the EHDC approved the designation of the parish of Alton as the ‘Alton Neighbourhood Area'.