Neighbourhood Plan Project

Neighbourhood Plan Project

What’s this about?

The Localism Act (2011) was introduced to give more power to communities to make their own decisions about things that affect them and are important to them. In 1961 Crookham Village Parish totalled 164 dwellings. Today we have about 1,700 dwellings, which means 90% of people in the Parish live in houses built in the last 50 years.

We can’t stop development, but we can make sure it is appropriate to our community!

Hart needs to find space for over 7,000 houses across the District, so it’s vital that our community has a say over what our share looks like. We can do this by creating a Neighbourhood Plan that will state how we’d prefer our surroundings to evolve.

We need to do this as a community, so all our opinions count and will be gathered through public consultation at all the relevant stages of the process detailed here.

Once this is done, and the process is complete, our Neighbourhood Plan will be subject to an examination followed by a local referendum after which it will have ‘statutory status’. What this means is that every time a planning application is submitted to Hart DC, it will be assessed against the Hart Local Plan AND our Neighbourhood Plan, so it is really important that Crookham Village Parish has one of these.

For further details, please visit our dedicated Neighbourhood Plan web site.

Crookham Village Neighbourhood Plan Submission Consultation

The Neighbourhood Plan has now been submitted to Hart District Council for further consultation and for independent examination. The Plan is therefore now subject to consultation betweeen 10am 25th July and 4pm 5th September 2019, all representations must be made to the District Council as set out below.  

 Copies of the proposed Crookham Village Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents (including the representation form/procedures to be followed in responding) are available to view on the Hart District Council website https://www.hart.gov.uk/crookham-village 

Hard copies (including representations forms) are also available for inspection during normal opening hours at:

Hart District Council Offices, Harlington Way, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 4AE

 And at the following location:

Zebon Community Centre, Danvers Dr, Church Crookham, Fleet GU52 0ZE 

Opening hours: Monday and Tuesday, 0900 – 1500, Wednesday, 0845 – 1445, Thursday, 0930 – 1445, Friday, 0930 – 1145

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November 2019

The Crookham Village Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to Hart District Council for independent examination in July 2019. During the examination, the Independent Examiner provided Clarification Questions to the Parish Council and Hart District Council. In responding to the Examiner’s questions, the Parish Council has provided additional evidence in support of Policy NE01 – Preserving the Gap Between Settlements.

Hart District Council is now required to carry out further consultation on the additional evidence. The consultation period is between 10am on Wednesday 23rd October and ending at 4pm on Wednesday 20th November 2019, and all representations must be made to the District Council as set out below.

Following this four week public consultation, the Examiner will provide his report. Dependent on the outcome of the examination, the Plan will then be subject to a local referendum. If successful, the Crookham Village Neighbourhood Plan will be ‘made’ (bought into legal force) and will form part of the Hart Development Plan and be used in the determination of planning applications relating to land in Crookham Village Parish.

Copies of the additional evidence and the proposed Crookham Village Neighbourhood Plan (including the representation form/procedures to be followed in responding) are available to view on the Hart District Council’s website

  • Hard copies (including representations forms) are also available for inspection during normal opening hours 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
  • Zebon Community Centre, Danvers Dr, Church Crookham, Fleet GU52 0ZE
    Opening hours: Monday and Tuesday, 0900 – 1500, Wednesday, 0845 – 1445, Thursday, 0930 – 1445, Friday, 0930 – 1145

Please note that representations to the consultation must be made in writing. There are several ways to make your comments:

• Complete a form (these can be found online) and email it to: neighbourhoodplanning@hart.gov.uk
• Print a representation form or write a letter and post it to :

Neighbourhood Planning
Corporate Policy
Hart District Council
Harlington Way
Fleet GU51 4AE

Any representation may include a request to be notified of the Council’s decision to ‘make’ the Neighbourhood Development Plan (bring it in to legal force).
All comments must be received by 4pm on Wednesday 20th November 2019. Representations after this time will not be accepted.