19 January, 2019Neighbourhood Plan
Just before Christmas we advised parishioners that East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) had published a new draft Local Plan for 2017-36. This would mean a reduction in the minimum of number of dwellings required of Bentworth to six, compared with the previous allocation of “about twelve”. We and other parishes with emerging Neighbourhood Plans are, however, encouraged to produce site allocations that go beyond the minimum requirement. The EHDC plan is still a draft and will not be finalized till 2020. ...
15 January, 2019Meetings Minutes Parish Council
The minutes of the meeting held on 4th December 2018 are available to download.
10 January, 2019Meetings Parish Council Planning
There will be a meeting of Bentworth Parish Council Planning Committee at 7:00pm on 11th January 2019 in the Jubilee (School) Hall.
04 January, 2019Parish Council Planning
We maintain a list of planning applications that have been submitted to the Parish Council by East Hants District Council (EHDC). The list will be updated upon receipt of an application from EHDC, and after each planning committee meeting. Please note that whilst we endeavour to maintain the accuracy of this list, the status or content of applications may change without notification to the Parish Council. In every case the EHDC record is the definitive record of the proposal. ...
23 December, 2018Neighbourhood Plan
The Background As parishioners are aware, we have been working for some time on the development of a Neighbourhood Plan for Bentworth Parish. We have held three public meetings, had two questionnaires and have a good idea of what parishioners would like to be included in such a plan on the basis of an allocation of “about twelve dwellings” in Bentworth. In our message posted in the April issue of “The Villager” we advised everyone, however, that the goalposts for neighbourhood planning had been moved by the Government. Changes to housing policy at national level meant that there was now a legal requirement for all Local Plans and Neighbourhood Plans to be reviewed every five years. East Hampshire District Council’s (EHDC) current Local Plan (which contains the allocation of “about twelve dwellings” for Bentworth) would become out of date in May 2019 and EHDC were launching a review to create a new Local Plan, which would be adopted in 2020 and would run from 2017-2036. As part of this review process, EHDC also embarked on a new call for sites for development. In the light of these developments our Neighbourhood Plan Steering Committee decided to continue to work up the narrative of our plan and also the Vision, Objectives and Policies, but to put on hold any decision on sites. ...
26 November, 2018Meetings Minutes Parish Council
The minutes of the meeting of Bentworth Parish Council held on 6th November 2018 are available to download.
09 November, 2018Meetings Minutes Parish Council Planning
The minutes of the planning meeting held on 6th November 2018 are available to download.
01 November, 2018Meetings Parish Council
There will be a meeting of Bentworth Parish Council at 7:30pm on 6th November 2018 in the Jubilee (School) Hall. The agenda is available to download.
01 November, 2018Meetings Parish Council Planning
There will be a meeting of Bentworth Parish Council Planning Committee at 7:00pm on 6th November 2018 in the Jubilee (School) Hall. The agenda is available to download. ...
19 October, 2018Meetings Minutes Parish Council
The minutes of the Bentworth Parish Council Meeting held on 2nd October 2018 are available to download.