Andover regen scheme planned

Test Valley Borough Council has issued a prior information notice regarding plans to carry out a redevelopment project with a private sector partner in Andover.

The authority is looking to explore the opportunities for the redevelopment project that would establish a cultural quarter in the town, potentially based around its existing Lights Theatre.

Under the plans, the council wants to understand what options might be attractive to the private sector and how a partnership agreement might be structured.

It is looking at potentially redeveloping the area around the Lights Theatre and Magistrates Court, with a new leisure centre currently under construction nearby.

Developer days are scheduled for 29 and 31 January and 1, 5 and 6 February. The council aims to issue a contract notice on 1 June 2018.