FINAL details could be submitted later this year of plans for 386 new houses and a supermarket in West Parley.

Planning director at Wyatt Homes, the company behind the proposals, said: “During the planning application process, thorough consideration was given to the impact of traffic on the local highway network.

“The highway authority has subsequently approved our proposals that reduce the volume of traffic at Parley crossroads by taking traffic on a link road through the site from New Road to Christchurch Road.

“We understand this forms part of a wider council strategy for addressing transport improvements in the vicinity.

“We envisage submission of reserved matters later this year.”

Plans were approved in 2019 which raised concerns among villagers about the perceived inability of roads in the area to cope.

More than 200 people wrote to Dorset Council objecting to the proposal at the time.

West Parley Parish Council chairman Phillip Bamborough said: “You can’t build this one half without having the second particularly when there’s continuing uncertainty over the other development. It’s imperative that planners take a strategic view of traffic in the whole area and we have seen no evidence that this has been done.”

A resident from Belle Vue Walk in West Parley strongly objected to the application, stating: “There have been statements that the development would enhance the Village atmosphere. There is absolutely no way that overdevelopment at Parley Cross could in any way enhance the village feel, and anyone who thinks that it would needs their judgement questioned.”

The reserved matters application will outline and finalise details left out of the initial application.