CAMPAIGNERS fighting to block a housing development in their east Cleveland village have handed in a 70-name petition to the council.

Concern has been raised about the level of traffic that will have to pass through the narrow roads around Cleveland View, Skelton Green.

The residents have also written a letter of complaint to Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council claiming malpractice and maladministration over concerns about the planning process ahead of a meeting that was scheduled for January 9.

David Vaughan, who lives on Cleveland View, said: “There have been several mistakes during the planning process including our photographs and documents going missing.”

A decision on the application at the beginning of the month was deferred to allow for a site visit by members of the planning committee.

Les Johnson, who also lives on Cleveland View, said: “There is no way that the roads will be able to cope with HGVs coming and going if the plan gets approved. The road is already in a bad way and it will only get worse.”

The application to build eight homes on land at the end of Cleveland View will be before the council’s planning committee on Thursday, January 30 at 2pm in Skelton Green village hall.