The name recorded in the 13th century as Hertleye Wynteneye means "the clearing in the forest where the deer graze by Winta's island". Winta was probably a Saxon who held an island in the marshes of the Hart valley where a priory of Cistercian nuns was founded in 1190.
The village grew prosperous as a main road village, first as a stopping place from London to the Royal Palace at Odiham and then as a coach stop on the London-Exeter Road, the A.30.
Now it is known as a centre for the antique trade and is the proud possessor of one of the oldest cricket greens in England. Cricket has been played in this superb setting for over 200 years and Hartley men were playing for England in Napoleon's time.
Standing guard over the village's central common are the Mildmay Oaks, planted after the Battle of Trafalgar to provide wood for the nation's ships of the future. The village is also the setting for West Green House, an 18th century house now owned by the National Trust.
To view parish information about the community, heritage and conservation areas please select the parish in the parish profiles web page.
Hartley Wintney Parish Council submitted their proposed Neighbourhood Plan to Hart District Council in January 2019. Following an independent examination, the Plan will now be subject to a local referendum.
Neighbourhood Plan referendum
A referendum on the Hartley Wintney Neighbourhood Plan was held on 7th October 2019.
The question asked was:
“Do you want Hart District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Hartley Wintney Neighbourhood Planning Area to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”
The majority of those voting voted “yes” and therefore were in favour of the Plan being used to help determine planning applications in the Parish.
The full results can be viewed in the Declaration of Result of Poll.
The Hartley Wintney Neighbourhood Plan has passed the referendum and will now be brought into legal force (‘made’) as part of the Hart Development Plan. This is anticipated to be at the November Council meeting
Information on the Referendum, and how you can take part in it is available in the following Information Statement which also identifies the Referendum Area:
A copy of the Referendum documents can be viewed from the links below:
Neighbourhood Plan Examination
The Council undertook consultation on the Submission Neighbourhood Plan between January and March 2019. The Council appointed Andrew Ashcroft to undertake the independent examination of the Plan and all comments received during the consultation on the submitted plan were sent to the appointed Examiner for consideration.
The Examiners Report was received in May 2019.
A summary of representations received to the Submission Plan:
Full copies of the representations can be viewed below:
- 01 - Waverley Borough Council
- 02 - Oakfields Farm
- 03 - Taplins Farm
- 04 - Dean Tinson
- 05 - Highways England
- 06 - Chris Farrance
- 07 - Lowfields
- 08 - Wintney Court
- 09 - Gladmans
- 10 - Hart District Council
- 11 - Thames Water Utilities Ltd
- 12 - Natural England
- 13 - Forest Care
- 14 - Wates Development
- 14a - Wates Development
- 14b - Wates Development
- 14c - Wates Development
- 15 - Janice Anne Noble
- 16 - Cove Construction
- 16a - Cove Construction
The Examiner, Andrew Ashcroft, provided a clarification note:
The Examiner also prepared a separate series of questions for the Environment Agency. They relate to matters on potential flood risk on proposed allocated housing sites HWS1 and HWS3.
The Environment Agency responded to the Examiners Clarification note:
Hartley Wintney Parish Council responded to the Examiner's Clarification Note:
Hartley Wintney Parish Council also responded to representations received:
Details of progress on the Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed below:
|Neighbourhood Plan Stage||Detail|
|Examination: May 2019||Examiners report received 22 May 2019|
Submission Hartley Wintney Neighbourhood Plan Consultation
28 January to 11 March 2019
Individual Reg 14 Responses
|Consultation on the Hartley Wintney Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Plan||
For more information on this stage visit www.hartleywintneynp.org.uk
|Hartley Wintney NP Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitats Regulation Assessment Screening, September 2017||This document sets out whether the Plan needs to be subject to a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and/or a Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA). It concludes that the Hartley Wintney NP will need to be subject to a SEA, and that the Plan should include a specific policy on the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area and provision of appropriate mitigation measures and be subject to a further HRA Screening.|
|On 2 October 2014, Hart District Council approved the designation of the whole parish of Hartley Wintney 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 Hartley Wintney Neighbourhood Plan are available from the Hartley Wintney Parish Council website.
Hartley Wintney Parish Council contact details