Nigel Long

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

Fury at Plans for 512 new homes.

by nigellong on 27 November, 2014


Photo by Andover Advertiser

Talking to architect Emma Yarham at the Persimmon exhibition. photo by Andover Advertiser.

A big thank you to every one who contacted me with their views on the developer Persimmon homes, controversial plans to expand the development at Picket Twenty.

The Andover Advertiser published the story on the 21st November with a letter from me raising my concerns over lack of infrastructure for the original Picket Twenty development. I feel that its disgusting that some areas, the residents haven’t evan got street lighting after living there for two and a half years. Pavements not finished or proper road surfaces. There are also delays in installing the first play park at Quicksilvers way!

Northern Test Valley have more than a five-year land supply with planning permission so is this a step too far when there are concerns over loss of agricultural land, water supply and highways?

” Perhaps they should start finishing projects before they start looking at more developments in the future.”

Almost 100 people turned up to have their say, but were left even more furious when bosses  from Persimmon failed to turn up to answer questions. Instead representatives of Savills  consultants were left to answer questions  from home owners in the area during the five and a-half -hour consultation.20141127_224859 (480x640)

I feel that it was wrong and disrespectful of Persimmon Homes not having the  decency to show up and discus’s their proposal with residents. I spent five hours speaking to as many residents as possible on the day. Please get in contact  with me to express your views on this possible extension.

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