Plans for 135 homes are put in to council

The field between Cranleigh Road and Quintrell Avenue in Portchester
The field between Cranleigh Road and Quintrell Avenue in Portchester
Cllr Clive Foster-Reed using his phone throughout a Gosport Borough Council planning meeting. Picture: David George

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A CONTENTIOUS planning application for 135 homes has been submitted to Fareham Borough Council.

Persimmon Homes South Coast submitted the application to develop the land north of Cranleigh Road and west of Wicor Primary School in Portchester yesterday.

The outline planning application proposes to build up to 135 homes on the site with access from Cranleigh Road and will include green open space and a play area.

A public consultation was held last October at which scores of residents showed up to voice their disapproval of the plan.

A report will now be prepared by council officers before it goes to the planning committee for a decision.

Nick Walker, chairman of the planning committee, said: ‘We will have to consider a number of planning issues before making a decision on the application.

‘I’d advise anyone interested in the planning application to look at the information on the council’s website and comment on the plans.’

Go to to see the plans.

The council will hold a Community Action Team meeting about the application in May.