Hart Local Plan Strategy and Sites 2016-2032
Hart has now released its final draft Local Plan for comments prior to sending to the Government Inspector. You have until (4pm) 26th March 2018 to send comments to Hart. There is more detail available on the Hart website here This also provides the instructions on how to respond (on-line, by email or by letter). Hart are keen for people to use their special forms.
This process is sometimes called a “Reg 19” Local Plan (after Section #19 of the Section 19 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004). In April the comments of the public, developers, parish councils and any other interested parties will be sent to the Inspector by Hart, along with this version of the Plan. There is a large amount of material to review in the core plan documents and the many supporting annexes and maps. The Parish Council saw the pre-draft version and the general feeling was that this version of the Local Plan should be supported as it is broadly beneficial for Crondall parish. However, there are some issues that raise concerns (eg. the “search area” for a new town, around Winchfield). The Parish Council intends to prepare and agree a detailed response at our meeting on 26th February and will share key details after that.
The over-riding issue for the whole district is to have an up to date Local Plan. Without it the whole District is open to developer-led construction and whilst Crondall’s Neighbourhood Plan will provide some control locally, unwanted adjacent developments could impact the parish. While this is not a perfect Local Plan (or even a great one) the balance of understanding at this time is to support it, but highlight its short coming’s.
Below is Hart’s Councils official documentation for the consultation
|Hart Local Plan: Strategy and Sites 2016-2032 Proposed Submission Version
Statement of Representations Procedure
Regulations 19 and 20 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012
Hart District Council proposes to submit the Hart Local Plan: Strategy and Sites 2016-2032 Proposed Submission Version to the Secretary of State for examination.
The Plan allocates land for development, safeguards sites for particular uses, and contains policies to manage development. The whole of Hart District is covered by the Plan.
Representations can be made from 9 February 2018 and must be received by 4pm on 26 March 2018.
Representations may be made in writing or by way of electronic communications.
Responses via email should be sent to: Planning Policy email@example.com
If responding by post send to: Hart District Council, Civic Offices, Harlington Way, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 4AE
Please use the response form available with all the documentation at https://www.hart.gov.uk/Local-Plan-Publication-2018
Alternatively a hard copy of the form can be obtained from the Council offices, and subject to availability, from the libraries and from the Church Parish Office and the Village Shop.
Representations may be accompanied by a request to be notified at a specified address of any of the following
(i) the submission of the local plan for independent examination under section 20 of the Act,
(ii) the publication of the recommendations of the person appointed to carry out an independent examination of the local plan under section 20 of the Act, and
(iii) the adoption of the local plan.
Archive –Hart Housing Options Consultation – May 2017
Hart Plan: Strategy and Sites 2011-2032
Hart District Council is consulting on a Draft Local Plan: Strategy and Sites. The Draft Plan sets out how much new development Hart thinks should take place in Hart, and where, when and how it should be delivered. NB This is not the final Plan. It is a chance for residents to see the draft policies and proposals and to have their say. You are therefore invited to comment on the Draft Plan, and supporting evidence including an Interim Sustainability Appraisal Report.
The consultation runs from 26th April to 4pm 9th June 2017
A hard copy of the Draft Local Plan (which must be viewed on site) and hard copy response forms are available in the Parish Rooms, Croft Lane.
Public ‘drop-in’ exhibitions are to be held at the following venues (no appointments needed):
- Wednesday 10 May – 2pm to 8pm, The Tythings, Yateley, GU46 7RP
- Thursday 11 May – 2pm to 8pm, Ridley Hall, South Warnborough, RG29 1RQ
- Monday 15 May – 4.30pm to 8pm, Hawley Leisure Centre, GU17 9BW
If you are unable to get to on of these sessions the Display used may be viewed at
(Note this is a 42Mbyte file!!)
Crondall Parish Council Response
The Parish Council submitted the following response to Hart on 2nd June 2017:-
Relationship With Neighbourhood Plan
Please note this consultation is entirely separate from work on the Crondall Neighbourhood Plan. http://www.crondall-pc.gov.uk/whats-on/neighbourhood-plan
Although Hart has indicated indicative numbers for new dwellings in Crondall they have also committed to taking into account the suggested sites and numbers of dwellings submitted through the Neighbourhood Planning process.
If you are interested in future development in Crondall you are strongly encouraged to take part in both the Hart consultation and the opportunities afforded through the Crondall Neighbourhood Plan process.
Hart Council will take all valid consultation comments into account when preparing their next version of the Local Plan: the ‘Proposed Submission Version’. The Proposed Submission Version will then go out to a further consultation (target date winter 2017) prior to being submitted for ‘examination’ by a Government Planning Inspector. Once adopted the Plan will form part of the statutory Development Plan which is the primary basis for determining planning applications. It will replace some of the Saved Policies in the Hart District Local Plan 1996-2006.