PLANS for the future of the borough are set to be discussed next week.

Improvements on town centres across the Test Valley, more opportunities to increase the range of materials that can be recycled, the development of neighbourhood plans and more support to the community to ensure residents’ voices are heard are among the priorities of Test Valley Borough Council for the next four years.

This comes as the authority has published its new corporate plan which is set to be discussed by cabinet members at a meeting set to take place on March 13.

According to the plan, the authority, in partnership with Romsey Future, will develop a masterplan for the redevelopment of the south of Romsey.

The authority is also set to work with local businesses and stakeholders in the market town to promote tourism and visitor offers.

Work will also be undertaken to support volunteers and new businesses across the borough.

In its plan the council has also pledged to work with communities to explore opportunities to deliver more affordable homes and ensure the right infrastructure is secured.

Tackling homelessness also remains a key area of focus.

The plan comes after the council consulted more than 2,000 residents on their local priorities during summer 2018.

The specific actions and projects that the authority will take forward will be listed in the Corporate Action Plan (CAP) which has not been published yet.

If approved by cabinet next week, the corporate plan will be considered at a full council meeting in April.