Abbotswood, Hampshire

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Childrens playground and new housing Abbotswood (geograph 3897827).jpg
Children's playground and new housing on the Abbotswood development
Abbotswood is located in Hampshire
Location within Hampshire
OS grid referenceSU366231
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
List of places
51°00′22″N 1°28′39″W / 51.006026°N 1.477575°W / 51.006026; -1.477575Coordinates: 51°00′22″N 1°28′39″W / 51.006026°N 1.477575°W / 51.006026; -1.477575

Abbotswood is a new 52-hectare building development planned to have 800 homes. It is located just to the north east of the town of Romsey in the Test Valley local government district.[1]

Local Centre[edit]

On 1 August 2014, planning permission was sought for a local centre consisting of a shop, pub, doctors/dentists surgery, pharmacy, community centre, and a day nursery. The planning application reference is 14/01836/RESS.[2]

Broadband Issues[edit]

Residents of Abbotswood initially complained about extremely slow broadband speeds. Newly built houses at Abbotswood were left out of existing Next-generation access broadband rollouts. In January 2015, County Leader Roy Perry, announced a scheme to help fund the rollout of faster broadband to new build properties in Hampshire.[3]

By 16 July 2015 residents of Abbotswood were able to access faster broadband.


New homes nearing completion on the Abbotswood development

In 2012 and early 2013, there were reports that water run-off from the building site was the cause of flooding to nearby Cupernham residents gardens and houses.[4] This was later found to be incorrect and that the development may have in fact, alleviated the flooding.[5]

Construction status[edit]

Locals have been photographing and documenting the ongoing construction of the site.[6]

As of December 2014 there were 458 homes occupied.[7]


  1. ^ "The Abbotswood Consortium". Alder King. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  2. ^ "View Applications Online • Test Valley Borough Council". Archived from the original on 14 October 2016. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Broadband scheme bids to bring 5,000 new homes up to speed (From Romsey Advertiser)". 30 January 2015. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Investigation on flooding at 800-home estate (From Daily Echo)". Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Romsey Flood report published". Hampshire County Council. Hantsweb. 9 June 2014. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Abbotswood development, Romsey UK - 1". Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  7. ^ Abbotswood Resident Newsletter No.8 Page 2 - "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 2015-03-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)