PLANS to build four new warehouses the size of 38 football pitches near the M3 have been revealed.

Newlands Developments have signalled their intention to build four warehouses as part of a new distribution centre on the site close to Junction 7, which would involve building a new roundabout on the A30.

To be known as Basingstoke Gateway M3-J7, a planning application is due to be submitted to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council this summer.

Meanwhile, Newlands have submitted a request for the council's opinion on whether an Environmental Impact Assessment is needed, and are asking residents to submit their opinions.

There are four units on the site, which is bound by the A30 to the north, the M3 to the south, and Junction 7 to the south east.

The largest of the units will be 217,000 square metres, whilst the three, smaller offices will incorporate warehouse, office and mezzanine office space.

The existing traffic-light controlled junction between near to the motorway junction will remain unchanged, as will the crossroads close to the junction, and a new five-exit roundabout will be constructed.

As well as two exits to different arms of the warehouse site, it will also include an exit to the north west, which could hint at an extension to the site or further development there in the future.

And there are also plans for additional landscaping on the southern side of the M3, to the west of Dummer.

It comes as the planning application for the 1,000 house development at Basingstoke Golf Course remains undecided.

A planning application has also been submitted for a service station at junction 6 of the M3, meaning both of Basingstoke's motorway junctions could see major developments in the next few years.

Additionally, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are currently consulting on whether a new hospital should be built, with junction 7 being a much-discussed option in the past.

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