Residents have objected to plans to build four houses near an area of woodland in Bury St Edmunds.
A planning application has been submitted to St Edmundsbury Borough Council for four three-bedroom homes on land to the back of 44A Queens Road, ‘together with associated landscape, access improvements and car parking provision’.
Adrian Tindall, who organised a residents’ meeting on Saturday to discuss the proposal, said concerns were raised over the ecological value of the woodland involved, its contribution to the character of the conservation area and the potential for increased traffic in a road that already becomes ‘grid-locked’ at peak times.
In a formal objection, neighbour Daniel Morgan wrote: “The already very busy Queens Road will have to cope with even more traffic, which could be dangerous as well as noisy.”
He added: “It would be criminal to lose the precious woodland area that remains. This area is home to wildlife such as birds, squirrels and rabbits who would lose their home if this building is allowed to go ahead.”
A decision on the application is due by February 7.