This is the official website of Sparsholt Parish Council Winchester, Hampshire.



With many houses changing hands, applications are received to enhance and alter properties in the village.

The Parish Council has a responsibility to review all applications and comment on their suitability using the District Plan, The Sparsholt Village Design Statement and the Sparsholt Conservation Area Management Document.


The District Plan

The Local Plan Part 1, adoped by Winchester City Council on 20 March 2013 is the long term strategic plan for development within Winchester District, and includes the strategic vision, objectives and the key policies needed to achieve sustainable development in Winchester District to 2031. It identifies the amount of development, broad locations for change, growth and protection, including allocating strategic sites

Local Plan Part 1

Following its successful Examination in Public and the incorporation of modifications, the Winchester District Local Plan Part 2 – Development Management and Site Allocations (LPP2) was adopted by the Council on 5 April 2017.

LPP2 allocates land to help deliver the development strategy for new housing, economic growth and diversification set out in Local Plan Part 1 and will guide future planning decisions in Winchester District (excluding that part of Winchester District with the South Downs National Park).

Local Plan Part 2

The plan shows the settlement boundary ("building envelope") area for Sparsholt as below together with protected open areas and conservation areas. 

WCC Policies Map - Map 16 Sparsholt


 The Sparsholt Village Design Statement

This is about the character and qualities of the village of Sparsholt. It sets out guidelines which all developments, building works in the village need to follow to conserve and enhance these character and qualities and to esnure that what is done is in keeping with its surroundings. Its sets out guidlines on such things as roof lines, size of new buildings, street signs and furniture and trees and hedges. The Statement is a Supplmentary Planning Document which supplements the Local Plan and forms part of the Local Development Framework for Winchester District. The guidelines must be taken into account when planning applications are considered. 

 Village Design Statement

 A printed copy can be obtained from the parish clerk


 The Sparsholt Conservation Area

The map shows the boundaries of the conservation area

Conservation Area

More information can be found on Winchester City Council's webpages

Conservation Areas


In addition, the Parish Council has a role to ensure that any activities that do not have the necessary planning consents are reported to the Winchester City Council Enforcement team


Planning Applications

See all planning applications for Sparsholt on the Winchester City Council website WCC Applications Search 

Where underlined the Reference will link directly to the application on the Winchester City Council planning applications system. This will give further detail of each application and enable comments before the specified closing date. 


Latest applications 

Date Valid




Closing date for comments



Phoenix House Church Lane

Rear ground level infill extension and alterations to apertures on rear elevation. Adding timber cladding to gables. Adding timber cladding to rear first floor wall above proposed extension. Additional secondary entrance with shelter. Replace all windows and doors. General refurbishment and internal alterations to building. Alter garage doors and windows. Propose new entrance gate at boundary

28 November

It was agreed that the clerk would submit a comment to support this application: “Following a review of plans councillors agreed to support this application at their meeting of 16 November.”



Land Adjoining Harestock Sub-Station Stockbridge Road

Construction of a 10MW energy storage barn incorporating battery storage, and associated transformers, security fencing, sub-station, hardstanding, access track, and new access from Stockbridge Road

PC extension to 17 Nov

There was some confusion about the access road and it was agreed that the Parish Council would submit a comment noting size, appearance and clarification of plans.

“At its meeting on 16 November councillors noted the scale of the proposed energy storage barn and emphasised that construction should be in a style and colour sympathetic to surroundings and appropriate screening provided. Clarification is sought as to why the access road extends beyond the boundaries of the site to the south west



The White House Church Lane

Demolition of two existing single storey rear and side extensions and construction of two storey rear extension and single storey side and front extensions.

22 November

Councillors agreed to support this application noting that the proposed design accorded with the principles of the Village Design Statement.

Awaiting decision



Land North of Garstons Track Sparsholt College Westley Lane

Installation of energy storage facility comprising up to three battery storage containers with associated equipment, access track, landscaping and fencing, to provide backup electricity to the grid during operational life of 25 years

Pending Consideration

An email had been received from Steve Cornwell, Planning Officer, explaining that the traffic data related to this application had been revised to allow for HGVs delivering hardcore to form the roadway within the field.

The Parish Council would continue to emphasise concerns remained about the proximity of traffic to the Yurt Nursery.





Church Lane

Proposed use of garage for ancillary accommodation

Pending Consideration



Greenacre Caravan Park Stockbridge Road 

Caravan site

Pending Consideration


 Recently Decided                              



The House At Pooh Corner Home Lane

G1 Surpressed Beech x 6 - Coppice. T1 Beech - Reduce 1 long low limb over garden by 1-1.5m T2 Hawthorn - Reduce by 50% T3 Beech - Coppice T4 Field Maple - Remove 1 side of upright stem over garden. T5 Field Maple - Clear around ABC cable by 1m. T6 Cedar - Reduce lower branches to give 1m clearance from garage.

That no objection be raised



Little Mead Home Lane

T1 Yew reduce and reshape by 3m and prune back from building to give 2m clearance. To provide more light into neighbours garden to give a better overall shape.

That no objection be raised



Mayfield House Home Lane

T8, (Chestnut) reduce the lowest southerly facing limbs, (2 number) by 2m to relive strain on trunk T6, (Sycamore) remove lowest limb, (1 number) overhanging access drive to stop it contacting with garage roof

Application permitted



Crabwood Vale Farm Sarum Road Winchester

Application for a new planning permission to replace the extant permission for a replacement 5 no. bedroom dwelling and associated landscaping (08/01259/FUL extended by 11/00731/FUL and 14/00730/FUL) in order to extend the time limit for implementation

Application permitted