Neighbourhood Plan 2016

The Bentley Neighbourhood Plan went to council for adoption on Thursday 12th May 2016, where it was made.

To review the decision notice please click here and to review the decision statement please click here.

In accordance with the regulations, East Hampshire District Council has also published documents on its website: Bentley Neighbourhood Plan/BentleyNP

Copies of the decision statement and neighbourhood plan can be found at the following locations:

East Hampshire District Council, Penns Place, Petersfield, GU31 4EX
Memorial Hall, Alton Road, Bentley, GU10 5NB
Bentley Stores (Village shop), Main Road, Bentley, GU10 5HY
The Star Inn, Main Road, Bentley, GU10 5LW
Bentley Village Surgery, Hole Lane, Bentley, GU10 5LP

Evidence Base

Documents referred to in Annex A to the Neighbourhood Plan


Appendices Referred to in the Consultation Statement


The Referendum

On Thursday 5th May 2016, the referendum for Bentley Parish Neighbourhood Plan was held. To review the outcome and press release from East Hampshire District Council please click here.

For further information please contact the Planning Policy team at East Hants District Council on:01730 234 280 or go to their website to review the latest information about the neighbourhood plan.

Alternatively, please click here to review the final version which will go to referendum.

Following the Neighbourhood Plan hearing 30th November 2015, the Examiner challenged the Planning Authority and the Qualifying Body to refine the submitted polices. This work has been completed and is presented as follows:

In accordance with the Regulations, East Hampshire District Council has also published the documents on their website

Final N.P Examiner Report

To review the Final Report from Bentley Neighbourhood plan examiner please click here.

The Submission version of the Neighbourhood Plan has now been sent to East Hampshire District Council. An examiner will be appointed soon. A copy of the Submission Plan can be found by clicking here.

To view the Neighbourhood Plan Newsletter please click here.  

The Steering Group's Terms of Reference can be found by clicking here.

Steering Group Meetings - 2014/15

22nd October 2014 - Minutes
28th October 2014 - Task list
29th October 2014 - Minutes
5th November 2014 - Minutes
12th November 2014 - Minutes
19th November 2014 - Minutes
26th November 2014 - Minutes
3rd December 2014 - Minutes
11th March 2015 - Minutes
22nd April 2015 - Minutes

Neighbourhood Plan 2018

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 consistent.


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 time.