Current Community Plans

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council (BDBC) encourages all local communities in the borough to get involved in shaping their local areas. One way is for communities across the borough’s towns and villages to develop their own community-led plans. See below for community plans that have been published and local groups.

Rural communities

Community plans for East Woodhay, North Waltham, Oakley and St Mary Bourne have been developed and adopted by the local parish councils.

PDF document East Woodhay Parish Plan(PDF) [4 Mb]

PDF document North Waltham Parish Plan(PDF) [537 kb]

PDF document Oakley and Deane Parish Community Plan(PDF) [2 Mb]

PDF document St Mary Bourne Parish Plan(PDF) [636 kb]

Communities within Basingstoke

The following areas have published a community-led plan.


The Buckskin Ward Community Plan was published in October 2017 following wide engagement led by the 4B resident group. The group continues to address the actions identified in the plan.

PDF document Buckskin Community Plan(PDF) [820 kb]

A recent update is:

PDF document Buckskin Ward Community Plan update leaflet(PDF) [252 kb]


Kempshott Community Plan

The Kempshott Ward Community Plan has been published and distributed to every household in Kempshott, following wide engagement led by various working groups within the ward. They can be contacted by emailing or visit Kempshott Community Plan website for further information on the plan.

PDF document Kempshott Community Plan(PDF) [517 kb]

The planning group has been successful in setting up a Men's Shed group (based at Stratton Park) and a Daytime Club (based at Kempshott Village Hall) to address the need for activities for older people in the ward.


The Marnel and Merton Community Plan (in west Popley) was developed by the Marnel and Merton Community Group and was launched in June 2014.

PDF document Marnel and Merton Community Plan(PDF) [5 Mb]

Two community planning groups covering the Shakespeare Road and Popley Islands joined forces to produce a plan for Popley East.

PDF document Popley East Community Plan(PDF) [3 Mb]

Though there is no specific community group leading on the actions for the Marnel and Merton or the Popley East Community Plans, local service providers and organisations are able to use the plan to direct their services and show evidence of need for grant applications.

South Ham

A community-led plan for South Ham, the Berg Estate and the South Ham extension was published in 2013, developed by a local residents' group.

Though there is no specific community group leading on the actions, local service providers and organisations are using the Plan to direct their services and show evidence of need for grant applications.

PDF document South Ham Community Plan(PDF) [7 Mb]

PDF document South Ham Network Update leaflet(PDF) [185 kb]

Winklebury and Manydown Community Action Group

The Winklebury Community Action Group involved local residents to develop its community-led plan in November 2017. It has since extended to cover the new ward boundary of Winklebury and Manydown.

PDF document Winklebury Community Plan(PDF) [3 Mb]

A more recent update is:

PDF document Winklebury Community Action Group update(PDF) [28 kb]


Initiatives in other areas

Actions from all these plans are being taken forward by their local communities with the support of other local agencies.

If you are interested in getting involved in your local area, please do get in touch as new volunteers are always most welcome.

The following communities also investigated setting up a community plan in their area:

  • Beggarwood and Hatch Warren Community Planning Group
    Due to low numbers of attendees the group was unable to continue at this stage.

  • Brighton Hill Community Planning Group
    The community planning group established in January 2017 undertook an initial survey and has collated and distributed a summary of residents' views. However, the group has now stopped meeting.

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