Planning is a principle concern and is one of the main reasons why people belong to the Society. Because of its key location next to urban conurbations Yateley is perpetually under threat from unsuitable new development. Yateley lies in the north east corner of Hart with the Blackwater River as its northern border and the A30 as its southern border. Although the home of some 21,000 people the urban housing areas are separated by strategic gaps of green land which remain under severe threat from development.

We cannot ignore the need for sustainable development, but the quality of Yateley as a place to live depends upon maintaining the right balance between development and the natural environment.

Read about the Society’s approach to planning

Read about some outstanding successes in challenging and shaping planning proposals.

Read about Responding to Planning Applications

Read about Current Planning Matters

Read about the National Planning Policy Framework

Read about the Localism Act 2011

Many Hart and Yateley councillors are Society members and they, and council officials, regularly seek our help and opinions on planning matters and we generally maintain a good relationship with County, District and Town councils. We are, however, independent and must be careful that we act at all times in accordance with the Societies constitution and policies.

The Society monitors planning applications for all major developments in Yateley and all applications in conservation areas and common lands.

Hart District and Yateley Town Council officials and members regularly seek our help and opinions on planning matters, and good relations are generally maintained with County, District and Town Councillors, a number of whom are Society members.

The following links will give you access to a wealth of information about our area. You will be redirected to another site, so just select your browser’s “back” button to get back to the Yateley Society page.

Yateley Town Council

Hart District Council planning department

Hampshire County Council planning and environment department