THE second stage of plans to develop a new housing estate in Evesham has been opposed by the town council.

Permission was granted to Persimmon Homes South Midlands by Wychavon District Council for 151 homes off Cheltenham Road in February, despite concerns raised by the town council.

The current reserved matters application sees the developer put forward extra details about appearance, layout and scale of the development and details of landscaping.

Councillors said they still had worries about the level of development on the site even though Persimmon Homes had reduced the number of four-bedroom homes and replaced them with three-bedroom properties.

Coun Gerry O’Donnell said he had heard residents’ concerns on the development but not about this particular application.

He said: “That doesn’t mean they won’t come forward.

At this point in time I would support it. We need more threebedroom houses.”

Despite that fact that some town councillors backed the original application, it was opposed on the grounds of overdevelopment and concerns about infrastructure.