Hundreds of people have signed a petition to prevent housing being built on land in Lichfield.
But a petition has now been launched by local residents who say the development should not go ahead.
Daniel Floyd, who started the petition, said:
“Netherstowe field is an area for the residents of Curborough and Stowe to enjoy.
“This land should not be used to build housing of any kind on – not to mention the horse chestnut trees, which have a long history with local residents and should be retained.
“There is plenty of land in Lichfield which can be used for developments, this site should not be part of this.”Daniel Floyd, Curborough Action Group
The land was previously owned by Lichfield District Council, but a report to the local authority in 2018 revealed that the site was one of two that had been earmarked for affordable housing by local provider Bromford.
“Bromford have produced a scheme proposing 14 units at Leyfields and eight units at Netherstowe.
“A pre-application process was also entered into by Bromford to identify any issues relating to development of the two sites.
“The major issue to be addressed is the loss of public open space – the implications of the loss will be dealt with as part of the planning application process.”Report to Lichfield District Council in 2018