Blackbushe Airport

Last night (20th Sept.) at the Tythings a special meeting of the Yateley Common Management Committee was convened specifically to discus the application by Blackbushe Airport Ltd to de-register the airport land from the Commons Register. There was also 30 + members of the public observing the meeting.   A motion was put to the committee to […]

Blackbushe Airport

It has been announced that there will be a special meeting of the Yateley Common Management Committee at the Tythings on Wednesday the 20th September to discus the application by Blackbushe Airport Ltd to deregister the airport land from the Commons Register. The meeting will start at 19.00.

Blackbushe Airport

Blackbushe Airport Ltd has submitted a notice to Hampshire County Council for deregistering the airport land from the Commons Register. This land has been “common” for a thousand years and should remain as such for another thousand. The airport was built under wartime emergency regulations and is a “guest” in our parish. Why after all these […]

Yateley Neighbourhood Plan

Both Yateley Town Council and The Yateley Society believe that a Neighbourhood Plan will be to the benefit of Yateley. It will sit within the Local Plan and contain details of the way Yateley is to be developed that would not be in a Local Plan. It would be the vision of Yateley that residents […]

Hart Local Plan

Read the Yateley Society response to the Draft Local Plan. It is unlikely to be the final definitive response as a Pre-submission version will be published later this year with additional documents e.g. Infrastructure Delivery Plan. Sometime next summer we expect an inspector to hold a public inquiry and say if the new Local Plan is […]

Minley Manor

A full planning application has been submitted to turn Minley Manor into a 5* hotel. It will be accompanied by a Spa and other leisure facilities based on Chinese culture.

Marsh Lane, Eversley

Some good news at last! Bovis has withdrawn its appeal against Hart Council’s decision to refuse planning permission for 121 homes along Marsh Lane.

Urnfield latest

The Planning Inspector has allowed the appeal by Welbeck Strategic Land and granted outline planning permission for residential development and SANG land. This permission includes access via Coombe Road. We have been fighting this planning application for nearly 3 years it has now finally come to and end with a disappointing result. It has been controversial from […]

Battle of the Somme

One hundred years ago on the 1st July 1916 thousands of men rose from their trenches and walked across no-mans land towards the German positions. Thousands died many more were wounded. Read on our History pages how Yateley men were part of this terrible event.

Urnfield Latest

The appeal inquiry has ended. Yateley Society, YURAG, councillors and residents have all addressed the inquiry stating that this is not a good place to build a new estate of 150 homes. There are better options in Hart. Within the next few weeks we will know the planning inspectors decision.

Urnfield Latest

The appeal for the 150 home development on land known as the Urnfield will start hearing on Tuesday the 21st June. The inquiry will be held in the Hart Council Chamber at Fleet. The inquiry is set to last for up to eight days. Any member of the public can attend but if you would like […]

World War 1- 100th Anniversary

We have placed onto the web site the stories of Yateley men who fought in the great 1916 battles of the First World War, namely the Somme and Jutland. Go to History – World War 1.

Marsh Lane, Eversley

Bovis Homes has appealed against Hart’s refusal to grant planning permission for 121 new homes on land along Marsh lane, Eversley. The appeal has been lodged with the Planning Inspectorate and a hearing will be set up. A “hearing” normally takes one day after an Inspector has read through the documents and has had whatever […]

World War 1 Research – A Great Find from Australia

The Society learned of an auction of documents by Alice Stilwell relating to the Stilwell family in Tasmania, Australia. We joined in with the auction and to see what happened follow the link below:- Alice Stilwell

Hart Local Plan

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 […]

Marsh Lane Eversley

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.

World War 1

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 the second article by Chris Bunch is about the Mesopotamia campaign and is under the History/WW1 heading.

Urnfield Latest

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 […]

Urnfield Latest

Montagu Evans, on behalf of Welbeck Strategic land Llp, has submitted a Statement of Case to the Planning Inspectorate. This briefly provides some detail as to which issues they consider that there is “Common Ground” with Hart Council and those items that they are not in agreement with and which will form the basis of their argument […]

Urnfield Latest

A planning inspector has supported Hart Councils refusal for planning permission to build 48 new homes at Hop Garden Road in Hook. There are some similarities with the Urnfield development. What is encouraging is the inspector’s view that Hart has identified a 5 year supply of housing land. Most developers. when appealing,  are basing their appeal on Hart not meeting its […]

Urnfield

Montagu Evans, on behalf of their Client Welbeck Land Llp, has written to the Planning Inspectorate to appeal the decision by Hart District Council to refuse planning permission for 150 new homes on the Urnfield. Unfortunately this now takes the decision away from the local area and places it firmly in the hands of unelected  […]

Marsh Lane Eversley

Bovis Homes has submitted a planning application for 121 new homes on land adjacent to Marsh Lane, Eversley.  A SANG is proposed on the other side of the road.

Sun Park at Guillemont Barracks

Pre application advice is being sought from Hart District Council for a 320 home development at the former Sun Park at Guillemont Barracks.  This is not in Yateley but is another example of the pressure being placed on infrastructure and resources all around us. Part of the site is within the SPA 400m exclusion zone so it will be interesting […]

Hawley Park Farm

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 […]

Yateley Common

The meeting of the Yateley Common Management Committee held at the Tythings last Wednesday was attended by approximately 60 members of the public. The main item, which took up most of the meeting, was the application  by HCC to fence off parts of the common to allow grazing animals to be used as part of the strategy […]

Urnfield

Hart Council has refused planning permission for the 150 homes proposed for land bounded by Moulsham Lane and Vicarage Road- The Urnfield. The principle reasons quoted are:- Erosion of the strategic gap between Yateley and Sandhurst. (This is a county boundary.) Affect of extra traffic on local roads. Additional flood risk. In addition other reasons quoted […]

Yateley Common

Hampshire County Council has written to the Secretary of State for permission to fence in parts of Yateley Common in order to use grazing animals as part of the maintenance strategy. The idea is to try and bring the common back to its earlier ‘heathland’ habitat in order to safeguard its future and ground nesting […]

Yateley Common Conservation Group

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 […]

Yateley Common Conservation Group

  Follow the latest news from the conservation team   The conservation work of The Yateley Society on Yateley Common The conservation group working party linked to the society meets for 3 hours at 10.00am on the last Sunday of every month at Wyndham’s pond car park (you’ll find the car park on the left […]

Hawley Park Farm

On the 29th January, Hart District Council approved the departure from the Local Plan to allow 126 new homes to be built in the Strategic Gap at Hawley Park Farm.  (You wonder why it’s worth having a Local Plan when it can be disregarded at the drop of a hat – or in this case a SANG!!) […]