Objectors to plans for 147 homes at the former Mill Chase school site in Bordon are hoping East Hampshire District Council’s planning committee will listen to them tonight.

Planning officers are recommending that permission be granted for the Miller Homes scheme, and its plan to turn three fields at Standford Grange Farm into a Suitable Alternative Natural Green Space (SANGS) to mitigate the impact of the housing – despite 61 objections to the homes and 26 to the SANGS.

Headley Parish Council’s objection has raised concerns over the “high density” of properties on the 13-acre site and a “very linear” layout which is “lacking in character”.

It also says an extra 147 families will place “a burden on the existing overstretched infrastructure”.

One resident wrote: “It would appear that East Hampshire District Council and Hampshire County Council are hell-bent on destroying all the flora and fauna in the Headley, Passfield, Lindford, Bordon and Whitehill areas.

“We are being inundated with houses with no infrastructure, no adequate medical services and no decent shops or restaurants.

“The former Mill Chase school site is directly opposite a junior school that is already a bottleneck at lunchtime and home time, with parents’ cars parked all over the place.

“These 147 proposed houses would not only add to the increased traffic in the area but will be congested and dangerous.”

Miller Homes is proposing a mixture of one, two, three and four-bedroom properties comprising detached, semi-detached and terraced houses and flats. Some 35 per cent would be a mixture of first homes, shared ownership homes and homes available for an affordable rent.

The developer’s application includes an assurance that the homes meet the nationally described space standard and include car parking spaces plus places to store bicycles.

The East Hampshire District Council planning committee meeting is at Penns Place in Petersfield tonight at 6pm.