The village centre has grown up amid scattered ancient cottages, of which many are timber-framed. The rich soils in the area mean that agriculture and horticulture are important industries. Hops were grown and processed in the parish until 1974. Former clay-based industries for which Crookham was once noted were brick making and potteries which produced coarse red ware of the flower-pot-type.
Crookham is the only place in Britain where tobacco has been grown and processed commercially. Some of the roads in the area are named because of this connection; for example, Brandon Road (Mr. Brandon was the original manufacturer) and Blue Prior Court (Blue Prior was the brand name of the cigarettes made from Crookham tobacco).
The Basingstoke Canal flows through Crookham and crosses the River Hart on a high embankment. Coal and timber were once shipped at Crookham Wharf where there is now a car park and picnic area.
To view parish information about the community, heritage and conservation areas please select the parish in the parish profiles web page.
Crookham Village 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 village and contains planning policies to guide the development and use of land in Crookham Village.
In line with legislation we are now undertaking a six week consultation on the proposed Plan. All comments will be sent to and considered by, an independent Examiner who will consider whether the Plan meets a set of prescribed ‘basic conditions’ and other legal requirements. Further information on the 'Basic Conditions' is available in the Guide to Basic Conditions and Making Representations or can be found in the National Planning Practice Guidance.
All comments must be received during the six week period commencing at 10am on Thursday 25th July and ending at 4pm on Monday 5th September 2019. Comments after this time will not be accepted.
Comments must be made in writing through one of the following methods. Anonymous comments will not be accepted:
- Use the online form
- Complete a representation form and return by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- By post to: Neighbourhood Planning, Corporate Services, Hart District Council, Harlington Way, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 4AE
Copies of the Submission Neighbourhood Plan documents can be viewed from the links in the Table below, or in hard copy at:
- Hart District Council Offices, Harlington Way, Fleet, Hants, GU51 4AE during normal office hours
- Zebon Community Centre, Danvers Dr, Church Crookham, Fleet GU52 0ZE. Office opening hours: Monday and Tuesday, 0900 – 1500, Wednesday, 0845 – 1445, Thursday, 0930 – 1445, Friday, 0930 – 1145
All comments will be publicly available, and identifiable by name and organisation (where applicable). Your name, address and comments will be forwarded to the independent examiner as required by the regulations covering neighbourhood plans. We have received assurance that the data will be kept securely and not used for any other purpose. The examiner will retain the data until we have made the relevant statutory decisions on whether to adopt the plan and the deadline for a Judicial Review has passed, which is six weeks after the decision notice has been published.
Comments will be published on our website along with your name. If a copy is requested by the relevant Town or Parish Council who prepared the Plan, a redacted copy showing your name and comments will be sent.
For further details on how your information is used, how we maintain the security of your information and your rights, including how to access information we hold on you and how to complain if you have any concerns about how your personal details are processed, please visit www.hart.gov.uk/privacy.
Representations may include a request to be notified of the Council's decision to 'make' the Plan under Regulation 19 (bringing it into legal force).
Details of the progress on the Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed below:
Submission Crookham Village Neighbourhood Plan Consultation
25 July to 5 September 2019
Consultation on the Crookham Village Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Plan, March 2019
|For more information on this stage visit: http://www.plan4crookham.org/community/-7984/pre-submission-consultation/|
|Crookham Village NP Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitat Regulation Assessment Screening Determination||This document sets out whether there is a need for the Plan to produce a Strategic Environmental Assessment or Habitat Regulation Assessment. It concludes that there is no need for further assessment.|
On the 7th of August 2014, Hart District Council approved the designation of the whole parish of Crookham Village as a Neighbourhood Area, in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.
|Crookham Village Parish Council Covering Letter: Neighbourhood Plan
Crookham Village Neighbourhood Plan Area Map and Survey 2012/13
Further details of the Crookham Village Neighbourhood Plan are available from the Crookham Village Parish Council website.
Crookham Village Parish Council contact details