A Hampshire animal testing laboratory faces demolition if owners get the go-ahead to replace it with 14 new homes.

Owner of Wickham Laboratories William Cartmell plans to tear down the controversial labs and erect homes on the site in Winchester Road, Fareham.

However any celebrations by animal activists, who host annual demonstrations outside the labs, may be premature, as Mr Cartmell seeks to move the labs to Torbay Farm in Lower Upham.

Mr Cartmell has already been granted permission to demolish the labs but he is still seeking permission from Winchester City Council for his plans to build the homes.

The new plans have not been welcomed by Wickham Parish Council who claim Mr Cartmell has failed to consult local residents.

A date had not yet been set for the new planning application to be considered by the council's committee.