The 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. Our Local Planning Authority is the South Downs National Park (SDNP), although most decisions are delegated to Winchester City Council to determine on their behalf. Comments on applications can be made online via the SDNP (link below) or sent by email to

Click here to go to the SDNP Planning Portal, and then type Hambledon in the keyword seach to show all applications.  Select the one you wish to view.

Click here to see a map of the Conservation Area and Click here to see the Conservation Area Character Appraisal

Trees are protected in the Conservation Area and you must give six weeks' written notice to Winchester City Council of your intention to undertake works to any tree over 75 mm in diameter (measured 1.5m above ground level).  There are penalties for non-compliance. 

The SDNP's Spring 2019 Planning Newsletter can be found here.

For more information visit Winchester City Council's website at:

Planning Enforcement

If you have concerns that there has been a breach of planning control, please contact Winchester City Council by one of the following methods:

  • by email to:
  • in writing to: Planning Enforcement Team, Winchester City Council, City Offices, Colebrook Street, Winchester, SO23 9LJ;
  • by telephone: 01962 848480; or
  • by visiting the City Offices and speaking to one of the Planning Enforcement Team’s Officers.

AQUIND Interconnector

For the latest correspondence on the AQUIND Interconnector, see below:

AQUIND PEIR Consultation Letter Response

AQUIND Briefing Note No 3

AQUIND Statutory Consultation May 2019

AQUIND Press Release May 2019

AQUIND Post-Consultation Letter

AQUIND Interconnector Pre-Consultation Letter Feb 2019

AQUIND Interconnector S48 Notice