CONCERNED residents have said new homes are 'not required' after plans were submitted to build a new estate on greenbelt land in Kingsley.

Manchester-based planning agent Barton Willmore has submitted an application to build 15 homes in Kingsley on behalf of Warrington-based Lane End Strategic Land Limited.

The company wants to build the homes off Higher Heyes Drive on the southern edge of the village.

The planning statement produced for the applications said: "The development seeks to construct 15 new dwellings, which will be a mix of three-bed semi-detached and detached houses, and three-bed bungalows.

"Of these, 11 will be affordable homes and remainder open market housing."

The planning statement added: "A housing needs survey was carried out in the local community with a high response received. The survey identified a need for affordable housing within Kingsley, with the majority of respondents supporting the provision of new affordable homes in Kingsley."

But Karen Harrison, of Higher Heyes Drive, complained on Cheshire West and Chester Council's planning portal that the proposed development was not required in the village and the two schools were full.

"I would like to register our strong objections to the proposed building on Higher Heyes Drive, this will cause a noise and access issue during development and once complete will remove the safe quiet haven of a cul-de-sac, which was the main reason for us buying our house," she said.

"Housing is not required in the village the two schools are already at full capacity. There is currently approved planning on the old Marley Tile site in Delamere which does not seemed to be moving forward."

Fellow resident John Dobb added he was concerned about the effect the new homes would have on the sewers.

"The sewer service is at capacity with present development and will not take any more," he said.

"There have been more than a few blockages."

Neil Rowley from nearby Frodsham said the homes would create extra demand on the roads.

"The proposed development will create further vehicular demand on the local roads that specifically and proportionately diminishes the accessible amenity to vulnerable road users," he said. "Therefore, if planning approval be made, it should be done with conditions associated with funding for commensurate amenity improvements for vulnerable road users for example pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians."