Hart District Council has published five options for growth. None of them is a clear cut strategy and would involve the combination with another of the strategies. Other than a new settlement, our site at Yateley could feature in the other options due to the settlements sustainability credentials. Indeed, the new settlement strategy still requires it to be combined with another option given the time it takes to deliver new settlements. We had identified four planning teams with the ability to take the promotion forward but will choose one and involve them later in the process as we are comfortable with providing comments at this higher level consultation at this stage.
The Council now admit that they need to provide for at least 4,000 new homes and we will be promoting the merits of our site demonstrating its ability to deliver and it’s fit with the options they have identified.