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January 2021 - Alton ERF proposal

Hampshire County Council, as Waste Planning Authority, is considering a major planning application for the development of an Energy Recovery Facility and Associated Infrastructure at Land Off the A31 Nr Holybourne, Alton. All planning application documents are available to view on the Council’s website.

The application was subject to an initial period of a public consultation period which ended on 14 August 2020. Further information has now been provided by the applicant under the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017 with respect of: Introduction and Background (primarily Waste Hierarchy and Need), Alternatives, Ecology and Nature Conservation, Air Quality, Historic Environment, Climate Change and Landscape and Visual Effects, and other General Clarification.

A further public consultation has commenced. The consultation period will run until 15 February 2021.

Any representations should relate to this new information only. Previous representations have all been processed and reviewed and will be considered when coming to a decision in due course.

The application will be assessed against national planning policy and the policies set out in the Hampshire Minerals and Waste Plan.

Once this next round of consultation is complete we should be in a position to set a date for the Regulation Committee to consider the application.

December 2020 - Alton ERF proposal

Hampshire County Council, as Waste Planning Authority, is considering a major planning application for the development of an Energy Recovery Facility and Associated Infrastructure at Land Off the A31 Nr Holybourne, Alton.

The application was the subject to an initial period of a public consultation period which ended on 14 August 2020. Further information has now been provided by the applicant under the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017 with respect of: Introduction and Background (primarily Waste Hierarchy and Need), Alternatives, Ecology and Nature Conservation, Air Quality, Historic Environment, Climate Change and Landscape and Visual Effects, and other General Clarification.

A further public consultation will run until the 29 January 2021 in relation to this new information. Any representations should relate to this new information only. Previous representations have all been processed and reviewed and will be considered when coming to a decision in due course.

All planning application documents are available to view on the Council’s website.

The application will be assessed against national planning policy and the policies set out in the Hampshire Minerals and Waste Plan.

Once this next round of consultation is complete we should be in a position to set a date for the Regulation Committee to consider the application.

November 2020 - Alton ERF proposal

Hampshire County Council, as Waste Planning Authority, is considering a major planning application for the development of an Energy Recovery Facility and Associated Infrastructure at Land Off the A31 Nr Holybourne, Alton. The application was the subject of a public consultation period which ended on 14 August 2020. All planning application documents are available to view on the Council’s website. The application will be assessed against national planning policy and the policies set out in the Hampshire Minerals and Waste Plan.

As part of the consideration of the proposal, the County Council has requested further information from the applicant under Regulation 25 of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017. The County Council’s first Regulation 25 request for further information from Veolia sought a response by 13 November 2020. However, following receipt of the County Council's second Regulation 25 request letter on 12 November 2020, and with much of its content linking into the original request, the applicant has proposed that they submit one coordinated response to both letters and they anticipate submitting this in the week commencing 7 December 2020. County Council officers have confirmed that this is acceptable.

Once submitted, this information will be subject to further consultation before a decision is made by the County Council’s Regulatory Committee. Once this next round of consultation is complete we should be in a position to set a date for the Regulation Committee to consider the application.

November 2020 - White Paper - Planning for the Future

Hampshire County Council has responded to the government's White Paper, Planning for the Future.

Read the full response.

June 2020 - Alton ERF proposal

Hampshire County Council, as Waste Planning Authority, has received a major planning application for the development of an Energy Recovery Facility and Associated Infrastructure at Land Off the A31 Nr Holybourne, Alton. The application will now be subject to public consultation until 14 August 2020. All planning application documents are available to view on the Council’s website.

The application will be assessed against national planning policy and the policies set out in the Hampshire Minerals and Waste Plan.

Interested parties and organisations can submit representations on the proposal during the consultation period. More information on how to submit comments on a planning application.

It is anticipated that the application will be considered by the Council’s Regulatory Committee towards the end of 2020.

August 2018 - Updated FAQ on oil and gas development

We have updated our Oil and Gas FAQ to take into account the latest information, policies and guidance.

We have issued a new protocol for dealing with breaches in planning control for Regulation 3 developments (County Council)

May 2018 - Revised guidance for preparing responses to planning applications

We have prepared some revised guidance to help local communities prepare responses to planning applications taking into account the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations (2018).

Our updated Privacy Notice’s also provide more information on how we will deal with any representation made on planning applications, complaints and minerals and waste policy:

Changes to planning fees

Planning fees rose on 17 January 2018.