Plans and Policies

The Development Plan

The 'development plan' for Hart comprises the following adopted plans and policies:

Local Development Scheme

This is the timetable for preparing future local plan policies.

Local Development Scheme: Ninth Revision

Traveller Development Plan 

Work has commenced on a Traveller Development Plan Document to address the accommodation needs of Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople. A Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment has been undertaken and can be viewed at the Traveller DPD webpage.

Statement of Community Involvement

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out Council policy for consultation on the Local Plan, Supplementary Planning Documents and planning applications.

Please note in response to the current COVID-19 situation it has been necessary to make changes to some of the references of how we are dealing with planning applications. These changes relate to the additional publicity measures that the Council had committed to carry out. The Council will therefore only be carrying out the statutory publicity requirements, these are: 

  • Details of valid planning applications entered on statutory register 
  • Site notice or neighbourhood notification letters 

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

The Council has commenced work on a CIL. See Cabinet 3 September 2020 Paper C and draft minutes.

National Planning Policy

National planning policies for England are set out by the government in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The NPPF is a material consideration in the determination of planning applications.

Hart has responded to the Government's recent consultation on Changes to the Current Planning System and to the Planning White Paper: The Future of Planning: