CONCERNS have been raised over plans for new bridges at a popular beauty spot in Romsey.

Two bridges and spillways are set to be built along The Causeway, the private road which leads from Sadlers Mill to Middlebridge.

The plans are part of a wider scheme aimed at reducing the risk of flooding in the market town in a bid to prevent a repeat of the watery scenes in Romsey five years ago.

The plans are not expected to come before councillors as they are being treated as permitted development.

But local residents and councillors voiced their frustration, saying the bridges will have an impact on the character of the area.

According to the Environment Agency (EA) the bridges and spillways will start 7m south of the Goat Willow and extend 25m southwards from that point.