Haslemere’s Neighbourhood Plan will soon go out to consultation.

Banners to remind people to vote in the upcoming Haslemere referendum on Thurs, 7 October, have gone up in Beacon Hill and Hindhead.

There has been much controversy about where the 990 homes allocated for Haslemere, Grayswood, Hindhead and Shottermill should go.

At a Special Meeting of Waverley Borough Council last week, Local Plan Part 2 was adopted.  A lively and sometimes heated debate agreed to a large swathe of housing going to the Royal School in Hindhead adjacent to the A3. The council removed the controversial Red Court site in Haslemere.  Despite this, the developer is appealing against Waverley Planners decision to refuse the application for 50 homes.

An Inspector will hear the appeal on 16 December.

After much huffing and puffing ‘ Your Waverley’s’ Local Plan Part 2 is given a huge vote of confidence.

The Referendum on whether to adopt the modified Haslemere Neighbourhood Plan will take place on 7 October 2021.  The Neighbourhood Plan can be found here and appendices 1-3 here.

 Waverley has accepted the Independent Examiner’s modifications, published their decision statement, and is now arranging for the Referendum on 7 October.



2 thoughts on “Haslemere’s Neighbourhood Plan will soon go out to consultation.”

  1. Your headline is misleading. The Neighbourhood Plan has already been through “consultation”. That was a necessary step before it could go to the independent examiner. What is now happening, is a public referendum – the final step before it is “made” (ie, becomes a legal part of the local planning process).

    One key benefit of that, will be that an increased share of the CIL money (Community Infrstructure Levy) paid by developers, will come through to the town, to pay for local infrastructure projects.

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