Hampshire County Council

Hampshire is the third most populous county in England and is home to one in seven of people in the South East region (excluding London).

We deliver a wide range of services to its 1.32 million residents.

The economy in the county of Hampshire (excluding Southampton and Portsmouth) is worth approximately £35.4 billion with around 65,000 businesses.

85% of Hampshire is defined as rural and over a third of the county’s area is within National Parks or Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Our Countryside Service is responsible for over 80 countryside sites covering over 8,500 acres (3,400 hectares) including; 5 major Country Parks, 5 National Nature Reserves, 31 Local Nature Reserves, 38 sites designated for their heritage or biodiversity importance at a National and International level, 20 Scheduled Ancient Monuments and 40 listed structures, 7,246 Public Rights of Way which equates to 2,860 miles (4,603 km).

Visit: hants.gov.uk/landplanningandenvironment


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