Parish Council

26 February, 2019

Bentworth Parish Council Planning Meeting Minutes – 20th February 2019

Meetings Minutes Parish Council Planning

The minutes of the meeting of Bentworth Parish Council Planning Committee held on 20th February 2019 are available to download.

24 February, 2019

Village Green

Environment Parish Council

If you walk your dog across the Star/Village Green please, please pick up if your dog fouls the area. It is awful to find piles of dog muck scattered over the green. It is used both by children and adults as a recreation area and no one wants to walk or sit in an area that is so disgusting. It seems a fairly new occurrence so please let us go back to a village green that we can be proud of. Pick up after your dog and take it home – please don’t bag it and hang it in a hedge for someone else to clear up. Obviously this plea applies to all public green areas in the village ...

17 February, 2019

Bentworth Parish Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Plan

As part of the process of developing a new Local Plan, EHDC have published their proposals for revisions to the Settlement Policy Boundary (SPB) of Bentworth and also the results of their Call for Sites. Parishioners are encouraged to look at the draft Local Plan and in particular the proposed SPB changes, as residential development will not normally be permitted outside the SPB. Comments should be passed direct to EHDC, with copies please to the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Committee, so that we can take these into account when we submit our comments. The deadline for comments is 19th March 2019. ...

16 February, 2019

Bentworth Parish Council Planning Meeting Minutes – 11th January 2019

Meetings Minutes Parish Council Planning

The minutes from the meeting of Bentworth Parish Council Planning Committee, held on 11th January 2019, are available to download.

01 February, 2019

Bentworth Parish Council Meeting – 5th February 2019

Meetings Parish Council

There will be a meeting of Bentworth Parish Council at 7:30pm on Tuesday 5th January 2019 in the Jubilee (School) Hall. The agenda is available to download. ...

19 January, 2019

Bentworth Parish Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood 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, 2019

Bentworth Parish Council Meeting Minutes – 4th December 2018

Meetings Minutes Parish Council

The minutes of the meeting held on 4th December 2018 are available to download.

10 January, 2019

Bentworth Parish Council Planning Meeting – 11th January 2019

Meetings 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.

23 December, 2018

Bentworth Parish Neighbourhood Plan and EHDC Draft Local Plan

Neighbourhood 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. ...