THE number of houses being built on a greenfield site in Oakley could be tripled if new plans are approved.

The Gazette has previously reported that Park Farm - now known as Canterbury Gardens - has received approval for 48 homes near Station Road.

However, a request for screening opinion has been submitted to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council by JLL on behalf of developer Wates.

If approved, it will see 110 more homes going into land on a 25.7 acre site adjacent to Canterbury Gardens, tripling the size of the total development.

Wates are developing the Canterbury Gardens site, in partnership with Bewley Homes.

A statement that accompanied the request said: "Oakley is a sustainable location for additional development, and where at least 150 new homes have to be delivered.

"The principle of development on greenfield land has been accepted and therefore the loss of such land cannot be considered to have a significant effect."

The request outlines the proposals, which show that as well as the new homes, car parking with be provided as well as landscaping.

The road infrastructure built to access the original plans will be used to access the new homes, whilst private gardens and open space will also be included.

It says that land at the south west of the site, close to the existing Park Farm, will "remain undeveloped".

However, the initial proposals for 48 homes in Canterbury Gardens proved unpopular at the time.

There were 17 public comments on the plans, with 15 objecting and just one supporting.