Settlement capacity study

Identify possible sites for growth and regeneration within Hart's towns and villages

We're undertaking a new settlement capacity and intensification study, exploring the potential for growth and regeneration opportunities within Hart’s existing towns and villages.

This will help indicate how many new homes could potentially be accommodated in our settlements without the need to build on green fields. 

Call for sites

As part of the study, we are carrying out a call for sites. This is an opportunity for landowners, residents and organisations to tell us of any sites that you think could, or should, be developed within existing settlements. 

These settlements are:

  • Bartley Heath
  • Blackwater/Hawley
  • Broad Oak
  • Crondall
  • Crookham Village
  • Dogmersfield
  • Eversley Centre
  • Eversley Cross
  • Eversley Street
  • Ewshot
  • Fleet (includes Church Crookham and Elvetham Heath)
  • Greywell
  • Hartfordbridge
  • Hartland Village
  • Hartley Wintney
  • Hazeley
  • Hazeley Bottom
  • Hazeley Lea
  • Heckfield
  • Hook
  • Hound Green
  • Long Sutton
  • Lower Common
  • Mattingley
  • Mill Lane, Crondall
  • North Warnborough
  • Odiham
  • RAF Odiham
  • Dukes Meadow, Riseley
  • Rotherwick
  • South Warnborough
  • Up Green
  • Winchfield Court (formerly Winchfield Hospital)
  • Winchfield Hurst
  • Yateley

The settlement boundaries can be seen on the Council’s online maps - go to ‘My Maps’, select ‘Hart Local Plan 2032 and saved policies’, and select ‘Settlement Policy Boundaries SS1’

If you are in doubt as to whether a site is within a settlement boundary, please submit the site anyway. However, please note that for the purposes of this study we are not including sites outside of settlements. There will be opportunities at a later date to submit sites outside existing settlements when the next local plan process is underway.   

What sites are we interested in?

For the purposes of this study, we are interested in the full range of potential opportunities regardless of their current use.

Opportunities could includes (hover cursor over ⓘ for a definition of the category);

  • Previously developed vacant and derelict land and buildings 

  • Conversion or redevelopment of commercial (and other non-residential) buildings 

  • Redevelopment of existing housing 

  • Intensification of existing areas 

  • Subdivision of existing housing 

  • Flats over shops 

  • Empty homes 

  • Redevelopment of car parks 

  • Vacant land not previously developed 

You do not need to worry about current planning policy designations when submitting your site, for example if the site is protected as public green space, employment or retail. This study will help us understand potential opportunities even if they would need future changes to policy in the next local plan.  

Please note that this study does not change current planning policy, nor will it infer that identified sites will be deemed acceptable for new homes in the next local plan. Such decisions are a matter for the next local plan.

The study is primarily concerned with sites for five or more homes. However, any sites can be submitted through the call for sites. If in doubt as to whether a site would accommodate five or more homes, please submit the site anyway.

How to submit a site

Anyone can submit a site to us, whether you own the land or not. However, if you identify land that you do not own, it places no obligations on the landowner to make the site available for development.

Your submissions should reach us by midnight on Tuesday 26 September 2023.  

Please read our privacy notice.

Submit a site online

To see how to submit sites online, please see the relevant video depending on whether you are a landowner or not (approximately 3 minutes):

Landowner site submission video guide

Non-landowner site submission video guide

Alternatively, you can send a call for sites form (available below) and map showing site boundaries by email to or post to Planning Policy Team, Hart District Council, Civic Offices, Harlington Way, Fleet GU51 4AE.

Please send a map showing the site boundaries. If you do not send in a map, we cannot guarantee we will identify the site accurately. We therefore encourage you to submit the site online where you can readily identify the site in question.

Call for sites submission form - Word document

Call for sites submission form - pdf

Further information

If you have any queries, or if you wish to be notified of future planning policy consultations, including the next call for sites, please email or call 01252 774118

The study should be completed by the end of December 2023. 

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