HUNDREDS of residents are again expected to protest plans to build 60 homes in a Hampshire village.

Gladman Developments wants to construct the houses in the edge of King’s Somborne, between Eldon Road and Furzedown Road.

It is seeking outline planning permission when the scheme goes before councillors at Test Valley Borough Council’s planning committee tomorrow.

But when the previous proposal was submitted in 2015, more than 100 villagers packed into the planning meeting at Crosfield Hall, waving “Say NO to Gladman” placards.

And when the planning committee rejected the scheme, jubilant villagers applauded councillors with a loud round of clapping.

Now Gladman has resubmitted the scheme in the hope of obtaining planning permission.

However, council housing officers have again recommended the plans for refusals.

The application also includes 24 affordable houses, structural landscaping, informal public open space, children’s play areas, surface water management, vehicular access and associated ancillary works.

Reasons for refusal in 2015 included a fear that the development would introduce additional urbanising features into the landscape, extending the built area and the southern settlement edge of the village. This, councillors said, would lead to the detriment of the prevailing landscape character and established countryside setting.

They also noted the proposed development would result in the introduction of additional housing in an area, for which there is no demonstrable overriding need.

One objector, Rosemary Geary, said the additional homes would overload the village’s infrastructure.

“The picturesque village will be spoilt,” she added.

“Extra vehicles will be using this narrow road that leads to Braishfield and Timsbury; if you meet anything down these roads you are forced on the bank, or in a hedge!

“It also poses safety threats, especially walking children to the nursery and village school. The primary school will also be stretched for admissions.

“There is no established need for additional dwellings on this scale.

“Save our countryside!”

The planning meeting takes place at 5.30pm at Crosfield Hall, Broadwater Road, Romsey.