RESIDENTS are expected to turn out in force to question developers over proposed plans for homes on land off Newton Road in Newton Solney.
David Wilson Homes is hoping to build a large development on the site, which backs on to Dalebrook Road and borders the parish of Newton Solney.
The company claims it is looking to erect 100 plots on the site, but people living nearby are concerned the number could be higher, as some claim they have seen paperwork referring to 400 houses.
Representatives from the David Wilson Homes are due to attend a meeting of Newton Solney Parish Council on Friday evening to speak about the development and answer questions from both councillors and residents.
Parish clerk Ron Parker said he feared it would be a fiery meeting.
He told the Mail: “They asked if they could come and explain the plans, and how it will affect the parish. This will let people know what may be happening.”
“I understand everybody is up in arms about it.”
Several people have told the Mail they have seen papers saying there will be more homes on the site, but a spokesman for David Wilson Homes said that was the number being proposed.
No application has yet been submitted.
Carrick Casson-Crook, land director for the company, said: “The project aims to provide a mix of home styles for all types of buyers including affordable homes and will help remedy the acknowledged housing shortfall.
“As part of the development agreement we will make financial contributions to help upgrade local highways affected by increased traffic and pay for additional school places.
“As at all our developments we endeavour to work with the local community and seek to have minimal impact throughout the construction process. We will consult local people to further understand any specific concerns and help frame our development proposals as much as possible.”
The meeting will take place at Newton Solney Village Hall at 7.30pm on Friday evening.