PLANS have been put forward to build 20 homes on the site of a former veterinary investigation centre in Luddington.
Homes England has applied to Stratford District Council to build on the vacant area on the edge of the village, which currently has around 70 homes.
The land used to house a animal health testing lab where checks for diseases such as bovine TB and swine flu were carried out.
Some residents think the number of properties is too high and will threaten the ‘dynamics of the community’.
And concerns have been raised about the increase to traffic along the Luddington Road – a narrow country road which runs towards Stratford.
One resident said: “The road through Luddington is regularly used by cyclists, dog walkers and walkers and a lack of footpaths and the nature of the winding road through the village and down towards the racecourse means it is not appropriate to increase the volume of traffic through the village.”
The parish council is supporting the plans it says are in keeping with ‘local need’.
Developers have also promised to gift an area of green space north of the site to the council and build a community hub.