Corporate policies

The Council agrees policies and strategies (which guide what we do, how we do it and decisions we make) in order to clearly set out what you can expect from us. There is a wide range of areas which such policies cover, from internal workings of the Council to how social housing is allocated to the regulation of business operating in the district. The polices are listed below and are grouped into the following areas:

  • Internal - covering how the Council operates and other statutory requirements
  • Health and wellbeing - including leisure and public health
  • Business - such as licensing, procurement and economic development
  • Housing - including housing allocations, homelessness and energy efficiency
  • Finance - including spend over £500
  • Planning policy , including the current and emerging Local Plan 

Internal Policies

Equality & Diversity

The Council’s vision for Hart is a district that appreciates and celebrates its diversity, challenges intolerance and discrimination, and positively promotes equality and community cohesion.  The Council has a legal duty to provide all services and employment opportunities fairly and without discrimination. The Council will not discriminate on grounds of sex, age, sexual-orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, race, religion or belief, disability, pregnancy or maternity. The Equality Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duty underpin our values and support the stance we take to eliminate unlawful discrimination in all parts of our business and services.

Health and wellbeing




Shared Legal Services provides legal services for both Hart District Council and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. We are committed to the provision of first class legal services in an e-enabled environment. To contact a legal representative please email

Insurance claims

If you are a third party solicitor enquiring about our insurance policy details and Portal ID:
For Employers Liability and Public Liability, our insurer is Zurich Municipal, trading name of Zurich Insurance plc.

Policy number: QLA-11H074-0093 and the portal compensator ID : C00108

Defendant (an individual, company, or institution) only Claim Notification Forms  must be sent to
Notice – For Highway Authority Incidents 

Any highway claims should be addressed to:

Hampshire Legal Services , Hampshire County Council, The Castle, Winchester, SO23 8UJ.  If you are registered with the Claims Portal, highway related low value personal injury claims can also be directed to Hampshire County Council via the Portal website.  The County Council is listed on the Portal website as a Defendant and Compensator organisation with the address Hampshire County Council, Castle Avenue, Winchester