Environmental Strategies & Reports

The Council has published a number of reports and strategies relating to environmental sustainability. PDFs of all the mentioned documents, or links to their webpage, are available from this page. There is also a wealth of information on this topic from a range of other organisations on the Internet. Links for some of these organisations are available from this page.

Sustainability Strategy

The Sustainability Strategy sets out the priority actions of how the Council is endeavouring to minimise the impact of its activities in the period up to 2017.

Climate Local Commitment

The Council signed up to the Climate Local commitment in December 2012. A copy of the signed commitment is provided, along with the commitments made. The Sustainability Strategy and HECA Action Plan provide the mechanism to delivering on these commitments. The latest Progress Report is also available.

Biodiversity Action Plan

The Local Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) for Test Valley is a working document that provides a framework for the maintenance and enhancement of the biodiversity of the Borough. It has been published by Test Valley Borough Council and was written in conjunction with the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.

The Council has published management plans for the Local Nature Reserves it is responsible for. In addition, it has published strategies in conjunction with other partners on the River Anton and Romsey Waterways and Wetlands.

Travel Plan

The Council has prepared a Travel Plan, which is a long term management strategy for the Council’s travel. Information on developing a Travel Plan for your business or organisation and community information available on the benefits they offer and the support, can be found on our travel planning webpage.

Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA) Report

Test Valley has published its HECA Report and Action Plan, this focuses on priorities for action to help improve the energy efficiency of all residential accommodation within the Borough. A link to the report and action plan is available on this page.

Useful external websites:

Energy Saving Trust


The Environment Centre (tEC)


Community Energy


Hampshire Sustainable Business Partnership


Future South


UK Climate Risk Assessment


Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Resilience Forum


Transition Town Romsey


Transition Town Andover


Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust




Hampshire Care Share








Andover Trees United http://www.andovertrees.org.uk/
The Anton River Conservation Association (TARCA) http://www.antonriver-conservation.org.uk/