Test Valley Access Plan SPD


The Test Valley Access Plan Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) sets out a strategy that will positively contribute to improving access to facilities and services within Test Valley (excluding Romsey and Andover which have their own Town Access Plans). It acts as a mechanism for allocating and directing funding towards these improvements.

The Test Valley Access Plan was originally adopted by the Council on 29 June 2010. However, the Test Valley Access Plan is a ‘live’ document and it has recently been reviewed following consultation between November 2014 and January 2015. The previous review took place in 2012.  It was approved at the Cabinet meeting on 15 July 2015 and was adopted by Full Council on 16 September 2015.It forms part of the Local Development Framework.

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The Test Valley Access Plan (TVAP) 2015 is developed in consultation with Parish Councils and lists highways improvements and pedestrian and cycling schemes in the area’s outside of Andover and Romsey.

On 30th November 2016, Cabinet agreed to an Addendum to the TVAP Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) 2015. The addendum places the schemes that are listed in the TVAP into categories to align with the Romsey Town Access Plan SPD and Andover Town SPD. No schemes have been removed or amended, but simply reorganised into two categories – ‘Measures to reduce the impact of additional traffic’ and ‘Cycling, walking and accessibility’.

Reorganising the TVAP into categories also allowed the category of ‘Cycling, walking and accessibility’ to be referenced in the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)revised Regulation 123 List, which sets out the types of infrastructure to be funded from CIL. The revised Regulation 123 List was also approved at Cabinet on 30th November 2016. By making reference to the whole category, this allows all the schemes listed in this category to be funded through CIL.

Attached at the end of this page is the Addendum to the TVAP. As the TVAP is developed in consultation is Parish Council’s, they have been notified in writing separately of the change.

For further information on this SPD please phone 01264 368000 or email the Planning Policy Team at planningpolicy@testvalley.gov.uk