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



Woodrows Church Lane

Beech (T1) Fell. Further to a professional tree condition report the following has been found. Presence of a fungal fruiting body between root buttresses near ground level. The fungus appears to be of Ganoderma sp, a fungus implicated in basal decay. The tree has a slight lean. The presence of a fungal fruiting body appearing to be of Ganaderma species suggests a degree of internal decay at the base of the trunk. Such decay usually affects the heartwood and not the living and main conductive tissue in the trunk.




2 Winsley Cottage

Demolition of part of existing single storey semi-detached dwelling and construction of new 5-bedroom two storey dwelling in garden. Retained portion of existing dwelling to be self-contained annex ancillary to use of new building.

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



Awaiting decision



Peonies Moor Court Lane

The proposal:
1. A replacement garage - single story with pitched roof, room and shower room in the loft space. It is linked with a new entrance/utility/toilet area with continued pitched roof of the existing kitchen. To improve access to the garage and the entrance, the driveway slope is reduced, and the garage floor level is lowered. (garage and link were included in previous application)
2. A replacement conservatory - same area but flat roof replacement.
3. Living room extension to the same line as the replaced conservatory, with sliding doors to connect to south-facing garden.
4. Windows enlargement to bedroom 1 (ground floor) - keep same width but full height to improve natural light. New cladding around the windows and formal entrance - to connect to the rest of alterations/extensions.




3 Church Farm Cottages

Fell One Ash Tree




Crabwood Lodge Sarum Road

Application for approval of reserved matters with regards to outline application 17/00728/OUT

To be considered by planning committee (date to be confirmed)


18/01881/FUL, 18/01882/LIS

Lainston House Hotel Stockbridge Road

Extension of hotel



Recent decisions



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

Approved by planning committee



Bushmoor Farm Westley Lane Sparsholt Hampshire

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

Approved by planning committee



Watley Granary Locks Lane

Rretrospective planning application to demolish and reconstruct an outbuilding to from ancillary accommodation

Application permitted