Transport policy on planning applications

Transport policy planning applications and infrastructure

Applications for large sites, involving developers' contributions, are handled jointly in conjunction with the Hampshire County Council County Environment Department.

For major developments the Highways Development Control Section within the Transport Policy Group of the Environment Department of Hampshire County Council will provide advice.  We will consult the Highways DC section for highway advice on planning applications above the following thresholds:

  • 100 residential dwellings
  • 2000 sqm non food retail
  • 1400 sqm food retail
  • 4500 sqm industrial/warehousing  

Financial contributions

Hampshire Highways Development Control seeks to ensure the developer provides adequate funding, either as a lump sum or in installments, to provide alternative modes of transport other than the car to serve the development in accordance with national and local policies.

Funding may also be secured towards measures identified in the Local Transport Plan to improve the existing transport network.  We negotiate and collect transport related contributions on behalf of Hampshire County Council, in accordance with the County Council's current policy 'Transport Contributions Policy - A New Approach to Calculating Transport Contributions in Hampshire', September 2007. 

Accessibility map

In line with Figure 1 of the Hampshire Parking Strategy and Standards 2002, a detailed accessibility map has been produced for the Borough.  This provides zones of accessibility based on Public Transport Accessibility Levels (PTALs) and is used to determine the level of parking that is required for non-residential developments. 

Parking standards

We adopted a revised set of Residential Parking Standards in January 2009.  These have been produced as a Supplementary Planning Document and replace Table 1 of Appendix 1 of the Hampshire Parking Strategy and Standards 2002, which has now been withdrawn.  The revised standards set out the amount of car parking for new residential development, based on expected car ownership levels.  The non-residential parking standards are unchanged and are set out in the Hampshire Parking Strategy and Standards 2002. 

Refuse storage and collection

Details of refuse collection requirements are covered in the our Supplementary Planning Document "The Storage and Collection of Domestic Waste and Recyclable Materials".


Road adoptions and Section 38 agreements are dealt with by Hampshire County Council