DESPITE fears that the building of four new homes in Tadley could lead to rapid deterioration of a lane, increased traffic and disruption for residents, borough councillors have given the project the green light.
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s development control committee approved four separate applications for plots of land at Sandy Lane, Pamber Heath, Tadley.
The applications, though made by different applicants, were submitted simultaneously, and all were considered and granted by the committee.
They are each for a four-bedroom house and garage on land adjoining a scrapyard near where caravans are located.
Some residents, who live near the site, had objected to the proposed homes, concerned that Sandy Lane would not support the additional traffic, particularly when the site was under development.
The borough received several letters of objection for each of the separate planning applications, Borough councillor Roger Gardiner was among those expressing his concerns about the construction of new homes on the lane.
He said he was “concerned about the impact” of the homes “on the un-made and un-adopted lane”.
However, some letters of support were received by the borough council, from people expressing the view that the proposal would be an improvement from the current scrapyard.
Planning officers had recommended that all four applications be approved.