Test Valley Borough Local Plan 2006

Contents

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Foreword

1. INTRODUCTION
1.1. About this Plan
1.2. Community and Corporate Links
1.3. The Decision-Making Framework
1.4. The Format of the Plan
1.5. How to Use This Plan
1.6. Applying Policies and Proposals

2. OBJECTIVES
2.1. Introduction
2.2. The Aim of the Plan
2.3. Key Themes and Objectives
2.4. Implementing the Plan

3. SHAPING THE SETTLEMENT PATTERN
3.1. Introduction
3.2. Development within Settlements
Housing within Settlements SET 01
Residential Areas of Special Character SET 02
3.3 Development in the Countryside
Development in the Countryside SET 03
3.4 Strategic and Local Gaps
Strategic Gaps SET 04
Local Gaps SET 05
3.5 Existing Development in the Countryside
Frontage Infill Policy Areas in the Countryside SET 06
Existing Employment Sites in the Countryside SET 07
Farm Diversification SET 08
The Reuse of Buildings in the Countryside SET 09
Expansion of existing Employment Sites SET 10
Replacement Dwellings in the Countryside SET 11
The Alteration or Extension of Existing Dwellings in the Countryside SET 12
Buildings in Domestic Curtilages SET 13

4. CONSERVING THE ENVIRONMENT
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Wildlife

Biodiversity and GeologicalConservation ENV 01
Internationally Important Wildlife Sites ENV 02
Sites of Special Scientific Interest ENV 03
Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation ENV 04
Protected Species ENV 05
4.3 Landscapes
New Forest National Park ENV 06
North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty ENV 07
4.4 Natural Resources
High Quality Agricultural Land ENV 08
Water Resources ENV 09
Groundwater Source Protection Areas ENV 10
4.5 Cultural Heritage
Archaeology and Cultural Heritage ENV 11
Demolition of Listed Buildings ENV 12
Alterations to Listed Buildings ENV 13
Demolition in Conservation Areas ENV 14
Development in Conservation Areas ENV 15
Registered Historic Parks and Gardens ENV 16
Settings of Conservation Areas, Listed Buildings, Archaeological Sites and Historic Parks and Gardens ENV 17

5. AVOIDING HAZARDS
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Unstable Land

Unstable Land HAZ 01
5.3 Flooding
Flooding HAZ 02
5.4 Pollution
Pollution HAZ 03
5.5 Land Contamination
Land Contamination HAZ 04
5.6 Hazardous Installations
Hazardous Installations HAZ 05
5.7 Safeguarded Aerodromes and Technical Sites
Safeguarded Aerodromes and Technical Sites HAZ 06

6. MEETING ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL NEEDS
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Background
6.3 A Strategy to Meet the Needs of Test Valley
6.4 Housing

Retention of the Existing Housing Stock ESN 01
Conversion to Residential Use ESN 02
Housing Types, Density and Mix ESN 03
Affordable Housing in Settlements ESN 04
Rural Exception A ffordable Housing ESN 05
Rural Development ESN 06
Agricultural Workers’ Dwellings ESN 07
Removal of Agricultural Occupancy Conditions ESN 08
Housing for Key Workers in the Countryside ESN 09
Residential Accomodation for the Elderly within Settlements ESN 10
Extensions to Nursing or Residential Care Homes in the Countryside ESN 11
Change of Use or Redevelopment of Nursing or Residential Care Homes ESN 12
Sites for Gypsies and Travellers ESN 13
Sites for Travelling Showpeople ESN 14
6.5 Employment
Retention of Employment Land ESN 15
Employment Development within Settlements ESN 16
6.6 Community Facilities
Major Retail Development and Other Key Town Centre Uses ESN 17
Retention of Existing Local Shops and Public Houses ESN 18
Retention of Local Community Facilities ESN 19
New Local Shops and Local Community Facilities ESN 20
Retention of Recreational Areas and Facilitie ESN 21
Public Recreational Open Space Provision ESN 22
Formal Recreation Facilities in the Countryside ESN 23
Noisy Sports ESN 24
The Keeping of Horses ESN 25
6.7 Tourism
Tourism Developments within Settlements ESN 26
Tourist Facilities in the Countryside ESN 27
Tourist Accommodation in the Countryside ESN 28
Touring Caravan and Camping Sites ESN 29
6.8 Infrastructure
Infrastructure Provision with New Development ESN 30
Telecommunications ESN 31
Renewable Energy Developments ESN 32
Advertisements ESN 33

7. INTEGRATING TRANSPORT AND LAND USE
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Transport in Test Valley
7.3 Existing Transport Network and Travel Patterns
7.4 Policies
7.5 New Development

Travel Generating Development TRA 01
Parking Standards TRA 02
Public Transport Infrastructure TRA 03
Financial Contributions to Transport Infrastructure TRA 04
7.6 Safety of Movement
Safe Access TRA 05
Safe Layouts TRA 06
Access for Disabled People TRA 07
Public Rights of Way TRA 08
7.7 Managing Movements
Impact on the Highway Network TRA 09

8. DESIGN
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Landscape and Townscape Context

Landscape Character DES 01
Settlement Character DES 02

8.3 Routes and Corridors
Transport Corridors DES 03
Route Networks DES 04
8.4 Layout and Building Design
Layout and Siting DES 05
Scale, Height, and Massing DES 06
Appearance, Details and Materials DES 07
8.5 Landscape Design
Trees and Hedgerows DES 08
Wildlife and Amenity Features DES 09
New Landscape Planting DES 10
8.6 Shop Fronts, Signs and Shutters
Shop Fronts DES 11
Signs DES 12
Shutters DES 13

9. SAFEGUARDING AMENITY
9.1 Safeguarding Amenity

Privacy and Private Open Space AME 01
Daylight and Sunlight AME 02
Artificial Light Intrusion AME 03
Noise and Vibration AME 04
Unpleasant Emissions AME 05

10. PROPOSALS FOR ANDOVER
10.1 Introduction
10.2 A Strategy for Andover

10.3 AND 01 - East of Icknield Way
New Community East of Icknield Way AND 01.1
Landscaping Features East of Icknield Way AND 01.2
Recreational Facilities East of Icknield Way AND 01.3
Community Facilities East of Icknield Way AND 01.4
On-Site Transport Measures East of Icknield Way AND 01.5
Off-Site Transport Measures East of Icknield Way AND 01.6

10.4 AND 02 - Picket Twenty
New Community at Picket Twenty AND 02.1
Landscape Features at Picket Twenty AND 02.2
Recreational Facilities at Picket Twenty AND 02.3
Community Facilities at Picket Twenty AND 02.4
On-Site Transport Measures at Picket Twenty AND 02.5
Off-Site Transport Measures at Picket Twenty AND 02.6
10.5 AND 03 - Walworth Estate
Extension to Walworth Estate AND 03.1
Landscape Features at Walworth Estate AND 03.2
On-Site Transport Measures at Walworth Estate AND 03.3
Off-Site Transport Measures at Walworth Estate AND 03.4
10.6 AND 04 - Andover Business Park
Employment Land at Andover Business Park AND 04.1
New Landscape Features at Andover Business Park AND 04.2
On-Site Transport Measures at Andover Business Park AND 04.3
Off-Site Transport Measures at Andover Business Park AND 04.4
10.7 AND 05 - London Road
New Recreation Ground at London Road AND 05.1
New Landscape Features at London Road AND 05.2
On-Site Transport Measures at London Road AND 05.3
Off-Site Transport Measures at London Road AND 05.4
10.8 AND 06 - Ladies Walk
Open Space at Ladies Walk AND 06.1
10.9 AND 07 - Andover Town Centre
Ground Floor Uses in the Andover Town Centre Shopping Areas AND 07.1
Ground Floor Uses in the Andover Primary Shopping Areas AND 07.2
Chantry Centre Extension AND 07.3
Off-Site Transport Measures at Chantry Street AND 07.4
Andover Bus Station AND 07.5
Off-Site Transport Measures at West Street AND 07.6
10.10 AND 08 - Anton Mill Road
Riverside Walk Adjoining the River Anton AND 08.1

11. PROPOSALS FOR SOUTHERN TEST VALLEY
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Housing in Southern Test Valley
11.3 Chilworth

11.4 STV 01 - University of Southampton Science Park
University of Southampton Science Park Policy Area STV 01.1
11.5 North Baddesley
11.6 STV 02 - The Former Bordens / AEP Site, North Baddesley
Housing at the Former Bordens/AEP Site STV 02.1
Landscape Features at the Former Bordens/AEP Site STV 02.2
Recreational Facilities at the Former Bordens/AEP Site STV 02.3
On-Site Transport Measures at the Former Bordens/AEP Site STV 02.4
Off-Site Transport Measures at the Former Bordens/AEP Site STV.02.5
11.7 Nursling
11.8 STV 03 - Adanac Park, Nursling
Safeguarded Employment Land at Adanac Park STV 03.1
Landscape Features at Adanac Park STV 03.2
On-Site Transport Measures at Adanac Park STV.03.3
Off-Site Transport Measures at Adanac Park STV. 03.4
11.9 STV 04 - M271 Park and Ride Site, Nursling
Safeguarded Site for a Park and Ride Facility at Junction 1 of the M271 STV 04.1
11.10 STV 05 - Nursling Estate
Retention of Storage and Distribution Uses at Nursling Estate STV 05.1
Storage and Distribution Uses at Diary Lane, Nursling Estate STV 05.2
Landscape Features at Dairy Lane, Nursling Estate STV 05.3
11.11 Romsey
11.12 STV 06 - The Former Romsey Brewery Site
Housing at Romsey Brewery STV 06.1
Landscape Features at Romsey Brewery STV 06.2
Recreation Facilities at Romsey Brewery STV 06.3
On-Site Transport Measures at Romsey Brewery STV 06.4
Off-Site Transport Measures at Romsey Brewery STV 06.5
11.13 STV 07 - Abbottswood, Romsey
Reserve Housing Site at Abbottswood STV 07.1
Landscape Features at Abbottswood STV 07.2
Nature Conservation at Abbottswood STV 07.3
Recreation at Abbottswood STV 07.4
On-Site Transport Measures at Abbottswood STV 07.5
Off-Site Transport Measures at Abbottswood STV 07.6
11.14 STV 08 - Romsey Town Centre Shopping Areas
Ground Floor Uses in the Romsey Town Centre Shopping Areas STV 08.1
Ground Floor Uses in the Romsey Primary Shopping Areas STV 08.2
11.15 STV 09 - Ganger Farm, Romsey
Sports Pitches at Ganger Farm STV 09.1
Sports Pavilion at Ganger Farm STV 09.2
Landscape Features at Ganger Farm STV 09.3
On-Site Transport Measures at Ganger Farm STV 09.4
Off-Site Transport Measures at Ganger Farm STV 09.5

12. SUSTAINABILITY APPRAISAL
12.1 Introduction
12.2 Sustainability Appraisal

Annexes
1. Public Open Space
2. Parking Standards

Appendices
1. Planning Policy Documents
2. Strategic and Local Gaps
3. Wildlife Sites
4. Protected Species
5. Scheduled Ancient Monuments
6. Conservation Areas
7. Registered Historic Parks and Gardens
8. Residential Areas of Special Character
9. Use Classes Order
10. Glossary of Terms