New Neighbourhoods - Major Developments in Test Valley

The Future in Test Valley

Over the next twenty years, Test Valley is set to grow considerably in population. More and more houses are needed in Test Valley to meet a growing UK population.

It is important that these homes are built in the most sustainable locations with access to infrastructure, employment, education, health, leisure and entertainment. It is also crucial that these homes become part of our existing Test Valley communities. At first, housing will be focused in three areas - East Anton and Picket Twenty in Andover and Abbotswood in Romsey.

The new neighbourhoods will include a mix of housing types to meet the identified need in the Borough and build communities with a mix of ages, backgrounds and family structures. In addition a minimum of 40% of new homes will be affordable. Affordable homes are homes that are either at discounted sale, for rent through a Registered Provider (RP) or through low cost home ownership products such as shared ownership where residents pay for a share of the cost of the property and pay rent on the remaining amount to an RP.

To build community spirit in the new developments and integrate communities with the existing settlements, Test Valley Borough Council in partnership with service providers and the voluntary sector will be undertaking a range of activities with existing and new residents.

Within the borough of Test Valley, major housing growth is taking place at the following locations:

  • 2,500 dwellings at East Anton, Andover (known as Augusta Park)
  • 1,200 dwellings at Picket Twenty, Andover
  • 530 dwellings at Picket Piece, Andover
  • 150 dwellings at Harewood Farm, Andover
  • 800 dwellings at Abbotswood, Romsey
  • 350 dwellings at Fenn Meadow, Nursling


All new neighbourhoods were allocated for development in Test Valley Borough Local Plan and have been granted outline planning permission with associated community facilities and infrastructure.

If you require any further information, please contact:

The Housing Development Officer
Telephone: 01264 368000