Time is running out for Overton residents to have their say on a new housing estate planned for the south of the village.

Bargate and Vivid Homes have put together the proposals for 75 houses to be built on the 9.4 hectare plot of land near to Sapley Lane Playing Field and Pond Close.

These plans come on top of 55 homes currently being built at Seven Acres by Bargate Homes, which will be directly adjacent to the site.

40 per cent of the homes are intended to be sustainable, while the developers say they will devote 6.25 hectares of the site to “informal open space, including allotments, children’s play area, [and drainage ponds].” Trees will also be planted to connect and enhance existing areas of woodland.

The application also intends to enhance the biodiversity of the site, saying: “At the heart of the proposals will be a large natural green space for existing and new residents to enjoy. This will be provided in the north-west part of the site.

“This large area of restored meadow providing opportunities for informal recreation and ecological enhancements. In conjunction with the project ecologist species will be chosen that reflect those locally prevalent and provide maximum benefits for wildlife including insects and birds.

“The species-rich grassland will serve to link the development with the wider countryside, both for residents and wildlife.”

The consultation is scheduled to expire on October 13, with comments needed to be made to Basingstoke and Deane Council before then.

To see the plans, and make comments, members of the public should click here