DVA

Denmead Village Association
 

About Us 

The Denmead Village Association was established in 1973 to represent the villagers’ interest in planning, architecture, preservation of green and built up areas and other matters within the parish of Denmead.  It also liaises with the statutory authorities to maintain Denmead’s village identity and to defend the “Denmead Gap”.  The Association gives residents a voice on key issues affecting the village and supports by way of donations to local groups which enhance village life, such as the Denmead Community Centre and Denmead in Bloom.

 The Association has been significantly involved with the Parish Council in the creation of the Neighbourhood Plan – the first such plan in Hampshire – including supplying the justification for the Denmead Gap.  It also reviewed and updated the Village Design Statement, a supporting document to the Neighbourhood Plan.   The Neighbourhood Plan was made a legal document in 2015 and the DVA has continued to monitor planning applications to ensure that developers are following the requirements of the Plan.   This has been particularly important during the planning process for the Carpenters Field development, where the end result, following representations from the Association and others, is far more in line with the Neighbourhood Plan than was the original application.  In particular, the number of units has been reduced from 99 to 91 and the provision of green space has been substantially improved.

 If you want a meaningful say about Denmead’s future, join us and bring your ideas, thoughts, hopes and aspirations to the Denmead Village Association.

 Open meetings are held in All Saints Church Hall, Denmead, at 7.30 p.m. on the third Friday of January, March, May, September and November – the September meeting being our Annual General Meeting.  These meetings usually include a speaker, generally on a subject of local interest, not only in the immediate area, but on subjects relating to the wider ‘local’ area.  These may be entertaining, educational, amusing or all three.  They also give an opportunity for the Association’s officers to provide an update on issues of current interest.

 The Association has several publications for sale on different aspects of the village along with tea towels and notelets.  These can be purchased at our open meetings or from the Treasurer.