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). Some useful resources follow:

SDNP Planning Portal 

(Once you are in the portal, type Hambledon in the keyword seach to show all applications, then select the one you wish to view.)

Conservation Area Map and 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. 

SDNP Newsletters

SDNP Planning Newsletter July 2020

South Downs Planning News Summer 2020 

SDNP Planning Newsletter April 2020

SDNP Planning Newsletter Autumn/Winter 2019

SDNP Planning Newsletter Spring 2019

For more information visit Winchester City Council's website at: www.winchester.gov.uk/planning/trees

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: enf@winchester.gov.uk
  • 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.

Southampton Airport Runway Extension

Southampton Airport Fact Sheet Aug 2020

Update regarding Southampton Airport's Runway Planning Application 13 July

Southampton Airport Carbon Neutral Newsletter 13 July

AQUIND Interconnector

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

AQUIND Briefing Note No 6 Mar 2020

AQUIND Briefing Note No 5 Jan 2020

AQUIND Update 12 Dec 2019

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

Miscellaneous Documents

HCC advice re. electrical charging of cars (Mar 2020)