The Parish Council receives notification of planning applications, appeals and enforcement cases affecting the neighbourhood and decides what recommendations to make. The local planning authority, Winchester City Council, must consider our point of view before coming to a decision. The Parish Council's recommendations accord with statutory local development plans (Local Plans Parts 1 and 2). The Parish Council also takes into account material considerations (issues in law that are relevant to a planning application, such as the local plan, planning history, accessibility, traffic, roads and parking, archaeology and design statements). Personal opinions are not relevant. The Parish Council has also contributed to the creation of Local Plans Part 1 and 2 and put together its own design statement, a supplementary planning document to which Winchester City Council must pay heed when making decisions, published in 2014.The parish benefits from the introduction of the Community Infrastructure Levy, as the Parish Council receives 15% of total receipts from local development to spend on local infrastructure.



Review on the proposed SHELAA sites to WCC (Draft)

This is the first draft of the response document compiled by Cllr. Berry and reflects the views and comments from South Wonston residents.

This is a working document and additional comments will be added to ensure that the document is comprehensive and is a strong representation of residents views.

Deadline Extended

Received during the evening of the 22nd April.

Dear Parish/Town Councillors,

We have listened to the feedback that we received from some Parish/Town Councils regarding requesting an extension of time to provide us with feedback on the SHELAA sites. In addition to this, we have received recent news from Natural England regarding new information on phosphates, which will take us a while to process and understand with regards to the impact this will have in our Local Plan. For further information on the information we received please see our website. 

Taking both the request for an extension and our need to process new material into account, we can confirm that we are giving all Parish/Town Councils until the 31st May to continue to engage with their local communities and to help us identify sites to meet our development strategy that we will be formally consulting on later on in the year.  

We have copied in all members for information. 

Kind regards,

Winchester City Council Strategic Planning Team


 A Public Meeting has been arranged for the 6th May, 2022, as from 7pm to 9pm to be held at the Village Hall.

This meeting has been convened to allow residents to discuss Winchester City Council's Local Plan Housing Strategy.  The SHELAA (Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment ) document.

The SHELAA is a technical document which provides information on  SITES  submitted by Landowners and Agents for potential housing, economic development.  The SHELAA will only identify sites which have been submitted to Winchester City Council, it does not allocate sites. 

The inclusion of a site in the SHELAA does not imply that WCC would necessarily grant planning permission and therefore it is the views, concerns, suggestions that the Community would like to put forward that need to be taken into account when future assessments are made in relation to the housing strategy. 

 We hope to see you there.