2014 News

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.



Make Your Garage More Secure

As a result of the spate of garage burglaries the local police have managed to procure a quantity of garage defenders that will be sold at a heavily discounted price. This will hopefully increase the general security of garages in the local area and reduce the chances of you becoming a victim of this this type of crime.


If you would like one of the Garage Defenders then please contact david.carpenter@hampshire.pnn.police.uk.


If you require this to be professionally fitted then please contact a local lock smith.


Further details HERE.

Very Successful Litter Pick 23 March 2014

More than 20 local people across the age groups turned out for a very successful litter pick on Sunday morning 23 March in sunny but cold weather.

In addition, a CITO (Cache In Trash Out) team from a wider area, who combine GPS location tasks with collecting litter along the way, significantly boosted the amount collected.

Items collected included a bicycle, van exhaust, three Christmas trees and a number of abandoned road signs as well as hundreds of cans and bottles and other general litter.

We had to leave a number of large bundles of abandoned freesheet newspapers for Hart Council to collect from the woods behind Silvester Way. If residents are not getting freesheet deliveries, please inform ZCRA so we can get something done about it – not least to stop those employed to deliver them being paid for work they have not done.

CITO on the left, ZCRA on the right

CITO on the left, ZCRA on the right

Watery Lane Planning Application

Planning application 14/00504/MAJOR by Martin Grant to build up to 315 houses adjacent to Watery Lane has now been submitted. See further details on our planning page.

It is very important that as many people as possible submit to Hart Council their personal views of the proposals before the deadline of 14 April 2014.

Farnborough Airspace Change Consultation

TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change proposal consultation started today. It is a 13 week consultation and will last until 2nd May. Their web-site shows how this may affect flights over our area:

Fleet Town Council and Church Crookham Parish Council are inviting TAG to make a presentation to meetings in public:

  • Fleet on Wednesday 5th Feb
  • Church Crookham on Thursday 3rd April

More detail when available.

Zebon Copse Work Parties


The next two Zebon Copse work parties will be on

  • Wednesday 15th January 2014
  • Sunday 16th  February 2014

Meet at 10am near the end of Londlandes wearing suitable clothes and wellies/strong boots. Equipment provided.

The more the merrier – all welcome.