The Examiner Responds!

It was extremely rewarding for all concerned to read the Examiner’s opening comments in his initial response to our Neighbourhood Plan: -

The Plan is very well-presented. The quality of the photographs and maps is first-class. It results in a very readable and interesting document. The Plan provides a clear and distinctive vision for the neighbourhood area.

Having visited the Parish, he went on to raise a number of issues which hopefully we will have dealt with by the time you are reading this update. These include the rationale for the sites selected, the legitimacy of a cap of no more than 50 dwellings per development and proposed to give guidance to Hart on the distinctive views we identified. It’s worth noting he was particularly supportive of our policies regarding maintaining the retail nature of the High Street,

Hart District Council’s comments along with the other responses to the Regulation 16 consultation and the Examiner’s feedback in full can be found on their website if you search for Hartley Wintney Neighbourhood Plan – Examination.

This leaves us hopefully on track for the projected August/September referendum date.

Chris Farrance

Chairman Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.