Draft Statement of Community Involvement 2018

Ended on the 27 April 2018
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13. Appendix A – Specific and General Consultation Bodies

13.1 The Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2012 require the Council to consult the following 'specific' and 'general' consultation bodies if proposals in planning policy documents affect them. A number of these bodies are also considered to be Duty to Co-operate bodies). It is important to note that the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (schedule 1) also requires qualifying bodies to consult the same consultation bodies in the preparation of Neighbourhood Development Plans. In instances where any of the organisations (bodies) detailed below cease to exist, successor bodies will be consulted.

Specific Consultation Bodies

Local Planning Authorities

  • Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
  • Chichester District Council
  • Hampshire County Council
  • Hart District Council
  • Havant Borough Council
  • South Downs National Park Authority
  • Waverley Borough Council
  • Winchester City Council

Town / Parish Councils

  • All Town and Parish Councils within and adjoining East Hampshire District

Local Enterprise Partnerships

  • Enterprise M3 LEP
  • The Solent LEP

The Coal Authority

Homes and Communities Agency

Natural England

The Environment Agency

Historic England

Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd

Highways England

Marine Management Organisation

Relevant telecommunications companies

Hampshire Constabulary/ Police and Crime Commissioner

Relevant health bodies e.g. Clinical Commissioning Group

Relevant electricity and gas companies

Relevant sewerage and water undertakers

In addition to the specific consultation bodies listed above, the council/qualifyng body will involve as many people and groups as possible in the categories below:

General Consultation Bodies

  • voluntary bodies some or all of whose activities benefit any part of the local planning authority's area,
  • bodies which represent the interests of different racial, ethnic or national groups in the local planning authority's area,
  • bodies which represent the interests of different religious groups in the local planning authority's area,
  • bodies which represent the interests of disabled persons in the local planning authority's area,
  • bodies which represent the interests of persons carrying on business in the local planning authority's area;

Examples of organisations which are General Consultation Bodies

Environment and conservation groups (e.g. the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust)

Housing interest groups

Minority ethnic groups

Landowners and developers

Gypsy and Traveller groups

Local businesses/ bodies which represent local businesses

Sport England and Sport Hampshire

Local resident associations

Youth groups, schools colleges

Older persons groups

Health care groups

Religious groups


Transport providers/operators

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