AFTER controversial plans to build 95 new houses in Sherfield-on-Loddon were withdrawn, developers have now resubmitted their proposal to the council.

As previously reported in The Gazette the plans to build the homes on land at Goddards Farm, in Goddards Lane was met with frustration by villagers and councillors, who said the development would be “inappropriate” for the area.

This subsequently led to developers Gladman Developments withdrawing an appeal to overturn the decision made by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council (BDBC) to reject the original plans.

However, now the plans have been resubmitted with a larger “buffering” area but ward councillors feel the revisions are not a big enough difference for the plans to be given the green light.

Cllr Venetia Rowland, Bramley and Sherfield ward councillor, said: “When the plans went in in the first time round I didn’t understand what they hope to achieve and I still don’t.

“Now we have to go through the whole thing again.”

Cllr Rowland added: “There has only been very slight changes to the original plan and they say it is going to have a reduced impact, but I do not see it myself.”

With the new application, a report submitted by the developer reads: “The outline planning application is made in the context of the government’s requirement to boost housing land supply and the presumption in favour of sustainable development of the National Planning Policy Framework.

“The proposal responds positively to an identified lack of a five-year housing land supply in Basingstoke and Deane and the identified needs for both market and affordable housing in the borough.

“It also responds to the previous refused application and attempts to address the council’s concerns.”

However, Cllr Nick Robinson, fellow Bramley and Sherfield ward councillor, said: “There is no sign of any real alteration to the plans. So I cannot see how the officers views are going to change this time around.”

To view the new application and to make any comments, go to and search using the code 17/02190/OUT

The plan is due to be decided on by September 22.