ELEVEN new homes are to be built on the site of a former care home for the elderly in Winchester.

They will replace the dilapidated Woolverston – a complex consisting of 47 studio and one-bedroom flats and two bungalows – on Bereweeke Road.

Civic chiefs have given planning permission for the houses which range in size from two bedrooms to six- and seven-bedroom mansions.

Fifteen objections were received by the city council about the plan.

Resident Karen Barratt argued that the site could be better used, querying the proposed three six- and seven-bedroom houses planned for the land.

She said: “How many more millionaires does Winchester want?”

Objections did not sway the councillors, who agreed to the build, however.

In his summary, Cllr Barry Lipscomb, said: “What we have before us today is a [proposal] by a reputable firm designed by a nationally respected firm of architects and I cannot see this will do anything other than make a positive contribution to the area.”