Neighbourhood Development Plan

The village is in the process of creating a 'Neighbourhood Development Plan' (NDP), which we hope to complete in 2021. Professional consultants were engaged in October 2020, using funds from Locality. They produced a set of core Policies for the final NDP, which was reviewed and edited by the SE Steering Group in March 2021. A 'Housing Needs Assessment' was produced by a Locality funded consultancy, AECOM, following national guidelines, and this will be part of the evidence base for the NDP.


When approved by both TVBC and a government inspector the NDP will become an adjunct to the main TVBC Development Plan, with full legal standing as planning policy.


A village-wide survey was a precursor to the NDP, with results presented at the Annual Parish Meeting on 8th May 2019. The report is available to download here, and was published in the SEDCA newsletter at the end of June 2019.


The Parish Council has published several items about the proposed NDP over the course of the past 2 years in SEDCA, the village newsletter. The latest of these articles can be downloaded here. There is also a lot of information about NDPs on the TVBC web site:

If you have any comments or queries regarding the Neighbourhood Development Plan please speak to any Parish Councillor or email the Parish Council Clerk, or the editor of the SEDCA Newsletter. 

Neighbourhood Development Plan 
Introduction and Objectives
Annual Parish Meeting Report covering questionnaire results
Test Valley Borough Council 
Neighbourhood Planning FAQs
Neighbourhood Development Plan 
Resident Questionnaire Results