Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Eastleigh, Liz Jarvis, has joined forces with Hampshire County Councillor for Valley Park, Alan Dowden, to raise concerns about plans for 1070 new homes on Templars Way.
Test Valley Borough Council has put its draft Local Plan 2040 out for public consultation, which includes a proposal to build 1070 homes on the Velmore Farm site which would have a major impact on Valley Park and Chandler's Ford
Test Valley Borough Council's Conservatives have once again pushed the bulk of its development obligation onto the green outskirts of its major towns, this time in Valley Park and Chandler’s Ford. This is a political decision not to allocate any new housing in other rural villages and towns, continuing the trend of making these areas unaffordable and deliberately inaccessible for working people.
The development would breach the local gap between Chilworth and Valley Park – an area of open space, biodiversity and a green lung for the local community.
Other concerns have been raised about the susceptability of the land to flooding, the increased traffic along Templars Way, a diversionary route for incidents on the M27 and M3, and the lack of infastructure being promised, including schools and GP services. The pressure of these new homes will be pushed onto exisiting services in Valley Park, Chandler's Ford and Eastleigh Town.
Liz Jarvis and Cllr Dowden are urging residents to read and comment on the Draft Local Plan by the 2nd of April.
I support Liz Jarvis and Alan Dowden's campaign to remove the Velmore Farm site from Test Valley Borough Council's 2040 Local Plan.