Residents gather to see exhibition of Brockhurst Gate plans in Gosport

Toby James, 80, and his wife Dorothy, 80, from The Lane, Alverstoke, Gosport with Millngate managing director Tony Sweeney.  Picture: Ben Fishwick

Toby James, 80, and his wife Dorothy, 80, from The Lane, Alverstoke, Gosport with Millngate managing director Tony Sweeney. Picture: Ben Fishwick

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PEOPLE have got a first glimpse of plans to develop a major site in Gosport.

Former military land at Brockhurst Gate could house a supermarket, 100 homes and retail space.

A public exhibition is on at Gosport Leisure Centre until 7pm today and from 12pm to 3.30pm tomorrow.

Millngate managing director Tony Sweeney said the retail units could be open by spring or summer 2016

The homes would be built in stages over three years.

He hopes to put in an application by February next year.

Mr Sweeney said: ‘We’ve been working on this site for six years now.

‘We’ve had the site under contract, we only completely the acquisition under a month ago.’

An Aldi, McDonald’s and Costa Coffee are included in the plans.

Terry Rhodes, 57, of Chantry Road, criticised the scheme and the inclusion of fast-food outlet.

She said: ‘It’s a nonsense that we need these things.

‘If we’re the six fattest town getting people on the running track would be good for us.’

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