Fears of too many homes for Clanfield

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MORE than 200 people have written to a council to say they do not want more major development in Clanfield.

Letters have been handed into East Hampshire District Council in the hope of stopping eight possible sites being released to developers.

Brian Ahern, chairman of Clanfield Parish Council, said the 275-home Green Lane estate went ahead despite local opposition and it is vital residents speak out now.

He said: ‘We were reassured that no major developments were likely to occur before 2027.

‘But even before the Green Lane development has been completed there would seem to be some doubt as to the reliability of this reassurance.’

Some fear that Clanfield will be vulnerable to overdevelopment as it is just outside the boundary of the South Downs National Park.

In a letter supporting residents’ views, Clanfield’s councillors said the main concern was lack of public transport, jobs and loss of farmland.

No final decisions have been made yet on releasing the land.