Test Valley Borough Council have submitted a planning application to build two 3 bedroom houses at the top of Andover’s High Street.
The 150sqm piece of land is owned by TVBC, and is currently used as a green area resting stop, with a park bench, litter bin and street lighting on site.
TVBC first applied for planning to build houses on the site in 2007, but the plans were rejected.
The submission does not allow for parking for the houses, and the back of the properties have been given small yards, which back on to St Mary’s church land.
Local Resident and Business Owner, Mr Ed Malden, told Andover & Villages, “To bring two 3 bedroom houses into the Upper High Street, without provision for parking, is a really bad idea.
“The re-sited ‘Ford Cottage’ is a four bedroom property, which struggles with parking and any garden space, and building two further family homes will only exasperate the problems.
“The green area TVBC wish to build on is the only piece of green space in the town. It really would be nice to keep it.”
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