Our next meeting is the Planning & General Purposes meeting at 6.45pm on 18th November, then on 2nd December, followed by the Parish Council meeting at 7.15pm
All residents are very welcome to attend, and we look forward to seeing you.
Wellow Neighbourhood Plan
We are shortly about to distribute our Parish Housing Needs Survey to all households in the parish. (Further information on this will follow)
Should the results of this determine that we require additional housing, we will need to review the possibility of making appropriate site allocations within our Wellow Parish Neighbourhood Plan.
In view of this and as part of the Neighbourhood Plan evidence gathering, we would like to ensure that we have a full understanding of all the development sites in the Parish which have been or are being put forward for consideration.
Test Valley Borough Council (TVBC) are currently carrying out their call for sites for their Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) for the whole Borough.
This is the way for land owners and developers to register their sites and for TVBC to identify whether a site may be considered suitable, available and achievable for future development.
This current work follows on from their previous SHELAA in February 2018.
Whilst the above will provide an up to date position in terms of whether a site would be considered 'developable' and deliverable within our Neighbourhood Plan timescale, our work will include a further assessment of the suitability of these sites, which will be based on a more detailed methodology.
It should be noted that as part of the Neighbourhood Plan process of assessing sites or reviewing those looked at within the TVBC SHELAA documents, this does not mean that a site will be allocated for housing (even where the conclusion may state that it would be suitable).
We will be led by the needs of the parish, which will be evidenced from various public consultation events and technical studies carried out.
Where it is necessary to allocate sites for residential development, this will not be undertaken without consultation with parishioners and the publication of evidence to highlight any need and assessment work undertaken.
The result of such work and future events will be publicly accessible on our website as it becomes available.
More information on the call for sites and the SHELAA (including the 2018 SHELAA) can be found here
We are gradually developing a wider network of community and volunteer groups that are available to support the residents of Wellow. We already publicise local events, but please keep checking our website, for details of new groups as they are brought to our attention.
Do you own land that has a watercourse or drainage ditch on or adjacent to it?
Answer: Yes –You are therefore a ‘riparian landowner’ and you are responsible for maintaining those watercourses.
Hampshire Police and Trading Standards want to remind people not to be pressured into signing up for services and goods that they don’t actually need.