Newnham Civil Parish is in the Basing Ward of Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council in Hampshire and comprises the villages of Newnham and Nately Scures plus the tithing of Water End in Nately Scures, with about 440 registered electors. The parish extends westwards from the A30/A287 junction to the Lyde river in the west and northwards from the M3 to the boundary with Rotherwick - to the south of the grounds of Tylney Hall Hotel.
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West of Hook 17th February 2017
HART DRAFT LOCAL PLAN
Hart is now scheduled to consult on its Draft Local Plan in March (but this was going to be last Summer, Autumn, December, then January).
The Minutes from Hart's Cabinet meeting of 9th February show a proposed list of sites for housing allocation for this Local Plan up to 2032 - see list below.
At the moment neither West of Hook nor Winchfield are included. Since the 'refinded housing options' consultation of Spring 2016 Hart has revised downwards its housing requirement due to its 'Strategic Market Housing Area' partners Rushmoor and Surrey Heath being able to fulfill their own housing requirements.
Also since then, many new sites have come forward, notably the former National Gas Turbine Establishment at Pyestock – now Hartland Village – and the greenfield site at Murrell Green where the new secondary school is currently proposed.
However this remains a proposal. According to the Hop Garden Action Group:
'The West of Hook threat has not gone away completely...
'WHH is campaigning that Murrell Green is not necessary and also unsuitable - I think they have recognised it could be Winchfield Phase 1. Some Councillors are very against a new settlement and I do not believe Daryl Phillips, HDC chief executive, is convinced. The West of Hook developer has noted Murrell Green includes a site for a secondary school and recently advised Hart that there is no problem including one in West of Hook. Also there are applications and appeals with respect to over 1,000 homes in Hart that are not included in plan. If significant proportion are approved then the requirement for 1,800 at Murrell Green could be significantly reduced and Murrell Green replaced by an urban extension such as West of Hook.'