A BUNGALOW could be demolished and replaced with 12 houses.

An application has been submitted to Test Valley Borough Council seeking permission to knock down the bungalow at 25 Walworth Road, in Picket Piece, and build a dozen new homes on the land.

The site, described as a large ‘L’ shaped garden plot, currently has a single bungalow and several small ancillary outbuildings, with access directly off Walworth Road onto a large front driveway.

The applicant states that over the last 15 years the area has seen significant development, and as a result the bungalow is “unusual in context with just a single dwelling on a very large plot”.

The site lies within the settlement boundary for Andover as set out in the revised Local Plan, which gives permission for a new neighbourhood to be developed at Picket Piece, made up of around 400 homes and other facilities.

Various infrastructure is planned as part of the development, including a children’s play space, allotments, tennis courts, sports pitches and pavilion and a local centre with shops.

The wider site has been under construction since 2014, with scores of new homes occupied by the end of December 2017.

Plans for the bungalow land include forming a new site access road off Walworth Road, creating a parking area and amenity space and landscaping the area.

The houses would consist of a mixture of two, three and four-bedroom homes, all with south-facing, private gardens and dedicated parking.

The application states: “The resultant development is not cramped or over-developed and allows for adequate parking, garden amenity space and various areas of landscaping, particularly as viewed from the Walworth Road.”

It adds: “The proposed new road entrance will completely transform this area with the removal of the existing fencing and the setting back of the front two dwelling from the road. This will be enhanced by new feature trees, landscaping and low-level hedgerows.”

Four of the homes will be allocated as social housing.

For more information about the development proposal and to comment on the planning application, go to view-applications.testvalley.gov.uk and search for the code 19/00871/FULLN.