Contentious Clanfield homes plan poised for green light

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CONTROVERSIAL plans for major development on fields close to the A3 are set to be approved.

Councillors at East Hampshire District Council have been recommended to give the go-ahead to 207 homes at Down Farm, off Chalton Lane, Clanfield.

The fields are currently used for agriculture and grazing horses.

Clanfield Parish Council has objected to the plans, arguing the site is not sustainable and will create congestion.

The parish council states there is limited employment and public transport in Clanfield, meaning that any new residents will be heavily reliant on the car.

There have been 56 written objections on the grounds of lack of community facilities and the potential impact on new residents of noise from the A3.

The development comes after 275 homes have been built nearby at Windmill View.

A report states Clanfield has a target of 200 new homes. The planning meeting takes place at Horndean Technology College tomorrow from 6pm.