Hart is carrying out another consultation on the strategic housing options for the district. The options for building new homes are the same as those consulted on last year, i.e.- Option 1 Within existing settlements. Option 2 Extend existing settlements. Option 3 Urban extensions similar to Elvetham Heath. Option 4 New settlement (Winchfield?). Option 5 Outside the SPA zone of influence where SANG land will not be required. Responses to the previous consultation last … [Read More...]
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Welcome to our festive edition! Writing this in October, it does feel a little early to be thinking about Christmas, but preparations have already begun for our forthcoming Christmas Fayre. Members and Non-members are warmly welcome to come along and see some gift ideas from local businesses. Stalls confirmed so far are........Newsletter 124 … [Read More...]
Great news! At the Planning Committee on the 14th October, Hart Council refused planning permission for the proposed 121 new homes along Marsh Lane. However, this may be only the first battle in another long drawn out saga if the developer decides to take the decision to appeal. We must now wait and see. … [Read More...]
We have started adding 1915 in our series "World War 1 - The Yateley Story" to the web site. The first article, by Graham Fleuty, concentrates on the Yateley men who were in Gallipoli and is under the History/WW1 heading. … [Read More...]
The Yateley Society has signed a contract with publishers, Pen and Sword, to write a book titled 'Yateley in the Great War'. This will become one of Pen and Swords "Towns in the Great War" series. The book will be about the 'home front' and will not include military events and is due to be complete by August 2017. This is an exciting new venture for the Society so if anyone has any information, photographs, etc. that may be of use to the research team please let us know. The team will … [Read More...]
The developer, Welbeck Strategic Land, is appealing the decision of Hart District Council (HDC) to refuse planning permission for 150 new homes on land east of Moulsham Lane, Yateley. The appeal process is underway and Welbeck has issued two formal mandatory documents, (1) a draft statement of Common Ground it thinks it may achieve with HDC over certain defined issues and (2) a Statement of Case which is the main issues that they want to be covered by the public inquiry. HDC refused planning … [Read More...]
The Secretary of State has decided not to call in the planning application for 126 homes at Hawley Park Farm and has formally withdrawn the Section 25 holding notice. There is nothing now, presumably, stopping the Council to formally grant planning permission. A very regrettable decision but I suppose it should have been foreseen. As this development will take the total number of homes in the SPA zone of influence above the 'Cap' then it can be argued that a new Appropriate Assessment should … [Read More...]
Notes from a volunteers diary. Our job today was to rake up the floating pennywort for disposal. To gain access to the boggy area Ian needed to cut down the fallen trees that were blocking our way. We split into two groups: one helping Ian to remove the trees and the other group concentrated on raking and removing as much of the wed as possible onto the path for disposal. It was a rewarding task and it will need repeating to try and get the weed under control and to help minimise it spreading … [Read More...]