Concerns over water supply amid homes plan

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CONTROVERSIAL plans to build 106 homes in the heart of a village are poised to be given the green light.

Councillors at East Hampshire District Council have been recommended to vote to approve the development for land south of Oaklands House, Rowlands Castle.

The proposals were due to be considered at a meeting earlier this month, but the decision was postponed after concerns about the potential impact on the area’s water supply were raised.

Portsmouth Water is still objecting.

A report says: ‘Transmission times through the chalk below the site are likely to be very quick, allowing rapid transfer of any potential contaminants to the Havant and Bedhampton springs.

‘To date no contaminated land investigation has been completed for the site.’

Rowlands Castle Parish Council has raised objections surrounding traffic impact and flooding.

A decision will be made at the planning meeting at The Petersfield School at 6pm on Thursday.