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Planning in Highclere

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 single line of an address.

Current planning applications for this parish can also be viewed by clicking the Planning Finder button below.  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 below

Highclere Parish Council has a Planning Working Party which considers all new applications (see Planning Protocol attachment below for details). Applications are placed on the Agenda and responses confirmed in the Minutes.


Any planning applications of key interest to the Parish will be highlighted on the News page of this website. 

Highclere Parish sits within the North Wessex Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (A.O.N.B.).


Planning guidance can be viewed on the North Wessex Downs Planning & Development page (found here).  

In particular, the Colour Study documents should be taken into consideration prior to making any planning application within the Parish.  These are also referenced here on the HPC website.

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.

Highclere Parish Council Planning Protocol