A new village with 800 homes and a 200-place care home has been proposed in Worcestershire.
The Droitwich Spa scheme, which is a joint venture between developers Barberry, Persimmon Homes and Exeter College, will be called Yew Tree Village and will be built on land near Pulley Lane to the south of the town.
If approved, it will provide 800 homes, a care home for 200 residents, public open space and an adventure play area.
There will also be allotments, a community orchard and new transport links.
Barberry director Martyn Cartwright said Yew Tree Village would address the growing demand for new homes in the area.
Mr Cartwright said: “The site offers an excellent opportunity to create a vibrant new addition to the existing community.
“We are aware that with housing schemes of this nature it isn’t possible to please everybody.
‘‘However, we believe this is an excellent development and it will greatly enhance the current housing provision in Droitwich.”
An online group opposing the plans at Yew Tree Village and another planning application in the Copcut area of the town has been set up under the banner of the Droitwich Sustainable Housing Campaign.
A statement on the group website said: “This would be a disaster to all the people who use those open spaces.
“Plus it has huge potential to be bad for Droitwich as a whole with another 800 plus vehicles spilling out onto the roads.”
District councillor Richard Morris said: “The developers consortium has sent leaflets and letters to local residents and I have had a few emails from residents.
“I have previously registered my opposition to developing south Droitwich. I consider it to be overdevelopment.
‘‘It is like building a whole new town, so I will be interested in seeing more detailed plans at the consultation.”
The consultation event will outline the proposals before a planning application is submitted to Wychavon District Council.
The events will be held in the town’s Community Hall, in Heritage Way on Friday February 18 from 1-6pm and on Saturday from 10am to 2pm.
More details on the proposals are at www.yewtreevillage.co.uk