A vision for the next 20 years

Over the next 20 years, Romsey will become the place of choice for the residents of small towns and villages in Southern Test Valley to come together.
Romsey will thrive and grow, new communities will emerge and more people will visit the town centre.
The town will retain its character as a relatively compact historic market town closely related to the countryside around it.

Our town, our future


Romsey’s strong community spirit is what makes Romsey special. We are a community which is proud of our town, we are passionate about the future of our town and we are pragmatic and enthusiastic about the part we need to play in shaping its future. In a nutshell, this is about our town, our future.

You may think that this is quite a bold statement to make, but Romsey is changing and will continue to do so over the next 20 years. As a community we have been working together to develop a plan of action to help Romsey manage this change so that the town remains at its heart a vibrant and thriving market town, both for those who live here and for those who come to visit.

It is an exciting time for our town with lots of opportunities coming as a result. However, change also brings challenges and it is therefore important that we have a shared vision for the town so that we can manage the challenges and the opportunities as they emerge.

Our journey so far has been about involving as many local people and organisations as we can to shape the vision. As a result, some really exciting ambitions for the town have been developed with the community. These focus on:





This is just the starting point. Romsey Future has been designed in a way which will mean that we continue to come together. We will work hard to encourage those who make decisions to sign up to our ambitions through our action plan, and as a community we will play our part and be active in taking forward projects that will enhance Romsey.

The Romsey Future Team