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Bramshaw Parish Council

Current Consultations

Shaping the Future of England's Strategic Roads

In order to set investment in the Strategic Road Network (SRN), the government publishes a multi-year ‘Road Investment Strategy’ (RIS).  This second RIS will cover the financial years 2020/21 to 2024/25.  (Information on the first RIS covering 2015 to 2020 can be found here. )

To commence this process for setting RIS2, Highways England has published it’s SRN initial report and supporting documents from which they are seeking views,  The report sets out:

1.       Highways England’s assessment of the current state of the SRN

2.       Its potential future needs

3.       Proposed priorities for RIS2

To view the full ‘Shaping the future of England’s strategic roads; consultation on Highways England’s Initial Report’, click here.

To respond to the consultation you can either do so online or be emailing RISFuture.consultation@dft.gsi.gov.uk

The consultation is open until 11.45pm on Wednesday 7th February 2018.

Police Funding Consultation Survey 2018/19

Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton is asking residents what level of contribution they are willing to make towards the cost of local policing through their council tax.

Please click here to take the survey to make sure your voice is heard.

New Forest National Park Submission draft Local Plan 2016 – 2036 

Following the previous stages of consultation which commenced in Summer 2015, the New Forest National Park Authority has published its proposed Submission draft Local Plan 2016 – 2036 for a final 6-week period of public consultation. This runs from Wednesday 17 January to 5pm on Wednesday 28 February 2018 and represents the Regulation 19 stage in the Government’s planning regulations.

The Submission draft Local Plan sets out the proposed planning policies that will guide development in the National Park in the future. It will, once adopted, play a key role in taking forward the two statutory National Park purposes and related socio-economic duty. The Submission draft Local Plan aims to ensure that the New Forest continues to receive the highest level of landscape protection while fostering the economic and social well-being of the 35,000 residents who live within the National Park.

How to make representations   

Full details on the Submission draft Local Plan can be found on our website at www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/localplan      Alongside the Submission draft Local Plan and response form, we have published a range of supporting evidence base studies and background papers and these are also available via the same website.

The Authority has also published a ‘Notice of consultation and statement of representations procedure’ which can be downloaded via the link below. This sets out where the documents can be viewed and how representations can be made. Representations at this final stage in the Local Plan-making process should focus on the legal and procedural compliance of the Local Plan; the soundness of the Local Plan; and whether the Authority’s obligations under the Localism Act’s ‘duty to cooperate’ have been complied with.

Once the final 6-week consultation on the proposed Submission draft Local Plan has been completed, the intention is to submit the Local Plan, representations and supporting evidence base studies to the Secretary of State for independent examination in Spring 2018.

If you wish to discuss the Local Plan consultation please contact the Policy team at policy@newforestnpa.gov.uk or 01590 646600.


M3 junction 9 improvements

Highways England is consulting on its proposal to carry out major work to the M3 junction 9 at Winnall, Winchester where the M3 meets the A34.  It will be redesigned to create dedicated free flow lanes, allowing drivers travelling between the M3 and the A34 northbound and southbound to avoid using the junction roundabout.

Find out more by downloading the consultation brochure

You can also find out more about the proposals at one of the public information events and complete the online survey at https://highwaysengland.citizenspace.com/he/m3-junction-9-improvements/

The consultation runs for 6 weeks from Tuesday 9 January 2018 to Monday 19 February 2018.