CONCERNS have been raised about a plan to build up to 45 homes in Ombersley with villagers saying roads would not be able to cope with the extra traffic.

The plan by developer Spitfire Homes would see a mix of homes built on agricultural land north of Woodhall Lane in the village and near to the busy A449.

Dozens of objections to the plan have been submitted to Wychavon District Council.

One objector in Main Road in Ombersley said building 45 homes would "ruin" the village.

"This is a small village which has already had a large new estate of houses built on it, causing noise, mud, rubbish and disruption," it said.

"A massive estate of 45 houses will just create further problems, and a village this size will be ruined.

"I can imagine all the tarmac roads and drives will cause surface flooding which farmland and fields drain away."

Another objector said: "The extra traffic flow caused by these homes is going to cause such disruption for not just the village but all those living on main road heading onto the A449.

"This will be right near to the Ombersley surgery. We do not need this type of extra traffic pollution and flow."

A large number of objectors were concerned by the extra traffic on the village's roads but also criticised the plan for putting forward 45 homes instead of the 25 homes earmarked in the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP).

"The proposed high density is not in keeping with the rest of the village," one objector said.

"As subsequent plans have assumed the original figure there is no justification for the additional houses on this site. The latest proposal therefore is not to the advantage of present or future residents of Ombersley."

The existing Faber Cottage and a number of outbuildings on the land would be demolished to make way for the new homes.

The developer said the plan contains a mix of one-to-four bed houses and includes 17 affordable homes.

A total of 94 parking spaces would be provided across the 45 homes.

A statement from the developer said: “This application seeks to provide a sensitive development that has clear references to the village of Ombersley.

“It provides a strong landscape structure with accessible and usable green space, a clear street hierarchy of connected streets and spaces and is respectful of its relationship with existing homes and landscape features within and adjacent to the site."