Hart Local Development Plan

The Planning Inspectorate supports the Government's aim for every area in England to have an adopted local plan. A local plan sets out local planning policies and identifies how land is used, determining what will be built where. Adopted local plans provide the framework for development across England.1 Jan 2012

11 July

Hart District Council Local Plan development blueprint has been submitted to the Secretary of State.

19 March

The deadline to comment on the Hart Local Plan is 4pm on Monday 26 March.

The plan sets out were new homes are to be built and provides policies to protect the environment, deliver new structure and promote the economy.

Comments on the Plan will be sent to an independent Planning Inspector who will consider them and assess whether it follows Governments Guidelines. This will be later this year. 

To see plan and to comment click here

10 Jan 2017

Councillors voted through the draft blueprint by 27 votes to 5.

Under the plan the urban extension at the Pyestock site will go ahead.

Tory leader Stephen Parker said  "I will vote to support this plan because an appalling plan is better than no plan at all"

The draft plan will go out for public consultation from Feb 9 to March 26 before being presented to a planning inspector for an Examinatiojn in Public this year (2018)

24 Oct 2017

Work on the Hart Local Plan is still underway Hart held a consultation earlier this year on Strategy and Sites responses are currently being evaluated and will be used to inform the next stage of the preparation of the Local Hem which will be published later this year. Hart are aiming to submit the Local Plan for independent examination by the Planning Inspectorate in the Spring of 2018. You can view the Draft Hart Local Plan at https://www.hart.gov.uk/local-plan 

29 Sep 2017

The Council has passed another milestone on its way to preparing a new Local Plan. We have completed the formal consultation stage on our draft Local Plan. We received more than 1,200 representations on the draft plan, which went out to consultation between April and June. All comments received will be used alongside evidence studies to create the final Plan we intend to put to the Secretary of State. The new Local Plan will shape the future of our district. We are committed to involving our communities in preparing the new plan, which sets out our vision for Hart up to 2032. It identifies where housing, shopping and employment land should be located and the infrastructure required to support this growth, such as new roads, schools, health services and sewerage.The proposed policies in the Plan will be used to help make decisions on planning applications in Hart. Once we have prepared the final Plan we will hold a further public consultation period towards the end of the year 

30 April 2017

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

The consultation documents and how to respond can be found at www.hart.gov.uk. Copies will also be available at the District Council Offices in Fleet,Town and Parish Council Offices and local Hart libraries. 

email planningpolocy@hart.gov.uk    01252 774118


26 March 2017 - 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 

listening to our residents, businesses and communities.

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.