UP TO 145 homes could soon be built in a village if new plans are approved.

Another plan to build 85 new homes in Martley near Worcester is set to be put on the table alongside a controversial proposal for 60 homes in the village.

The latest plan by Lioncourt Homes would see up to 85 homes built on land off Hollins Lane south of Martley Cricket Club.

The developer has submitted a request for a screening opinion which means the council decide whether an environmental impact assessment is needed before formal plans are submitted.

If approved, the latest 85-home plan would be the latest in a line of large developments in the village including more homes and a refurbished village pub.

A decision is still to be made by the council on both plans.

Plans to build 60 homes and a new GP surgery on around ten acres of land off Sandyfields next to several other developments to the west of Martley were put forward by Jessup Brothers and Citizen Housing Group at the start of the year.

Half of the homes would be affordable, according to the application submitted to Malvern Hills District Council, and the new surgery would replace the existing village surgery in St Peter’s Drive.

Up to ten self-build plots would also be set aside and the developers would also pay for a new crossing outside the Chantry School as part of the work.

Dozens of villagers called the plan "unnecessary" saying the area would not be able to cope.

More than 35 objections against the plan were submitted to Malvern Hills District Council during public consultation saying the village would lose its character.

A plan to build 20 homes on the land was rejected by Malvern Hills District Council in 2017.

The latest plan for the village’s Crown pub would see the watering hole reopen alongside new shop and office space with five new homes built on part of the car park.

Mixed reaction from villagers in Martley near Worcester to pubs plan

The pub closed in 2017, having only reopened for 12 months after a significant and expensive refurbishment, and has remained empty since.

Both supportive comments and objections were raised about the pub plan by residents in Martley during public consultation.