6 June 2018
Hart District Council through its Officers and Councillors has been working tirelessly with its partners including the Police, Hampshire County Council and Natural England to seek to resolve matters on this site such as breaches of planning control, unlicensed dismantling of vehicles and encroachment onto the public highway and the adjacent Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). This has involved court action and more recently the Council supported the Police and other enforcement agencies in inspections of the site. It has also kept representatives of local residents fully briefed throughout.
The Council can however only work within the powers given to it and matters such a enforcement of health & safety fall to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). The Council has been in contact with both the HSE and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service regarding the fire which took place during the evening of the 5 June at this site to offer assistance in any way it can.
30 May 2018
Hampshire Constabulary, with the support of Natural England and Hart District Council, are investigating activities at the scrap yard at Totters Lane, Hartley Wintney.
This is an ongoing investigation which we will continue monitoring.