Fears about water contamination are raised

Residents and groups gathering at the development consultation forum at Havant Borough Council's Public Service Plaza. Picture: Richard Kennett

Residents and groups meet with company to discuss 260-home plan for Emsworth at forum

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MAJOR concerns have been raised about the possible impact of the approved Hazleton Farm development on the water supply to the Portsmouth area.

Councillors voted last night to approve plans for 700 homes for the huge stretch of farmland to the east of Horndean, close to junction 2 of the A3(M).

An aerial image of the proposed development at Hazleton Farm

An aerial image of the proposed development at Hazleton Farm

The ground contains aquifers and development could put 40 per cent of Portsmouth Water’s drinking water at risk of contamination.

However, a detailed geological survey will be carried out at the site and the development will be adjusted based on these findings to avoid building near these water sources.

The development includes around 50 acres of green space.