Roads and Transport

Public consultation: Andover Town improvements - Newbury Street to Chantry Street

The public consultation on proposals to improve accessibility and the environment in Andover town centre started on 10 October 2013 and ended on 11 November 2013. Outcomes and next steps will be published here in early 2014.

The proposals cover the area from Newbury Street through to Chantry Street, including the upper part of the High Street that is open to traffic. See details and plans below.

The proposals

The proposals are to:

  • improve the footways and road surfacing throughout the area

  • formalise crossing opportunities for pedestrians who access the town for work, shopping or to St Mary’s Church

  • slightly raise the road level to encourage traffic to travel more slowly through the streets

  • discourage unnecessary through traffic

  • make the area more attractive for all its users whilst maintaining provision for delivery vehicles and access to business and residential premises

Download plans


The project is being proposed jointly by Hampshire County Council and Test Valley Borough Council.

It is funded by

  • financial contributions from building developers secured through the Town Access Plan

  • a government grant from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund

What happens next

  • results of the consultation will be published on this page in early 2014

  • your comments will be considered and taken into account when the County Council starts work the detailed design of the proposed scheme

  • subject to formal approvals and funding, work on the scheme could start between April 2014 and March 2015

Exhibition of plans

There was an exhibition of the plans at the top of the High Street, with County Council officers in attendance to answer questions. Exhibition held on Thursday 10 October 2014 8.30am to 6.30pm.