Test Valley local plan consultation begins 6th February.

The latest plan for housing and employment sites across the Test Valley will go to public consultation on the 6th of February and run for eight weeks.

The plan aims to deliver homes whilst preserving local gaps and protecting the countryside. These local gaps are important to help preserve the individual identity of communities and stop urban sprawl. Any proposed changes will be scrutinised and debated during the consultation period.

According to the most recent household predictions, the government has declared that 11,000 new residences will need to be built overall between 2020 and 2040 in the district. This is the very minimum needed, and the local plan strategy aims to offer supply resilience in the future.

In the south of Test Valley, 4,730 homes are required. An existing housing supply of 3,773 homes, with 70 homes required through neighbourhood plans, leaves 887 homes to be developed. The local plan is allocating sites:

  • South of Ganger farm, east Romsey (340 homes)
  • South of bypass, south Romsey (110 homes)
  • Velmore Farm, Valley Park (1,070 homes)
  • Land at King Edward’s Park, Chandler’s Ford (44 extra care units)
  • Land at Upton Lane, Nursling (80 homes).

In the north of Test Valley, 6,270 homes are required. An existing housing supply of 3,098 homes, with 40 homes required through neighbourhood plans, leaves 3,132 homes to be developed.

The plan is to allocate sites:

  • South of London Road, east of Andover (90 homes)
  • Manor Farm, north of Saxon Way, north of Andover (800 homes)
  • Bere Hill, southeast of Andover (1,400 homes)
  • East of Ludgershall (350 homes)
  • Southeast of Ludgershall (1,150 homes).

The local plan also identifies the amount of land required for employment uses.

The amount of land earmarked has been identified as 71.7 hectares. In the south of the district 40.4 hectares are required, some of which are met by existing supply.

The plan proposes additional sites:

  • Abbey Park (5.9 ha); south of Botley Road, Romsey (1.2 ha)
  • Test Valley Business Park (2.2 ha)
  • Kennels Farm, North Baddessley (3.9 ha) providing an extension to the University of Southampton Science Park, Chilworth.
  • Upton Lane, Nursling (8.5 ha).

In the north of Test Valley, these needs are currently met by 31.3 hectares allocated. An additional opportunity to deliver high-quality employment land has been identified at the site south of Thruxton Aerodrome.

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