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RESIDENTS living near gardens planners hope to build homes on are concerned the development will cause traffic problems.

Burton Property Ventures Limited hopes to build four bungalows in gardens behind 206 to 216 Brockhurst Road in Gosport, close to Jason Way.

But people have written to the council objecting to the firm’s access plans.

It would see access to the new two and three-bedroom bungalows created from Jason Way.

Terence McGregor, of Jason Way, is concerned the entrance to the bungalows will become a pinch point and not give a clear view to a nearby crossing.

He said: ‘The road is comparatively narrow, not wide enough to accommodate the increase in traffic and as such would adversely affect highway safety.

‘There was a fire incident regarding a car.

‘The police and fire brigade classed this as a major incident due to the density of the housing.’

He added a different access road to the bungalows could be provided by removing a nearby garage.

David and Heather Pilcher of Brockhurst Road want the access road to be through Brockhurst Road.

In a letter they wrote: ‘Increased traffic both during and after the build will significantly increase this (traffic) problem.’

The plans show the view from the junctions of Jason Way with Eastbrook Close, and Eastbrook Close with Brockhurst Road, will be left unobstructed for drivers.

Adam O’Brien, the director of the firm, said it has controlled the land for a long time and has worked with residents.

He said: ‘We’ve used that time to refine our proposals.

‘We had several meetings with the local community, which have contributed to the scheme that we have today.

‘The scheme of four bungalows that you see before you is very sensitive to all of those discussions and if permitted will produce a good quality development of some much needed new homes.’

A consultation included showing the plans at a community centre and meeting with individual residents nearby.

Hampshire County Council has no objections regarding highways. Three objections have been made to the plans.