The CPRE (Campaign for the Protection of Rural England) have been analysing Hart’s brownfield register. The have concluded that most of the brownfield sites without planning permission are not yet on the register.
Spokespeople for CPRE North East Hampshire, Edward Dawson and Philip Todd said:
“Hart’s pilot Brownfield Register lists all the sites with planning permission that have yet to be built. However, some sites in Hart do not currently have planning permission.
These include a rural site in South Warnborough and the former Pyestock works called Hartland Village.
It suggests that most brownfield sites without planning permission; ones which should form the basis of a new Brownfield Register, are yet to be identified.
CPRE welcomes that Hart has identified sites that can accommodate nearly three times as many homes as it had forecast would come forward from brownfield sites.”
We Heart Hart Analysis
This concurs with our own analysis that showed:
- All but two of the sites already have planning permission, indeed a number of them have already been built (e.g. Queen Elizabeth Barracks at Church Crookham, Landata House in Hook, and Monachus House in Hartley Wintney).
- Some of the sites are not even brownfield sites, for example Rifle Range Farm in Hartley Wintney.
- None of the sites that Hart Council itself identified as brownfield sites in the recent consultation are recorded in the register.
- None of the other potential sites that have not yet been permitted on Ancells Farm or along Fleet Road have made it on to the register.
- Very few, if any, of the brownfield sites in the SHLAA that we identified in our brownfield solution, most particularly sites like the former police college at Bramshill House have made it into the register.
- Over 2,000 of the units in the register have already been granted planning permission, with 1,500 units at Hartland Village (aka Pyestock) and 16 at another site yet to be granted permission.
CPRE in North East Hampshire is encouraging the identification of more brownfield sites across Hart to protect our greenfield sites from unnecessary development.