REVIVED plans to build more than a dozen homes in a residential street opposite the village primary school are facing growing opposition.

An application was lodged with Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council (BDBC) last month which could see up to 14 homes, comprising of ten houses and four flats, built in Court Drove, Overton.

An earlier plan was submitted last year and dismissed on appeal, with the new application said to be largely a “duplicate” with some minor amendments that were identified during the appeal process.

However, residents are now sharing their concerns over the proposal.

So far 20 people have left public comments on the online application on the BDBC website. All 20 of those comments object to the plan.

The vast majority of commenters live nearby. More than three quarters are based in Lordsfield Gardens - the street directly opposite the proposed development.

Safety is the most common concern, with commenters noting that many schoolchildren and their families walk along Court Drove to access Overton Church of England Primary School.

One person said: “If the plan was to go ahead, there would be a constant stream of lorries etc. for construction, this would impact on the safety of children and residents.”

Others point to the impact the development will have on traffic – with one saying the situation is already “chaotic and dangerous” at school pick-up and drop-off times.

A statement from the highway authority noted that the proposed development is forecast to generate 10 two-way vehicle trips between 8-9am and seven two-way vehicle trips from 5-7pm.

It also describes this as “appropriate for this scale and location of development”.

The report, produced by Hampshire County County, adds that the “the highway authority has no objection to the application” subject to “a contribution of £6,000 towards a Traffic Regulation Order along Court Drove”.

Likewise other groups have each deemed the proposal acceptable, subject to certain conditions, including the senior conservation officer, landscape team and environmental health.

However, Overton Parish Council raised objections of its own during the August 29 meeting, citing issues over the site’s size, layout and access, as well as the impact on traffic and the Overton Conservation Area.

The applicant who submitted the proposal did not wish to comment when previously contacted by the Advertiser.

To view the full application for the housing development go to and search for the reference code 19/02083/FUL.