Hart Local Plan “Regulation 18” Consultation – Action Required

Hart have published a Draft Local Plan for a consultation under Regulation 18 of the National Planning Policy Framework. What this means is that this draft plan comprises the core of the plan that Hart would wish to put before

Hart Cabinet to Consider Location of New Housing

In the previous article we covered the political wrangling that followed the presentation to Hart by planning officers of proposals for housing that did not include a new settlement and instead recommended urban extensions across the district. This was despite urban

Local Plan – Councillors Listening to Residents at Last?

Without a Local Plan in place there is little defence against large speculative planning applications around the edge of Hook. The Hop Garden Road development was an exception with the developer’s appeal being defeated, but more recent appeals across the

Planning Application for Stables Near Hop Garden Road – A Stalking Horse?

A planning application for stabling looks suspiciously like an application that has been carefully designed to make an application for housing easier in the future. The application is to erect permanent stabling in the field off Hop Garden Road that

New planning application with massive implications for Hook

Greenwell is the name given by the developer to the site containing the office block Providence House which has been unoccupied for some time. This office block is currently being redeveloped into 107 apartments. No planning permission was required as

New Green Field Site Proposed North of Hook

As part of the Hart housing consultation exercise, developers were keen to promote their own schemes. Many were known about already but one vast new area has been proposed for a housing development to the North of Hook, “White House

Initial Results From Hart’s Housing Consultation

Well done to all our supporters who responded to the Hart Housing Consultation, both the original cancelled one and the replacement. Hart have published an analysis of the results and it is clear that you responded in great numbers. In

Massive Housing Plans Threaten Hook and Fleet

Fleet News and Mail are reporting on the huge threat to Hook and Fleet if a new settlement is not built. Fleet and Hook to be Swamped With Nearly 5500 Houses if a New Settlement is not Built Residents in Fleet, Church Crookham,

The Brownfield vs Greenfield Myth

There has been a lot of talk about brownfield development and some claims that a new settlement is not necessary because brownfield housing development can provide for all of Hart’s housing needs. Brownfield housing development is the reuse of property

Hart Housing Consultation Restarted – Your Action Needed

Hart have now restarted the Housing Consultation that was halted in January. Your action is needed to carry forward any previous response you made. If you did not respond before, now is your chance to do so and attempt to