Named from a Saxon description of this area, meaning "a field by the lake where the waterlilies grow", this small parish includes the hamlets of Chatter Alley and Pilcot.

Dogmersfield Great House is set in fine parkland. It is on the site of a 13th Century bishop's palace. Henry VI often stayed here and it was here that Henry VII came with Prince Arthur to meet Catherine of Aragon from Spain. Her marriage to Arthur, the heir to the throne took place a few weeks later, but her young husband died. His brother was crowned as Henry VIII and Catherine became the first of his six wives. The house has been renovated and is used as a research and training centre.

An embankment west of Blacksmith's Bridge carries the Basingstoke Canal high above Tundry Pond, a 20 acre lake which is a favourite haunt of wildfowl. The canal makes a wide sweep around the parkland which is a delightful rural length of the canal.

Parish profile

To view parish information about the community, heritage and conservation areas please select the parish in the parish profiles web page.

Neighbourhood Plan

Dogmersfield Parish Council submitted their proposed Neighbourhood Plan to Hart District Council in January 2019.  Following an independent examination, the Plan was subject to a local referendum. 

Neighbourhood Plan referendum

A referendum on the Dogmersfield Neighbourhood Plan was held on 25th July 2019.

The question asked was:
“Do you want Hart District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Dogmersfield Neighbourhood Planning area to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

The majority of those voting voted “yes” and therefore were in favour of the Plan being used to help determine planning applications in the Parish. The turnout was 51%.

The full results can be viewed in the Declaration of Result of Poll.

The Dogmersfield Neighbourhood Plan has passed the referendum and will now be brought into legal force (‘made’) as part of the Hart Development Plan. This is anticipated to be at the September Council meeting

Information on the Referendum was published in an Information Statement which also identifies the Referendum Area:

Information Statement

A copy of the Referendum documents can 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

The Council undertook a consultation on the Submission Neighbourhood Plan in February – March 2019. The Council appointed Andrew Ashcroft to undertake an independent Examination on the Plan and all submission documents and comments received during the consultation on the submitted plan. 

The Examiners Report was received on 8 May and can be viewed at the links above.

Responses made to the consultation on the Submission Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed below:

Full copies of the representations:

The Examiner, Andrew Ashcroft, has provided a clarification note:

Dogmersfield Parish Council has responded to the Examiners clarification note:


Neighbourhood Plan Stage Detail

Submission Dogmersfield Neighbourhood Plan Consultation

11 February to 25 March 2019

Dogmersfield Submission Neighbourhood Plan

Consultation Statement

Basic Conditions Statement

Consultation on the Dogmersfield pre-Submission Neighbourhood Plan

For more information on this stage visit:

Dogmersfield Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment/Habitat Regulation Screening This document sets out whether there is a need for the Plan to produce a Strategic Environmental Assessment or Habitat Regulation Assessment. It concludes that there is no need for further assessment.
On the 6th of August 2015, Hart District Council approved the designation of the whole parish of Dogmersfield as a Neighbourhood Area, in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012

Details of the Neighbourhood Area can be viewed below:

Dogmersfield Parish Council Covering Letter: Neighbourhood Plan

Dogmersfield Neighbourhood Plan Area Map

Further details of the Dogmersfield Neighbourhood Plan are available on the Dogmersfield Parish Council website.

Dogmersfield Parish Council contact details


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