THE development to build 122 new homes behind Basingstoke Hospital have taken a step closer after follow-up plans were submitted to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council (BDBC).

Architects Nash Partnership has submitted further details of plans to build the homes on land close to The Spinney, off Park Prewett Road, close to The Ark Centre and Basingstoke Hospital.

BDBC has already granted the developers outline planning permission for the build, with the latest reserved matters plans showing an indication of what the new builds would look like.

The site, known as Trumpet Junction, is located to the north of Basingstoke town centre and is just to the north of the A339, would include a variety of homes including terraces, semi-detached and detached dwellings alongside two apartment blocks.

The design and access statement for the development reads: “The homes will be constructed using timber frame and then they are then finished with red brick or dark cladding to reflect traditional barns and housing in Basingstoke. A range of internal layouts will be available to residents and this will influence the external appearance of the dwellings.”

The statement added: “The development proposal offers a new residential community within an attractive environment of green streets and spaces, new pocket park with a strong community focus with opportunities for recreational routes, seating, kick about space and a pocket garden.”

However, despite outline consent being given already, residents in the surrounding area have raised concerns in response to the latest plan that the loss of greens and green space would have an adverse impact on the environment.

Sheepwash Court resident Claudia Paredes said: “The area under discussion is at the moment full of trees which will need to be pulled down to open space for the developments.

The deforestation will also impact the wildlife which resides in this area.”

Douglas How added: “This development is on an area of land that has never been built on, and as such it has developed a unique and separate natural habitat for wildlife.”

The planning statement reads: “The lime tree avenue surrounding the site forms an attractive edge that can be enhanced through careful ecological and arboricultural landscape enhancement.”

For more information about the proposal, go to planning. and search using the reference code 17/02383/ RES.