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Controversial plans to build 47 new homes in Brockworth will be debated by Tewkesbury Borough councillors next week.
Charterhouse Strategic Land Ltd wants to develop 5.6 acres of land north of Perrybrook in Shurdington Road.
Their proposals include new vehicle access, public open space and landscaping.
Consultants working on the proposals say the homes would be two storey in height and of traditional proportions but with a contemporary architectural design.
The homes would include a mix of sizes ranging from one bedroom to four-bedroom houses.
A total of 17 of the new houses would be affordable homes.
The plans include a single point road access to the estate which would be created off the A46 Shurdington Road.
Each new home would be served by at least two car parking spaces, with extra visitor parking across the site
However, more than 250 people have signed a petition which opposes the plan.
Some 22 residents have objected to the scheme along with Brockworth Parish Council who say the area will not be able to cope with the extra traffic.
“We are against any further large-scale development in Brockworth, which has already had its fair share of housing being built without the necessary infrastructure and community facilities and with the associated disruption and nuisance that large scale construction brings,” the petition reads.
“We urge Tewkesbury Borough Council to refuse this application and protect Brockworth.”
The parish council also says access of the A46 would be dangerous and no further houses are needed in the area.
Other concerns include the loss of green space and they feel the site should be protected for wildlife.
Nearby Hucclecote Parish Council has also objected over the pressure it would put on local GP services.
However, planning officers say the benefits of the scheme outweigh the harms it would create.
The new estate would provide much needed housing in an area where residential development is acceptable.
Tewkesbury Borough Council’s planning committee will consider the scheme on June 22.
By Carmelo Garcia – Local Democracy Reporter