DEVELOPERS have pulled out of a public meeting this evening that would have discussed plans for a former military base on the outskirts of Winchester.

They had been to share their latest ideas for a business park at Bushfield Camp with Badger Farm Parish Council, with the meeting open to the public.

But the parish council has been told that a member of the development team is unable to attend for personal reasons.

In a statement the parish council said: "BFPC were extremely disappointed that the scheduled presentation on June 12, with Mr Chris Lapsa (Gisborne) and Ms Nikki Davies (marketing) was cancelled at the last minute.

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"The meeting would have provided an opportunity for the residents and parish councillors to gain a full understanding of the extent of the proposed development and the impact, both positive and negative, on Badger Farm residents, neighbouring parishes, and Winchester as a whole.   

"The meeting has not been re-scheduled at this moment but will go ahead with just our residents so the Parish Council can gauge public opinion.   

"We will talk to the developers to rearrange a full meeting as soon as possible.   Details will be available on our FB page, website: and on the Parish notice boards."

Local city councillor Brian Laming said: "I'm very disappointed. A lot of people were taking the trouble to get to the meeting. Quite a large number have concerns judging by the emails I have been getting. Very few people like it."

A spokeswoman for the developers said they were looking to reschedule the meeting.