A DECISION is set to be made on plans to build a new apartment block in Tadley.

Members of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s development control committee will make a decision on an application to build 17 apartments on land at Boundary Hall, in Aldermaston Road.

Borough Council officers have recommended the plans to be approved.

The application site was originally considered, and approved to host a block of office accommodation, as part of a wider development known as Boundary Hall that comprised of 115 dwellings.

This proposal would seek to build 17 apartments consisting of two one-bedroom and 15 two-bedroom flats.

In the planning design statement presented to the borough council it read: “The site lies is characterised predominantly by residential development to the north and east with a bank and other commercial units to the south.

“The development will incorporate comprehensive landscaping along the Aldermarston Road frontage with a sufficient buffer provided in order to ensure the existing street trees will be protected to assist in reinforcing the existing leafy character of the local area.

“Details of the landscaping can be secured by condition should planning permission be forthcoming.”

However, a number of residents living in the surrounding area of the proposed development site have objected to the plans saying the area is already “over developed”.

Scott Raymond of Boundary Place said: “This area is an already over developed plot with insufficient parking for the current blocks of let alone another 17 dwellings.

“Since moving into the area I have been shocked at the lack of provision of safe and sufficient parking for the current residents.”

Carly Yelland of Penney Way said that she is shocked that the application has been resubmitted after the plan had previously been rejected by the borough council.

She said: “I am baffled as to why this has been resubmitted and with what I can see with no drastic changes to the previous application.”

A decision will be made at the development control committee meeting on September 7.

For more information on the plans visit planning.basingstoke.gov.uk and search 19/00579/FUL.