PLANS for a retirement village with a care home, care suites and care apartments have been submitted.

The proposal, submitted to Test Valley Borough Council, will include a 40-bed care home, 42 care suites and 91 close care apartments (CCAs).

The village plans, by Cinnamon Retirement Living And Highwood Homes, also includes a restaurant, kitchen, gym, hairdressers, swimming pool, nail salon, sauna and jacuzzi.

It would be located on the 4.599 hectares of land at Park Farm, North Stoneham Park, Eastleigh.

The location sits on the border of Eastleigh and Test Valley.

The site will have a 'Georgian Mansion', a 'Coach House' and four main blocks for the CCAs.

There will be two vehicle access points from the North and the East of the site, a brand new footpath and cycle access.

A car park at the south of the premises is also proposed.

Councillor Nick Adams-King, planning chief at Test Valley Borough Council, said: "As the number of older people increases, it’s important that we make provision for them.

"This development would help meet that need.

"TVBC planners will need to check that it is in a sustainable location and that it doesn’t impact adversely on neighbours or indeed the countryside, particularly given its proximity to Eastleigh and Chandler’s Ford where there is such pressure on greenfield sites as a result of the proposed local plan."

Chairman of Chilworth Parish Council, Chris Patey, said: "The Parish Council has not seen the plans yet but is aware of them.

"However, we would reiterate our earlier comment on the proposed building of 55 houses at the same location, in that there is also a need for more infrastructure, roads particularly, to mitigate the problems of queues of people getting to work and schools at peak times and indeed to travel throughout the day.

"The South Coast area is beset by inadequate road systems and the threat of possible water shortage problems.

"We are also concerned for the woodland area and would not wish to see any of it destroyed, as what we have is mature woodland."

This comes as plans in Stoneham Lane for 55 houses submitted by Highwood Homes, would offer a mix of one and two bedroom apartments, including a number of three and four bedroom houses, as well as one five bedroom house.

The development would boast 149 car parking spaces, a new tennis court located in the centre of the site, a woodland walk and a waterside terrace.

North Stoneham Park is a historic park registered on the Hampshire Historic Parks and Gardens list.