Anger is building up to Lovedean housing proposals

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PEOPLE living in Lovedean have voiced their concerns ahead of a crunch meeting to debate how many homes should be built in the area.

East Hampshire District Council is rewriting its Joint Core Strategy – a planning blueprint until 2028 – with the South Downs National Park Authority.

It is thought that housing targets will go up – with a number of greenfield sites being eyed up as development sites.

Areas south of Butser are allocated 1,320 new homes.

People in Clanfield are concerned as Down Farm, near the A3, is earmarked for 195 homes.

Other key sites are Woodcroft Farm, in Lovedean, and Pyle Farm and Hazleton Farm, in Horndean.

Peter Humphreys, from Lovedean Residents’ Association, said: ‘There’s going to be a great deal of anger.

‘I think the meeting will be very well populated by residents.’

The meeting starts at 6.30pm on July 30 at Horndean Technology College.