Hampshire County Council has written to the Secretary of State for permission to fence in parts of Yateley Common in order to use grazing animals as part of the maintenance strategy. The idea is to try and bring the common back to its earlier ‘heathland’ habitat in order to safeguard its future and ground nesting birds. This task will be carried out by the Planning Inspectorate whose first job will be to arrange for a public meeting.

Members of the public have until the 27th March to make any representations to the Planning Inspectorate which can be done by writing to:-

Planning Inspectorate
Room 3/2513
Hawk Wing
Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Temple Quay
Bristol  BS1 6PN