Ropley Neighbourhood Plan Consultation


Ropley Parish Council appreciate your time to give your feedback about the draft Neighbourhood Plan. Future Dynamix are providing an online service to help us collect your feedback on our behalf, and we hope you find it easy and simple to use.
First of all, we need your name and address in order to prevent anyone from making duplicate submissions. Your email address will enable us to acknowledge receipt of your comments and, at a later date, for the Neighbourhood Plan Committee to update you with the Parish Council’s response to them. All comments will be attributable, other data will be held in strict confidence.
Please take a few moments to complete the information below. When finished, just click ‘Submit’ to transmit your feedback to us.
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Your Name*
About You*
For professional respondents only, your Business, Agency or Authority Name
Your Address*
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Please note that we cannot accept any anonymous submissions.

Below are the list of proposed policies of the Neighbourhood plan. For each policy (using the dropdown boxes), give it a score out of 10, where 10 is strongly support and 1 strongly oppose that policy.

If you wish to use them, each policy has a comments box and also a separate link to the full policy details and justification, as some of the longer policies have been shortened for brevity.

At the end of the questionnaire, there is space for you to make any broader points on the Strategic Environment Assessment, other parts of the draft plan, or the evidence on which it is based.

Policy 1: Settlement Gaps. Settlement Gaps are proposed between:

1. the Village and Soames/Stapley Lanes;
2. Monkwood and Soames/Stapley Lanes;
3. the Village and Gilbert/North Streets;
4. Gilbert Street and Kitwood/Four Marks;
5. North Street and Four Marks;
6. Ropley Dean and Four Marks.

Within these Gaps, development will only be allowed if it cannot be located elsewhere and it would not compromise the Gap’s integrity. For detailed Policy information, click here.

Policy 1 Score*
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Policy 2: Settlement Policy Boundaries

Six Settlement Policy Boundaries are designated within Ropley. Development within these will be supported subject to compliance with Local and Neighbourhood policies. Development of residential garden land within the SPB will be refused unless it can be demonstrated it will not harm the local character of the area. For detailed Policy information, click here.

Policy 2 Score*
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Policy 3: Vistas and visual prominence

New development will not be allowed within Key Vistas or Areas of Significant Visual Prominence unless it can be shown that it would have no adverse impact on the visual appearance or character of the landscape. In addition, key views to and from the South Downs National Park should be protected. For detailed Policy information, click Policy 3.

Policy 3 Score*
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Policy 4: Trees, hedgerows, verges and banks

New development should retain existing mature trees, hedgerows and banks. New planting should be of indigenous species. New development should seek to protect and enhance ecological networks. For detailed policy information, click here.

Policy 4 Score*
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Policy 5: Narrow lanes

A new development of more than five dwellings will not generally be permitted with an access from a single-vehicle width road, if more than 250 metres from a double-width carriageway. For detailed Policy information, click here.

Policy 5 Score*
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Policy 6: Sunken lanes

New accesses onto a sunken lane will not be permitted. For detailed Policy information, click here.

Policy 6 Score*
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Policy 7: Construction traffic

A Construction Environment Management Plan will be required when construction traffic might use a narrow lane. For detailed Policy information, click here.

Policy 7 Score*
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Policy 8: Local Green Spaces

Development will not generally be allowed in these designated Local Green Spaces:

LGS1 the recreation ground
LGS2 the field behind Vicarage Lane between the recreation ground and Ropley House
LGS3 west of School Lane/Church Lane
LGS4 the village pond

For detailed Policy information, click here.

Policy 8 Score*
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Policy 9: Built heritage

Twenty-eight buildings, structures and features are designated as locally important heritage assets. Their significance must be taken into account in any development proposals. For detailed Policy information, click here.

Policy 9 Score*
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Policy 10: Nature conservation

The following are designated as Local Nature Conservation Networks (LNCN):

  • Ropley Ridgeline
  • Park Lane Woodlands
  • Bowers Grove Wood

Development proposals within these areas will not generally be allowed. Nor will development proposals outside them which could adversely affect them. For detailed Policy information, click here.

Policy 10 Score*
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Policy 11 Rights of way

Development on land which has a right of way crossing it or one adjacent to it will be required, wherever practicable, to:

  • provide appropriate sight lines at the junction of the right of way and the highway;
  • replace stiles with gates;
  • provide a suitable surface treatment on the right of way with a minimum width of 1.2 metres.

For detailed Policy information, click here.

Policy 11 Score*
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Policy 12: Impact of new development

New development must not significantly harm nearby properties’ privacy, outlook, etc. The scale, density and design of new development must be appropriate to its context. For detailed Policy information, click here.

Policy 12 Score*
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Policy 13: Design and height of new housing

In new developments, no more than two houses should look the same. New homes will not be allowed to have more than two storeys. For detailed Policy information, click here.

Policy 13 Score*
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Policy 14: External materials

External materials on new buildings must be in keeping with those on adjacent buildings, especially within Conservation Areas and on Listed Buildings. Any development in and adjacent to Conservation Areas should meet the requirements of the Conservation Area management plan. For detailed Policy information, click here.

Policy 14 Score*
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Policy 15: Driveways and parking

Driveways and parking areas should consist of permeable materials wherever possible. For detailed Policy information, click here.

Policy 15 Score*
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Policy 16: Extensions and new outbuildings

Extensions and new outbuildings including garages must:

  • be of a size which is proportionate to the dwelling;
  • not be visually intrusive;
  • be to a design and use materials which are in keeping with the dwelling.

For detailed Policy information, click here.

Policy 16 Score*
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Policy 17: Light pollution

New lighting on buildings must not impact on the dark night sky, or on the amenities of neighbours, or on wildlife habitats. New roof lights, conservatories and atriums should not result in significant light spillage. Lighting for outdoor sports/equestrian must be switched off between 10pm and 6am. For detailed Policy information, click here.

Policy 17 Score*
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Policy 18: Amount of new housing

Provision is made for 73 new dwellings in Ropley Parish in the period 2016 to 2028 which will be delivered by:

  • completion of existing permissions;
  • the sites in Policies 19 and 21 below

For detailed Policy information, click here.

Policy 18 Score*
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Policy 19: Proposed housing site off Hale Close

New housing is proposed on approx. 0.6 hectares of land with an access off Hale Close. There will be five homes at affordable rents, six for sale to local people at a discount, and three for sale on the open market. The development will provide land for community uses and a church car park (see 24 below). The scheme will need to be carefully designed to protect the Conservation Area and be screened from the existing houses on Church Street. For detailed Policy information, click here.

Policy 19 Score*
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Policy 20: Proposed housing on the site for the former Chequers Inn

New housing consisting of nine high-quality 2 or 3 bed market houses is proposed. Access will be solely from Gascoigne Lane and will include a footpath allowing safe access to public transport on the Winchester road. For detailed Policy information, click here.

Policy 20 Score *
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Policy 21: Proposed housing site on Petersfield Road

Four plots for self-build homes are proposed on approx 0.25 hectares between Homeview and Wykeham House fronting Petersfield Road and served by a single access. (See also 22 below). For detailed Policy information, click here.

Policy 21 Score*
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Policy 22: Occupancy restriction

Planning permission for the self-build plots in 21 above will only be granted for people who are on East Hampshire District Council’s self-build register and have a local residential or employment connection. For detailed Policy information, click here.

Policy 22 Score*
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Policy 23: Protecting community facilities

Proposals for the change of use of the following social and community facilities will not be permitted unless they are no longer required for that use:

  • Parish Hall;
  • Sports Pavilion and adjoining recreation ground;
  • Coffee Room;
  • the Thai Lounge;
  • Community Shop.

For detailed Policy information, click here.

Policy 23 Score*
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Policy 24: New community land

Approximately 0.6 hectares of land adjacent to Dunsells Lane is proposed for community use. For detailed Policy information, click here.

Policy 24 Score*
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Do you have any further comments you wish to make on the Ropley Neighbourhood Plan?

Please add your comments here.

Thank you for taking part in the Ropley Neighbourhood Plan consultation.

Please click "Submit" and you will receive an email confirming our receipt of your feedback.

After the close of the consultation, the scores and comments will be collated and reported to Ropley Parish Council. Councillors will then revise the policies taking account of all the views expressed. The results will be made available through the Neighbourhood Plan pages of the My Ropley website (www.myropley.org) and we will email you to inform you of the Parish Council’s decisions.


Further information and helpful links:
    • Strategic Environment Assessment; access here
    • Full Draft Neighbourhood Plan; access here
    • Evidence Base documents; access here

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