AN application for 64 homes in Romsey could be given the green light by planning chiefs.

The plans, submitted by Alfred Homes and Vivid Homes, look to create a mix of two, three and four bedroom homes in Braishfield Road.

If approved by Test Valley Borough Council (TVBC), the application would boast a number of flats and 167 car parking spaces.

Deputy leader of TVBC, cllr Nick Adams-King, said: "The biggest issue for me would be what does the access look like, because 64 houses sounds like a lot on that site.

"Braishfield Road is already very busy an you are adding an awful lot of traffic there, so it would be looked at carefully by the highways engineers.

"The access in that bit of Romsey is really important and we would need to take all that into account before even considering it."

He added: "With nitrate neutrality, 64 houses is lot of land to offset and they would not be able to do anything with it for a while.

"It is designated as the countryside, so we would have to take into account the planning application decisions which did allow houses a bit further down there."

Planning director for Alfred Homes, Chris Rees, said: "Having undertaken pre-application discussions with both the borough council and the local community during 2019, we are delighted to have submitted our proposals for land at Abbotswood House and we are very much looking forward to this exciting new development in conjunction with Vivid Homes."

A planning statement by Alfred Homes and Vivid Homes reads: "The site is a sustainable location for residential development, benefitting from close proximity to the services and facilities that either exist or are being delivered within these major housing sites and the wider town of Romsey itself."

This comes after plans to build seven homes in Ganger Farm Lane were given the green light last month - adding to the 275 homes which were previously approved.

The application, submitted by Barratt David Wilson Homes Southampton, offers two and three bedroom houses, as well as two one bedroom houses.

The development will also offer 12 new car parking spaces.

Mike Shepherd, the director of development at Vivid, said: “We’re very pleased to be working with Alfred Homes on proposals to develop Abbotswood House in Romsey. We look forward to progressing this opportunity with them to bring more affordable homes to the area.”