MORE than 70 per cent of villagers said they are against affordable housing plans for Little Leigh.

A survey has been carried out in the village following a public meeting to discuss the best way to gauge public opinion about the proposals for Brakeley Lane.

Residents were provided with a copy of the plans that were presented by Muir Housing last June and asked ‘are you in favour or against this proposed development?’.

A total of 244 villagers replied, with 178 against the plans and 66 in favour.

Former parish councillor Matthew Veasey asked the council to delay sending any comments about the plans to Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWAC) until the opinion of the village as a whole was known.

He said: “The parish meeting and survey has met its objective of providing a quantifiable view of residents regarding the proposed affordable housing development with residents voting three to one against the proposed development.

“Responses were received from nearly half the village and is the highest I've known for any survey or poll held in Little Leigh, which clearly shows how important villagers consider this issue.

“I hope all parties, including the parish council, find this information helpful and consider it in any future deliberations.”

Muir Housing is yet to submit a planning application to CWAC’s planning department.