Horndean homes plan likely to get green light at meeting

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TWO controversial housing developments are set to be approved.

Officers at East Hampshire District Council have recommended councillors approve plans for 38 homes off Lovedean Lane, Lovedean, and 40 homes off Blendworth Lane, Horndean.

Officers say the homes will go towards Horndean’s 700-home target.

But many residents are against the plans, with a petition of 246 signatures opposing the Lovedean development and a 214-strong petition submitted over the Blendworth Lane proposal. Concerns include the amount of traffic, loss of green space and lack of facilities.

Horndean Parish Council has opposed only the Lovedean proposal, arguing the plans are not sustainable and ‘do not meet the social requirement of supporting strong, vibrant and health communities’.

A report adds: ‘Services in Lovedean are starkly absent and it is necessary for anyone living there to have a car.’

The meeting starts at 6pm on Thursday at Penns Place, Petersfield.