Hart District Council and St Edward are celebrating after being told that a major development in the District has been nominated to receive two top industry awards.
Hartland Village, a development of 1,500 homes on a former brownfield site, has been shortlisted in both the 'Planning Permission of the Year' and 'Best Use of Brownfield Land in Placemaking' categories in the Annual Planning Awards – one of the sector’s most prestigious events.
The planning application, prepared by St Edward, was approved following detailed discussions with Hart District Council and Hampshire County Council.
Daryl Phillips, Joint Chief Executive at Hart District Council, said: "Our specialist teams have worked closely with the site developers, St Edward, to overcome the significant challenges associated with redeveloping a heavily polluted industrial site. We have now been able to create a new village and country park for our residents. We are pleased that this hard work has been recognised.”
Working in partnership with St Edward, the planning permission is the first step to turn the former industrial site into a vibrant new community. The village will deliver a mix of homes, a lively village centre, a primary school, shops, public square, village green, community space and meeting places. Work has already started to deliver a 70 acre country park for the local community and the first homes are due to be completed this year.
Paul Vallone, Executive Chairman at St Edward, said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this award in partnership with Hart District Council. St Edward will be creating homes of excellent quality in an outstanding natural setting, yet the new village will deliver so much more than that. Hartland Village will provide public areas, plentiful access to green space and nature as well as the ideal facilities to build a thriving and sustainable community.”
Winners will be announced on 4 June 2019 at the RIBA Library (British Architectural Library) in London which will be attended by over 300 people from the associated professions. The full list of finalists can be found at www.planningawards.com.