Housing development

Hart Council Planning Consultation reopens

Hart District Council have launched a fresh consultation on future development across the Hart area.

An initial consultation began in November 2015 but was stopped mid January 2016 due to errors found in the supporting material.  At the time, Cllr Stephen Parker, Leader of Hart District Council, said: “In order not to undermine the consultation process and to maintain a fair and transparent procedure, we have taken the decision to stop the consultation and have ceased our online response form…. I would like to reassure the public that by working with my colleagues to rectify the issues discovered, we will create a robust consultation going forward.”

With these matters now resolved, a fresh consultation has now opened and residents are once again invited to give their views on how development in the Hart area should be managed over the coming decades.  Cllr Stephen Parker, said: “We have been working hard over the past weeks to identify and rectify our consultation material. This has been completed and we are now confident that the new consultation is robust.”

The consultation itself remains largely unchanged and the Council has put in a place a process to assist respondents to read the changes and confirm their original response online, using the dedicated link www.hart.gov.uk/confirmation-of-local-plan-response. For those who have not had the opportunity to respond as yet, they can use the standard www.hart.gov.uk/local-plan-consultation-2016 to submit their response.

The consultation will be open until 4pm on Friday 18 March so now is the time to have your say on future development in this part of Hampshire.