Two houses approved despite objections

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PLANS for a pair of semi-detached houses have been given the go-ahead despite concerns from neighbours.

A petition containing 26 names against the houses, proposed for a garden in Admirals Road, Locks Heath, was handed in to councillors at yesterday’s planning committee at Fareham Borough Council.

The neighbours were concerned about lack of parking, especially at school opening and closing times.

Resident Cynthia Batten spoke at the meeting against the plans.

Mrs Batten said: ‘The last thing we need is two houses with possibly four more cars.’

Developer Bob Tutton argued that the land was near the train station and bus routes, plus a school was within walking distance, which meant the occupants would not need cars.

Mr Tutton said: ‘This is a sustainable location where there are real alternatives to the private car.’

Councillors said that parking was not a reason for refusal and approved the houses.