A BATTLE is brewing between developers and residents over plans for more than 600 homes in a Hampshire village.

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 have also revealed new proposals for 140 homes off Greenaway Lane – south of the Foreman site.

Meanwhile, Land and Partners has also submitted plans for 185 dwellings on the Chapelfield Park industrial site, south of Greenway Lane following a public consultation they held in June.

The Foreman Homes and Taylor Wimpey sites were expected to be heard before the planning inspector last week after their original plan was thrown out by council planners in January.

However they both decided to withdraw their appeals to resubmit an application prior to Fareham Borough Council's revised local plan for housing being published later this month.

Brain Smale, chairman of the Warsash Residents Association, said:”We have to accept our fair share of housing in Fareham but 800 homes is too many.

“Extra people will certainly on existing put a strain on existing infrastructure including doctor’s surgeries and schools as well as create traffic problems which the village will not be able to cope with.”

Councillor Trevor Cartwright, deputy leader of Fareham Borough Council  said: "Since the Cranleigh Road appeal has come out where the inspector has said that we have a two year housing supply instead of five has opened up the development floodgates which could have devastating consequences for Warsash and could increase the population 30 per cent."

Decisions on the developments will be made later this year.