Odiham, once a royal township, has retained some of the prettiest old houses and cottages in the District. The Basingstoke Canal passes a few hundred yards from the High Street at Colt Hill where there is a visitors' car park. Odiham Common is a beautiful amenity enjoyed by people throughout the district and beyond. The Common is one of the best examples of wood pasture outside of the New Forest and is a site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), being notified so because of many rare examples of flora and fauna.
King Johns Castle, The Cross Barn and the Odiham Pest house are some of the oldest buildings in Hampshire. The Cross Barn in Odiham is owned by Hart District Council and is available to hire. For more information about this wonderful historic building, and how to book, please go to www.thecrossbarn.org.uk
South of the town of Odiham is RAF Odiham - home of the RAF's famous Chinook helicopters squadrons which may often be seen exercising in the area.
To view parish information about the community, heritage and conservation areas please select the parish in the parish profiles web page.
Odiham Parish Council are developing a Neighbourhood Plan. The Plan sets out a vision and objectives for the future of the Parish and contains planning policies and site allocations to guide the development and use of land in Odiham Parish.
Neighbourhood Plan referendum
A referendum relating to the adoption of the Odiham and North Warnborough Neighbourhood Plan will be held on 4 May 2017.
The question which will be asked in the referendum is:
“Do you want Hart District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Odiham & North Warnborough Neighbourhood Planning Area to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”
Information on the Referendum, and how you can take part in it is available in the following Information Statement which also identifies the Referendum area:
A person is entitled to vote in the Odiham and North Warnborough Neighbourhood Plan referendum if on the 26th April 2017
· he or she is entitled to vote in a local government election in the referendum area; and
· his or her qualifying address for the election is in the referendum area. A persons qualifying address is, in relation to a person registered in the register of electors, the address in respect of which he or she is entitled to be registered.
The referendum will be conducted based in accordance with procedures similar to those used at local government elections.
The referendum expenses limit that will apply in relation to the Referendum is £2,587.14 and the numbers of persons entitled to vote has been calculated at 3,816.
A copy of the specified documents, that is, those documents listed below, can be viewed in hard copy at:
Hart District Council, Harlington Way, Fleet, GU51 4AE
Monday to Thursday 8:30 – 5pm, Friday 8:30 – 4:30 pm.
Offices of Odiham Parish Council, The Bridewell, The Bury, Odiham, RG29 1NB
Opening Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 10.00 am – 2.00 pm
Odiham Library, The Bridwell ,The Bury, Odiham, RG29 1NB
Opening hours: Mondays, Tuesday, Thursday 2 – 5 pm
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
The Purcell Rooms, Dunleys Hill, North Warnborough, RG29 1DX
Opening hours: Tuesday 9 – 5, Wednesday & Thursday 9 am – 8 pm
Friday 9 am – 6 pm, Saturday 8 am – 3.30 pm
RAF Welfare & Community Centre (WACC), RAF Odiham, RG29 1QT
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 08-30 am – 5 pm
Or viewed from the links below:
- Neighbourhood Plan – referendum version
- Decision Statement including Statement from the Council relating to basic conditions and provisions
- A summary of the representations submitted to the Examiner
- Examiners Report
- Statement setting out information about town and country planning and the referendum
Neighbourhood Plan Examination
Odiham Parish Council submitted their proposed Neighbourhood Plan to Hart District Council on 24 June 2016.
Hart District Council undertook a six week consultation on the proposed Neighbourhood Plan from August until October 2016.
The Council appointed Andrew Ashcroft to undertake the independent examination of the Plan. All comments received during the consultation on the submitted plan were sent to the appointed Examiner for consideration.
The Examiners Report was received on 22 December 2016 and can be viewed under the specified referendum documents above.
Correspondence with the Examiner during the Examination can be viewed below:
- Odiham Neighbourhood Plan - Examiners Clarification Note 1
- HDC response to Examiners Clarification Note 1
- Odiham Neighbourhood Plan - Examiners Clarification Note 2
- HDC response to Examiners Clarification Note 2
- Odiham Parish Council response to Examiners Clarification Note 2
- Appendix (Drainage Report) to Odiham Parish Council response
- Odiham Neighbourhood Plan - HDC response to Examiners query regarding the Care home and housing numbers
Copies of the Submission Neighbourhood Plan documents and Evidence base can be viewed below:
Odiham Submission Plan
Odiham Basic Conditions Statement
Odiham Consultation Statement
Odiham Strategic Environmental Assessment
Odiham Habitat Regulations Assessment
Odiham Neighbourhood Plan evidence base
Details of progress on the Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed below:
|Referendum||To be held Thursday 4 May 2017|
Examination: October - December 2016
Submission: Odiham Neighbourhood Plan:
Consultation 26 August to 14 October 2016
See links above for consultation documents.
Consultation on the Odiham and North Warnborough Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Plan 2014-2032:
October - November 2015
For more Information on this stage, visit www.onwardplan.com
On the 7 of August 2014, Hart District Council approved the designation of the whole parish of Odiham as a Neighbourhood Area, in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.
Details of the Neighbourhood Area can be viewed below:
Further details of the Odiham Neighbourhood Plan are available from the Odiham Parish Council website.
Odiham Parish Council