PLANS to build up to 830 homes and light industry at RAF Brampton were unveiled yesterday – sparking anger among villagers who say roads, schools and other services could not cope with a huge influx of people.

PLANS to build up to 830 homes and light industry at RAF Brampton were unveiled yesterday – sparking anger among villagers who say roads, schools and other services could not cope with a huge influx of people.

Proposals to demolish nearly all the existing buildings on the site and replace them with apartments and houses were revealed at a community consultation in Brampton Community Centre.

Land at the MoD-owned site has also been earmarked for offices and light industry.

Only the former officers’ mess, the former coach house and the former stables would be spared the wrecking ball because they are protected under planning law.

Fears are the development will put greater pressure on roads and existing facilities.

There are no plans to build a school or ­doctor’s surgery on the site, and the RAF Health Centre would close.

Brampton Parish Council vice-chairman Mike Shellens said: “The parish council is faced with a difficult situation. We could find ourselves with a village split in two – that is our primary concern.

“We do not want the MoD to put greed before the interests of the village. They should avoid over-development of the site.

“Local traffic jams are bad enough. ­Brampton wants to be able to get into town – that does not seem unreasonable.”

Resident John Barry said: “If we look at the land mass, it adds approximately 50 per cent of the current size of Brampton.

“It is very disappointing to find that most of the development is aimed towards ­residential development.

“Eight houses at 2.4 children per house, would mean 2,000 children and there is no school proposed.

“Over the past 10 to 15 years we have already had significant expansion of the ­village. It has doubled and that has put a lot of pressure on facilities.

“To impose this sort of development shows no consideration for the villagers.

“Try and project the vision of Brampton in 2025, and what is being proposed here does not make very good reading.”

Mother-of-two Vhari Russell was ­concerned for the impact on the village school.

She said: “There is no space to make the school bigger without losing the outdoor space that it has got. It is quite a big school as it is.

“I have got a daughter at the school and I am concerned about the ramifications of trying to get our second child into the school.”

RAF Brampton, which is managed by the Defence Estates agency, is due to be vacated in 2014. Staff will transfer to RAF Wyton.

Plans are for the former officers’ mess to become an hotel, while the sports pitches are to be moved to the northern part of the site.

About 300 homes will be affordable in line with planning policy, and a small shopping centre could be created at the site.

A secondary access to the development is pencilled in via Buckden Road, to complement the current main access.

Hannah Keilloh, of consultants Drivers Jonas Deloitte, speaking on behalf of the Defence Estates, said: “These are early drafts of what the Defence Estates and MoD think the site is suitable for. It is not a definite proposal.

“The point of this event is to get people’s views on these proposals.”

An outline planning application for the site is due to be submitted to Huntingdonshire District Council in January.

If permission is granted, the site would be sold to a private developer.