RESIDENTS have hit out at plans for 18 houses which could be given the green light.

The proposal, which was submitted to Test Valley Borough Council, is to build the houses on the land East of Furzedown Road, Kings Somborne.

The houses would comprise of a mix of two to four bedroom houses and one block of four, one bedroom flats.

These would include seven "affordable" houses.

All one bedroom flats would be given one parking space, two and three beds would be given two parking spaces and four bedroom houses would be given at least three spaces.

Critics of the application, submitted by Radley House, claim the houses will "spoil the character of the village" and "disrupt the environment of the area".

One resident of Furzedown Road, Phillip Griffiths said: "It will spoil the character of the village and takeaway an allotment, which has been standing for years serving the community.

"It could have a negative affect on the destruction of trees/hedgerows."Traffic will increase on a small highway, thus brining a question of public safety, especially with a local school nearby.

"The development would need to have access for deliveries/maintenance and there will be initially be a noise/pollution problem to residents."

Mr Griffiths has strongly disagreed with the proposal.

All parking is proposed to be located off the street.

In addition, the site provides adequate visitor parking spaces located centrally by the communal green space.

The proposed allotments would be linked with the new residential development by the pedestrian access running along the eastern boundary. The vehicular access to the allotments would be from Furzedown Road.

The planning application is due to be decided by TVBC by March 9, 2020.

Radley House have been contacted for comment.