A MAJOR housing development in Hook has been criticised by residents.

David Wilson Homes Southern and Barratt Homes have submitted plans to build 300 new residential dwellings towards the north east of Hook.

The proposals, which were submitted to Hart District Council last month, include the demolition of number one and number two Titchener Farm Cottages, the closure of the existing access from London Road, the provision of sports pitches, land for a community facilities and children’s play areas.

More than 1,000 new parking spaces will also be built for residents.

However, the plans have been blasted by local residents who say “the infrastructure in place cannot accommodate this many many houses”.

Beryl Walton, of London Road, Hook, said: “Hook is supposed to be a village.

“The traffic along the A30 is bad enough as it is without the added traffic 300 houses will create.

“It’s beginning to be more like a town and we do not need any more houses here.

“I came to this village for my retirement and some peace and quiet and this will just add noise and upheaval which I do not want.

“I’m sure my neighbours feel the same way.”

David Wilson Homes displayed details of the proposals – including the estate layout, colour of bricks and design of the housing, at Hook Community Centre on Tuesday.

The closing date for comments to Hart is June 23, 2017.