Odiham, once a royal township, has retained some of the prettiest old houses and cottages in the District. The Basingstoke Canal passes a few hundred yards from the High Street at Colt Hill where there is a visitors' car park. Odiham Common is a beautiful amenity enjoyed by people throughout the district and beyond. The Common is one of the best examples of wood pasture outside of the New Forest and is a site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), being notified so because of many rare examples of flora and fauna.

King Johns Castle, The Cross Barn and the Odiham Pest house are some of the oldest buildings in Hampshire. The Cross Barn in Odiham is owned by Hart District Council and is available to hire. For more information about this wonderful historic building, and how to book, please go to www.thecrossbarn.org.uk

South of the town of Odiham is RAF Odiham - home of the RAF's famous Chinook helicopters squadrons which may often be seen exercising in the area.

Parish profile

To view parish information about the community, heritage and conservation areas please select the parish in the parish profiles web page.

Neighbourhood Plan

On the 7th of August 2014, Hart District Council approved the designation of the whole parish of Odiham as a Neighbourhood Area, in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.

Details of the Neighbourhood Area can be viewed below:

Odiham Parish Council Covering Letter: Neighbourhood Plan
Odiham Neighbourhood Plan Area Map and Survey 2012/13

Neighbourhood Plan

Odiham Parish Council has submitted their proposed Neighbourhood Plan to Hart District Council. The Plan sets out a vision and objectives for the future of the Parish and contains planning policies to guide the development and use of land in Odiham Parish.  

Hart District Council undertook a six week consultation on the proposed Neighbourhood Plan from August until October 2016.

The Council appointed Andrew Ashcroft to undertake the independent examination of the Plan. All comments received during the consultation on the submitted plan were sent to the appointed Examiner for consideration. 

The Examiners Report was received on 22 December 2016 and can be viewed below:

Odiham and North Warnborough Neighbourhood Plan - Examiners Report

Correspondence with the Examiner during the Examination can be viewed below:

Copies of the Submission Neighbourhood Plan documents and Evidence base can be viewed below:

Odiham Submission Plan
Odiham Basic Conditions Statement
Odiham Consultation Statement
Odiham Strategic Environmental Assessment
Odiham Habitat Regulations Assessment
Odiham Neighbourhood Plan evidence base

A summary of the responses to the Submission Plan can be viewed below:

Details of progress on the Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed below:



Examination: October - December 2016

Examiners Report received 22 December 2016.

Submission: Odiham Neighbourhood Plan:

Consultation 26 August to 14 October 2016

See links above for consultation documents.

Consultation on the Odiham and North Warnborough Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Plan 2014-2032:

October - November 2015

For more Information on this stage, visit www.onwardplan.com


Hart District Council comments

Further details of the Odiham Neighbourhood Plan are available from the Odiham Parish Council website.

Odiham Parish Council

Website:  www.odiham.org.uk

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