COUNCILLORS are being recommended to approve two planning applications which would see more than 100 new homes built in a Cam road.

If permission is granted for the two applications in Box Road, which total 126 homes, it would bring the number of new homes built in recent years or in the pipeline to more than 350 – with 4.17ha of land opposite the station also designated for employment development.

The Box Road/Draycott area of Cam has been designated by Stroud District Council as one of five ‘strategic sites’ where house-building should be focused in its local plan, however both applications fall outside of the village settlement boundary.

Members of the council's planning committee will debate both applications at its meeting on April 24 with officers recommending that both be given planning permission.

Residents have raised concerns about the level of development in the Box Road area and the impact it could have on services.