A HAMPSHIRE MP has been urged to resign after claims she misled council planners.

But Caroline Nokes has condemned the calls, arguing it was a ‘genuine error’ and she did nothing wrong.

The MP for Romsey and Southampton North has been accused of breaching legislation when she applied for permission for a new set of stables and a double garage at her £1million family home on the edge of Cadnam Common.

But critics, including Justice and Anti Corruption Party leader Don Jerrard, say the application was submitted in the name of her sister – Elisabeth Bellingham – who was identified on the planning form as the owner of the property, despite Land Registry documents showing that Nokes is the sole owner.

However, the Cabinet Office minister said the form was completed by the planning agent in her absence.

The extension has been granted by the New Forest National Park Planning Authority.

“This is a genuine error, made on a form that I did not complete and signed by the planning agent,” said Ms Nokes.

“The (New Forest) planning authority has indicated they will take no action and the name of an applicant is not a material planning consideration.”

Speaking to a national newspaper, Mr Mann said: “Anyone can put in a planning application but you can’t mislead, particularly as an MP.”

A New Forest National Park Authority spokesman said it considers the matter closed.