PLANS for more than 400 new homes in Walton have been submitted to Stafford Borough Council - but town representatives fear they will strain the area’s already stretched infrastructure.
Hallam Land and Management and Davidsons Developments put forward residential development plans for land west of Longhope Drive last month, following a public consultation in May.
Stone Town Council’s planning committee called a special meet- ing to discuss the application last week and raised concerns about the development’s impact on the area.
Councillor Mark Green said: “We are going to have 1,125 more cars going onto Eccleshall Road and we have no doctors in Walton but you are going to have more people.
"I don’t think there has been enough thought about this.
“The traffic queues are going to be up to the M6 and if there is an accident on the M6 it’s going to be chaos.”
Councillor Ann Tomlinson said: “It is not just traffic it is the wider infrastructure.
"If people live there who don’t have cars are there going to be buses they can catch to get into town?
“If we are going to get some development could we place a restriction on the amount of houses?”
Councillor Cathy Collier, who chaired the discussion, said that traffic on the A34 had already been backed up all the way to Whitgreave that evening because of an earlier road accident.