Quick Guide to the Neighbourhood Plan

Central government requires local government to identify land for housing through Local Plans. The Basingstoke & Deane Local Plan identifies land for about 325 homes in the parish at Swing Swang Lane & along the A33 south of Whitmarsh Lane.

The Old Basing & Lychpit Neighbourhood Plan is based on views expressed at meetings & responses to the Questionnaire which went to all households in 2015.

The LP & NP together have the following aims.

  • Protect & extend Green Spaces including Basing Fen, the Common, Crabtree Plantation & the Loddon Valley
  • Protect the landscape & environment
  • Protect the historic assets of the parish
  • Ensure development is appropriate to the differing parts of the parish
  • Ensure development does not lead to more “rat-running” & aspires to improve road safety with more footpaths & other small improvements

There is one other benefit. It could increase funding for local infrastructure by as much as £100,000 as development happens.

WHAT IS THE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN REFERENDUM FOR?
The Neighbourhood Plan Referendum on June 7th  is the final step in getting the Neighbourhood Plan adopted; with the Basingstoke & Deane Local Plan, it will be the guide to land use, especially new housing developments in the parish, between now & 2029.

It gives us more control over development & will bring more funding for local infrastructure.

Old Basing & Lychpit Neighbourhood Plan Team

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