HUNDREDS of Gnosall residents are expected to attend a planning meeting next week as part of a campaign against mass development.
Members of Gnosall Residents against Indiscriminate Development (Grid) are objecting to an outline planning application for up to 75 houses off Lowfield Lane.
They say planning applications in the system or in the pipeline would add some 500 houses to the village.
The outline application has been submitted by London-based Providence Land Ltd.
Some 54 householders have objected saying the village’s infrastructure won’t cope with hundreds of houses.
Ward councillor Mike Smith, who will speak about the application at the meeting on Wednesday, said hundreds of residents were expected to attend.
He said: “We have got a real problem here because the people of Gnosall have accepted that they will get some houses over the years but the issue we have got is four applications at once and we are having difficulty in whether we accept one or none or wait until we have got a neighbourhood plan.
“We will be arguing that the decision shouldn’t be made until the local plan is in place and the neighbourhood plan is on its way.”
In a letter to the borough council on behalf of Grid, secretary Gail Gregory said: “(We are) not against all development.
We are aware of the need for a fiveyear housing supply plan and we wholeheartedly support the provision of affordable homes.
“However we continue to have serious concerns about the lack of coherent planning and consultation which has arisen because neither the Local Development Framework (LDF) nor the neighbourhood plan is up to date.
“Despite the fact that all applications must be considered individually there is a totality argument, especially since the total proposed build will exceed 25 per cent of the existing village, which I understand to be the limit of development in any one locality at any one time.
"Surely there must be some recognition of the cumulative effect of all these plans.”
Stafford Borough Council’s LDF will be publicly examined in a series of sessions from October 23 to November 11 at the Riverside offices.