Planning policy

Planning Policy

Planning Policy documents provide the framework to deliver sustainable development in Hart.

The Planning Policy pages provide information on current and emerging planning policy in Hart and the supporting evidence base.  They are also home to a suite of Conservation Area appraisals.

National planning policies for England are set out by the government in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).  Local planning policies must be prepared to be consistent with the NPPF.

Local Plan

The Local Plan contains the policies that have statutory weight in the determination of planning applications.  Information on the current and emerging Local Plan for Hart is available at

The Hart Local Plan Strategy and Sites 2016-2032 Proposed Submission Version is out for consultation until 4pm on 26 March 2018.

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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