The Examiner's report dated 17 December 2014 recommends that the Denmead neighbourhood development plan should proceed to a referendum, provided that a number of modifications are made. If Winchester City Council's Cabinet accept the Examiner's report and its recommendations and proceed to a referendum, the Council expect to hold this referendum in February or March of 2015. The Examiner's recommendations include:
- Removal of a section of project proposals from the neighbourhood plan itself that are not related to land use planning or within the scope of neighbourhood planning. But to transfer this section to a seperate annex.
- To refer to proposed housing figures as an approximate number and not to refer to any figures as a maxima.
- To include a list of employment types better suited to the village centre.
- Delete a policy about travellers accommodation.
- Correction of typographical errors and updates.
Denmead Parish Council submitted its to Winchester city Council its submission draft neighbourhood plan in August 2014. The plan was then available for public consultation between 29 September 2014 and 11 November 2014.
The pre-submission draft neighbourhood plan was published Denmead Parish Council for a prior round of consultation that ran between 10 March 2014 and 21 April 2014.
The application from Denmead Parish Council to be the designated body to produce the neighbourhood development plan was approved by Winchester City Council on 17 September 2012. The application was submitted on 13 July 2012.