COUNCILLORS from Wychavon have spoken out against plans for a eco town development in the district.

The councillors agreed a motion to strongly oppose the proposal to create an eco town at Long Marston, which is often described as being in Warwickshire but does partly sit within Worcestershire and the Wychavon district.

Councillors agreed that developing the town at Long Marston would be detrimental to the Wychavon district and the surrounding communities.

The council has also pledged its support to the people living near the site, many of whom are campaigning for the area not to be selected for a final list of possibilities later this year.

Councillor Patrick Haycock, ward member for the area, said: "Not only have the Government neglected to notice that Long Marston is partially in our district, but they have shown a blatant disregard for the planning process and we will continue to be vocal in our opposition to this proposal."

The motion was passed at a council meeting on Tuesday, April 22.