Controversial homes plan is under spotlight at important meeting

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DEVELOPERS will be laying out their plans to build 79 homes in the heart of Havant at a meeting.

Councillors, community leaders and developers will get round the table to discuss proposals for a new housing development on land south of Ranelagh Road, Brockhampton.

As reported, the site is more than four and a half acres and was once allotments which have been replaced in Bedhampton.

Developer Orchard Homes, based in Southampton, wants to build 64 houses and 15 flats – of which 30 per cent would be affordable.

They say the design of the development is traditional and will fit into the surrounding area.

The development would be a mix of two and three-bedroom houses and one and two-bedroom apartments, which developers say there is a shortage of.

Local residents have spoken of their concerns about loss of open space, as well as extra congestion being generated by the development.

Access to the proposed site would be provided from Ranelagh Road.

The Development Consultation Forum will be held at the Public Service Plaza in Havant at 6pm on Thursday, March 29.

Officers from Havant Borough Council will be attending.

Members of the public are being encouraged to come and listen to the debate.