PLANS to build 240 homes to the north of Fordingbridge have received more than 100 objections.

An application for outline planning permission on land to the north of Station Road has been submitted to New Forest District Council by Infinite Homes Ltd.

The proposals include a new access off Station Road and 10.7 hectares of open space on land between Fordingbridge and Ashford.

There have been 108 objections with 113 comments on the district council’s website.

Concerns raised include traffic and infrastructure as well as on doctors, dentists and schools and concerns over the Station Road access.

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Commenting on the council’s website Steve Grose said: “This development should be turned down, although Fordingbridge can and does need affordable housing this brings nothing to that need and creates a number of other problems.

"We do not have the school places, doctors surgery capacity or any of the other infrastructure required for these and other proposed development projects.”

“Don’t destroy our town just so you can tick off a central government requirement,” added Mr Grose.

Meanwhile on the online application Ellee Williams said: “240 dwellings is going to have a detrimental effect on this town, with the schools and doctors surgery already busting at the seams.

"How are we going to accommodate for this?

"Not to mention the amount of traffic this is going to bring into the town it will cause turmoil.”

William Shering said: “Fordingbridge is already choked with traffic, causing pollution, which is harmful to local residents. Any new building on this site will add considerably to that pollution.

"The already choked traffic in the centre of Fordingbridge harms businesses and the livelihood of residents.”

A statement on behalf of the applicant said the new access would “ensure highways safety”.

It also said the site is “well located for non-car access to a broad range of amenities” in the town centre.

On concerns over doctors, dentists and school place provision, the statement said the proposal will attract a “very large” Community Infrastructure Levy.

It added: “The intention is that councils use these contributions to ensure that community provisions such as doctors, dentists and education are adequately provided for given the demands that will come from any new development.”

Fordingbridge Town Council will discuss the plans on August 12.