A PLAN to build up to 45 homes in a village could still be allowed to go ahead despite strong opposition from residents.

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

Wychavon District Council’s planning committee meets later today to make a decision with council officers recommending the plan is approved.

Almost 40 objections to the plan were submitted to Wychavon District Council during public consultation with fears raised that allowing the homes to be built 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," the objection 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."

A report, which will be discussed by the planning committee, said the development was acceptable despite containing more homes than allocated in the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP).

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 SWDP.

Another objector to the plan 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."

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