Fleet High Street

In Saxon times the area was called Fugelmere meaning a wildfowl lake and the name Fleet came from the Norman word "la Flete" (stream).

Less than 40 miles from London and with high speed rail and motorway links to London and the south coast, the town of Fleet is the administrative and commercial centre of the District. For many centuries it was an area of marsh and heathland with a sparse population, and its development stems from the arrival of the railway in 1840. This brought visitors from London to enjoy Fleet Pond, pine woods and silver birches and the beautiful scenery which inspired many to settle there. The residential and light industrial development is served by a good shopping centre which includes a broad selection of small independent retailers as well as the national chain stores.

Fleet is also well served with car parks, and sport and leisure facilities such as the Harlington Centre, the Hart Leisure Centre, and the Peter Driver Sports Ground. The "Views" meadow behind the Civic Offices and Harlington Centre provides a pleasant area of open space with a well equipped children's playground. Nearby Calthorpe Park is the venue for the annual Fireworks display and other local events such as Fleet & District Carnival and the Fleet Half Marathon.

The architecture of Fleet is varied and contains a mix of fine older Victorian properties as well as some striking new buildings.

Parish profile

To view parish information about the community, heritage and conservation areas please select the parish in the parish profiles web page.

Neighbourhood Plan

Fleet Town Council has developed a Neighbourhood Plan. Following a successful referendum in October 2019, Hart District Council made the Neighbourhood Plan part of the Development Plan at its meeting on Thursday 28 November 2019.

Fleet Neighbourhood Plan 2018 – 2032

Fleet Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement

Fleet Neighbourhood Plan SEA Adoption Statement

A summary of the Neighbourhood Plan process can be viewed below:

 Stage Detail

Held Monday 7th October 2019 Declaration of Result of Poll

Neighbourhood Plan Appendices – Referendum Version

Examination: March - June 2019

Examiners Report received 19 June 2019

Fleet Neighbourhood Development Plan Independent Examiner’s Clarification Note

Fleet Town Council Response to Examiner

Hart DC Response to Examiner

Amended Town Centre Policies

Submission: Fleet Neighbourhood Plan

Consultation 28 January - 11 March 2019

Fleet Submission Plan

Appendix 1 - Schedule of Evidence
Appendix 2 - Map of Neighbourhood Plan area
Appendix 3 - Buildings of heritage and townscape value
Appendix 4 - Assessment of Local Green Space
Maps of Individual Local Green Spaces
Appendix 5 - Character Area maps
Appendix 6 - Fleet Pond

Consultation Statement

Appendix 1 - Fleet Town Council Newsletters
Appendix 1 - Fleet Town Council minutes and resolutions
Appendix 2 - Organisations consulted on pre-submission plan
Appendix 3 - Pre-submission consultation questionnaire
Appendix 4 - Press Release for pre-submission consultation
Appendix 5 - Social Media notification for pre-submission plan
Appendix 6 - Pre-submission consultation analysis
Appendix 7 - Steering Group recommendations to Town Council

Basic Conditions Statement

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) 

Habitats Regulation Assessment Review

Summary of Representations submitted to the Examiner

Consultation on the Fleet Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Plan
May - June 2018

For more information on this stage visit:


Fleet Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment
Screening Determination April 2018

Fleet Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Determination April 2018
Declaration of the Neighbourhood Area 15 April 2015 

Fleet Town Council - Statement of Area Designation and Map

Further details of the Fleet Neighbourhood Plan will be available from the Fleet Town Council website.

Fleet Town Council contact details

Website:  www.fleet-tc.gov.uk