AN APPLICATION to build 105 homes in Eastleigh is due to be discussed after councillors approved identical plans hypothetically last year.

In November, councillors held a hypothetical vote on plans by Vivid Homes to build 105 new homes between Toynbee Road, Eastleigh and the town's cemetery.

Despite approving the plans in this vote though, the decision did not lie with the committee and instead is due to be made by the Planning Inspectorate.

A decision has not yet been made on the plans.

Now though, a second application has been made, identical to the one previously seen by councillors.

In the report for a Eastleigh Local Area Committee meeting next Tuesday, it says: "Whilst not usual practice, the applicants are allowed to submit a further planning application for the same scheme to run concurrently with a submitted planning appeal.

"This allows for negotiations and work on the scheme to continue and may result in a formal determination before a decision on the submitted appeal is received from the Planning Inspectorate, which could take a number of months."

Councillors have been recommended to delegate the decision on the second application to the Executive Head of Planning and Economy in consultation with the Chair, Vice Chair and Ward Councillors.

The plans are then recommended to be permitted as long as a number of conditions are met.

The application will include 37 affordable homes, of which 13 would be two and three bedroomed shared ownership houses and 24 would be social rented houses including a mix of one and two bedroomed apartments and two to four bedroomed houses.

Concerns had previously been made about noise and parking issues that would result from the scheme.