Fears that more homes in Portsmouth will add to roads woe

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RESIDENTS have emphasised their fears that Portsmouth’s busy roads will swamped further if hundreds of new homes are built at Milton.

They spoke out after our report yesterday that campaigners are creating a planning dossier giving them power over how many homes should be built in their area.

Many Milton householders have spoken out about plans to build hundreds of properties on the site of St James’ Hospital.

Now they are to compile a neighbourhood plan after a meeting chaired by Portsmouth North MP Penny Mordaunt informing residents about how they can put one together.

On The News Facebook page, Mick Hines said: ‘I hope they succeed. There is too much already.

‘Our schools, hospitals, and roads are already unable to cope.’

Rebecca Brown Clink added: ‘My problem is the influx of cars going down the Eastern Road after they’re built.

‘More houses, more cars. Sort it out council!’

And Mark Howard said: ‘Friday nights, Saturdays, and Monday mornings – Portsmouth is total gridlock.

‘It often takes one hour just to get from Hilsea to Southsea. We do not need any more people and cars on this tiny island.’

Neighbourhood plans can help stipulate where new houses should go and protect plots of land from development that doesn’t benefit a community.