THE next stage of Winchester’s biggest housing development is set to be unveiled at an event later this month.

Cala Homes, which is behind the Kings Barton – previously known as Barton Farm – scheme to the north of the city, will be holding a public consultation event to discuss the plans with residents.

So far around 150 residents have moved onto the north of estate, while the first foundations for homes in the south were laid in September.

The next phase aims to add around 300 new homes to the more than 500 set to be finished in summer 2019.

A spokesman for developer Cala told residents and councillors at a meeting of the Kings Barton Forum on Tuesday it aims to submit a planning application for Phase 2A in the new year.

As previously reported, work is also due to begin on the new Barton Farm Academy primary school in the spring.

The school is set to open in September 2020 after a slower than forecast construction rate led to it being pushed back.

More details about the next steps will be unveiled at the consultation event on November 20, which will be held between 3pm and 8pm at the Phase 1B sales centre in Andover Road North.

However, residents who had already moved into the development raised concerns over the roads already on the site and issues with parked cars in the way of service vehicles.

Senior design and planning manager for Cala Viv Hill defended the development, saying: “I think we have a generous provision of parking.”

Winchester City Council implementation officer Chris Hughes added: “Cala have met the parking standards required of them.”

Residents also asked questions about path and cycle ways, street lighting and public transport to and from the site, which Mr Hughes said he would pass on to Hampshire County Council, the authority responsible.