It was announced at Hart Council that some Army training land adjacent to Pyestock is to be released to provide SANG for the proposed 1,500 home Hartland Village development. This is a big step forward in securing this important new development for the Hart Local Plan.
Stephen Parker was quoted as saying:
Finally, after my meetings in the Spring with the Secretary of State for Defence and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and following correspondence, yesterday I met along with officers the Commander of the Army training organisation in the South East. The objective was to seek the release of some of the Army training estate to facilitate development at Pyestock and elsewhere. I am pleased to announce that they have indicated an area adjacent to the Pyestock site, next to other Army training land which in turn adjoins Fleet Pond, which a preliminary estimates will be sufficient for the Pyestock site. It still needs senior approvals, but as the training organisation has made it clear that they can spare this from their operational requirements, I do not anticipate a problem.
We now have a better understanding of the military utilisation of these areas, and there may be scope for future conversations
This is excellent news.