Earlier this year the government set out
a new National Policy Planning Framework (NPPF). This requires that local
authorities revise their own local plans. As such East Hampshire District
Council is in the process of reviewing its Local Plan. The Local Plan Review
2017-2036 will set out the planning framework to guide the future development
of the Local Planning Authority Area. Changes to the Local Plan, in turn, require
that our Bentley Parish Neighbourhood Plan is reviewed and revised to remain
These planning changes were first presented to
Bentley residents at the Annual Parish Assembly on 16th April 2018.
Since then, after advertising in the parish magazine, notice boards and this
website, we have formed a Neighbourhood Planning Steering Group and Working
Party to revise the plan.
As with the Neighbourhood Plan that was
made in 2016, we will regularly consult with and advise residents of progress
through this website. We also welcome your thoughts, ideas and comments at any