Planning


Hart Consultations on New Housing and Future Vision

Hart is currently consulting on housing strategy and their vision for the future as they develop their vital Local Plan. Without a Plan we risk yet more “Watery Lanes” where developers chose sites with scant regard for whether or not they are the most suitable for development.

Every household should by now have received a leaflet from Hart describing the options Hart wish to refine.

See the Crookham Village Parish Council web site for links to the various documents and the on-line response form.

Closing date for the consultation is 15 January 2016 and it is VERY important that as many thoughtful responses as possible are received by the deadline.


Albany Park application refused by Hart

The Albany Park application by Martin Grant for 300 houses adjacent to Watery Lane was refused by the Hart Planning Committee, a decision subsequently endorsed by the full Hart Council on 25 September.

PLANNING APPEAL

Martin Grant have appealed Hart’s refusal. The hearing in public will be held in the Lismoyne Hotel, Fleet for approximately 8 days from 10am on Tuesday 14 April 2015. Related documents are available on Hart’s web site HERE. The more local people who show an interest and attend, the greater the weight which may be given to local inputs by the Inspector.

Appeal held. Good local participation.

Latest estimate for the appeal decision to be published is 26 June 2015.


Albany Park (Watery Lane) Decision 10 September

Hart planning officers recommend approval of planning application 14/00504/MAJOR to build 300 houses between Watery Lane and St Nicholas School. Report is HERE.

Report ignores parish council objections and traffic issues through Zebon Copse estate.

Hart planning committee decision due at meeting that starts at 7pm on Wednesday 10 September 2014. Final decision expected to be taken by Hart full council at a later date.

 


Consultation on Hart Local Plan Housing Development Options

Hart District Council is preparing a new Local Plan.

The first and main document will be a Local Plan: Strategy and Sites Development Plan Document covering the following broad issues:

  • Amount and distribution of new housing
  • Housing development, mix & provision (including travellers)
  • Amount and distribution of new business space
  • Retail and leisure provision
  • Infrastructure provision (roads, transport, schools, healthcare, utilities, etc)
  • Open space and Green infrastructure
  • Heritage assets
  • Design
  • Landscape Character
  • Biodiversity
  • Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area
  • Climate change
  • Renewable & low-carbon energy
  • Flood risk

As part of the preparation process the Council is consulting on a Housing Development Options Paper and accompanying Sustainability Appraisal.  The documents can be viewed at www.hart.gov.uk/local-plan along with a housing options summary paper, a summary leaflet and a response form.

The consultation starts on 14th August 2014. The deadline for responses is 5pm, 10th October 2014

HDC is holding a series of drop-in sessions at the following locations where you can speak to Council officers:

Hook – 9th September 2014, 10:30am – 7:30pm. Elizabeth Hall, Raven Road, Hook, RG27 9HH

Odiham – 10th September 2014, 10:30am – 7pm. Cross Barn, Palace Gate Farm, Odiham, RG29 1JX

Yateley – 15th September 2014, 10:30am – 7:30pm. Monteagle Community Hall, Tresham Crescent, Yateley

Fleet – 30th September 2014, 10:30am – 8pm. Civic Offices, Harlington Way, Fleet, GU51 4AE

If you have any queries regarding this consultation, please contact planningpolicy@hart.gov.uk or 01252 774118.  Please note that further consultations will follow in 2015 as the full plan develops.  For further information on current and emerging planning policy, and evidence base studies please visit http://www.hart.gov.uk/planning-policy.