More than 60 homes are set to be built off a narrow country lane on the edge of Moreton-in-Marsh.
Cotswold District Council’s planning committee approved the 67 homes on the edge of the market town this morning, but concerns were raised over parking issues on the narrow Evenlone Road.
The lane has been reduced to one car entering at a time as nearby residents park on both sides of Evenlode Road, the committee heard today.
The site, known locally as ‘the Polo Field’, runs along Evenlode Road.
Councillors approved the new housing estate by a majority of eight, including a plan to call on Gloucestershire County Council to improve the access to the road.
A council officer said the new residents will have to “wash their face and not exacerbate the parking problem”.
Some were concerned that Moreton-on-Marsh is already “under strain” as the town has seen more than 1,000 homes be built since 2011.
Councillor Rachel Coxcoon, who represents Moreton East, said the town has seen no infrastructure improvements since more houses have been built.
Ms Coxcoon (LD) said in the meeting: “The rate of house growth has been extraordinary in Moreton since 2011, and we have had no infrastructure improvements in that time.
“I have received many emails and letters about this application from residents. There is some question that Moreton has exceeded what it can give from the local plan.”
Speaking after the meeting, Moreton-in-Marsh town councillor Malcolm Berry said: “There is local acceptance of development and housing on the side, but no attempt to mitigate a known and repeatedly recorded problem that will only be exacerbated by this development is quite shameful.”