Planning Application Workshop
Save Bushfield Camp Group is holding a workshop to help you comment on the Bushfield Camp Planning Application on Saturday 25 November from 11am to 2pm at Badger Farm Community Centre.
An outline planning application has been submitted to Winchester City Council for an employment-led scheme on the Bushfield Camp by the Church Commissioners for England. The deadline to comment, object to or support the application has been extended until 7 December. You can comment online (details below).
The outline planning application doesn’t give much detail apart from access to and from the site and to academic accommodation, a hotel, and other complementary/ancillary uses including a nursery, retail including shops, restaurants, cafés, bars visitor and exhibition space, leisure and sports uses.
Important Policies from the Winchester District Local Plan
Many national and local planning policies are used to decide whether an application is granted. We have listed some of the important policies from the Winchester District Local Plan. You may wish to comment on how the development may be contrary to any of these using your own words.
- WT3 – Bushfield Camp Employment Site: defines the criteria for development under the existing Local Plan
- DM23 – Rural Character: Bushfield Camp is defined as a rural site
- Policy CP10 – Transport
- Policy CP16 – Biodiversity
- Policy CP18 – Settlement Gaps
- Policy CP19 – South Downs National Park
- Policy CP20 – Heritage and Landscape Character
- Policy CP21 – Infrastructure and Community Benefit
- Policy DM18 – Access and Parking
The Winchester and District Local Plan Part 1 and Part 2 adopted policies can be viewed here.
How to comment
You can express your stance (Object, Support, Neutral) and add a comment via the Make a Comment button on the planning application on the Council’s website. You can also write to the City Council Planning Office, Amy Winch, c/o Winchester City Planning Department, City Offices, Colebrook Street, Winchester, SO23 9LJ. Comments are published in the Documents section of the planning application.
Thanks for your support,
Save Bushfield Camp Group
Badger Farm & Oliver’s Battery Residents’ Community Association
working with Local Parish Councils and other Community Bodies