250 sign petition against houses plan in Stafford
More than 250 people have signed a petition demanding planners reject controversial proposals for 155 homes in Stafford.
The plan for the homes, along with 55 care apartments, have been re-submitted after being previously thrown out, and the news has sparked anger locally.
In 48 hours 275 people signed the petition against the plans, which would be built next to the A34 Cannock Road, near Action Hill Road.
Last year developer Gladman Land submitted an appeal against South Staffordshire Council's decision to refuse permission, then withdrew the appeal at a later date.
The plans, which received 178 objections, were refused by the council last year after a coach load of residents attended a planning committee meeting.
Now a fresh application has been submitted for the 7.9 hectare site. Daniel Cadden started the petition and listed a number of problems it would cause, including increased traffic and pressure on local services.
He says on the petition: "There are other sites far more appropriate and far more suitable. South Staffordshire District Council should reject this planning application."