PLANS to construct 11 homes in Fair Oak have been thrown out by civic chiefs.

An application submitted to Eastleigh Borough Council on February 3, proposed that seven homes should be built following the demolition of modern agricultural buildings, and a further four homes would be built by altering and converting existing barns on Mortimers Farm in Fair Oak.

However, on Thursday July 2, civic chiefs in Eastleigh rejected these plans and they will no longer be going ahead.

In a statement on the planning application refusal, it is said that the proposed new dwellings would represent an "undesirable intrusion into an area of countryside for which there is no overriding agricultural or planning justification".

It is also said that the plans, due showed insufficient information regarding proposed materials, and that there was no adequate provision for on site parking in the proposal.