PLANS for a £1.5million project to replace Andover almshouses have been scrapped, more than seven years after the proposal was mooted.

Andover Charity Trustees proposed to demolish their current four-home site in Adelaide Road in order to build a new complex which would treble the number of available flats.

But at Test Valley Borough Council’s Northern Area Planning Committee in November last year the scheme was rejected, with all agreeing that something needed to be done to approve the Acre Almshouses.

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