A Winchestrer family is pressing ahead with plans for a new housing development on a “green gap” north of the city.

The Welch family wants to build housing and community facilities on 18 acres of the countryside gap off Harestock Road near Littleton.

They are launching a public consultation next Monday at Henry Beaufort School to present two options.

One would provide 35 homes and the other 71, both including 40 per cent affordable housing.

Both schemes would also provide three football pitches, a youth club and green space for ecology and play.

The consultation takes place at the school sports hall at 7pm.