Ropley neighbourhood plan

East Hampshire District Council agreed to proceed to a referendum on the draft Ropley Neighbourhood Plan. As required by the Neighbourhood Planning (General) regulations, a Decision Statement has been published.

In accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (Referendum) Regulations, the Council has also published an Information Statement which sets out information relating to the referendum and the following documents:

  • The Draft Ropley Neighbourhood Plan (as modified)
  • The independent Examiner's report
  • A Summary of representations submitted to the independent examiner
  • A Statement (the Decision Statement) that the local planning authority is satisfied that draft plan meets the basic conditions and complies with the provisions made by or under sections 38A and 38B of the 2004 Act
  • A Statement setting out general information on town and country planning, neighbourhood planning and the referendum

A Referendum relating to the adoption of the Ropley Neighbourhood Plan was held on Thursday 11 July 2019.

The question which will be asked in the Referendum is:

“Do you want East Hampshire District Council to use the Neighbourhood plan for Ropley to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

The Referendum area is identified on the map which is included with this information statement.

The Referendum will be conducted in accordance with procedures which are similar to those used at local government elections.

The Ropley neighbourhood plan regulation 16 submission documents can be viewed below:

Examination

A full list of representations can be found here:

East Hampshire District Council appointed Andrew Ashcroft as Independent Examiner of the Ropley neighbourhood plan.

On the 18 February Mr Ashcroft sent the council a note of clarification.

The response to the clarification note from Ropley Parish Council can be found here:

The response to the clarification note from East Hampshire District Council can be found here:

Mr Ashcroft issued his final examiners report to East Hampshire District Council on 15 April 2019. A 'Decision Statement' will be prepared setting out the actions to be taken in response to the recommendations of the Examiner.

In accordance with the regulations, East Hampshire District Council has prepared a Decision Statement for the Ropley Neighbourhood Plan. This sets out the modifications that will be made to the plan in response to the Examiners recommendations.