RESIDENTS are being asked to have their say as plans are put forward for new cycling and walking infrastructure.

Hampshire County Council has launched a survey on its new Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) which is due to cover Southern Test Valley including Romsey, North Baddesley, Chilworth and Nursling.

A primary and secondary network of cycle routes and walking zones are set out for main settlement centres, whilst future work is still required to identify more localised routes and zones.

Launched on September 6, the survey is due to run for eight weeks and is available to view and participate in via the county council website.

Councillor Russell Oppenheimer, Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Highway Operations, said the plan is seen as a way to be "aspiring and ready for future national funding opportunities".

"Since the pandemic began, we have seen more people walking and cycling as their preferred means of travel to work and for leisure.

"We would like to improve walking and cycling facilities and networks to encourage this continuing trend both for the health and wellbeing advantages and for the clear environmental benefits in reducing the number of cars on the road.

"We’re keen to gather views on this LCWIP plan for the Southern Test Valley area from as many people as possible.”