Plans for 1,500 homes on Brockworth greenbelt backed 'in principal' by Gloucester City Council officers
PLANS to build 1,500 homes on Brockworth greenbelt have been backed by officers at Gloucester City Council.
They have written a report recommending councillors support the principal of an urban extension in the village.
And they say the idea of adding a gypsy or traveller provision should be looked at.
Hunter Page Planning submitted an application to Tewkesbury Borough Council (TBC) for the Perrybrook scheme in December.
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It proposes building a new estate near the A417 with 1,500 homes, community facilities, shops, employment land and a health facility.
Brockworth villagers are vehemently opposed to it and so far more than 100 people have written to Tewkesbury objecting to the scheme.
The public consultation ends on Tuesday and Jane Joyner, from campaign group Save Brockworth Greenbelt, said: "I urged anyone who hasn't done so yet to write to Tewkesbury with their objection.
"This is your last chance."
Gloucester was asked to respond to the public consultation as the greenbelt site is on the "periphery" of the city.
In the report, it advises councillors to "support the principal of an urban extension to the east of the city at Brockworth".
Tewkesbury Borough Councillor Vince Perez (LD, Brockworth) said: "They have laid their cards on the table and showed their feelings.
"They are pushing for Brockworth as a primary site to build on and even suggested a gypsy encampment there.
"They see Brockworth as a dumping ground and are not playing fair."
Gloucester City Council's planning committee was due to discuss the report on Tuesday night but it was deferred to "clarify" information.
A spokesman said any changes made were unlikely to affect the recommendation.
A TBC spokeswoman said a date has not been set for its planning committee to discuss the application.