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PLANS to build 106 homes in the heart of a village have been put on hold.

Councillors at East Hampshire District Council were due to take a vote on the proposals for land south of Oaklands House, Rowlands Castle, at a meeting last Thursday.

But a few hours before the meeting, the item was withdrawn from the agenda.

It came after the Environment Agency raised concerns about the potential impact on water quality.

It is understood the agents for the development have asked for more time to address the concerns.

Thirty letters of objection have been sent to the council.

One states the village will lose its rural character and setting.

The council would be seeking more than £530,000 towards extra school places because St John’s is full.