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RESIDENTS will have the opportunity to have their say on how a new housing development will look.

Oaklands House, in Redhill Road, Rowlands Castle, was the subject of fierce opposition when the original planning application put in in 2009.

Residents feared it would be prone to flooding and traffic problems.

But East Hampshire District Council agreed that 47 homes could be built at the site and now the developer Taylor Wimpy is preparing what is known as a reserved matters application – the finer details.

An exhibition of the proposals is being held next Wednesday and Thursday at The United Reformed Church, The Green.

There, residents will be given details on the proposed layout of the scheme and what the houses may look like.

Chairman of Rowlands Castle Parish Council John Pickering said: ‘The outline planning permission was agreed before I was a councillor.

‘As a council, we will be looking very carefully at what the proposals are.

‘We have really got to study the proposals to see what they have come up with.

‘Democracy is all about people in a community finding out what’s going on and making sure that they’re well informed so I would encourage them to go to the exhibition.’

The meeting is from 4pm to 8pm on both days.