Potential jobs boost for Petersfield

Chloe Smith, Minister for the Constitution with, from left, Gosport BC returning officer Michael Lawther and council leader Cllr Mark Hook

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UP to 340 jobs could be created by a new business park near the A3.

Plans are afoot to build a business park on land off Winchester Road, near the Premier Inn in Petersfield.

Gentian Developments wants to build a mix of two-storey offices, light industrial units and trade counter outlets, all housed in five buildings.

Engineers are proposing a traffic light junction in Winchester Road.

Outline plans are due to be submitted to East Hampshire District Council next month.