Draft: Public Realm Design Guide SPD

Test Valley Borough Council has published for public participation its draft Public Realm Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) 2022 and is inviting representations between Friday 16th December 2022 and Friday 3rd February 2023. 

The Andover Town Centre Public Realm Design Guide is aimed at those who either develop, improve, or alter the public streets and spaces in Andover Town Centre. The Design Guide is concerned with issues such as movement, pedestrian and cycle infrastructure, traffic calming measures, use of space for events, the introduction of green and blue spaces, street furniture, materials, integration of facilities such as EV charging points etc. It is designed to provide a coordinated structure for the many different bodies and Council departments who have a degree of control over the public realm.

The Design Guide builds on national guidance and best practice. It is not intended to be overly prescriptive or restrictive. It will encourage the best in design and development quality. The guide includes examples of best practice and how they can be applied in the context of Andover Town Centre.

As the Design Guide makes reference to areas of Andover Town Centre that are adopted highway, it makes reference to Hampshire County Council’s technical advice and signposts the appropriate processes.

Hard copies of the document are available for viewing purposes at the Council Offices in Andover and Romsey.

How to Comment:

You can respond by sending comments in writing via email or post. Please see contact details below:

Planning Policy & Economic Development Service

Test Valley Borough Council

Beech Hurst

Weyhill Road


SP10 3AJ

Email: planningpolicy@testvalley.gov.uk

Please make sure your comments reach us by 12noon on Friday 3rd February 2023.