Please read below an update on the Shapley Heath Garden Community project from Hart District Council.

On Thursday 4 November, Cabinet agreed that the Shapley Heath Garden Community Project is to conclude with immediate effect. The project has given invaluable insight onto the complexity of the issues that surround the delivery of a potential new garden community. 

The information gained will be able to be utilised by multiple services across the Council, and the existing baseline studies and surveys completed during the project will be published early in the new year.

The choice of delivering a new garden community to meet future growth needs will now be evaluated as an integral part of any future Local Plan process. It will be assessed against all other growth options, particularly those opportunities arising from regeneration, brownfield development, settlement intensification and proportionate urban extensions.

Cllr Graham Cockarill 

Portfolio-Holder for Place , Yateley East ward, Hart District Council