A MEETING to discuss proposals for 240 new homes near Fordingbridge has been postponed.

The meeting had been due to be held by Fordingbridge Town Council’s planning committee on Wednesday, August 12.

It will now take place on Wednesday, September 9, 7.30pm, via Zoom.

The application seeking outline planning permission for the development on land to the north of Station Road has been submitted to New Forest District Council by Infinite Homes Ltd.

The proposals include a new access off Station Road to the site as well as 10.7 hectares of open space, off-street car parking and access roads. The site lies between Fordingbridge and Ashford.

The announcement about the meeting was made during a meeting of the town council last week.

The meeting heard that as there have been concerns raised by members of the public over access regarding Station Road the council felt it was appropriate to wait for a report from Hampshire County Council Highways, which would not be available by August 12.

Concerns raised by residents include the impact on traffic, infrastructure and amenities.

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A statement on Fordingbridge Town Council's Facebook page said: "Fordingbridge Town Council has postponed the discussion of application 20/10522 (Site 16) until our September planning meeting to be held on the 9th September at 7.30pm.

"This will enable us to have all the relevant information before discussing the application. Please note that while Fordingbridge Town Council comment on planning applications, the final decision is made by NFDC as the planning authority."