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Q&A Session

Do you have questions about the draft Neighbourhood Plan?
You will have an opportunity to ask those questions at an online Q&A Session being held using ZOOM on 17 June, starting at 7:30 pm
To submit questions in advance, you can post to our Facebook group or submit the form on our Contact Us Page

Reg 14 Public Consultation Now Open

Our public consultation phase, as per Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 is now open.
On the Reg 14 Consultation Page, you can find the latest draft plan, along with all supporting documents.
You will also find links to the three different ways to send us your feedback.
Please do take some time to review and either approve or comment on this draft plan. A lot of volunteers have put in a lot of work to forulate this plan and it will form part of the Hart Local Plan until 2032.

Yateley Society Zoom With Rayner

Join Yateley Society and Rayner Mayer, vice chair of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, on Wednesday 28 April at 8pm and give your views about local housing and development as well as biodiversity, green gaps, flooding and active travel (footpaths and cycleways).
Click here for an invitation to our Zoom meeting

Report From The Environmental Screening Process

The draft Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to Hart District Council in December 2020 to undergo an Environmental Screening Process.

Their conclusion is that the plan does NOT require either a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) or a Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA).

To read the resulting report, look at:

Environmental Screening Process Report

Proposed Timeline

Proposed Timeline from December 2020 to final publication

KB Consultants Draft Plan For HDC Screening

Draft Plan For HDC Screening

Greening Yateley

Looking at planting Wildflower Meadows in Yateley Parish

Green Homes Grant 2020

Details of an online event to explain the UK Government Green Homes Grant 2020

Consultants Initial Analysis report

Consultants KB Planning presented their initial analysis of the work completed so far on the Neighbourhood Plan to the Volunteer Group at the meeting of 29 September.


Consultants have been chosen

HCC Active Places Survey

Results of the Spring 2020 Survey Now Available

As a result of the Spring 2020 Survey, the Steering Group have:

  1. Issued a tender for consultancy services
  2. Revised the Steering Group Terms and Conditions
  3. Produced an analysis of the survey responses in relation to the draft plan

The documents detailed all 3 of these can be found in our Document Repository.

Steering Group Structure Change

Spring 2020 Survey Now Closed

The Spring 2020 Survey is now closed for new submissions.

A massive Thank You to all those of you who submitted responses, it is very much appreciated by the Steering Group.

The Steering Group will be going through all the submissions and deciding how to update the draft Neighbourhood Plan to reflect the views expressed by these submissions.

Please keep an eye on this Facebook Page and our website diary section for information on our next public meeting, which we will arrange once the current COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Please Stay Safe everyone and observe the guidelines to help reduce the spread of this virus.

Thank You

Climate change poster exhibition, 29 Feb 2020

As part of Yateley, Darby Green and Frogmore’s Neighbourhood Plan, a climate change poster exhibition was held on February 29 at Yateley School. Out of the 1000 posters submitted by students from 7 local schools, 150 of these posters were displayed which expressed students’ concerns about climate change and their proposals for limiting its impact. Some of the messages were very clear and were captured by the sentiment ‘The climate is changing so why aren’t we’.

It is clear that these students realise the threat that climate change pose and therefore have suggested ways in which each of us can reduce our greenhouse gas emissions which are responsible for global warming.

The Town Mayor, Cllr Gerry Crisp, launched Yateley’s Resident Survey which is the second step in developing Yateley, Darby Green and Frogmore’s Neighbourhood Plan. The Plan covers 18 policy areas and will provide planning guidance as to how its residents would like their settlements to evolve over the next 15 years.

Local community groups were also represented including Yateley library which like all libraries in Hampshire are subject to a consultation about how to reduce the cost of library service because of the deficit in Hampshire’s budget.

Policy proposals include maintaining gaps between settlements, minimising the risk of flooding by preventing any further development in areas lying within the 1 in 100 year flood plain, reversing the decline in biodiversity by green planning and encouraging local generation of electricity and heat.

The draft Plan and Annex can be accessed at from our Spring 2020 Public Survey page. Once adopted in a referendum, YDF’s Neighbourhood Plan will sit under the Local Plan of Hart District Council and will have legal status.

Spring 2020 Public Survey

As part of the public consultation, the Steering Group launched a public Survey on 29 February 2020 – our second public consultation.

The aim of this is to solicit feedback from local residents and use the opinions expressed to modify the draft Neighbourhood Plan to ensure it is a true reflection of the public’s aspirations for a neighbourhood plan.

For full details, see our Spring 2020 Survey page.

Draft Plan Ready For Review

The latest draft Plan and Annex are now ready for review by the public as part of the Spring 2020 Public Survey

To see the documents, look in the Plan section of our Document Repository, or click the following link:

Please do take a few minutes to help the Steering Group tailor the plan to the desires of the local residents by completing our survey. For details of the survey, check out the following lik:

Message from Our Chair

Hello and Season’s Greetings to you all,
I am conscious that over the past couple of months, I have not made much contribution to the progress of the Yateley, Darby Green and Frogmore Neighbourhood Plan, as a result of my trip to Australia and a few other minor distractions (!), so my apologies for that. However, it has been encouraging to see that the Steering Group’s Vice-Chair, Rayner Mayer, and a number of you have been making good progress with the workshops to further articulate the detail of the various policy areas, the engagement with local schools over the climate change poster competition, and compiling the questionnaire that we intend to use to gather input and evidence from the community in the New Year. There will one more workshop in early January before our next Steering Group Meeting, which will be on Tuesday 21st, and this presents an excellent opportunity to review the good work that has been done recently, and map out the next few months activity for our Neighbourhood Plan.
In the meantime, may I thank you all for your own contributions to the Neighbourhood Plan so far, and may I wish you all a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year?

Richard Quarterman
Yateley, Darby Green and Frogmore Neighbourhood Plan

Progress As At End Of 2019

As we draw close to the end of 2019, we decided it was prudent to reflect on the progress we have made so far. Rayner, our Vice-Chair, has put together the following summary of where we are:


Some 7 schools are taking part in our climate change poster competition and judging is under way at 3 of the schools.  It is clear that students are concerned about the changing climate and understand what changes are needed to limit climate change.

At our next meeting we plan to consider what actions schools can undertake locally.


Two workshops have so far been held covering some 14 policy areas and the remaining five topics will be considered at workshop #3 scheduled for January 2020

These workshops have provided the context for compiling the first draft of our Plan and Annex and these will be published to the website shortly.


We have compiled the draft questionnaire in the form of a double sided A3 sheet and this will allow the group to get more public feedback on our identified policy areas early in 2020.


Our plan is to launch the questionnaire during February assuming that we can complete the first draft of the 3 documents and agree these at our next Steering Group meeting on 21 January.

We are always keen to see fresh faces and help, so why not make 2020 the year that you offer your help to get this neighbourhood plan in place to formally reflect the priorities of the local population. The neighbourhood plan will form an annex to the Hart Local Plan.

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New Vice-Chair

Councillor Quarterman nominated Rayner Mayer for the position of Vice-Chair, which was seconded by John Keane. The Steering Group voted unanimously in favour of appointing Rayner Mayer as Vice-Chair.