Housing development

Hart District Council halts development consultation

Back in November we reported that Hart District Council had opened a major public consultation into future planning options for development across the area.  The consultation was designed to harness residents’ views about what approach to development the council should take, as well as sharing information on the types of development required.  As Cllr Stephen Parker, Leader of Hart District Council, said: “We really want to hear the communities and residents views, as this is a real opportunity for the people of Hart to help shape the development of our district for the future decades.”

However the consultation has since been closed, due to errors found in the consultation material.

In an apology to residents,  Cllr Stephen Parker, 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.”

The consultation is expected to reopen in the next few weeks.  The council has outlined that the questions will not change and that it is expecting to send new summary material to all residents.

For further updates please visit www.hart.gov.uk