GAZETTE readers have reacted angrily at the proposed plans for further development to the East of Basingstoke, pictured.

As previously reported in The Gazette, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Councillor approved a supplementary planning document for the East of Basingstoke and Redlands development.

The proposed site could see up to 900 new homes being built on it if outline planning is approved.

However, Gazette readers commented on our Facebook saying that the borough council is getting rid of the already diminishing green areas of the borough.

Teresa Johnstone said: “Yet another concrete mess taking over our beautiful countryside.”

Ryan Hazelwood added: “Just leave the countryside alone. We don’t need more houses. They need to sort out all the facilities first.”

Another issue which readers are concerned about is that the right infrastructure would not be in place to deal with the volume of people moving into the area.

With traffic being an issue and many of the borough’s school’s already at capacity, residents wish to see the much-needed infrastructure in place.

Ruza Nesic said: “Our local schools are already full, so is the doctor and there is no secondary school in Chineham.

Sometimes more traffic on already busy roads.”

While Laura Haystaff added: “The schools in Old Basing/Lychpit and Chineham are already over subscribed.

You can’t get an appointment at Chineham or old Basing doctors surgery for at least a month”

The report, which was approved at a full council meeting by councillors on July 27, said that as Hampshire County Council is the landowner, the quicker the development brief is adopted, the less of a delay for any potential developers to submit an outline planning application.