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Wellow Parish Neighbourhood Plan
Parish Character Appraisal Consultation

Have your say!

As part of the ongoing work on the Wellow Parish Neighbourhood Plan, a Wellow Parish Character Appraisal document has been produced and is now published as a draft document on our web site.

A character appraisal describes the distinct appearance and feel of an area. It sets out the main physical features and characteristics that combine to give a settlement or area its distinctiveness and identity. It is an important guide to understanding an area for indicating the types of design that will retain its character.

This document forms a major part of our evidence base and will support the policies that will form the core of the Wellow Neighbourhood Plan and will help to preserve and protect the unique character of the Parish.

It will be a part of our eventual submission to TVBC along with the Neighbourhood Plan. It is therefore important that we have feedback from residents and other interested parties through a period of informal consultation starting 18-Jan-2021 and ending at midnight on 20-Feb-2021

Note: The full formal public consultation on the Neighbourhood Plan will follow at a later date.

The Character Appraisal document can be found here

We are using a short survey (using Survey Monkey) for your feedback on this document. Please click on the link here to provide your feedback. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F7C5QDT

Due to current Covid-19 virus restrictions and as this is an informal consultation, we will not be using paper based forms for feedback, but relying on feedback using the survey.

We would like as many responses a possible to use the above method, however if this is not possible for you, we will also consider emailed responses to Admin@wellownhp.org.uk

Please use this opportunity to let us know what you think

Thank you

Please note: All comments received may be made publicly available and may be identifiable by name / Organisation. All other personal information provided will be protected in accordance with the Wellow Parish Council GDPR processes. For more information on how we do this and your rights with regards to your personal information, and how to access it, please visit the Parish Council Website or speak to the Parish Council Clerk.


Wellow Neighbourhood Plan Business Survey

The Parish Business survey has now closed and we would like to thank all those businesses that responded to the survey.

We will be analysing the findings and seeking any common themes that should be added to our evidence base for the Neighbourhood Plan.


Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus, Steering Committee meetings have not taken place since January 2020.

However, the Project teams are meeting regularly via Zoom, and work is continuing.

We will review the situation going forward and we intend to resume these committee meetings in public as soon as it is practical to do so.

You can still keep in touch with us and provide feedback either through our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pg/Wellowneighbourhoodplan/posts/

or through the contact details provided on the contacts page of this web site.


Test Valley Borough Council (TVBC) is the planning authority for Wellow Parish and makes the decisions on development proposals and planning applications in the Parish. The area south of the A36 comes under the New Forest National Park (NFNP) planning authority.

Although the Parish Council considers all applications made to TVBC or NFNP, their response is as a consultee and TVBC or NFNP may take a different view.

This situation is not unique to Wellow; it applies almost everywhere and often results in a feeling that the planning authorities are out of touch with local opinions on how their community should grow.

A few years ago, in an attempt to give local communities more say in how their areas are developed, the Government introduced Neighbourhood Planning where communities, generally parishes or groups of parishes can, after a process of consultation with residents and local interested parties, produce a formal Neighbourhood Plan covering the next 10 to 15 years.

Our plan covers the whole of Wellow Parish – See map here

We are a group of volunteers who care about Wellow Parish and its future. We have recognised the need for Wellow Parish to have a Neighbourhood Plan which reflects the wishes of the Parish residents about any future development in Wellow.

With the agreement and full support of the Parish Council, we are working together to gather the views of the community and produce the plan on behalf of the whole community.

It is important that you continue to share your views with us as we go along.


Our next meeting will be held on:
20 January 2020 - see agenda


Documents are posted as PDFs

Next Steps

A Housing Needs Survey is our next step


View the Wellow Parish map as a jpg, or for more detail view the PDF


View images around Wellow parish - please send more - to admin@wellownhp.org.uk


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