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 have developed 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 on the Odiham and North Warnborough Neighbourhood Plan was held on 4 May 2017. The referendum area was the same as the designated Odiham and North Warnborough Neighbourhood Area. The result of the vote was in favour of the Plan, with the majority of those voting ‘yes’. The turnout was 38.6%.
The full results can be viewed in the Declaration of Result of Poll.
The Odiham and North Warnborough Neighbourhood Plan has passed the referendum and will now go to Full Council in June to become part of the development plan.
Information on the Referendum, was published in an Information Statement which also identified the Referendum area:
A copy of the referendum documents can also be 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||Held Thursday 4 May 2017 - Declaration of Result of Poll|
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