A DISGRUNTLED villager has said Upton Snodsbury is "not an area for affordable housing" and a plan to demolish a pub and build 14 new homes would only bring trouble.

Platform Housing Group has submitted a proposal to demolish the Coventry Arms in Stratford Road in Upton Snodsbury and build 14 affordable homes - including four flats, six two-bed homes and three four-bed homes.

Objecting to the plan, Nathan Strefford of Worcester Road said it was "proven fact" that building affordable homes would bring trouble to the village.

A number of objections have been raised by residents in the village near Worcester.

Mr Strefford's objection said: "The village of Upton Snodsbury is not an area for affordable housing, it is a quiet little village that requires some dwellings, it is a proven fact that affordable housing brings trouble, and the residents of the village do not want this.

"Broadwas has been a victim of this recently, where there was damage to properties, signs, and village hall, and one resident who has lived there 55 years has never known anything like this, but only since affordable housing was allowed by the council."

Another objector Andy Taylor said: "This is an old building that contributes to the unique character of the village. To demolish it would be an aggressive and excessive approach to development plans. The site can be redeveloped around this attractive building without the need to destroy it.

"Historically it was a public house and though not now used as such has in the past been a pivotal focus for the village and the local area. It has still great potential as a residential property and should not be destroyed to serve a short term and short sighted development plan."

Consultation ends on February 7. Comments can be made via the planning section of Wychavon District Council’s website. The application number is 19/02621/FUL.