West Tytherley & Frenchmoor Neighbourhood Plan

West Tytherley and Frenchmoor Parish Council in Test Valley and West Dean Parish Council in Wiltshire submitted a joint application for the designation of a Neighbourhood Area covering the parishes of West Tytherley, Frenchmoor and West Dean. This was subject to public consultation running from Friday 12th February to 4.30pm Tuesday 29th March 2016. The Councils have considered the application and the responses received during the consultation and have approved the designation.

The designation of a Neighbourhood Area would enable a Neighbourhood Plan to be prepared for the designated area. Please note that this consultation only considered whether a Neighbourhood Area should be designated and upon its proposed boundary.

Screening Opinion

Following the submission of a screening opinion for the draft West Dean & West Tytherley Neighbourhood Plan on 27 March 2018,  Test Valley Borough Council and Wiltshire Council (as responsible authorities) had to determine whether or not a full Strategic Environmental Assessment and/or a Habitats Regulations Assessment are required.

In accordance with the Regulations, Natural England, Historic England and the Environment Agency were consulted on the findings of the screening report. The consultation started on the 29 March for a five week period (deadline of 3rd May 2018).

Having regard to the submission and the consultation responses  it is the Council’s opinion that the Plan would not be likely to have significant environmental effects. On this basis, a Strategic Environmental Assessment would not be required for the proposed West Dean & West Tytherley Neighbourhood Plan. With regards to the Habitats Regulations and whether an Appropriate Assessment is required, the Council concludes that the proposed Neighbourhood Plan is not likely to have a significant effect on European designations. This is supported by the response from Natural England. This decision was made on the 16 May 2018. A statement outlining the process and consultation responses is available under Documents.

For further general information on please phone 01264 368000 or email planningpolicy@testvalley.gov.uk

For further information on the proposed Neighbourhood Plan please contact West Tytherley and Frenchmoor Parish Council or West Dean Parish Council.