The planning system manages the use and development of land and buildings with the aim of creating sustainable places to live and work. Without a planning system in place, development would not be controlled and could take place anywhere, with considerable impact on people and the environment. Potential development activity is managed through planning applications, using local plans as a basis to make
The planning system has two parts which are usually the responsibility of the local planning authority:
- Plan making – setting out proposals for development and policies to guide development over a period of time.
- Development management – where planning decisions are made through the assessment of planning
For development that requires planning permission, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is responsible for deciding whether the development should go Decisions on planning applications in North Waltham are currently based on the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), the policies of the adopted Basingstoke and Deane Local Plan 2011–2029 (adopted in May 2016) and the Hampshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan 2013.
If ‘made’ (adopted) the North Waltham Neighbourhood Plan will also become part of the development plan and be used in decision making on planning applications within the parish (Neighbourhood Plan boundary).