Planning and environment

Our Minerals and Waste Plan is based on the principle of delivering sustainable minerals and waste development in Hampshire, ensuring we maintain a reliable supply of minerals and effective management of our waste, at the right time, whilst protecting the environment and our communities. Hampshire’s Strategic Infrastructure Statement aims to minimise the risk of a growing infrastructure deficit in Hampshire which is key to ensuring the continued prosperity and sustainability of the county, particularly at this time of major economic challenge.

Through joint working with our Project Integra partners, we provide an integrated and flexible solution for dealing with Hampshire’s household waste in an environmentally sound, cost effective and reliable way to serve the needs of our communities. We benefit from a suite of waste infrastructure, which, combined with services on the ground and the enthusiastic participation of residents enables waste to be managed in a sustainable manner across Hampshire. Our Waste Prevention programme aims to engage residents and help them to reduce the amount of waste they generate.

Our role as a Lead Local Flood Authority means that we work with a range of partners across the region to develop sustainable long term solutions to manage flood risk. These include commenting on surface water management for all major planning applications in Hampshire; issuing Ordinary Watercourse Consents; investigating flood incidents and developing innovative catchment based solutions using natural flood management, as well as more traditional engineering and maintenance options.

Through our country parks wildlife and heritage sites, we provide a wide range of opportunities to visit and enjoy Hampshire’s countryside while conserving the quality of our landscape, wildlife and historic places. The County Council works with partner organisations to help improve access to the countryside and green spaces through the delivery of the Hampshire Countryside Access Plan. In addition, the specialist environmental services and environmental initiatives teams provide an advice and data service which supports the planning system, covering ecology, archaeology and landscape. They work in partnership with many organisations on a variety of projects and initiatives, to help ensure that the benefits of a rich and diverse historic and natural environment are secured and readily available to everyone.

Contacts:

Chris Murray
Head of Strategic Planning

sustainability@hants.gov.uk

Sam Horne 
Strategic Manager - Waste and Resources

sustainability@hants.gov.uk

Vicki Westall 
Flood Water Manager

sustainability@hants.gov.uk

Jo Heath 
Head of Countryside

sustainability@hants.gov.uk

Nicky Court 
Specialist Environmental Services Manager

sustainability@hants.gov.uk