WEBHEATH residents have voiced their frustrations with a new plan to build up to 165 new homes on land at Hill Top.

An application details plans to demolish 18 Crumpfields Lane to make access through to the proposed plot for the new homes.

The proposals have now been submitted to Redditch Borough Council by agents Barton Willmore.

The proposed homes will be a mix of size and tenure, with up to 30 per cent being 'affordable dwellings'.

The site is surrounded by the backs of existing homes onto Crumpfields Lane and the backs of houses onto Morville Street, part of a new housing development.

To the west there are agricultural fields and to the East there is Hill Top, and another field with Webheath beyond.

The development is also designed to accord with national and local planning policies.

The plans have been met with concerns from residents, who have voiced their objections on the council's planning website.

Mrs Rachel Cooke said: "Webheath is becoming a concrete jungle. There are already too many houses and another 2000 to be built in land at the back of the Foxlydiate pub."

Ms Emily Lord said: "There is no need for another large estate in Webheath. The infrastructure is not there, roads will not be able to cope with the huge increase in traffic."

Ms Elizabeth Morris said: "I am horrified at what is proposed, which will (once again) adversely affect residents, fauna and flora of the proposed area."

Mr Sam Allen-Rose said: "This will increase traffic demands on the roads of Webheath which are struggling at the moment, plus Crumpfields Lane is considerably too small to handle that volume of traffic safely."

Barton Willmore were approached by The Advertiser, but declined to comment further.