Horton Heath residents have shared their concerns for plans to build five new homes on land where one bungalow and a garden used to be.

A planning application that has been submitted to Eastleigh Borough Council for the development on Botley Road.

The site currently houses a large grass garden and a bungalow.

If the application is approved, the bungalow will be knocked down and three detached and two semi-detached homes will be built in its place, each with a private garden and its own parking space.

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The homes are situated within walking distance of The Brigadier Gerard Pub and Horton Heath Community Centre.

Residents of Botley Road and the surrounding areas of Fair Oak and Horton Heath have chimed in on the proposal, with many raising concerns.

Andrea Sankey from Botley Road said: “I have concerns regarding the noise, dust and use of heavy vehicles running alongside the entire length of my garden and accessing the shared drive.

“This development appears to overlook our garden and will therefore be a loss of privacy.

“We would prefer to have a hard surface on the roadway running to the properties, not loose gravel, as this would reduce noise and dust affecting our property.”

Daily Echo: The site as it looks currentlyThe site as it looks currently (Image: Submitted)Peter Denney, also from Botley Road, has also shared his concerns.

He said: “Additional noise pollution arising from the significant lorry and van movements across a fairly narrow entrance to the existing land next to our property, which will be required over an estimated year or so.

“The existing property, which is being demolished to allow for the development of five new properties within the same boundary of the existing property, is one single storey bungalow.

“It seems impossible and impractical to attempt to squeeze 5 substantial two storey properties into the space occupied previously by one single storey bungalow.

“This clearly amounts to overdevelopment.”

A decision will be made by Eastleigh Borough Council on the future of the site.