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