Nigel Long

Liberal Democrat Campaigner for St. Mary's Ward, Andover Learn more

Local Plan

by nigellong on 9 January, 2014

Revised-Local-PlanAt last nights full Council meeting, the Revised Local Plan for Test Valley was approved to go out for further public consultation. This means that later this month, you will have a six week period to make your comments on the whole document.

The Revised local Plan sets out the amount and location of residential, employment and retail development for the next 18 years.

The plan is available to view online at

Printed copies of the plan will be available in local libraries and Beech Hurst to view. It will show the housing figures for Test Valley, 40% of new housing will be affordable to take people off housing lists. A decent home is a key concern of residents.

This plan proposes building 588 homes per year in Test Valley. In Andover St Mary’s Ward an additional 400 dwellings are proposed for Picket Piece and a further 300 homes proposed for Picket Twenty.

After the public consultation period and all comments considered, it will go back to a full Council meeting for final approval. If approved it will be submitted to the Secretary of State later this year. followed by a examination in public, by the Planning inspectorate.

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