Our response to the Hartland Park planning application

The planning application for Hartland Park (Pyestock) has been submitted to Hart District Council.

The Fleet & Church Crookham Society has kept a close interest on this site for many years since the original application for a distribution hub was proposed. On 6 April 2016, Fleet News reported the Council’s plans for around 1000 homes to be built on the site.

The campaign group We Heart Hart felt that at 1000 dwellings, density was ‘under demanding’ and ‘opportunities for increasing density should be explored’.

We are now faced with an application for 1500 dwellings.

Hart Council has a target that new developments supply 40% of dwellings as ‘affordable’ homes. These would, for instance, be shared ownership homes to enable young families to get a foot on the housing ladder when they would otherwise be unable to afford prices in this sought after area. The application submitted provides only half the number of affordable dwellings that Hart recommend which is very disappointing.

The Society will study the proposal in depth and will provide a more substantive objection to the shortcomings of this application that will massively increase the strain on an already overburdened infrastructure.