Settlement capacity study

Exploring the capacity for new homes within Hart’s settlements

This study explores how many new homes could potentially be accommodated within Hart’s existing towns and villages. It provides three different scenarios, each with a different combination of potential sites and density assumptions. 

As a result of Government policy, Hart will, in due course, need to prepare a new local plan, with new sites to address housing needs. Urban intensification is just one option that Hart should evaluate when preparing a sound local plan.

It is emphasised that the Settlement Capacity and Intensification Study is not a plan. It does not allocate any sites for development and is not to be regarded as a material consideration in the determination of planning applications. It must not be inferred that the Council is supportive of (re)development of all sites or areas identified in this study.

Settlement Capacity and Intensification Study, January 2023

Further information

If you have any queries, or if you wish to be notified of future planning policy consultations, please email or call 01252 774419.

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