When the outline planning application was submitted, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Hampshire County Council, in their landownership capacity, issued a newsletter to nearly 50,000 homes in Basingstoke, giving an overview of the outline planning application and where details about it could be viewed.
Information was also included about the application in Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s newspaper for residents, Basingstoke & Deane Today, which goes out to homes across the borough.
To help people to understand the key elements of the outline planning application, 11 factsheets were produced covering each of the main elements of the application. The factsheets can be viewed on the Manydown project website here.
A similar process was undertaken when changes were submitted to the outline planning application. A drop-in event was held in January 2018, providing an opportunity for residents to view the changes being considered. This was advertised via a newsletter which was sent to nearly 50,000 homes, and over 600 people attended.
A further newsletter was sent to 50,000 homes when the changes were submitted to the planning authority in July 2018, and an additional set of fact sheets were produced to explain the changes. These can be viewed on the project website here.
Following the changes made in January 2019, an additional fact sheet was produced, which can be viewed here. An email was sent to everyone who has registered to receive updates to inform them that changes had been submitted and provide a link to the fact sheet.
In response to comments received during the planning consultation in January 2019, a further booklet of fact sheets was produced. This can be viewed here. An email was again sent to everyone who was registered to receive updates, informing them that changes had been submitted and providing a link to the new booklet of fact sheets.