Hart District Council has reached the final stages of preparing a new Local Plan which will guide the future development of the District.
The Plan sets out where new homes will be built. It also has policies to protect the environment, deliver new infrastructure and promote the economy. The Plan already takes into account comments from previous consultations.
During this stage of the Local Plan residents and other stakeholders now have the opportunity to give their final comments on the plan. Comments must be made between Friday 9 February and be received no later than 4pm on Monday 26 March 2018.
Cllr Graham Cockarill, Cabinet Member for Planning is encouraging people to take part in the consultation and says: “Our Local Plan is now well advanced and this is the last chance for everyone to make their views known before the Plan is considered by an independent Inspector.”
The consultation documents and guidance on how to make a comment are available at www.hart.gov.uk/Local-Plan-Publication-2018.
The Plan can also be viewed at Town and Parish Council offices and libraries in the District.
All completed comment forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies of all comments will be available for the public to view, following the removal of all personal details.
All the comments received will be sent with the proposed Local Plan and supporting evidence to the Secretary of State, to be considered later this year as part of an independent examination by a Planning Inspector.