Consultation on new Draft Guidance on Planning Obligations

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We are inviting comments on our Draft Guidance on Planning Obligations and Infrastructure Requirements

The County Council has for many years negotiated and secured financial contributions, and other planning obligations, from developers in relation to new development across Hampshire.  Funding has been secured towards new and improved infrastructure such as schools, transport, Household Waste Recycling Centres and libraries.

To make sure we are doing this in a consistent and transparent way, the County Council has compiled this draft Guidance setting out the infrastructure and associated financial contribution requirements for the County’s key service areas.

The draft Guidance also includes information such as when the County Council would expect to secure land, buildings and contributions in kind, the section 106 process and associated fees, monitoring and reporting, and an overview of the pre-application process.

Draft Guidance on Planning Obligations and Infrastructure

Your views matter

To seek your views and comments on this draft Guidance we are undertaking a six-week public consultation exercise between 17 February and 31 March 2023.

We welcome your feedback, particularly how easy it is to find the information you require and whether the content is clear and informative.

Please send your comments to [email protected].  If you have any questions about the Guidance, or would like the opportunity to discuss it further, please contact Laura McCulloch - Head of Spatial Planning at [email protected].

What happens next?

Feedback from the consultation will be used to finalise the Guidance.  A report summarising our analysis will then be prepared and presented to the Leader of the County Council with the updated Guidance for approval.

Privacy Notice

This information is being collected for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest in the exercise of official authority vested in the County Council. Responses will be used to help shape and inform the final version of this Guidance, prior to adoption by the County Council. All data will remain within the UK/EEA and will only be shared with third parties where they are undertaking data processing on behalf of Hampshire County Council. Personal information will be held securely for until adoption of the Guidance, after which it will be deleted or destroyed.

Please see our website Data Protection page for further details. If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance. You can contact the County Council’s Data Protection Officer at [email protected] or the Information Commissioner’s Office.