HART planners have turned down a scheme for four new homes on the site of a house in Aldershot Road, Church Crookham, because of its potential effect on neighbours.

Cove Construction wanted four detached houses on the land, but Hart says their over-dominant and cramped appearance would be detrimental to the pleasant, spacious character of the road. It also says the layout would lead to pressure from future owners to remove trees and shrubs providing landscaping.

Hart also says that Government planning guidance suggests there should be more houses on the land and the plan does not make the most efficient use of the available space.