ANGRY neighbours have spoken out after a plan to build more homes in a village “already bursting at the seams” was put back on the table.

Pegasus Group has renewed an interest in building up to 100 homes off Bretforton Road in Badsey near Evesham almost two years after a 60-home plan was rejected by both the council and the government.

More than 30 objections have been submitted against the plan despite it being put forward less than a week ago.

Objecting to the plan, Steven Brooks of Fothersway Close in Badsey, said it was “utter stupidity” to suggest building more homes.

“Another 100 houses wanted to be put up in an already over developed village, ruining green land and a view that has been untouched for decades. This village simply cannot expand anymore it's already bursting at its seams.

“Where are the jobs coming from for these people and yet more vehicles. Utter stupidity.”

Other objectors said the village’s school or shops could not cope with more people and the Bretforton Road was already very busy.

Two homes in Bretforton Road would be demolished to make way for an access road to the mix of one-to-four-bed homes. A children’s play area would also be built amongst open space in the middle of the homes.

A plan for 60 homes on the site, of which half would have been affordable, was rejected by Wychavon District Council at the end of 2017 and an appeal was then dismissed by a government planning inspector a few months later.

The council refused the plan because the proposed site was outside of any development boundaries and classed as open countryside in the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP).

A new plan has now been put forward with Pegasus hopeful it will get the backing of the council.

The developer said no objection had been made to the size of the development nor was there a suggestion that the area was an unsuitable location to build homes.

“There is also no mention of any demonstrable harm in terms of landscape impact, heritage, ecology, traffic, residential amenity or indeed any other form of harm,” the developer said in its planning application.

“Substantial weight was also afforded to the proposed housing. The only reason why the appeal was dismissed was because it was in conflict with the SWDP.”

The plans can be viewed via the planning section of Wychavon District Council’s website.

Consultation ends on May 15.

The application number is 17/01687/OUT.