PLANS to build 200 homes in Overton have been submitted to the borough council.

Dandara Ltd has asked for permission to build the homes on land west of Kingsclere Road, known as North Field.

A‘home-working hub’ will also be created for local residents, set up in the ground floor of an apartment block.

The application states that vehicular access will be off Kingsclere Road, and the development would include residential car parking, public open space, play space and a pedestrian link to Overton railway station.

It adds that the development will be “sensitive to the character of the village of Overton to help meet Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s housing targets and to make best use of a highly sustainable site that is currently in agricultural use.”

Approximately 80 of the homes will be affordable and will have a mixture of one to four bedrooms. Dandara also hopes to dedicate part of the land for future use by Overton Church of England Primary School.

The developers plan to create a ‘feature viewing point’ towards the village and historic St Mary’s Church. This will be located on a natural vantage point within the site and will provide a reflective space which benefits from panoramic views.

A group of Overton residents made their views known by protesting against the plans. NOrth Field Group held a demonstration in the village.

Valda Stevens, one of the protesters, said: “The NOrth Field Group are circulating a leaflet to properties in Overton alerting them to the application."

Rachel Allwood, planning director at Dandara, said: "We have submitted an outline planning application to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council after reviewing feedback from two stages of consultation.’’