PLANS for a new housing scheme in a Hampshire town have sparked anger among residents.

They say the scheme for 16 homes in Fareham should be rejected by planners because there are too many houses and cars in the area already.

But the developer claims the proposal meets all the local planning guidelines and will bring much-needed housing to the town.

The plans, submitted by Richard Paine, the director of Imperial Homes, propose to built the homes with an access road, landscaping and parking at the land used as a paddock behind Hunts Pond Road.

A decision on whether the plans are given the go-ahead is set to be made by May 1.

Residents have written to Fareham Borough Council calling for the scheme to be rejected.

Beverly Smith wrote: “I would like to object to this proposal as there are too many houses on this estate, it will affect the school car parking.

“Car parking around here is bad enough and making a road through will make it even worse – not a good idea at all.”

Janet Lamont added: “There is already housing built on that area which had major disruption to the infrastructure during the building process and has increased traffic flow to an already over-saturated road complex.”

“Trucks frequently entered Lynn Crescent and turned immediately outside my house, just missing children and vehicles on a daily basis.

“The road was filled with mud and debris in inclement weather, and the building work posed an additional hazard at the already poor Lynn Crescent and Hunts Pond Road junction.

“The application would also have an environmental impact as this area is a wooded greenbelt area, one of the few natural areas left on this part of Hunts Pond Road.”

Applicant Mr Payne said: “Imperial Homes are a local developer who pride ourselves on sourcing land for development in sustainable locations.

“This development at Hunts Pond Road, we believe, is both a location that can be sustainably developed, but will also add 16 much needed homes in the borough of Fareham.

“The scheme has been designed following all the policies as set out in Fareham Borough Council’s adopted local plan in terms of design, density and car parking standards.

“It offers a mix of unit type and size and will also contribute housing delivery numbers assisting Fareham Borough Council to meet its housing land supply targets.”

Cllr Nick Walker, pictured inset, planning committee chairman, said: “Fareham Borough Council makes all planning decisions on the merits of each individual case.”