Nigel Long

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Archive for the ‘Housing’ Category

Improved Street cleaning

by nigellong on 1 April, 2015

After receiving complaints from residents in Picket Piece and Picket Twenty over the amount of mud being left on the highway from the new developments being built, I have spoken to the Environmental team at Beech Hurst and contacted the developers to see what could be done to sort this problem out. The good news […]

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Fury at Plans for 512 new homes.

by nigellong on 27 November, 2014

  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 […]

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Public Exhibition for Picket Piece

by nigellong on 25 February, 2014

Members of the public are invited to a exhibition of the residential development at Picket Piece, Andover on Thursday 27th February 2014 between 1.30pm and 7.30pm. This exhibition will giveĀ  people the chance to view the design proposals for phase 2 of this development and to make your comments on this scheme. The exhibition is […]

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Local Plan

by nigellong on 9 January, 2014

At 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, […]

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Affordable Housing

by nigellong on 11 November, 2013

With Christmas not far away, Shelter has highlighted their recent findings and state that more than 80,000 children in the UK will face spending Christmas living in ‘shocking conditions’ in temporary housing. The Shelter report states that the number of families living in emergency accommodation is at a 10 year high. Also the Local Government […]

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3 Large House developments for Andover

by nigellong on 6 November, 2013

Northern Area Planning committee on the 14th November will have 3 major planning applications to decide upon. David Wilson Homes have put in the following applications No. 13/00323/RESN Land at Picket Piece.north and South of Ox Drove. Andover ‘Phase 1 east’ Development of 144 Dwellings, associated access streets, car parking, public open space including locally […]

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Phrase 3 at Picket Twenty

by nigellong on 24 August, 2013

Persimmon Homes has applied to Test valley Borough Council for the next phase of development at picket Twenty. The area has outline planning permission for 1200 homes. The application is for the erection of 98 homes and associated infrastructure. 39 of these are to be affordable homes(rented), a mixture of one and two bedroom flats, […]

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Harewood farm Planning appeal decison

by nigellong on 19 August, 2013

The result of the recent planning appeal for land at Harewood farm has just been announced The application was for up to 150 homes to be built on a parcel of land to the side of the Harewood mobile home park and the Ox Drove. The Northern Area Planning Committee had turned this application down […]

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More housing for Andover

by nigellong on 11 February, 2013

Test Valley is one of the few Councils that are building houses at this time. This is clearly good news for the 3500 people on the housing waiting list. Over 400 people have now moved into the Picket Twenty development. Work is due to start on building phase one of the 500 new homes at […]

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More housing for Andover?

by nigellong on 30 November, 2012

At next weeks Northern Area Planning Committee, one of the applications will be for outline planning permission for 150 house’s with associated access, public open space & attenuation ponds. This is on land at Harewood farm, London Road, Andover Down. The site is next to the Mobile home park & is a application of significant […]

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New Bus service for the Picket Twenty Development

by nigellong on 5 November, 2012

A new bus service to serve the popular Picket Twenty Housing development has started today! The new Stagecoach service will be the P20. There will be subsidised bus tickets for the residents at Picket Twenty, funded by the developer, details will be sent to all householders shortly. The bus runs every hour linking the new […]

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Have your say on changes to Social Housing

by nigellong on 19 October, 2012

Hampshire Home Choice (HHC) is encouraging residents to have their say on proposed changes to the provision of social housing. Changes to the law following the introduction of the localism act 2011, Armed Forces Regulations 2012 & the impending Welfare Reform Act 2012 will affect who can apply for social housing, how people are prioritised […]

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