A proposal for almost 50 new homes has been met with anger from a South Ribble community.
An outline application for 48 new homes in Walton-le-Dale has been submitted to the council on behalf of Redrow Homes.
But residents fear it could cause problems for traffic in and out of the estate, and building could disrupt the quiet community.
Local councillor Andrea Ball said dozens of residents have expressed concerns.
She said: “There are a few problems with this estate as it is at the moment.
“When we have had really bad weather there’s been times we’ve had to close the road, and because there’s only one access it disrupts a lot of people.
“It is now an authorised gritted route, so we are hoping in the future that will make it better, but there is only one access in and out.”
She added: “There’s a lot of controversy about how drivers come off the estate as there is with everywhere.
“That’s a concern with everyone, and more houses will just make that a bigger concern.
“With 48 houses we are looking at possibly another 100 cars, and that’s something we wouldn’t really want to contemplate.
“For the past 17 years that particular site has been empty, and people have got used to it being an open space.
“People use it for walking on and kids play in it.”
The plans, for development of land south of Hampshire Road, have been submitted by agent Cass Associates.
Plans say the vision is to create a “high quality and attractive residential environment”.
But Coun Ball said: “There are a lot of children who go around on their bikes on the main road, and where the development is on the main stretch right next to the park so who knows what it’s going to cause.
“There are a lot of residents who are unhappy about it.”
She added: “To have more houses built in the middle of the estate and everything that comes with that, like the lorries and the wagons on a daily basis, is obviously going to disrupt the estate so it hasn’t been viewed very kindly.”