A DEVELOPER has revealed plans to build another 90 homes in a village as residents say they fear the work will cause “mayhem.”

Housing developer Landform has finally pulled the trigger on its long-held plans to build 90 new homes on fields off Bretforton Road in Badsey near Evesham.

The application by Landform also reveals an intention by fellow developer Metacre to build more homes to the south nearer to Badsey Cricket Club with the two estates eventually joining up.

The review of the much-delayed South Worcestershire Development, which sets out where homes will be built across the Wychavon district in the next 20 years, included the fields in the village as a potential site for up to 120 new homes.

Evesham Journal: PLAN: The 90-home development off Bretforton Road in Badsey alongside a second development (in

Complaints have continued against the latest 90-home plan which follows hundreds of villagers in Badsey coming out against previous plans for housing in the last six years – with objectors saying the village was “already bursting at the seams."

One objector, Peter Brown of Bretforton Road said bringing more cars to the village would cause “mayhem.”

“Planning on this land has been denied multiple times, it seems the developers are just slightly adjusting the plans, re-applying and hoping that the committee change their mind,” he said. “Why this application isn't denied straight away is beyond me.

“The village of Badsey does not have the infrastructure to support more homes. The road running through the village is extremely busy and at times dangerous, so adding another 180 cars will cause mayhem.”

Another objector, Claire Humphries of Fothersway Close said: “The infrastructure of Badsey will not sustain the proposal. The increased traffic will make the roads unsafe for pedestrians and drivers alike as they quite simply are not suitable for any more traffic.”

One huge homes plan for the village was rejected by Wychavon District Council in 2020 only for the government’s planning inspector to overrule the decision and allow the work to go ahead last year.

The plan to build 100 homes less than 500 metres away on land next to Badsey Remembrance Hall was approved by the government’s planning inspectors last year – nearly two years after it was rejected by Wychavon District Council – who gave the green light to the work despite the council saying that so many homes should not be allowed to be built in the countryside.  

The council had years earlier rejected a plan to build 60 homes on the site, a ruling that was also backed by the government’s planning inspectors when the decision was appealed and subsequently dismissed.

You can have your say on the 90-home plan by visiting Wychavon District Council’s website. The application number is W/23/00936/OUT and consultation ends on June 16.