Upper Clatford Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Area Designation

Upper Clatford Parish Council have submitted an application for the designation of the Neighbourhood Area to cover the whole of the amended parish boundary as a result of the boundary review in 2018. The Council has considered the application and approved the designation on 2 September 2019.

The designation of a Neighbourhood Area will enable a Neighbourhood Plan to be prepared for the designated area.

For further general information please phone 01264 368150 or email neighbourhoodplanning@testvalley.gov.uk

For further information on the Neighbourhood Plan please contact Upper Clatford Parish Council


Screening Opinion

Following the submission of a screening opinion for the draft Upper Clatford Neighbourhood Plan on 18 July 2019  Test Valley Borough Council (as responsible authority) has to determine whether or not a full Strategic Environmental Assessment and/or a Habitats Regulations Assessment are required.

In accordance with the Regulations, Natural England, Historic England and the Environment Agency were consulted on the findings of the screening report. The consultation started on the 2 August for a five week period with a deadline of 9 September 2019.

.Having regard to the submission and the consultation responses it is the Council’s opinion that the Plan would not be likely to have significant environmental effects. On this basis, a Strategic Environmental Assessment would not be required for the proposed Upper Clatford Neighbourhood Plan. With regards to the Habitats Regulations and whether an Appropriate Assessment is required, the Council concludes that the proposed Neighbourhood Plan is not likely to have a significant effect on European designations. This is supported by the response from Natural England. This decision was made on the 23 October 2019.

A statement outlining the process and consultation responses is available under Documents.


Previous Designated Area Application

Upper Clatford Parish Council submitted an application for designation of a Neighbourhood Area covering the whole of the parish. This was subject to public consultation which ended on 7 August  2018. The Council has considered the application and the responses received during the consultation and have approved the designation.

The designation of a Neighbourhood Area would enable a Neighbourhood Plan to be prepared for the designated area. Please note that this consultation was regarding only whether a Neighbourhood Area should be designated and upon its proposed boundary.

Screening opinion report (pdf, 765kb)

Designation letter Upper Clatford (pdf, 355kb)

Upper Clatford Designated Area Map (pdf, 2.4mb)

Application to Designate Upper Clatford NDP (pdf, 64kb)

NHP Upper Clatford Statutory notice