PLANS to build ten "eco" homes on a half-acre plot in Bemerton Heath have been submitted to the council.

The land lies to the rear of numbers 2 and 3 Crestmount Drive, off Queen Alexandra Road.

The developer says the project will use local contractors and "highly sustainable construction methods" to provide "long lasting and adaptable homes".

It says the layout of the development has been designed to create a small community and the buildings will which reflect local architecture.

Entry to the proposed new detached houses with garages and car ports will be from Penruddock Close.

Millen Home Ltd says low-carbon technologies will be used.

Each house will have bicycle storage and charging points for electric cars in a bid to promote sustainable transport.

The planning statement says: "With the owner's recent garden clearance the site offers currently very low

potential for biodiversity."