DEVELOPERS have unveiled plans to build more than 100 family homes on fields bordering the New Forest National Park.
Bargate Homes and Vivid Homes have submitted a preliminary application to develop a 6.67 hectare site alongside existing homes in Everton Road, Hordle.
The land is earmarked for residential development in the local plan, which identifies sites considered suitable for housing, and half of the houses will be affordable.
But the scheme has drawn several letters of objection from people living in the area.
Critics say the proposed development will create additional traffic problems and put additional pressure on schools, medical practices and dental practices.
A letter read: “We are a small village on the edge of a national park. It is not a big city or town, this is where these things should be placed.
“Some people won’t be happy until there’s green countryside, just concrete and bricks.”
Another added: “Allowing more properties to be built in a village with inadequate infrastructure is ridiculous.
If planning permission is granted, the houses will be built on a long strip of land between Everton Road and a nursery in Silver Street.
The program includes a mix of condominiums, affordable rental units and homes that will be sold on the open market.
The existing trees and hedges will be preserved and supplemented by “extensive” plantations of trees and shrubs.
The application states: “Our proposal is to create a development that blends into the surrounding environment.
“Ultimately, it will achieve development that meets future housing needs, including affordable housing and family homes, to provide a balanced sustainable community.”
The scheme is described in a public notice issued by the New Forest District Council, which will decide on the application.
Other public notices:
Southampton City Council is closing northbound Wimpson Lane between its junctions with Millbrook Roundabout and Green Park Road from 23 January (11pm-6am) to allow underground access to BT chambers. The work must be completed by January 25.
Southampton City Council is closing Glenfield Avenue between its junctions with Mousehole Lane and Rossington Avenue from February 1 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) to repair sagging pavement. Work should be completed by February 4.
Southampton City Council is closing Portswood Avenue from Portswood Road to Shakespeare Avenue from 25 January (9.20am-3.30pm) to allow for pavement maintenance work. Work should be completed by January 27.
R O’Mahony, trading as ROM Scaffolding Services, is requesting permission to retain two additional trailers at Unit 1 Operations Centre, Muira Industrial Estate, William Street, Northam, Southampton.
AWJ Ltd, of Larch Road, Southampton, is requesting permission to add an operations center to keep two cargo vehicles and two trailers at Port Express Ltd, Site EW14B, Eling Wharf, Totton.