Plans to build 98 homes in a Worcestershire village have been submitted to the council.

Miller Homes wants to develop land off Bretforton Road in Badsey, near Evesham and has now formally submitted plans to Wychavon District Council.

The council had refused outline planning permission for up to 100 homes in 2020 but, following an appeal, this was overruled last year by the government’s planning inspector.

According to the latest application, number one Bretforton Road would be demolished in order to make way for an access road.

Miller Homes says 39 of the 98 homes it plans to build will be classed as ‘affordable housing’ and 10 of these will be sold under the government’s First Homes scheme, which aims to get first-time buyers on the property ladder.

Planning documents say the site will include just under a hectare of accessible public open space, including a central green space that will “provide opportunities for formal play”.

“The proposals at Bretforton Road, Badsey will be a highly desirable place to live for the 21st century and beyond,” the application says, “reflecting the desirable elements of the local vernacular.

“The proposals respect the local character but also move the community towards a more sustainable future, through a significant increase in housing choice.

“Development will accord with the principles of high-quality design and best practice to create a townscape that is both varied, and yet sympathetic to its environment.

“The aim is to achieve a development with a strong identity and distinct sense of place, whilst at the same time integrating with the existing community.”

In September, separate plans to build 75 homes on fields off Brewers Lane in Badsey were revealed by housebuilder Metacre.

Villagers have opposed several previous housing plans, saying Badsey was already “bursting at the seams”.

A consultation on the latest planning application is open until March 14 - you can submit your comments at