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. Following a positive referendum result, Hart District Council has made the Odiham and North Warnborough Neighbourhood Plan ("the Plan") part of the development plan at a Council meeting on Thursday 29 June 2017.
- Odiham and North Warnborough Neighbourhood Development Plan
- Odiham and North Warnborough Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement
A summary of the Neighbourhood Plan process 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
Consultation on the Odiham and North Warnborough Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Plan 2014-2032:
October - November 2015
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