In 2015 North Waltham Parish Council decided to begin the process of developing a Neighbourhood Plan for the village. To initiate the process the Parish Council applied to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council to designate the Parish as a neighbourhood area. After a four-week consultation, the North Waltham Neighbourhood Plan Designation Area was approved on the 10th August 2015.
Following the approval of the Neighbourhood Plan Designation Area, the Parish Council asked the community for volunteers to join a working group to put together the Neighbourhood Plan. In December 2015 the working group held its first meeting.