Two separate applications due to go before councillors could see 419 homes built across the road from each other in Fishtoft.
The two applications, either side of Toot Lane near Hawthorn Tree Primary School, include 79 houses and a children’s centre to the east of Toot Lane and 340 houses and a school nursery to the west.
The bigger development – from S Budge and Co – could also include the widening of a section of Toot Lane to provide a school drop-off point.
In letters to the borough council signed off by parish clerk Kathy Partridge, Fishtoft Parish Council has raised several issues with the plans.
In respect to the larger plan there are ‘concerns at the additional amount of traffic’ with councillors asking for the whole road to become a 30mph limit.
There is also a request for a pedestrian crossing and concerns over sewers backing up during heavy rain.
In terms of the 79 dwellings and the children’s centre – a plan lodged by Lealand Homes – the parish council said it is ‘happy with the proposal of the children’s centre’ and said it would be a benefit to the parish, however, it is concerned about an insufficient amount of evidence and said there are ‘grave concerns’ over parking, picking up and dropping off children.
It said there was also fears of the impact of ‘traffic’ on the dwellings and asks for a designated play area.
It also raises ‘concern at the mix of properties’ and asks to see bungalows backing up to Bladon Estate.
Raymond Singleton-McGuire, Mary Clark, John Flynn, John Harrison and Margaret Ordway did not wish to expand on the council’s comments. Vice chairman George Bishop is away.
Helen Staples and Ossy Snell are on the borough council’s planning committee and did not wish to prejudice their involvement in the subsequent meeting, due later this year.
Frazer Hourihan and Elizabeth Armstrong were unavailable to comment.