A CONCERNED resident has opposed the controversial plan to build 1,000 new homes off Bromyard Road in Worcester.

The Taylor Wimpey and Redrow development, Earls Court Farm, will see the development of the new homes, but residents say there are countless problems with the plans.

Worcester man, Tim Myers, said encouraging more people to move to the area is nonsense.

He said: "Developments of this scale should not be allowed in Worcester or South Worcestershire. Worcester has the 9th highest level of traffic flows, out of 250 local authorities, in the UK. 1,000 new houses means 2,000 more cars on roads that can’t cope.

"This level of housebuilding is way above local demand. The huge level of traffic flows must be affecting existing residents mental health in terms of constant stressful

hold ups, stress of being late, huge cost of disruption.

"Such high traffic flows also mean the resultant pollution is unacceptable particularly in the city itself with it’s confined, cramped road infrastructure.

Furthermore Worcester and South Worcestershire must, arguably, be the most flood affected are of England. Flooding problems will only get worse.

"Encouraging more and more people, and their cars, to move to the area is nonsense.

A Taylor Wimpey spokesperson said: "We understand and appreciate the concerns of the local community as we prepare our reserved matters application for the site at Earls Court Farm.

“The site received outline planning permission in December 2019 and as part of this, an S106 agreement was entered into securing contributions and obligations as requested by statutory consultees. This agreement was signed by Malvern Hills District Council and Worcestershire County Council.

“We are currently engaging with key local stakeholders and local residents via our online public consultation. We will review all of the feedback that we receive, which will help us to refine our proposals for the design of this proposed development.”

Earlier this month St John’s county councillor Richard Udall urged residents to have their say via the public consultation.

He said: “We need to ensure the developers understand the views and concerns of local residents. Traffic congestion would simply clog local roads and stifle economic growth in St John’s. There is also a need for a local pub, allotments, fire station, dentists, doctors and leisure facilities.

“I urge residents to make their views known, to make the comments and to influence the design of the new development. We did not want this to happen, but we need to ensure that if it does happen it does not damage our current community and sufficient infrastructure is provided to support both existing and new residents.”

To have your say visit: www.earlscourtfarm.co.uk/proposal.html