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PLANS for the final stage of a large housing development in Waterlooville have been submitted.

Developer Taylor Wimpey has outlined plans to build 178 houses and 41 flats on land at Old Park Farm, Hambledon Road.

The development is the final piece of the jigsaw of the new estate, called Dukes Meadow, where hundreds of homes have already been built.

Once completed the site will have 450 homes, as well as a new £1m household waste recycling centre.

The land is part of the Waterlooville Major Development Area and developer Grainger is building the other 2,550 homes to the south.

The fresh plans include recreational space and two new access routes from Hambledon Road. Overall there will be 533 spaces for cars.

Local councillor Ray Bastin said new homes were needed, but was worried about whether Waterlooville’s infrastructure could cope.

He said: ‘We are committed to providing extra homes. I wonder if it’s going to be a burden on the local area which we are not prepared for.’

The plans have been submitted to Havant Borough Council and Winchester City Council as the site is on the authorities’ borders.

A planning report from Taylor Wimpey’s agents states: ‘It would be built to become a long-lasting and attractive addition to Waterlooville for the decades ahead.’

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