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Residents Views Are Sought Development

Tuesday, 07 October 2008

Commercial Estates Group (CEG) is holding a series of public consultation events to highlight what it believes are flaws in Test Valley Borough Council’s (TVBC) strategy for the delivery of growth across Southern Test Valley (STV).

CEG’s event highlights a series of issues in the council’s plan for accommodating almost 4,000 new homes and 12 hectares of employment land across STV and proposes an alternative strategy.

Nick Lee from CEG explains: “The council’s approach is not consistent with the Regional Spatial Strategy, which advises development should focus on the primary centres of Southampton and Portsmouth.

“The council’s current approach is for 75 per cent of residential development at Romsey, with little close to Southampton. To compound the problem, a robust infrastructure assessment has not been carried out to understand the pressure this would put on facilities, infrastructure and services in Romsey.

“As a result, we have therefore decided to run an exhibition proposing an alternative and more sustainable strategy and we hope residents of Southern Test Valley will be able to attend the event and discuss the proposals with CEG’s development experts.”

The exhibition will run on:
Wednesday 8th October, 4pm – 7pm at Chilworth Parish Hall
Thursday 9th October, 10am – 8pm at Romsey Town Hall
Friday 10th October, 2pm – 8pm at Nursling Village Hall
Saturday 11th October, 2pm – 4pm at All Saints Church Hall, North Baddesley

The CEG project team will be on hand to discuss the proposals and answer any queries. A questionnaire will be available for residents to highlight their views on development across Southern Test Valley.

Note to Editors

Commercial Estates Group was established in 1989 and employs property, regeneration and financial specialists in its London, Harrogate and Cornwall offices. Commercial Estates Group specialises in property management, investment, regeneration and development.