East Hampshire council objects to South Downs National Park homes

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CONTROVERSIAL plans to build hundreds of houses in the heart of South Downs National Park have been recommended for refusal.

Councillors at East Hampshire District Council has voted to submit a formal objection to plans for 213 homes at Causeway Farm, south of Petersfield.

The council first refused the plan in December 2010.

But now fresh plans have been submitted and the final decision will be made by South Downs National Park Authority, with East Hampshire having an advisory role.

The plans include land for a community centre and primary school.