A PLANNING application to build 14 more houses in Baughurst has been slammed by residents.

The proposal was submitted by Mr Doyne on May 20 and is still under review by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

The proposed site, located at Inhurst Lane, Baughurst, will take up 0.82ha in area.

It comprises a working yard, used to manufacture building supplies, with an area of grassland.

And there is a small area of mixed woodland, which meets Inhurst Lane, with hedgerows and fences marking the remaining site boundaries.

But the proposed development scheme will mean an overall loss of 1.48 habitat units, according to the biodiversity report.

Residents have taken to Tadley and Baughurst community information group on Facebook to vent their frustrations.

Christina Elkins wrote on the Facebook post: "Somewhat concerned about the prospect of 14 more houses being built in the village. It is already near impossible to get a doctor's appointment, will this not add considerably to the pressure on an already overloaded infrastructure?"

Damen Evans commented: "It would be a shame. If I had my way we'd have no more structural works added to this area. Keenly against expansion."

Helen Veasey said: "Ah ok. Still don't want loads of new houses round here though, it will spoil the beauty of a lovely part of our village."

You can have your say on the planning application by going to https://planning.basingstoke.gov.uk/online-applications/ and search for the planning reference code 20/01130/FUL.