MORE than 50 homes near Alresford has been given the green light.

A scheme by Pro Vision in Medstead has been approved by East Hampshire District Council.

The 51-home development on the edge of Four Marks village includes a mix of single-storey bungalows, chalet-style dwellings, detached, semi-detached and terraced housing.

The plan is for 30 homes to be sold on the open market while 21 are affordable.

Councillors on the planning committee voted 11 to one in support of the scheme despite 22 letters of objection from residents, opposition from Medstead Parish Council and the ward councillor.

However, the scheme had the backing of planning officers who praised its “good design.”

A report to the planning committee said: “The proposed layout, appearance, scale and landscaping of the development, incorporating a variety of dwelling types, sizes, materials and proportions with a robust landscaping scheme would respect the gently rising land and residential and visual amenity of the local area.

“The design and materials of the buildings would represent good design and would combine well with the scale of the dwellings to ensure that the semi-rural character of this part of South Medstead is respected.”

Pro Vision had already won outline planning consent at a planning appeal in November 2014.

The site was subsequently included in the village boundary and earmarked for housing in the council’s Local Plan and Neighbourhood Plan.

Earlier this month the planning committee approved Outstanding Reserve Matters, including landscaping, scale and design of individual homes.

Pro Vision's senior planner Richard Osborn said: “We have worked closely with the council, listened and revised the proposals, to produce a scheme which will preserve the leafy character of this part of Medstead, whilst delivering a range of attractive house types and meeting an identified need.”