OUTLINE plans for up to 265 homes and a 72-bedroomed care home on green belt land in Hooton have led to more than 200 objections and a petition with more than 100 signatures.
The application, made by Burford Delta at the Roften site on Hooton Road, Hooton, includes car parking, landscaping, a play area and open space.
Councillors are due to hear at a meeting tomorrow (Thursday) there is the possibility a further 25 dwellings could be provided on a separate area of land fronting Hooton Road which is in different ownership.
The landowner is said to be in favour of the development.
A separate application would see the Hooton Village Memorial Hall on Waterworks Lane demolished and replaced by a new community hall as part of the scheme.
A report says the site employs between 50 and 60 people, although the proposed care home would provide up to 70 jobs.
Objectors have raised 50 main issues, while there have been 16 letters in support.
It is argued the local population would increase by 1,000 and the development would be too large and out of keeping with the rural character of nearby villages.
It is claimed increased congestion and traffic would be detrimental to Willaston and Hooton and local roads and junctions would not be able to cope.
Objectors have also said doctors, schools, dentists and shops would not be able to deal with the increased population and the GPs surgery in Willaston would not be able to consider patients from the care home.
Concerns are also raised about the loss of employment opportunities on the site and that residents have not had sufficient time to comment.
Willaston Residents and Countryside Society has launched objections, while Hooton and District Residents Association was split equally on the prospect of residential development.
The education authority says there are insufficient primary school places in the locality and has requested a contribution approaching £600,000 to deal with this.
No objections have been raised by the highway authority, subject to conditions.