A PLAN to build 100 homes in a village has been refused by the council.

Pegasus Group renewed its 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.

Wychavon District Council's planning officers refused the plan saying homes should not be built on open countryside and was not on land earmarked in the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP).

Council planners said the 60-home plan had already been refused, which was reaffirmed by a government inspector, and 100 homes was too many for a village.

Greystoke Land, which is part of the Pegasus Group, also submitted a second proposal for 34 “entry-level” homes on part of the same plot of land but a decision has not yet been made on that plan.

Angry and frustrated neighbours had spoken out about the plan to build more homes in the village saying Badsey was “already bursting at the seams."

More than 110 comments were submitted against the plan during public consultation, the majority of which were objections.

One objector in 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" it said. "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 SWDP.

Badsey Parish Council and Honeybourne Parish Council both objected to the plans saying 100 homes was far too many in a village that had already seen a significant number of homes built in recent years.