Planning policy

Planning Policy

The Planning Policy pages provide information on:

  • Planning policy and guidance in Hart
  • Conservation Area appraisals
  • Article 4 Direction on some employment sites
  • Evidence base including brownfield register, self-build register, Annual Monitoring Reports and the Five Year Land Supply Position Statement.

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

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.

Planning guidance

These documents provide guidance on a range of issues including affordable housing, the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area, parking standards and infrastructure contributions.

Conservation Areas

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

Community Infrastructure Development CIL

Local authorities in England and Wales can charge CIL on most types of new development in their area to help fund infrastructure to support development.  At present, there is no timetable for a CIL in Hart.  Further details will be set out on the website in due course.​​​​​​​

How to contact Planning Policy


Phone: 01252 774118

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