What We Do
- We produce minerals and waste planning policy with Portsmouth and Southampton City Councils and the New Forest National Park and South Downs National Park Authorities.
- We determine planning applications for mineral and waste management developments and County Council proposals such as schools etc.
- We monitor (and enforce when required) mineral and waste management sites to ensure compliance with approved plans and to control unauthorised developments.
We determine applications for land drainage consent (and investigate unconsented changes) that affect the flow of an ordinary watercourse.
Please also see further information on managing the flood risk in Hampshire.
- We undertake planning and coordinate funding for infrastructure as well as other planning-related policy and strategy preparation.
- We respond to national planning and Local Plan consultations.
What We Don't Do
Householder planning applications and queries concerning neighbourhood developments should be addressed to the local District or City Council office, this table should assist further in explaining the roles of County and District.
Latest news 18 April 2013: Draft Hampshire Minerals and Waste Plan
The 17 December 2012 saw the conclusion of the combined consultation on the proposed changes to the Plan and the Department for Communities and Local Government’s recently published document ‘Guidance on the Managed Aggregate Supply System’, October 2012. This followed the first stage of public hearings in June 2012. The outcome of that consultation resulted in 134 people and organisations sending independent comments on the proposed changes to the Plan.
A second stage of public hearings took place on 13 and 14 March 2013 at the County Council’s offices in Winchester. In preparation the Inspector compiled a paper on the Issues and Questions that was discussed. This Issues and Questions paper also indicates those named parties invited to attend the resumed hearings.
For more information on the proposed changes to the Plan, please see Minerals & Waste Planning Policy.
Facts and Figures
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