MORE than 100 angry protestors made their feelings clear as they marched on a meeting about mass house-building this evening.

They waved banners and signs as councillors debated Fareham Borough Council’s Local Plan, which sets out when and where thousands of homes might be built in the area over the coming years.

They marched from Wicor Primary School to the civic offices in Fareham town centre, a distance of two-and-a-half miles, to express their anger over plans to build 750 homes in Porchester, all of which are the subject of planning applications from four developers.

Wendy Callear, one of the organisers of the march, said: “Developers are destroying our green spaces.

“They have the upper hand and power to walk roughshod over Fareham Borough Council and local communities, seizing their green spaces, building hundreds of houses and then abandoning communities to crises of overstretched infrastructures.”

Meanwhile, among the new housing developments include more than 700 in Warsash, 500 in Parkgate, Titchfield and Locks Heath, 475 in Stubbington and 577 in Fareham town centre as well as smaller sites in Funtley and Wallington.

During the debate about the sites at last night’s meeting, Fareham North councillor Pamela Bryant raised concerns about having 78 homes built in Funtley.

She said: “Its ludicrous that these homes have been included in the draft local plan.

"It is the last remaining plot of countryside in Funtley”.

Meanwhile, Portchester Liberal Democrat councillor Roger Price said: “This plan is unbalanced because most of the development is in Portchester, Stubbington and Warsash.

"The misery of the development should be shared across the borough.”

In response to the concerns, Councillor Trevor Cartwright, deputy leader of the council, said: “We don’t have much choice in the matter because the government has put a duty on us to find these homes.”

However, he added that he had concerns for 700 homes allocated to his ward in Warsash.

A six-week consultation is due to run on the council’s draft Local Plan, giving opportunity for comments from the local community and interested parties, before the final plan is worked on.