LAST week, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s Development Control Committee met to discuss the future of the Camrose football ground - and over 900 people tuned in to watch.

The meeting, held on Wednesday, September 23, saw the 12 councillors unanimously vote to throw out two planning applications for development on the historic site.

The applications, put forward by developer Basron and recommended for approval by the council’s planning officer Sue Tarvit, were for a block of 85 flats and a care home.

Both applications were rejected on the grounds that the development did not meet the council's CN8 policy - that the loss of the Camrose stadium outweighed the benefits of the development.

Additionally, concerns were raised of overdevelopment of the area and that the proposed mitigation of improvements to Winklebury were not good enough.

A total of 918 people watched the three hour long meeting, which was live-streamed to Youtube and remained available to view after completion.

This was the second highest number of views ever seen on a borough council video, since the Youtube channel was launched in 2013, beaten only by the Development Control Committee’s meeting held on July 8.

The most-viewed meeting saw 943 people tune in to witness the approval of the Manydown development, consisting of 3,500 homes.