This page was updated on: 18 November 2019
The Neighbourhood Plan is a formal evidence-based process based on community involvement which, when approved, has legal status and forms part of local planning policy.
Test Valley Borough Council has an adopted Local Plan covering the period 2011 to 2029 which was adopted on 27th January 2016.
This plan which has been successfully tested and in the context of our parish does not currently permit significant new build in Wellow, and has no allocations for housing development.
The TVBC Local Plan is currently being reviewed. The Emerging TVBC Local Plan will cover the period up to 2036.
Although TVBC are the main Planning Authority for Wellow, Parts of the Parish fall within the New Forest National Park for which a new Local Plan covering the period 2016 to 2036 was adopted on 29th August 2019.
These Local Plans are important documents as we prepare our Neighbourhood Plan for Wellow.
Our Neighbourhood Plan will have locally specific policies, but we also need to be able to demonstrate that our Neighbourhood Plan is in conformity with the strategic policies in the adopted Local Plans for the area.
Part of our work is to meet regularly with TVBC to check our progress relative to the strategic policies of the Local Plan and to liaise with the National Park Authority.