Earlier this year, the Parish Council engaged a planning consultant to carry out a health check on the current Plan to see how it had been working and to find out how current it was taking into account any changes to National and Local Planning Documents since the Plan was made in 2017. The Odiham and North Warnborough Health Check October 2023 report concluded that the Plan would benefit from a review with potential minor revisions.
The health check report indicates that the review would most likely be classified as “material modifications which do not change the nature of the Plan or order”. This means that the Plan “would require examination but not a referendum.”
Council has since resolved to review the Plan, subject to successful grant funding from central Government – the application has been submitted and a decision is expected mid November.
A working group comprising councillors and external members has been set up and is ready to start work.
The current Plan can be viewed at: https://odihamparishcouncil.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Odiham-NH-plan-adopted-June-2017.pdf