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Applications and queries about planning permission for homes and businesses should be addressed to your local District or City Council office, this table may help in explaining the roles of County and District.


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30/07/14 Updated Oil & Gas FAQs published

  • An update to the On-shore oil and gas FAQ  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 3MB (Frequently Asked Questions) has been published. This includes information on the 14th round of oil and gas licensing as well as other information requested for inclusion by delegates at Oil and Gas Development in Hampshire event in June 2014. Other FAQs on mineral and waste topics as well as general planning issues can be found on the Minerals & Waste Topics and Issues webpage.

11/07/14 Oil and gas development in Hampshire event report published

  • Hampshire County Council, together with its partner mineral planning authorities (Southampton City Council, Portsmouth City Council and the New Forest National Park Authority held an event to discuss oil and gas development in Hampshire on 5 June 2014. The purpose of the event was to clarify the roles of the planning and regulation authorities and to discuss what may be expected should planning applications come forward in the future. It also addressed issues of concern associated with oil and gas development, and in particular the fracking process raised by Hampshire's local communities and interest groups.  A dedicated oil and gas development webpage for the event is available which includes the presentations from the day as well as the summary report prepared on the main outcomes and recommendations has now been published.

30/05/14 Adoption of Statement of Community Involvement

  • Hampshire County Council has a new Statement of Community Involvement (SCI). The SCI sets out how Hampshire will involve local communities and interested parties in minerals and waste decision-making. A consultation on a draft of the SCI took place for 6 weeks from Monday 13th January 2014 to Monday 24th February 2014. A summary report on the outcome of the consultation was published in April 2014. The outcomes of the consultation were taken into account in the finalised SCI that was adopted by the County Council on 30 May 2014 - see the new SCI.


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Find out more about oil and gas extraction in Hampshire (including the technique of 'fracking') in the Onshore Oil & Gas FAQs  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 3MB

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