WALTON Parish Council is vowing to fight proposals to build in the green belt in the area.

Land is under threat by the council’s local plan preferred development option (PDO).

Peel Holdings has put forward 125 hectares of land for housing in Higher Walton, off Chester Road, with the site having the potential to deliver up to 1,800 properties.

The parish council has put up banners at the site urging the authority to ‘save Walton’s green belt land’.

Chair Barbara Price said: “Everyone wants to live in the country but it won’t be the country by the time 1,800 houses go up – and it would be complete chaos for traffic.”