Residents want Bedhampton estate to go ahead

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THE owners of two houses which had been earmarked for demolition to make way for a housing estate say they still want the development to go ahead.

Crayfern Homes lost a bid to build a 92-home estate next to the A3M motorway last month because Havant Borough Council’s planning committee felt it would be too noisy.

More than 1,000 people signed a petition against the development, off Scratchface Lane, Bedhampton, with complaints over a lack of public transport, too much noise from the motorway and not enough room at nearby schools.

But Kelly Broad and Alan Slape, whose homes in Brooklands Road will be bought by the developers to make way for a new road, say they want Crayfern to appeal the decision.

Miss Broad, a 38-year-old mum-of-two, said she is not motivated by money and believes residents should accept the development as ‘progress’.

David Mussell, director of Crayfern Homes, said the company has not lodged an appeal and would not comment on whether they were planning to in the future.