Villagers who fear the march of new housing towards their rural haven have lodged a formal objection to a plan for a 350-home development in fields down the road.
Residents of Woodplumpton near Preston say they are “strongly opposed” to a proposed Wainhomes site in Sandy Lane, Cottam.
And they will register their opposition when the city’s planning committee meets next Monday to consider the outline application at Maxy House Farm.
Woodplumpton Parish Council claims the development, one of several in countryside to the north west of Preston, is “premature” because the area does not have the infrastructure to cope with hundreds of new homes.
Without adequate roads, sewage services, shops, schools and medical provision it says the development should be shelved.
“The parish council remains concerned that the whole development should be constructed in a planned and phased manner,” said Coun Julie Buttle, clerk to the parish council in a letter of objection.
“Yet four developers have submitted applications within a short space of time before any proper consultation or planning of amenities and facilities has taken place.”
The city council has earmarked a swathe of green belt land in the Cottam area as an area where hundreds of new homes should be built over the next few years. Preston’s draft policy wants 2,834 houses by 2016.
Maxy House Farm already has plots to the east and south with planning consent and a further site to its south west which is the subject of a current planning application.