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Crookham Village Parish Council in Hampshire is committed to producing a Neighbourhood Plan for the area within Crookham Village Parish Council’s boundaries and has decided to set up a Steering Group to take this forward. To find out more about what putting together the Neighbourhood Plan involves, why not download our Notes on Neighbourhood Planning which details the key stages of the process.
Latest News: Come and have your say about future development!
Crookham is holding a Drop in Day on Sunday 13th July from 10am to 1pm at Zebon Copse Centre, Danvers Drive, Church Crookham, Hampshire GU52 0ZE (01252 61500301252 615003). This will be a chance to learn more about the Crookham Village Neighbourhood Plan and meet the steering group. Importantly it will be a first opportunity to share your views on what the future of Crookham should look like – what you like about the village, what you don’t like and future aspirations. We look forward to welcoming you!
We will be handing out a questionnaire at the drop in day to start finding out your views. You can also print out a copy here to complete, and then return it to the Zebon Copse Centre, Danvers Drive, Church Crookham, Hampshire GU52 0ZE.
What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
A Neighbourhood Plan is a new type of planning document which gives local people a much greater say in the future of their communities and if approved and adopted it will be a statutory document, which means it has to be taken into account when planning applications are submitted either by individuals or developers.
A Neighbourhood Plan must reflect local needs as the final stage is a local referendum when local people who are entitled to vote get to say whether they agree with the Plan and want it to go ahead.
Why do we need a Neighbourhood Plan?
The Plan will give local people – many of whom are concerned at the potential level of development in and around the parish – the chance to have a say on how and where development takes place.
When will the Neighbourhood Plan come into force?
The Parish Council will be working hard to get the Plan in place in the next 12-18 months.
How can we get involved?
The Parish Council is calling for local residents and businesses to take part in the process of creating the Neighbourhood Plan in a number of ways. These will include drop-in days, community engagement forums, social media and other methods to make sure everyone has the opportunity to have their say about the Plan and how it should reflect the community’s wishes.
What goes into a Neighbourhood Plan?
The Plan must conform to strategic planning policy, which includes the plans currently being made by Hart District Council, so this will be taken into account by the Steering Group who will lead the process.
The Neighbourhood Plan will consider what sort of homes should be provided in and around Crookham Village and what sort of infrastructure should be in place to support this development.
The Crookham Village Neighbourhood Plan will set out a vision for the future of the parish for the next twenty years and will consider issues that include development and the infrastructure needed to support it.
Crookham Village is just starting work on the Plan which will identify planning and development issues for the area. These will be explored in more detail through drop-in days, local publicity and community engagement forums.
If you’re interested in taking part in one of the project groups which will be working on the Plan, please contact steering group via: firstname.lastname@example.org