Our Plan seeks to accommodate development, where necessary or desirable, while aiming to ensure that Hartley Wintney remains the unique and cherished village that it is today: a vibrant, sustainable and forward-looking community which is an attractive place to live, work and visit. Development will continue to take place and our village will expand and change. But we will engage with developers to ensure that new housing, retail and general business development supports the long term benefit, well-being and educational needs of the whole community. We will seek ways to resolve the issues of most concern to the residents. At the same time we will seek to preserve the green fields, heathlands and woodlands that surround our village and give succour to its community spirit and well-being.