TWO proposed housing developments of over 100 houses have sparked concerns that village amenities will be stretched to breaking point.

Plans have been submitted for 122 houses in Scorton, which would see the construction of a new roundabout, foul sewerage pumping station, play areas and car parking.

The proposals have raised fears about overcrowding at the Bolton-on-Swale St Mary’s Church of England Primary School and the village’s medical centre.

One application is for 64 houses on land north of Scorton Medical Centre on Stags Way, providing 21 two bedroom, 28 three bedroom and 15 four bedroom houses.

Of these, 26 two and three bedroom properties would be so-called affordable housing.

However, objections have been received from Scorton Parish Council, which highlights the history of flooding, and the construction of houses elsewhere in the village.

The local education authority confirms that there would be insufficient places at the primary school unless a contribution of £217,536 was secured.

Mr and Mrs Bell, of Cleveland Road, said: “The size of the development is too large, would change the village again and would take away from the village not add to it.”

But Lawrence Campbell, also of Cleveland Road, said: “The scheme has clear provision for affordable homes that are needed to bring young people into the village.”

The application is recommended to be refused, as “it would significantly exceed the amount of housing growth appropriate to the village”.

Another application is for up to 58 houses to the west of the village, which would extend on the north side of the B6271 as far as a former road known as Back Lane.

The education authority believes a contribution of £197,142 would be needed to accommodate the increased capacity.

Robert Crowther, of nearby Archers Green, said: “The new plans seem very unsympathetic to the residents with hardly a buffer between the new development and existing dwellings."

This application is recommended to be granted as it is deemed to provide a “positive contribution to housing land supply and housing mix”.

Both applications will be considered by Richmondshire District Council’s planning committee tomorrow.