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. 


Current applications


Date Valid




Closing date for comments



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

1 November 2017


Awaiting decision


Date Valid




Current Status




Church Lane

Proposed use of garage for ancillary accommodation

Pending consideration



Greenacre Caravan Park Stockbridge Road 

Caravan site

Pending Consideration



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

Pending consideration



Recently Decided

Date Valid







Mayfield House Home Lane

Fell because of overall poor condition, reduced amenity value and consequential risk posed to the pubic using the public footpath and access drive directly beneath it due to the premature fracture of dead branches caused by the extensive progression of Bleeding Canker disease. Replant with one Hornbeam in the same area.


Application permitted



Mobile Home at Bushmoor Farm Westley Lane

Extension of existing permission for mobile home

Application permitted



The Woodman

Woodman Lane

The conversion of a single storey workshop to a kitchen and family room

Application permitted