Nigel Long

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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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Extension to Picket Twenty? 300 more homes?

by nigellong on 30 October, 2014

Persimmon Homes are to hold a public exhibition for a proposed residential extension to Picket Twenty. The public exhibition will be held in the new community centre at Picket Twenty way on Friday, 7th November between 2pm & 7.30pm. This consultation event will give residents the opportunity to discuss the proposals & ask questions of […]

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New Warehouse on Walworth?

by nigellong on 25 September, 2014

Keir property Limited have put a planning application into Test Valley Borough council for a  warehouse on Plot 37 on the Walworth Business Park. The details of this application  are below. Application No 14/02170/FULLN Erection of building with associated access, parking, servicing & landscape provision for use classes light industry (B1c), general industry (B2) & […]

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New Planning Applications

by nigellong on 20 September, 2014

Two planning applications have been received by Test Valley borough Council this week to turn vacant office space into flats and apartments. Let me know your views on this type of use. Application No 14/02003/FULLN Alterations & second storey extension to convert first & second floors from office space to six residential flats. Relocate air […]

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What a waste of Money!

by nigellong on 13 August, 2014

SSE contracting have spent the day removing the street lighting columns that they installed last year in Vigo Road recreation ground.They are moving them further back by just 3 feet. This is to accommodate the the new cycle route which will run through this area. The cycle route has been in the planning for over […]

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Solar Farm decided today?

by nigellong on 12 August, 2014

At todays Planning Control Committee the decision will be made to give permission or not for one of the largest Solar farm parks in the Country. Planning permission is being sought for a solar park on land at Everly farm, Houghton Broughton. This solar park would comprise the installation of approximately 206,000 photvoltaic solar panels […]

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Approach Garage planning application

by nigellong on 21 June, 2014

The Approach Garage, New Street decision was made on Thursday 19th June. This is what has been given permission! Demolition of part of the buildings & retain petrol filling station & shop, convert & extend the former car showroom to provide two A1 retail shops & one A3 drive through  restaurant, erection of building for […]

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Why I voted for Bullington Wind Farm

by nigellong on 18 June, 2014

The recent application for a wind farm to be installed at Bullington Cross was recently refused permission at Winchester. The decision did not surprise me, but I was disappointed in the final result from my councillor colleagues. We need to wake up to the fact that we can not keep on the way we are […]

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EDF Energy have submitted planning applications for a wind farm at Bullington Cross. The site of proposed wind farm crosses the boundaries of three local authorities, Test Valley Borough Council, Winchester City Council and Basinstoke and Deane Borough Council. The proposal is for 14 wind turbines up to 125.5 Meters in height to blade tip, […]

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Council publish Revised Local Plan comments

by nigellong on 8 May, 2014

Test valley Borough Council have published the comments from individuals, organisations and land agents in response to its recent Revised Local Plan consultation. This local plan for the Borough sets out a vision for the future development. This will provide the framework for making decisions on development proposals until 2029. The Local Plan will be […]

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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 give  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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Exhibition of Local Plan at Pilgrims Cross School

by nigellong on 17 February, 2014

It has been decided to hold an additional exhibition for the Revised Local Plan at Picket Twenty. It will take place at Pilgrims Cross School Hall on Thursday 20th February between 4- 7pm. Members of the public have until 4.30pm on the 7th March to make comments on the plan, which will outline the amount […]

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Plans for Health Centre at Picket Twenty.

by nigellong on 6 February, 2014

With Picket Twenty expanding so quickly residents will be pleased to hear the news that there will be a new health centre built shortly. Other facilities that are already in place are the Pilgrims Cross School. Community Centre is almost built, a day nursery has planning permission,with a retail store and public house hopefully coming […]

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Adult Gaming shop

by nigellong on 24 January, 2014

The Adult gaming shop is almost ready to open its doors in our Town. I voted against this application when it was at the councils planning committee, i felt that it was not the sort of shop that we need here. The temptation of people to gamble and loose money that they cannot afford is […]

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Retirement apartments application.

by nigellong on 23 January, 2014

This evenings Northern Area Planning Committee will decide on the application by Churchill Retirement living. The site is land at 55 Chantry Street, Andover. The former site of Ford cottage, which has been relocated by St Mary’s church. Churchill  want to redevelop the site to form 65 sheltered apartments for the elderly including communal facilities, […]

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