RESIDENTS are objecting to a proposal to build seven to nine houses in Tadley.

An application for permission in principle has been submitted to build a minimum of seven houses and a maximum of nine houses at land adjoining Bryant Wood in New Road, Little London, Tadley.

The proposal includes demolition of an existing agricultural building.

The 0.48-hectare site is positioned on the north side of New Road adjoining the existing built-up area of Little London.

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To the east the site adjoins a bungalow named ‘Bryant Wood’, to the south it faces ‘The Oak House’, ‘The Laurels’ and ‘Sullom’. To the west, at a distance of 85m, are a group of four houses. To the north are the rear gardens of dwellings in Beach’s Crescent.

The applicant claims the new houses is well related to the existing settlement and would not result in an isolated form of development since it forms a part of the long-established network of residential ribbon development characterising this part of Tadley.

However, the plan has already received 30 objections from neighbours. Some of the comments are from the same family.

Ben Cole, one of the residents objecting, highlighted that New Road is a difficult and poorly maintained road.

He said: “Vehicles are often in the ditches either side of the road.”

Mr Cole added that the village is already over-developed.

“Little London is a classic old English village. It has already seen a disproportionate number of large unsightly mansions built wholly out of keeping with the character of the village.

“This particular development is unsuitable due to its density and location on New Road. It is also unsuitable in that, should it proceed it will damage the rural nature of the area and surrounding environment and biodiversity.”

Another objecting resident, Lisa Hockey, echoed the same sentiments and said speed and traffic are big concerns for New Road.

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She also expressed questions about the privacy issues caused by the proposed development.

She said: “The erection of these dwellings would cause loss of privacy to those houses situated north-east to the site, those being Bryant Wood and Beachs Crescent. When standing in the proposed site location you can clearly see in to the upstairs windows of the existing houses and from looking at the proposed site layout it is unclear how this privacy issue would be addressed with regards to future landscaping.

“The site area is liable to flooding.”

To view this application, search with reference name 24/00078/PIP in Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s planning portal.