28 MAY 2017

Visit to Chilworth, Nursling & Rownhams

Earlier this week I spent the day in Chilworth, Nursling and Rownhams being shown around by the local Test Valley Councillors Alison Finlay and Nigel Anderdon.

As the new leader of Test Valley, I want to get to know each and every community in the Borough. Chilworth, Nursling and Rownhams are the southernmost communities in Test Valley so it made sense for me to start my tour the furthest from home.

It was great to get a really detailed view of their area from Alison and Nigel. Planning concerns and the challenge of retaining the area's unique character were high on the agenda. Test Valley have done much to support this area and the local councillors' excellent advocacy of their community has identified other ways we can help, so it was good to understand how that can be achieved.

Alison Finlay said: "It was really reassuring to welcome Councillor North to the area, to introduce him to local residents and to be able to let him see the pressures under which the ward comes not just from planning applications but from the competing aspirations of neighbouring authorities. I was very impressed with the interest he showed and with his commitment to understand the individual communities here."

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