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Hartland Park Distribution

Project Overview

Hartland Park is a 119 acre former Ministry of Defence site just off the M3 motorway near Farnborough. 

The site was proposed to be developed as a major distribution centre with 123,000 sqm of distribution space.

Outline and detailed planning applications were submitted and appealed for non-determination and refusal.

The scheme proposed to implement a robust transport strategy which would provide a number of highway improvements, a site travel plan, a cap on the number of vehicles generated by the site and a lorry routing agreement. 

A sophisticated vehicle monitoring system was proposed with financial penalties applied to any breaches of the vehicle cap and lorry routing agreement.

Our Approach

Vectos staff were brought into the project to resolve the transport issues and provide transport evidence at the Public Inquiry.

We liaised extensively with Hampshire County Council and the Highways Agency (now Highways England) to resolve the transport issues and agree a Statement of Common Ground. 

As a result there were no objections from the highway authorities and they did not attend the Public Inquiry. Planning permission was granted by the Secretary of State.

This consent was not built out and the site was sold to Berkeley. Vectos acted on behalf of Berkeley to gain consent for 1,500 residential units on the site.