In Saxon times the area was called Fugelmere meaning a wildfowl lake and the name Fleet came from the Norman word "la Flete" (stream).
Less than 40 miles from London and with high speed rail and motorway links to London and the south coast, the town of Fleet is the administrative and commercial centre of the District. For many centuries it was an area of marsh and heathland with a sparse population, and its development stems from the arrival of the railway in 1840. This brought visitors from London to enjoy Fleet Pond, pine woods and silver birches and the beautiful scenery which inspired many to settle there. The residential and light industrial development is served by a good shopping centre which includes a broad selection of small independent retailers as well as the national chain stores.
Fleet is also well served with car parks, and sport and leisure facilities such as the Harlington Centre, the Hart Leisure Centre, and the Peter Driver Sports Ground. The "Views" meadow behind the Civic Offices and Harlington Centre provides a pleasant area of open space with a well equipped children's playground. Nearby Calthorpe Park is the venue for the annual Fireworks display and other local events such as Fleet & District Carnival and the Fleet Half Marathon.
The architecture of Fleet is varied and contains a mix of fine older Victorian properties as well as some striking new buildings.
To view parish information about the community, heritage and conservation areas please select the parish in the parish profiles web page.
Fleet Town Council has submitted their proposed Neighbourhood Plan to Hart District Council. The Plan sets out a vision and objectives for the future of the town and contains planning policies to guide the development and use of land in Fleet.
In line with legislation we are now undertaking a six week consultation on the proposed Plan. All comments will be sent to and considered by and independent Examiner who will consider whether the Plan meets a set of prescribed 'basic conditions' and other legal requirements. Further information on the 'Basic Conditions' is available in the Guide to Basic Conditions and Making Representations or can be found in the National Planning Practice Guidance.
All comments must be received during the six week period commencing at 10am on Monday 28 January and ending at 4pm on Monday 11 March 2019. Comments after this time will not be accepted.
Comments must be made in writing through one of the following methods. Anonymous comments will not be accepted.
- Complete the Fleet Neighbourhood Plan online form
- Complete a Representation Form and return by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Neighbourhood Planning, Corporate Services, Hart District Council, Harlington Way, Fleet, Hants, GU51 4AE
- Send other written comments to either the email or postal address above.
Copies of the Submission Neighbourhood Plan documents can be viewed from the links in the table below, or in hard copy at:
- Hart District Council Offices, Harlington Way, Fleet, Hants, GU51 4AE
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm, Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm
- Fleet Town Council, The Harlington, 236 Fleet Road, Fleet GU51 4BY
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5pm
- Fleet Library, 236 Fleet Road, Fleet, GU51 4BX
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am to 6pm
All comments will be publicly available, and identifiable by name and organisation (where applicable). Your name, address and comments will be forwarded to the independent examiner as required by the regulations covering neighbourhood plans. We have received assurance that the data will be kept securely and not used for any other purpose. The examiner will retain the data until we have made the relevant statutory decisions on whether to adopt the plan and the deadline for a Judicial Review has passed, which is six weeks after the decision notice has been published.
Comments will be published on our website along with your name. If a copy is requested by the relevant Town or Parish Council who prepared the Plan, a redacted copy showing your name and comments will be sent.
For further details on how your information is used, how we maintain the security of your information and your rights, including how to access information we hold on you and how to complain if you have any concerns about how your personal details are processed, please visit www.hart.gov.uk/privacy.
Representations may include a request to be notified of the Councils decision to 'make' the Plan under Regulation 19 (bringing it into legal force).
|Neighbourhood Plan Stage||Detail|
Submission Fleet Neighbourhood Plan Consultation
28 January to 11 March 2019
|Consultation on the Fleet Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Plan||
For more information on this stage visit:
|Fleet NP Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Determination, April 2018||This document sets out whether there is a need for the Plan to produce a Strategic Environmental Assessment. It concludes that there is no need for further assessment.|
|On 15 April 2015 Hart District Council approved the designation of the whole of the town of Fleet as a Neighbourhood Area, in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.||
Details of the Neighbourhood Area can be viewed below:
Further details of the Fleet Neighbourhood Plan will be available from the Fleet Town Council website.
Fleet Town Council contact details