The King’s Somborne Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) is a Parish Council-led project which will give us direct power to develop a shared vision for our community and to shape its development and growth. It will establish the general planning policies defining the location, size and shape of development and use of land in the community and will be reviewed on an annual basis and updated, as necessary.
The desire to have our own NDP stems from the potential large scale development coming to King’s Somborne and the probable issues this may bring to the community at large in terms of infrastructure impact as well as the design, positioning and size of the individual dwellings. The NDP will not prevent development altogether but as the name implies it will provide the ground rules to which any proposed development must adhere.
The Parish Questionnaire Results
Following the detailed Questionnaire sent out to all homes in the Parish, the results of this survey and our community consultations, the NDP is now taking shape and will be put to a referendum later in the year.
Full details of the survey and consultations are available elsewhere on the website.
Further consultations will be announced shortly.
Further in Formation on the NDP
The NDP is overseen by the Parish Council. However, the day-to-day operations are undertaken by the NDP Steering Group comprising some Parish Councillors and the Chairs or Vice-Chairs of each working group who are not Parish Councillors. The working groups comprises around 10 members of the community and specialise in building/housing need, Parish facilities and the environment/landscape of the Parish. Cllr Andrew Brock chairs the NDP Steering Group. The Steering Group is also assisted by planning staff at Test Valley Borough Council on an ad hoc basis.