Highclere Parish Council plays an active part in all local planning issues
It is probably the area of the Council's role that is best known to the community and which can be of the most importance.
All planning applications are posted online by the Local Planning Authority, Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council and can easily be searched for on that website by keyword, reference number, postcode or a single line of an address.
Current planning applications for this parish can also be viewed by clicking the Planning Finder. The Planning Finder is a central facility provided to Parish Council websites, which is driven by postcode (if one has been included in the planning application).
>> You can access both services by clicking the buttons in the green section below <<
Highclere Parish Council has a Planning Working Party
The Planning Working Party considers all new applications (see Planning Protocol attachment, at the bottom of this page for details). Applications are placed on the Agenda and responses are confirmed in the Minutes.
Any planning applications of key interest to the Parish will be highlighted on the News page of this website - and if you have subscribed to this site you will get an email notification of any news items added to our site..
North Wessex Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (A.O.N.B.)
Highclere Parish sits within an AONB, and as such there are two comprehensive documents which together analyse and identify the colours (e.g., the range of building materials and finishes) to integrate into a specific landscape type, please see this page for more details.
Small Scale works
We often get asked about whether small-scale works will require planning permission. We advise checking the Basingstoke and Deane website in the first instance, which in turn links to a UK-wide planning portal site, with a lot of helpful information on fences, hedges etc.
Housing Needs Assessment
Our recent Housing Needs Assessment is available to view here.
Planning application reports for Highclere postcodes
As part of the new features on our website you can now access both the Basingstoke & Deane planning portal and the Planning Finder service.
Simply click the button below for the service you'd like to use enter the postcode and area you'd like to search, and you will see a report with all applications meeting your criteria.
You can refine your search using the filters at the top of the page, you can also register to sign up to email alerts and have updates sent directly to your inbox.