A NEW community could be set to be developed in Buckskin.

An application submitted to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council seeks to build 33 new homes, comprising of 21 houses and 12 flats.

The proposal, submitted by Affinity Sutton The Manydown Company, hopes to develop land off Wiltshire Crescent to support the new homes, as well as parking courts, hard and soft landscaping and refuse and cycle store facilities.

If planning permission is granted the site would hold 10 two-bedroom houses, 11 three-bedroom houses, four one bed flats and eight two bed flats.

In the officer’s report presented to council, it states that the “development would have an impact on the local landscape character but would successfully mitigate that impact whilst delivering housing which is a social benefit of the scheme.”

Currently the site is the site open grassland enclosed by various boundary fences, which is in the north-west of the area adjacent to where the Manydown project is set to be delivered.

In the planning statement, it read: “The existing site has limited ecological value and very few trees.

“The proposal includes substantial planting along the railway boundary as well as incidental and informal planting throughout.”

However, Buckskin ward councillor, Cllr Tony Jones, has objected to the application.

Cllr Jones said: “We believe that the development of the site for this amount of dwellings is an overdevelopment of the site demonstrated by the location, height, scale and massing of the proposed flats; lack of amenity space for the proposed flats, poor location of parking for some plots and loss of residential amenity for existing and proposed residents.”

A decision will be made at a development control committee meeting on Wednesday, 13 June.