Local Development Plan
Your views wanted - have your say on the future of Hart's towns, villages and countryside. Visit the staffed exhibitions on the following dates. No booking required. Just drop in.
• Tuesday 2 May - 2pm to 8pm Hook Community Centre, RG27 9NN
• Wednesday 3 May - 2pm to 8pm The Harlington Centre, Fleet, GU5 1 4BY
• Monday 8 May - 2pm to 8pm Victoria Hall, Hartley Wintney, RG27 8RE
• Wednesday 10 May - 2pm to 8pm The Tythings,Yateley, G U46 7RP
• Thursday I I May - 2pm to 8pm Ridley Hall, South Warnborough, RG29 I RQ
• Monday 15 May - 4.30pm to 8pm Hawley Leisure Centre, GU 17 9BW
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26 March - From Hart District Council
We are continuing work on our new Local Plan which will shape the future of our district. We have listened to what you said in previous consultations and used that to narrow down the options for delivering homes and jobs in Hart over the next few years.
Building a new settlement was the public's most favoured option in our consultation last year. In preparing the new plan we are:
• exploring how much land is likely to be needed for different uses;
• identifying the right areas and sites to make sure that we have a healthy supply of land identified for development;
• working with our neighbouring councils and the county council, expert advisors (such as the Environment agency and Natural England) and infrastructure providers (such as Thames Water) to look at how the impacts of development and growth can be managed across Hart and beyond;
• supporting parish and town councils which are working on neighbourhood
The next stage is the publication of a draft Local Plan document for public consultation. It will include allocations for new homes across the district, along with other generic policies.
The consultation is not a set of final decisions as we want to hear your views on the draft Plan. Our preferred approach is to build as much as we can on brownfield land, including creating a new community at Hartland Park. Some of our new homes will, however, need to be on greenfield sites and our preferred choice is to focus much of that growth on delivering a new village at Murrell Green. This will help us make sure that the right infrastructure is put in place to support the new community, which will include land for new schools, shops, employment, green space, as well as 1,800 new homes. We will then move to the last stage of preparation where we will publish the final version of our Local Plan that we intend to submit to the Secretary of State.
We will do this towards the end of 2017. It will then be subject to independent assessment which will also enable representations to come forward that can be considered at examination.