Plans have been lodged for more than 100 houses at the former Saighton Army Camp on top of the 800 homes already granted permission.

Applicants GMV Eight originally included 5,000 sqm employment land and a primary school in its vision when granted planning permission on appeal for 375 homes.

Now it wants to replace those elements with 120 homes arguing there “remains an absence of any demand for employment” and “the school proposals will not be implemented” because an alternative off-site location for the new Huntington primary school is preferred.

However, sceptical ward councillor Mark Williams wrote in his representation: “I see from the application online that there is no substantiated evidence that there is not a need for a light industrial area on this site.

“I find this a substantive omission by the applicant as the light industrial area carried considerable weight at an earlier appeal – allowing area B (375 houses) to go ahead.”

He added: “Also, an application on the school site could be considered as some what premature.”

Campaigners last year expressed anger after Cheshire West and Chester Council granted consent for GMV Eight permission to build 295 more homes despite concerns the so-called hamburger roundabout at Boughton can’t cope. Taylor Wimpey has already built 103 houses.

The People’s Revolt Over Unsustainable Development (Proud) group is fed up with the remodelled Boughton Heath junction. They cite longer queues, increased rat-running and more accidents.

GMV Eight was originally ordered to reconfigure the junction to cope with the extra traffic generated by its 375 homes scheme which was approved on appeal.

Council highways officer Paul Parry claims it “controls the traffic better than it ever did before”.