Developers look set to win a planning battle in a New Forest village.

The district council's planning committee, which meets today, is being recommended to approve an application relating to a bungalow called Hill Rise in Hare Lane, Hordle.

Habourwood Homes wants to demolish an existing garage and build a three-bedroom home.

Hordle Parish Council has lodged an objection to the scheme, which is describes as backland development. Members say it would have a negative impact on neighbours as well as creating a dangerous access.

A previous proposal to demolish Hill Rise and build four detached homes on the site was rejected last year.

A report produced by district council planning officers says: "The current application proposes the retention of Hill Rise and the erection of just one detached dwelling at the rear.

"The proposal is much reduced from previous schemes and the layout has been amended to address outstanding concerns.

"It is considered that the provision of a single additional dwelling on this relatively large plot would not give rise to any adverse impact on the character or appearance of the area."