Making Test Valley more accessible

Test Valley Borough Council is reviewing the borough’s access plan and is seeking feedback from residents about how they access facilities across the area.

The plan identifies the range of users who travel around the borough in different ways and notes existing accessibility measures. The public consultation seeks to find out how residents access employment, education, leisure facilities and shops, and also asks for information about barriers that hinder travel.

Planning and Transport Portfolio Holder, Councillor Martin Hatley, said: “We are keen to hear from the public about how they access and travel between different parts of Test Valley. As well as identifying what works well, we’d like to get a clearer understanding of any physical barriers that restrict accessibility. This way, we can focus on what is really needed and potentially replicate our effective schemes in other parts of the borough. Improvement to accessibility is particularly important to the young, elderly, less mobile and those without access to a car.”

The deadline for responses is 16 January 2015. Andover and Romsey each have a Town Access Plan with the Andover plan under consultation until 12 December. It is intended that the Romsey plan will be consulted upon in early 2015. For more information and to submit your comments using an online survey, visit

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