Plans to build more than 100 new homes on land off Areley Common in Stourport have been submitted. 

The application, which was submitted to Wyre Forest District Council by Miller Homes Limited, would see 145 new properties built on the green space at Astley Cross. 

According to the plans, the land, known locally as The Snipes, would provide a range of dwelling spaces to "meet the housing needs of the area". 

The plans also include suitable drainage, public open space, landscaping and vehicular access points. 

Kidderminster Shuttle: The plans will see 145 new homes builtThe plans will see 145 new homes built (Image: Pegasus Group/Miller Homes Limited)

In the design and access statement, a spokesperson for Miller Homes Limited said: "The Miller Homes Development proposes 145 dwellings on a site of approximately 11.39 hectares, situated to the south of Areley Common.

"The majority of the site lies on the northern edge of the Malvern Hills District with the remainder of the site lying on the southern edge of the Wyre Forest District.

"‘The development proposed is the erection of up to 145 dwellings, public open space, landscaping, sustainable drainage systems, and vehicular access point."

The company added that they wanted to "create a place that is accessible to everyone, which makes everyone feel comfortable, safe and secure and a place where people want to live."

It also highlighted the connectivity to neighbouring towns including Kidderminster and said there were opportunities for residents to cycle, walk and take public transport to work. 

The plans have been controversial and currently have 16 objections on the Wyre Forest District Council planning portal. 

The reasons for the objections include the increase in traffic, the loss of green space, the pressure on existing infrastructure and the risk of flooding in the area.

One resident said: "The increase in traffic in Areley Kings village will be unmanageable with an additional 145 properties which are likely to have at least one car, if not two or more, for each property. The infrastructure of the surrounding roads is just not able to take any more traffic.

"There will be the further danger of these additional vehicles in the village and surrounding roads where small children play adding additional worries for their safety."

Kidderminster Shuttle: The plans have been submitted by Miller Homes Limited The plans have been submitted by Miller Homes Limited (Image: Stourport Past and Present)

Another added: "We simply do not have the infrastructure for all these houses and their occupants. Our green belt is constantly being eroded. The site has always been prone to flooding and the loss of wildlife will be catastrophic."

The full planning application can be viewed by searching reference number 24/0224/RES on the Wyre Forest District Council planning website.