The council has arranged for work to start on the ‘bunding’ that was proposed and voted on by local residents in the Alamein Ward, as a deterrent to travellers on Centurion Green at Augusta Park.
Bunding is soil mounding of about 0.75m high with a 4m width at the base, which will prevent easy access for caravans at the site.
When finished, the bund will run along the west edge linking the planting at the south to the existing bund in the north. The bund will be built of chalk and sub-soil and topped with soil and grass seeded. It is proposed that there will be a gap in the bund with lockable steel bollards to allow authorised vehicles on to the site for grass-cutting and maintenance. There will also be a need for an amount of posts to secure the site from the east.
Cllr Phil North spearheaded the campaign for a solution and kept locals informed on his Facebook Page.
Cllr North said, “Following overwhelming support from local residents, the proposed bunding to prevent travellers accessing Centurion Green has got the go-ahead.
“Test Valley officers are now liaising with contractors over proposed start dates with the work due to be completed by the end of September.
“Thank you to all those who gave your views for which I’m very grateful.”