PLANS to build eight homes on a patch of land in Horninglow have been met with opposition by parish councillors, who are concerned over traffic issues and a loss of green space.
Members of Horninglow and Eton Parish Council are planning to submit an official objection to proposals by Trent and Dove Housing to build on Addie Road, as they say the increase in cars and problems with parking will cause problems in the area.
It is the second time the social housing provider has put forward plans for the two-bedroom houses, after issues were raised about the previous proposal, which had one more house and eight more parking spaces.
The site is currently occupied by dilapidated garages.
Councillor Cyril Burton said: “Over the last few years they have allowed these garages to get really run down so they look dilapidated and ready for demolition.
“I think there is a lot more building in this area – with the Belvedere Park school and other developments – which will impact on this neighbourhood.”
Steve McLoughlin, development manager for Trent and Dove, said there was ‘a real need’ for more social housing in this part of Horninglow.
The plans were originally put forward in September 2012, but they have been modified following feedback from the community. Comments on this new plan will be taken into consideration as well, he said.
Trent and Dove plans to submit a planning application to East Staffordshire Borough Council within the next four weeks, and, if it is approved, building will begin in the following months.