PLANS for a housing scheme on the site of a former Hampshire school have moved one step closer.

A planning application has been submitted to build 62 flats and 41 houses on the Oaklands school site in the Lordshill area of Southampton.

The proposed scheme which would also see homes built on Lordshill Community Centre,and would provide 103 homes, which would include 62 houses and 41 flats and 165 car parking spaces.

Dozens of residents had their first glimpses at the plans at the end of March at an information session at Lordshill Community Centre.

Residents and councillors who attended called for a designated car park to end the parking “nightmare” in roads close to Fairisle Junior School.

It comes after the Daily Echo reported how residents in Fairisle Road, Orkney Close and Malin Close threatened to blockade the road against parents on the school run.

It saw Southampton city councillors Don Thomas and Keith Morrell hand in a 200-name petition calling for the Oaklands School site, pictured below, to include a dedicated car park.

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However the plan still doesn't include the car park and councillors Don Thomas and Keith Morrell have once again reiterated their desire to plead with planners to include a car park.

A letter to Lordshill residents by Don Thomas and Keith Morrell, read: “We are very disappointed that the proposed development does not incorporate a dedicated car-park for use by parents dropping off and picking up their children from school so they don't need to drive down into Fairisle Road, Orkney Close and Malin Close.

“We think this is a golden opportunity to end your parking nightmare once and for all and we will be robustly making that case to the Development Manager.”

A decision on the application is expected by July 21.