A MEETING to discuss plans for 63 homes on land at Burgate Acres, Fordingbridge has been pushed back.

The application had been due to be discussed by Fordingbridge Town Council’s planning committee this evening (Wednesday, November 11). It will now be discussed on December 9 at 7.30pm.

A statement on Fordingbridge Town Council's Facebook page said: "This application has now been deferred for discussion at next month's Planning Committee meeting rather than at this evening's meeting as was originally planned. This is due to necessary consultee reports not yet being available for consideration."

The application for land at Burgate Acres, Salisbury Road, has been submitted to New Forest District Council by Metis Homes.

Amendments have been made which include reducing the number of homes from 74 to 63.

A letter submitted by Metis Homes said: “The resultant reduction in density has enabled a greater level of open space and ANRG (Alternative Natural Recreational Greenspace) to be delivered on site, in addition to more areas for new planting around the existing mature landscape structure.

“The resultant level of open space and ANRG are both now in excess of the levels prescribed within supplementary planning guidance and act to create a series of connected spaces within the site and beyond its boundaries.”