Hook is mentioned as early as the 11th century when it was known as La Hoke. The parish of Hook lies some 4 miles to the east of Basingstoke at the junction of the A.30 and A.32, and close to Junction 5 of the M.3. Thus Hook is an ideal place for communications, but two minutes on foot from the busy village centre brings the walker into some of the most beautiful farmland and landscape in Hampshire.

The first train from London to Southampton ran on May 11th 1840, and towards the end of the century the railway company was running sixpenny excursions from London to Hook Common.

The Common remains a beautiful spot to which people still come to enjoy the peace and beauty of the unspoilt countryside.

There are many period buildings in the village including Old Raven House, Hook House Farm, the Mill House, and the White Hart Hotel, an old coaching inn which still keeps its great stable yard doors.

The village has expanded over the last few years and is a lively friendly place where many local clubs and organisations flourish.

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

Hook Parish Council has developed a Neighbourhood Plan. Following a successful a local referendum on 7th October and subsequent High Court Challenge, Hart District Council made the Neighbourhood Plan as part of the Development Plan for the District at its meeting on Thursday 27 February 2020.

Neighbourhood Plan – Referendum Version

Hook Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement

Hook Neighbourhood Plan SEA Adoption Statement

Neighbourhood Plan Stage

Legal Challenge

High Court Judgement


Held on 7 October 2019

Declaration of Result of Poll
Neighbourhood Plan – Referendum Version

Examination: June 2019 

Examiners Report received July 2019

Submission Hook Neighbourhood Plan Consultation

1 April 2019 to 20 May 2019

Hook Neighbourhood Plan 2018-2032: Submission Plan (Regulation 15 Submission Stage)

Consultation Statement (with appendices)

Basic Conditions Statement

Equalities Impact Assessment

Strategic Environmental Assessment for the Hook Neighbourhood Plan  

Supporting evidence is available to view on the Parish Council website including:

  • Hook Village Centre Concept Masterplan
  • Heritage Assets Assessment 
  • Local Green Space Assessment 
  • Hook Parish Design Statement
Consultation on the Hook Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Plan

For more information on this stage visit http://hook.gov.uk

Hook NP Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitats Regulation Assessment Screening, July 2017 This document sets out whether there is a need for the Plan to produce a Strategic Environmental Assessment and/or a Habitat Regulation Assessment. It concludes that the Hook NP will need to be subject to an SEA and that further HRA screening will be required if specific sites are identified.
On 2 October 2014, Hart District Council approved the designation of the whole parish of Hook as a Neighbourhood Area, in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.

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

Further details of the Hook Neighbourhood Plan are available from the Hook Neighbourhood Plan website.

Hook Parish Council contact details

Website:  www.hook.gov.uk