A HAMPSHIRE village is being targeted by housing developers in a move that could lead to two countryside sites disappearing beneath 330 homes.

Warsash is currently the subject of two major planning applications within yards of each other.

One, for 180 homes off Brook Lane, was thrown out by councillors last month but developers Foreman Homes Limited have now appealed against that decision and the application will be decided by a government planning inspector.

Now Bargate Homes, has revealed new proposals for 150 homes off Greenaway Lane – opposite the Foreman site.

Brian Smail, chair of Warsash Residents’ Association branded both applications a “nightmare” to the village and its core services.

He said: “The development will put a strain on existing facilities including doctor’s surgeries and schools as well as traffic problems which the village cannot cope with at the current level.

“It’s far more than our fair share of additional housing.

“Extra homes will mean extra 300 cars, we just cannot take on that level of housing here.”

In addition to rejecting the Foreman Homes scheme at Brook Lane, the borough council also threw out Taylor Wimpey’s application to build 85 homes on the same site in January.

Commenting on Foreman’s appeal, Cllr Nick Walker, chairman of the borough council’s planning committee, said: “All comments made previously about the planning application will be sent to the planning inspector for consideration.

“If anyone would like to make additional comments they must be sent by May 5.”

Comments can be made online at acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk (reference number 3170314) or sent by post (reference APP/A1720/W/17/31720314) to: Planning Inspectorate, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol BS1 6PN.