Glossary for the OnwardPlan, the Neighbourhood Plan for Odiham and North Warnborough


Affordable Housing Social rented, affordable rented and intermediate housing, provided to eligible households whose needs are not met by the market. Eligibility is determined with regard to local incomes and local house prices. Affordable housing does not include low cost market housing.
Affordable Rented Housing Affordable rented housing is let by local authorities or private registered providers of social housing to households who are eligible for social rented housing. Affordable Rent is subject to rent controls that require a rent of no more than 80% of the local market rent (including service charges, where applicable).
Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) The Code for Sustainable Homes is the national standard for the sustainable design and construction of new homes. It is an environmental assessment method for rating and certifying the performance of new homes, and it is possible to secure a CSH rating of between zero and six, with six being the most sustainable.
Conservation Area An area designated under Section 69 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as an area of special architectural or historical interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance. There are additional controls over demolition, minor developments and the felling of trees.
Curtilage The area of land, usually enclosed, immediately surrounding a home.
Design & Access Statement A report accompanying and supporting a planning application. It should explain the design principles and concepts that have been applied to particular aspects of the proposal including the amount , layout, scale, landscaping and appearance of the development.
Designated Open Space An area designated by a NP or Local Plan to provide protection for land of particular importance to a community against development.
Development Brief A Development Brief is a useful tool through which developers can set out their proposals for new development with sufficient detail to allow the local community to understand what is being proposed and to engage in a meaningful consultation process.  It is part of the design process and should be used as part of an iterative process whereby local views can be incorporated into the evolution of the design of the development.
Development Plan The suite of documents which are used when making decisions on planning applications. Once our NP has been passed by Referendum, it will become one of the documents in the Development Plan.
Employment In the context of this NP, wherever reference is made to “employment” this is intended to relate to economic activities in our area and “employment sites” or “sites providing employment” or “sites providing jobs” include all land use that is capable of generating employment, with the exception of retail use which is clearly differentiated.
Evidence Base The researched, documented, analysed and verified basis for preparing the Odiham and North Warnborough OnwardPlan . It consists of many documents produced over the course of the Plan by volunteers with the support of the Parish Council.
Examination A review of the Neighbourhood Plan carried out by an Independent Examiner. The Examiner must approve the Plan before it can be put to the local community for a vote in a Referendum.
Green Belt A policy designation that was establised after the war, primarily to stop London and other urban centres sprawling. There is no Green Belt in our Parish.
Green Corridors Avenues for wildlife movement, often along streams, rivers, hedgerows or other natural features. They connect green spaces together.
Inappropriate development in Green Belt Construction of new buildings in Green Belt is generally considered inappropriate development but there are some exceptions such as agricultural buildings, providing appropriate facilities for outdoor sport or recreation and certain extensions. Limited infilling or redevelopment of previously developed sites may also be permitted within some constraints. See NPPF para 89 for full details.
Intermediate Affordable Housing Intermediate housing is homes for sale and rent provided at a cost above social rent, but below market levels subject to the criteria in the Affordable Housing definition.  These can include shared equity (shared ownership and equity loans), other low cost homes for sale and intermediate rent, but not affordable rented housing.
Landscape Character Assessment A document produced to assess the character of the area.
Listed buildings Buildings and structures which are listed by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport as being of special architectural and historic interest and whose protection and maintenance are the subject of special legislation. Listed building consent is required before any works are carried out on a listed building.
(The) Localism Act An Act of Parliament that became law in April 2012. The Act introduces a new right for local people to draw up ‘Neighbourhood Development Plans’ for their local area.
 Local Plan (LP) The Local Plan developed by Hart District Council which guides strategic development
Local Wildlife Site (LWS) These are sites identified and selected for their local nature conservation value. They protect threatened species and habitats acting as buffers , stepping stones and corridors between nationally designated wildlife sites.
Market housing Housing for sale or for rent where prices are set in the open market.
Micro business Defined for purposes of this Neighbourhood Plan, usually this is a business with less than 10 employees and a turnover of less than € 2 million (c. £1.7m).
Mixed Use Developments where more than one use is permitted. Uses may be mixed within the same building (e.g. offices above shops) or may be mixed across the site (e.g. houses next to shops and community facilities)
National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) The National Planning Policy Framework was published by the government in March 2012.  It  sets out the Government’s planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied.
Neighbourhood Plan (NP or Plan) The full title in the Localism Act is ‘Neighbourhood Development Plan’ but this is commonly shortened to ‘Neighbourhood Plan’. It is a plan for a defined area subject to examination in public and approval by referendum. It will be used on approval in the determination of planning applications.
OnwardPlan A newly created name and shorthand for the Odiham and North Warnborough Neighbourhood Plan. The first three letters Onw refer to the two villages in a concise, inclusive and forward-looking way.
Publically Accessible Open Space Open space that is open to the public and is normally owned and managed by a private owner.
Referendum In the context of this Neighbourhood Plan, a vote by local residents to decide whether or not to adopt the Plan.
Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC) Areas designed by local authorities as being of nature conservation value.  They do not have statutory protection but instead rely on local authorities for protection by means of local planning policies.  One site in Odiham – south of Hatchwood House running down to Hillside Road.
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) Sites of national importance for nature conservation purposes; they are statutorily protected under the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act.
Small Business

Defined for purposes of this Neighbourhood Plan, this is a business which is larger than a micro business and which has fewer than 50 employees and a turnover of less than € 1O million (c. £8.5m).


Social Rented Housing Social rented housing is owned by local authorities and private registered providers (as defined in section 80 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008), for which guideline target rents are determined through the national rent regime. It may also be owned by other persons and provided under equivalent rental arrangements to the above, as agreed with the local authority or with the Homes and Communities Agency.
Special Area of Conservation (SAC) An area which has been given special protection under the European Union’s Habitat
Statement of Community Consultation
Steering Group The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, formed under the auspices of Odiham Parish Council is made up of members of the community including local residents and members of the Parish Council. Through its Constitution it was given the responsibility to produce the Neighbourhood Plan for the area.
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Assessments made compulsory by a European Directive (the SEA Directive).
Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) A list maintained by the local planning authority (Hart District Council in our case) of all sites offered for development by landowners.  This helps the local authority to decide where housing can go, but not all sites offered will be selected.
Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) An area of open space that has been identified for enhancement designed to attract more visitors by providing an enjoyable natural environment for recreation. The Intent is that by providing alternative areas for the public to use for outdoor recreation, it will help lessen the impact on Special Protection Areas (SPAs).
Sustainability Appraisal (SA) A process of appraising policies for their social , economic and environmental effects.
Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) A drainage system that controls the rate and quantity of run-off of surface water from developments. It replaces the conventional practice of routing run-off through a pipe to a watercourse, which can cause problems with flooding. SUDS minimises run-off by putting surface water back into the ground on site through measures such as permeable paving, underground infiltration blankets and drainage swales (similarto traditional ditches). Where surface water must still be take off-site (because, for example , the site is underlain by clay that reduces the permeability of the ground), features to slow down the rate of run-off are used – these may include ponds or underground storage tanks to store water, and oversized pipes. 
Task Group A group of NP volunteers formed around a specific topic (eg. Housing, Village Centre)
Tree Preservation Order (TPO) A legally enforceable order made the Local Planning Authority to protect trees and woodland in the interests of public amenity.
Use Classes The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended) puts uses of land and buildings into various categories known as ‘Use Classes’. A short description of major use classes associated with employment follows below; for a more detailed description, visit the Government’s Planning Shops including retail warehouses, hairdressers and sandwich barsA2: Financial and professional services including banks, building societies, estate agents and betting shops

A3: Restaurants and cafes (for consumption on the premises) A4: Drinking establishments including pubs and bars

A5: Hot food takeways


B1: Business including offices and light industry B2: General industrial

B8: Storage or distribution


C 1: Hotels and guest houses

C2: Residential institutions including care homes, hospitals, boarding schools and residential colleges and training centres


01: Non-residential institutions including clinics, health centres, day nurseries, libraries, halls and places of worship

02: Assembly and leisure including cinemas, concert halls, bingo, swimming baths, gyms or areas for indoor or outdoor sports and recreations


Sui Generis: Uses not in any use class. Examples include petrol stations, motor dealerships and scrap yards.

Village Centre The Village Centre describes a group shops, together with appropriate supporting non-retail facilities and services, which collectively form a coherent village centre.
Windfall Sites Sites not allocated for development in the Local Plan that unexpectedly come forward for development.