OPPOSITION to the building of fourteen homes in Hanworth is growing after residents voiced their concerns about the plans.

Last week the News revealed how the Roman Catholic Diocese is proposing to erect 14 three-storey homes after the site’s Catholic Church was demolished in 2012.

New homes would have three bedrooms and would come with a ground-floor garage built into the houses, providing 2 car parking spaces per house.

But a number of residents have called out the plans.

John Slade said: “Fourteen three-storey houses on the old Margaret Clitherow Church site – you have got to be joking. Number one problem is the chaos this will cause traffic-wise, which early morning and evening is already causing gridlock.”

Resident Louise Lewendon added: “One of my main concerns is the increased level of traffic coming out onto the main road, the junction at the end of the road is already incredibly busy throughout the day and doesn’t flow very well at the best of times.

“Also if this does go ahead, the noise and dirt does cause concern. We have children so I don’t want work going on early in the morning and late at night as this affects their lives.”

The plans are currently pending consideration and despite only being validated on Monday, April 1, the proposals have already drawn in four objections.

Should the application be advanced, the council would only need to receive one more letter of objection before councillors would be forced to assess the merits of the plans at a Bracknell Forest Council (BFC) planning committee

Garry Nisbet also expressed his concerns, saying: “It is a major development completely inappropriate to the rural farming environment on the land to the north side of Cabbage Hill, which should be protected as a buffer to development”.

As revealed by the News, developers had hoped to propose building more than 14 new homes, but developers ran into problems because of the tree root protection zones falling across the site.

A report submitted by the applicants read: “The site’s constraints have decreased the quantity of dwellings that the site can accommodate to 14 which is now below the threshold for an affordable housing provision.”