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 22 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

A map showing the boundaries of the Conservation Area can be found in the Village Design Statement.

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 websiteWinchester City Council Planning

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. 


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Closing date for comments



Opposite The Church Woodman Lane 

 T1 Yew - 50% reduction, the tree has major stem wounding and decay due to proximity to the highway and its prominent position. Stefan Kowalczyk has agreed that a major reduction could possible allow the tree to be retained for the mean time.




Little Mead Home Lane

T1 Beech crown lift to a height of 5m by removal of primary growth only prune back side of canopy over garden by 2m leaving a branch length of 4m and thin crown by 10%. As general management of tree and allow more light into garden. T2 Yew reduce and reshape canopy by 2m leaving an overall height of 10m and crown spread of 9m. As general management of tree and allow more light into garden. All works where possible to be under taken with a mewp to give a better shape and end result


  Awaiting decision 



Arquiva 258811 Crabwood Farm Sarum Road 

Erection of an agricultural building for free range egg production and associated feed bins and hardstanding areas

Note – this application relates to the parish of Hursley but is adjacent to the parish of Sparsholt




Bushmoor Farm Westley Lane Sparsholt Hampshire

 Erection of a 3 Bedroom, two storey agricultural workers dwelling, car parking and garden area (AMENDED DESCRIPTION)




Lainston House Hotel, Woodman Lane

Two freestanding illuminated entrance signs 




Sparsholt College Westley Lane 

Variation of conditions 2, 3 and 11 of 16/01679/FUL; to allow for changes to layout and infrastructure to form anaerobic digester plant and to layout, design and appearance of education building.


 Recent Decisions 



Greenacre Caravan Park Stockbridge Road 

Caravan site

Lawful Development Certificate - Refuse