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 submitted their proposed Neighbourhood Plan to Hart District Council in July 2019. 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.
The Council undertook a six week consultation on the Plan between July and September 2019. The Council appointed Andrew Ashcroft to undertake the independent examination of the Plan and all comments received during the consultation on the submitted plan have been were sent to the appointed Examiner for consideration. These include the Submission documents set out in the Table below.
Full copies of the representations can be viewed below:
- 001 - Waverley Borough Council
- 002 - SGN
- 003 - Brian Whyatt
- 004 - Church Crookham Parish Council
- 005 - Odiham Parish Council
- 006 - Janice Stenning
- 007 - David Stenning
- 008 - Crookham Care Village Ltd 01
- 008 - Crookham Care Village Ltd 02
- 009 - Thames Water
- 010 - Gladman
- 011 - Hart District Council
- 012 - Berkeley Homes (Southern) Limited - Form
- 012 - Berkeley Homes (Southern) Limited
- 013 - Natural England
- 014 - Hampshire County Council
- 015 - Historic England
The Examiner, Andrew Ashcroft, provided a clarification note:
The Examiner will consider whether the Plan:
- Has regard to national policy and advice contained in guidance issued by the Secretary of State
- Contributes to the achievement of sustainable development
- Is in general conformity with the strategic policies in the Development Plan
- Does not breach, and is otherwise compatible with, EU and human rights obligations
- Meets prescribed conditions and complies with prescribed matters and legal requirements
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