Further to our posts about the additional brownfield capacity in Hart District, the council have given the go ahead for two office conversions.
The Ancell’s Farm, Fleet development is for 33 units and the Bartley Wood, Hook development is for 113 apartments.
Overall, this look to be a welcome development because it relieves pressure on green field development in the district. However, we would prefer it, if these developments were carried out as part of a master plan to convert certain areas to residential use from office use as opposed to piecemeal development along with necessary infrastructure.
These developments were already counted in our brownfield tracker.
We need to find more of these developments so we can avoid building a new town in Hart and protect our valuable green fields.