A HAMPSHIRE village is being eyed by housing developers in a move that could lead to acres of greenfield land disappearing beneath 405 homes.

Foreman Homes have put in plans to build a 180-home estate on land off Brooks Lane and Lockswood Road in Warsash, while Taylor Wimpey is looking to build 85 homes on land just north of the Foreman development, also off Brooks Lane. Bargate Homes has also revealed new proposals for 140 homes off Greenaway Lane – south of the Foreman site.

Brain Smale, chairman of the Warsash Residents Association, hit out at the plans.

He said: “The developments will put a strain on existing facilities including doctor’s surgeries and schools as well as traffic problems which the village cannot cope with at the current level. We will take our share of the borough’s new houses, but not like this in one go.”

One resident, who lives on Brooks Lane, said the population of the village will increase by more than 1,000 people, threatening its identity and culture.

Taylor Wimpey is resubmitting an application after its original plan was thrown out by council planners in January, while the Foreman development has been appealed to the planning inspectorate which will be heard on September 26.

Councillor Sean Woodward, leader of Fareham Borough Council said: “The Foreman and Taylor Wimpey sites were originally refused as they were contrary to the local plan and on greenfield sites. Landowners collectively could submit plans for more than 2,500 in the village, however once we have reviewed our local plan to 2036 that will assess suitable sites in the borough.”