A VILLAGE could be set to get 100 more houses after planning proposals were submitted.

Hampshire County Council’s (HCC) property service has applied for outline planning to build 100 new homes on land between Swing Swang Lane and Basing Road, in Old Basing.

In the planning statement submitted to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council (BDBC), HCC state the new builds will help meet the need for housing in the area and would met the 40 per cent affordable housing stipulation outlined in Basingstoke’s and Deane Local Plan.

The statement read: “The application provides an indicative mix of dwellings, that is based on the borough council’s strategic housing market assessment and on an assessment of current and likely market demands, which is appropriate for a development of 100 dwellings within the urban area.”

It adds: “A thorough understanding of local character is important to ensure that new development positively responds to its surrounds.”

The county council added it wants to make the site sustainable adding that ‘sustainability is embedded into the design principles and illustrative concept masterplan and illustrative layout.’ HCC has said it aims to link up pathways with current networks, provide easy to access cycle routes and ensure no ‘unacceptable pollution levels’ arise from the development, which would include sound barriers against noise from the nearby railway line.

The final details of the plans are still yet to be submitted but if outline planning is approved by the borough council, HCC will later provide a more detailed layout of how the development would look.

A decision on the application is due to be made by November 16. To comment on the plans and for more information, go to planning.basingstoke.gov.uk/onlineapplications/ and search using the reference 17/02846/OUT.