FOUR separate planning applications have been submitted as developers ramp up the pace on Winchester's largest housing development for several decades.

CALA Homes have filed the final details for phase 3A, 3B, 4A and 4B, which include more than 1,000 homes on the Barton Farm project, also known as Kings Barton.

As previously reported, phase 2A plans were submitted in July but are still currently under consideration with Winchester City Council planners.

Once complete, the new estate will deliver 2,000 homes, with 800 of these set to go to people on the local authority's housing waiting list.

A design and access statement submitted with each of the four latest applications says: "This reserved matters submission proposes a total of 1035 dwellings comprising 376 affordable homes (36 per cent) and 659 private sale homes.

"The affordable homes are pepper potted in small clusters around each phase."

The statement also says CALA Homes are "looking forward to continuing to deliver exceptional homes".

It adds: "Our collective ambition is to continue to raise standards and ensure all phases at Kings Barton respond to context and the special character of the area which embraces the best of traditional forms, layouts and materials with contemporary design and detailing."

Alongside the 1,035 homes in the four phases, permission is also sought for various pockets of public open space and an equipped play area.

The development received the initial green light on outline terms in 2012.

The scheme includes a new school, which is already under construction on the site north of Andover Road.

Hampshire County Council received planning permission to build Barton Farm Academy in 2015 and it had originally been due to open in Spring 2019.

However, due to slow progress with the rest of the project, groundbreaking only took place in May this year, with a completion for the school forecast for next May.

The academy will cater for up to 420 children from age four to 11, with it feeding into the Henry Beaufort School.