Braishfield Parish Council considers that Braishfield should remain in Northern Test Valley.
The village embraces its characteristics as a rural community accommodating organic growth and aligning itself with rural central Test Valley. By aligning ourselves with Northern Test Valley, we feel that Braishfield is a far better match with central Test Valley rather than the more urban South. Any change could have a negative impact on Braishfield and may risk its hamlets being lost.
Braishfield demonstrated the importance of this in its very recent Village Design Statement which was adopted in February 2022. This outlines in detail the nature of our rural community which must be considered in any future planning allocation. In summary, Braishfield Parish Council considers that the status quo should remain.
TVBC were also advised of a required amendment. The draft states that Braishfield has a ‘takeaway’ which is incorrect. Our cafe does not sell cooked food to be eaten elsewhere. It is not a curry house or chinese takeaway. Reference: Settlement Hierarchy Assessment (2).pdf Table12.