Plans for homes are quashed by council

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PLANS for 21 new houses in Whiteley have been thrown out by a council.

The application for a plot known as The Spinney in Lady Betty’s Drive was refused by Winchester City Council’s planning team.

The development would have seen existing buildings knocked down and replaced by three two-bedroom, three three-bedroom, and 15 four-bedroom homes.

The council received 26 letters of objection, including one from Whiteley Parish Council.

Cllrs Sam Newman-McKie and Vivian Achwal had met concerned Lady Betty’s Drive residents and listened to fears about increased traffic.

Cllr Achwal praised the council’s decision. She said: ‘Common sense has prevailed as the site is wholly unsuitable for that number of properties and the extra traffic movements it would have created.’