Anger at proposals for hundreds of homes on land west of Harborough was given a public forum at an exhibition to display the plans.
Concerns over drainage, traffic congestion and added pressure on resources in Harborough were among the issues raised by residents at the event held at the Three Swans Hotel in the town on Friday.
The plans for 450 homes would form part of a larger development of up to 1,800 houses on the north-west side of Harborough’s Airfield Farm site.
Displays at the event showed a link road running through the development from the B6047 near Airfield Farm to the top of Lubenham Hill.
The plans, which the developer says will help the district meet Government targets to build 7,700 homes in the next 20 years, also included an access road over the canal.
The exhibition was staged ahead of major decisions due to be made by Harborough District Council over the future of the Airfield site next month.
Residents at the exhibition raised several worries.
Brookfield Road resident George Cator said: “The supermarkets are all on the other side of town so everyone will have to go through the town, where the traffic is already bad enough. Another problem is doctors. There aren’t enough in town as it is, without all the extra people this will bring.”
Peter Paris, of Spinney Close, which backs onto the proposed development, said the area regularly flooded and raised drainage concerns.
“We don’t need this amount of property in Harborough,” he added.
And Bob Hakewill, of Lubenham Hill, said consultancy firm Pegasus, which ran the exhibition for developer Davidsons, were not able to supply finer details over what was planned.
A spokesman for Pegasus said more than 100 people attended. He added: “Comments received are being considered and will inform Davidsons’ outline planning application.”