Fareham Borough Council has refused a planning application to develop land to the north of Cranleigh Road and west of Wicor Primary School in Portchester.
The application was submitted in March 2016 by Persimmon Homes South Coast and proposed to build up to 120 homes with access from Cranleigh Road, along with public open space and a play area.
Councillor Nick Walker, Chairman of the Planning Committee, said: "Following the application we asked residents for their views. From this it was made clear that there is a strong feeling against houses being built on this site."
"This area of countryside is not allocated for housing and after considering a number of planning issues it has been agreed that the planning application for development at Cranleigh Road is refused."
You can view the application by visiting the Fareham Borough Council website at www.fareham.gov.uk/planning and using the reference number P/15/0260/OA.
If you have any questions about the planning application you can contact the Department of Planning and Development on 01329 236100 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notes to editor:
The current Local Plan identifies the site as outside the defined settlement boundary.
The site is not allocated for housing development in the Council's Development Sites and Policies Plan (DSP).
You can view the Report to the Planning Committee which outlines why the planning application was refused here: http://moderngov.fareham.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=122&MId=3188&Ver=4
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