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A DECISION on whether to allow a new housing development on the site of an old hospital has been put back.

Taylor Wimpey wants to put 37 new homes and flats on the site of the former St Christopher’s Hospital in Wickham Road, Fareham.

But Fareham Borough Council’s planning committee has decided to defer the matter to its next meeting so that questions can be answered about a three-storey apartment block, which forms part of the proposals.

Members want to clear up uncertainties about the height of the block as it relates to existing properties close by, and whether its design could be altered.

People living opposite in St Sebastian Crescent have also voiced concerns about being overlooked by the new block.

Cllr David Swanbrow said: ‘It’s a good scheme, but the block on the corner is either too high, or it’s in the wrong place.’

Cllr Paul Whittle added: ‘This is headed a long way towards what we want here, but there are still a lot of concerns.’