The Solent Forum

Working in partnership for the future

Hampshire County Council

Name and address of organisation: HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
Environment Department
The Castle
SO23 8UD
Main contact:

Stuart Roberts, Head of Spatial Strategy

Fax No. 01962 846776


Type of organisation: Local Authority
Terms of reference:
  • Strategic Planning, including County Structure Plan
  • Minerals and Waste Planning
  • Specialist advice - ecology, landscape, historic buildings, archaeology
  • Strategic Emergency Planning
  • Countryside Management - the County Council owns and manages three Country Parks, eight nature reserves and several other sites on the coast; the total acreage is nearly 4,000
  • Rights of Way
  • Outdoor Activities Centres
  • Coast Protection and Sea Defence (financial support).
Membership: The County Council has seventy four elected Members.
Geographical Area: The County of Hampshire, population approximately 1.6 million.
  • Hampshire County Structure Plan Review (1996) £5 + £1 p&p
  • A Strategy for Hampshire’s Coast (1991) £5 + £1 p&p
  • Hampshire’s Countryside Heritage Series: No. 7 - The Coast: £2.50 + 55p p&p.
  • Water in Hampshire: A Comprehensive Review (2000) Free.
  • Hampshire's Coast (2001) Free.
Relevant projects/initiatives:

Current initiatives include:

  • Providing line management and financial support to the jointly funded Solent Forum and Solent European Marine Sites work.
  • Water in Hampshire Project.
Affiliations: The County Council belongs to:
  • Solent Water Quality Conference
  • Standing Conference on Oil and Gas Exploration in the English Channel

The County Council is also represented on:

  • Southern Sea Fisheries District Committee
  • Environment Agency’s Flood Defence Committee