AS THE decision date nears for a huge retirement village, residents have vented their outrage at the plans.

Residents have reacted to the plans for the huge complex which will include a 40-bed care home, 42 care suites and 91 close care apartments (CCAs).

It is also said to include a restaurant, kitchen, gym, hairdressers, swimming pool, nail salon, sauna and jacuzzi.

The retirement village, by Cinnamon Retirement Living And Highwood Homes, 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.

One of the objections submitted to Test Valley Borough Council, was made by Stoneham Golf Club.

Representatives of Stoneham Golf Club believe it does not agree with the adopted Local Plan.

A representative of the golf club said: "The proposals ultimately conflict with the objective Test Valley Local Plan policy to deliver houses within the allocated area only."

They believe an allocated area of the plan would be affected by this retirement village.

The club also believe that it would "impact the character of appearance" and "urbanise" the area.

A resident of the Stoneham area, Robert Bryan, has also objected to the application with concerns of the area's character, development and traffic.

He said: "At ordinary commuter times there are already significant traffic delays to and from the M27 junction 5 to Chestnut Avenue and Passfield Avenue.

"The road presently struggles to cope with the volume of traffic and the North Stoneham Park is barely lived in.

"A Primary School is being developed at the junction of Stoneham Lane and Highwood Avenue to meet the demand generated by the North Stoneham Park development, this traffic will necessarily be in conflict with children and parents making their way to the new school.

"Road safety is being compromised by overdevelopment."

A church in the area, The Parochial Church Council of North Stoneham and Bassett, have also requested for improvements to its road.

A representative said: "The existing access road to the church needs upgrading with improved visibility onto Stoneham Lane, this is now very evident since realignment of the Lane. There is more traffic using this route already since the occupation of Stoneham Park has commenced."

A spokesperson for Highwood Homes said: "Forming part of the wider North Stoneham Park community scheme, the care village scheme is designed to cater for the needs of all residents, with nursery and primary schools, a great range of family housing, community facilities and jobs at the local centre’s new shops and offices.

"The need to provide superior housing and care for the elderly is integral to our commitment to cater for all, particularly given the context of an ageing population."

The decision date is scheduled for Thursday, February 20.