AMBITIOUS plans to build 75 new homes and major new sports facilities in a Hampshire village will be unveiled this week.

Linden Homes wants to develop land at New Road in Swanmore and have included proposals for a multi-use community sports pitch.

As part of the scheme, the firm says it will plough cash into neighbouring Swanmore College of Technology to improve is drama and dance facilities.

Up to 30 of the proposed new properties would be affordable homes and bosses hope a planning decision on the scheme will be made by the end of the year.

Linden Homes' director of planning and design, Michael O'Brien, said: “Through joint working with Hampshire County Council, the overall proposals would potentially help to deliver wider local benefits from helping fund enhancements to the college while providing its pupils and local community with a new state-of-the-art multi-use sports pitch.”

The proposals will be displayed in the college's gymnasium between 3.30pm and 8pm tomorrow.