Your opportunity to view & comment


Available for your consultation from 14th May for 6 weeks until 25th June 2016

Click here for the Pre-submission Draft Development Plan

Click here to submit your feedback

This is your opportunity to read the Pre-submission Draft Consultation Document and submit any comments.

For those people without internet access, the  Draft Document can be viewed and  comment forms available, at the Village Hall9.00 am -12 noon on Saturday, 14th May  and Saturday 4th June,2016.  There will not be a presentation – this is simply an opportunity for those without access to the internet to view the Draft Document and provide their feedback.

(Members of the Working and Leadership Groups will be in attendance) 

All comments will be considered by the Neighbourhood Plan Steering and Leadership Groups and at the end of this consultation period any necessary amendments to the Draft Document will be made. It will then be submitted to the South Downs National Park Authority for further consultation and feedback. Thereafter the plan moves forward through more conformity checks and independent examination.

East Meon residents will have the final say by referendum later this year/early 2017.


Current Milestones

  • 14th May – 25th June 2016
  • Pre-submission Draft Parish consultation
  • July 2016 Submission Draft issued to South Downs
  • National Park for legal and compliance check                         
  • August & September 2016
  • SDNP consults on Submission Draft
  • September & October 2016
  • External Examiner prepares Examination Report                                  
  • Winter 2016
  • SDNP issues decision statement and approval by SDNP Planning Committee                                                              
  • Late 2016/early 2017
  • Residents’ Referendum


To browse the Neighbourhood Plan pages on this website, please click on the picture above.

The East Meon Neighbourhood Plan.

As of January 2016 the drafting process is currently well advanced and we shall be posting details about how you can read and give feedback on the Consultation Draft version of the Plan in the coming months.  We shall also be updating all our East Meon website subscribers on a regular basis. Please visit this website again soon for updates and notices.



The Localism Act, which received Royal Assent on November 15 2011, introduced new rights and powers to allow local communities to shape new development by coming together to prepare Neighbourhood Plans. This is a community-led framework for guiding future development and growth of an area. All Neighbourhood Plans must meet basic conditions and be aligned with the strategic objectives and policies of the South Downs National Park ‘local plan’ and the National Planning Policy Framework.

Note: For the Neighbourhood Plan to be approved it has to be robustly evidence based, credible and consistent and then must be passed by a majority vote at a parish referendum.


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The historic parish of East Meon is located six miles to the west of Petersfield, Hampshire. It lies in a wide valley, bounded on its southern and eastern sides by the South Downs. The River Meon rises from a source to the south of the village and then flows through the village centre.

East Meon was an important Minster and Hundred in Saxon times. Both before and after the Norman Conquest it was a Manor of the Bishops of Winchester, who built the magnificent parish church of All Saints and the mediaeval manor house, The Court House. The village contains a number of ancient hall houses. It was chosen to be the ‘Domesday Village’ in 1986. For information on the history of East Meon click here.

All Saints East Meon
All Saints Church, East Meon


The Cross, East Meon
The Cross, East Meon



East Meon Village