There has been much controversy about how much development there has been in Hart District over the past few years, so inspired by a post on the Winchfield Action Group site, we thought we’d take a closer look at the data.
We have compiled a list by parish and ward of the number of dwellings in each area in 2001 and 2011, according to the census and the results are shown in the table below:
|Parish||Ward||2001 Census (Dwellings)||2011 Census (Dwellings)||% Increase|
|Blackwater & Hawley||1772||1867||5.4|
|Fleet||North (inc Elvetham Heath)||1360||2947||116.7|
|Odiham & Long Sutton||2712||2880||6.2|
It should be noted that the data only runs up to 2011 and so misses out most or all of certain developments such as QEB in Church Crookham, Dilly Lane and Rifle Range Farm in Hartley Wintney, Edenbrook and the planned new developments at Hawley Park Farm, new development to the North East of Hook and at Watery Lane.
It does show that the area with the largest increase is what was known as Fleet North, which has now been split after incorporating Elvetham Heath.
It is not really for us to point fingers at different areas of the district. We will let readers make up their own mind and draw their own conclusions from the data.
If anyone finds an error in any of the data, then please do get in touch and we will make any corrections that are needed.
I was asked to provide updated data of the permissions and completions since 2011. There is no easy way to get this data. This is a copy of what I received:
The majority of the information (with details of location and parish) on housing completions and permissions for the next few years can be found in the following two published documents :
It’s regrettable that you only used figures from the superseded five year land supply (2001-2011) calculation in the Interim Housing Delivery Strategy which was superseded by the Five Year Land Supply Position Statement:
Five Year Housing Land Supply Position Statement, 1st October 2015
2014-15, and the Completions list from Hampshire County Council (1st April 2015) both of which were linked on the council website “Current planning policy and guidance” referring to the local plan consultation, and also discussed at a council meeting.
I’m glad got said you’d incorporate the latest numbers, and look forward to seeing this. I believe you’ll find disproportionate housing allocation to the North and East of the region whilst minimal development in the centre, West or south.
I can confirm that I used neither of the Housing Land Supply documents to produce the table above. As the original post says, the source for the above is the census.
The link to the pdf just gives a long list of sites in a form that it is impossible to analyse in any meaningful way, least of all by parish. The spreadsheet contains a list of starts, completions and losses for 2014-2015, a summary of which by Parish is shown below.