Crookham Village

 Crookham Village

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.

Parish profile

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Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Plan 'made' by Hart District Council 

At an extra ordinary meeting of the Council on 20 May 2021, the Crookham Village Parish Neighbourhood Plan was made (adopted) by Hart District Council and now becomes part of the development plan for Hart District, in the determination of planning applications. 

Crookham Village Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement


As all referendums were postponed during 2020 due to the Covid-19 situation, these took place on Thursday 6 May 2021.

Results of the Crookham Village Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

Referendum documents included the following:

Examiners Report

The Council received the Examiner’s Report on 16 March 2020, where the Examiner recommends that subject to the incorporation of the modifications set out in the report that the neighbourhood plan should proceed to referendum.

Examiner’s Report

Additional Consultation

In response to the Examiner's Clarification Letter (see below), the Parish Council have produced the following additional evidence in connection with Policy NE01 – Preserving the Gap Between Settlements:

(Please note that the above document includes an amendment from the previously published version.)

The consultation on this additional evidence has closed. All comments have been sent to the 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 in relation to the additional evidence can be viewed below (please note reference numbers have been allocated on receipt of this representation and will not correspond to any numbers allocated to the previous submission consultation):  

Submission Consultation

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:

The Examiner, Andrew Ashcroft, provided a clarification note:

Crookham Village Parish Council responded to the Examiner's Clarification Note:

Hart District Council responded to the Examiner's 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:

Stage Detail

Submission Crookham Village Neighbourhood Plan Consultation

25 July to 5 September 2019

Crookham Village Submission Neighbourhood Plan

Crookham Village Submission Neighbourhood Plan - Appendices A1

Crookham Village Submission Neighbourhood Plan - Appendices A2

Crookham Village Submission Neighbourhood Plan - Appendices A3 and A4

Crookham Village Submission Neighbourhood Plan - Appendices B-D

Crookham Village Submission Neighbourhood Plan - Appendices E - H

Submission Maps Supplement

Consultation Statement

Consultation Statement - Appendices A-G

Consultation Statement - Appendices H

Basic Conditions Statement

Consultation on the Crookham Village Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Plan, March 2019

For more information on this stage visit:
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