Planning policy

Planning Policy sets the long term planning strategy for the district (up to 2032).

Hart District Council is currently consulting on the Draft Local Plan Strategy and Sites 2011-2032. The consultation is running from 26 April until 5pm on 9 June 2017. The consultation documents and further details are available at Please use the online survey via for feedback.  

National planning policies for England are set out by the government in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). Under the policy framework provided by the NPPF, local planning policies are set out in documents which are know as Local Plans.

Every council in England is required to have a dedicated plan that sets the rules for how the area should develop over time. This is called a Local Plan.

Local Plan

Hart District Councils new Local Plan will consist of two parts.

  • The Local Plan Part 1: Strategy and Sites is currently being prepared. This will set the planning strategy for the area up until 2032.
  • The Local Plan Part 2: Development Management and other allocations.

Community Infrastructure Development CIL

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a new standard charge which local authorities in England and Wales can charge on most types of new development in their area. Funds collected through CIL will be used to help fund infrastructure needed to support the development proposed in the Council's emerging Local Plan.

Further details on CIL will be set out on the website in due course.

Neighbourhood Plans

Neighbourhood planning was introduced as a new power to communities by the Localism Act 2011. A Neighbourhood Plan can establish general planning policies for the development and use of land in a neighbourhood.

Conservation Areas

This area provides details of all the Conservation Areas in Hart. For further advice please contact

How to contact Planning Policy


Phone: 01252 774118

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