Another huge raft of houses is coming to the Uttoxeter area after the latest large-scale development was given the green light.
East Staffordshire Borough Council's planning committee has approved developer Bellway Homes' application to build 119 homes at Parks Farm, Bramshall.
The houses, 18 of which will be "affordable", will form part of the 700-home Bramshall Meadows development.
St Modwen got outline planning permission for 700 homes back in 2015. The building firm has formal permission to build 98, some of which are still under construction, and has applied to erect 113 more.
Now Bellway will take on responsibility for filling 2.8 hectares of the 50.7-acre site. Its portion will comprise four one-bedroom flats, 18 two-bedroom flats, 25 two-bedroom houses, 46 three-bedroom houses and 26 four-bedroom houses. They will be a mixture of detached, semi-detached and terraced homes.
Three neighbours entered formal objections to the scheme. Planning office Alan Harvey summarised their concerns in his report to the committee.
He said: "Comments have been received from three interested parties raising the following objections and concerns.
"Uttoxeter is being used as a 'dumping ground' for the distant East Staffordshire Borough Council to solve much of its building target problems. The town is changing too fast and losing all its identity.
"The development undertaken so far is unsightly and visually totally out of keeping with the rural surroundings; being more like a continental urban scheme. Recent surveys have shown a larger population of great-crested newts in the locality.
"The plan proposes dead end roads and forces traffic into existing estates increasing the traffic problem issue for existing residents.
"The proposals will increased significantly traffic levels through the town centre and Uttoxeter cannot cope with any more traffic through it. The building works may give rise to litter problems to surrounding properties with waste materials being blown into garden areas."
Uttoxeter Town Council also entered a formal objection as members felt the plans did not take the impact of extra traffic, including lorries, in the town centre into account.
However, in recommending the plan should be allowed, Mr Harvey said: "The highway authority has confirmed that there are no issues in relation to highway safety and it is considered that the mitigation of all ecological and biodiversity issues have in principle been successfully addressed.
"The benefits of the proposal, including the provision of housing, including affordable, alongside the economic benefits mean that, on balance, the benefits of the scheme outweigh any specific concerns."
The borough council granted permission just weeks after controversially giving the go-ahead for more than 400 homes to be built at Hazelwalls Farm, off Timber Lane, Uttoxeter.
More than 300 people entered formal objections to the scheme, which they feared would clog Uttoxeter's roads, hurt the environment and worsen already-serious flooding problems.
Included in the Bramshall Meadows plan are 10 hectares of business space, a first-school, shops, leisure facilities and a health centre. It will be accessed off Bramshall Road and the A50, in Uttoxeter.
St Modwen will have to provide £300,000 towards indoor sports facilities, two hectares of on-site sport pitches - or £50,000 towards off-site pitches - and a new bus service.
It will also have to pay more than £2.2 million to create new middle school, high school and sixth form places.