A planning application for a 30 pitch caravan site in Maesbury has been met with objections.

Caroline Morby has submitted a planning application to Shropshire Council for the change of use of agricultural land in Black Lane to a 30 pitch caravan and camping site, with five hardstanding bases for bell tents with separate cook huts and three shepherd hurts with separate toilet sheds.

Also including within the application is an open fronted tractor and equipment shed, 20 electric hook-up points, a toilet block and an installation of septic tank drainage.

The site would create one full time job and one part-time job, and will be open 24 hours a day all year round.

Mrs Morby details in the planning statement that she wants the site to include eco toilets, recycled materials and to keep pollution to a minimum.

The applicants outlines in the planning statement that the shepherd huts would be built themselves, with each of the huts having their own eco toilet next to them.

The statement also says that "water collection tanks will collect any excess rain water and recycled wooden windows and doors will be used where possible.

"Recycling bins will be on site, bird boxes will be located around the site and fruit trees will be planted.

"Low energy bulbs will be using in the toilet block which will be on a timer keeping light pollution to a minimum."

The application has been met with objections from residents, with many concerned about the increased potential for road accidents and possible problems with noise, light and litter.

Phillipa Jones, from Maesbury, contacted The Advertizer and said that the community is "up in arms" over the application.

"The site would back on to people's houses and onto fields with horses, which will disturb them," she said.

"There are a lot of people who are really unhappy with the plans and this is the largest number of objections an application for Maesbury has seen."

However the application has received support from Michelle Powell who said the venture can only enhance the immediate community.

"I cannot see how the village will be disrupted by noise, when the camp is aimed at families with small children.

"I can only see the camp being of benefit as it's location draw [SIC] in trade to Oswestry with there being so much demand for the showground during seasonal events, then the camp can only easy pressure on small b&b's within the town."