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

Submission Consultation
Hook 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 Hook.

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 Monday 1 April and ending at 4pm on Monday 20 May. 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.

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
    Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm, Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Hook Community Centre, Ravenscroft, Hook, Hampshire RG27 9NN
    Tel: 01256 768687/01256 768573
    Email: eo@hook.gov.uk
    Office Hours: Monday-Friday 09.00-12.00 (Answerphone out of hours)

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 Councils decision to 'make' the Plan under Regulation 19 (bringing it into legal force).

Neighbourhood Plan Stage Detail

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

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