Concern raised over plans for 275 homes for Clanfield

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DRAINAGE and light pollution are among the concerns being raised as plans for 275 homes in Clanfield are set to be approved.

Planning officers at East Hampshire District Council have recommended the latest application for Green Lane is given the green light after developers obtained outline permission last year.

Bovis Homes has applied to build 137 homes, while Barratt David Wilson has applied to build 138 homes.

A total of 27 residents have written to the council with concerns, including potential flooding problems.

To alleviate this developers want to build a new infiltration drain north of the development and provide a new pond and gullies to improve drainage.

The Clanfield Observatory has raised an objection to the proposed street lighting.

A planning report states: ‘The lanterns are designed to minimise the light pollution, with only one per cent upward light lift.

‘The Clanfield Observatory has raised an objection suggesting there should be zero per cent uplift.

‘However, putting this system in context, the lighting uplift from conventional roadside lighting, as used in Green Lane, has light output of between six and 10 per cent.’

A decision will be made on Thursday, April 12 at 6.30pm at Penns Place.