Plans for 280 homes to be unveiled

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CONTROVERSIAL plans to build 280 homes on farmland between Emsworth and Westbourne are to be unveiled.

Detailed designs for the Hampshire Farm development will be on show at a public exhibition on Monday in Emsworth.

The meeting, organised by developer Linden Homes Southern, will give residents a chance to comment on how they would like to see the development take shape.

The outline planning application, which determines how many homes can be built, was given the green light by Havant Borough Council in November – despite almost 400 letters of objection.

The developer now intends to reveal its plans for how the development will look, including the size, shape and character of the homes.

The plans also include a new doctors’ surgery, pharmacy, allotments and 42 acres of open space.

Linden Homes is offering more than £1m towards the local infrastructure. It plans to pay £79,723 toward pedestrian and cycle routes, £351,000 for roads and £246,753 on public transport. And given the expected increase in population, it plans to pay £686,710 to making Emsworth Primary School bigger.

The exhibition takes place on Monday between 4pm and 8pm at Emsworth Sports & Social Club in Havant Road.