AN offer to buy a former car boot sale site on the outskirts of the city has been accepted, says an estate agent.

The field, off the Ketch roundabout, in Worcester, had a £3million asking price in an online advert posted by property agents Fisher German.

However, a spokesman for the agents said: “An offer has been accepted but the sale is yet to complete therefore I am unable to say who the purchaser is unfortunately.”

The site is due to be developed into 81 homes as part of the south Worcester ‘urban extension.’

However, city councillor Roger Knight, who represents St Peter’s, is against the plans and claims the site is not suitable for housing.

He added: “I just think it’s a bad location to build. It’s not an easy piece of land to reach by foot.

“You are pretty much landlocked there, you are trapped by roads. We don’t want people walking across the Southern Link Road.

“Without some kind of bridge I don’t know how you would easily access the services in and around the area [on foot].”

Mr Knight said residents would also have to walk a fair distance to reach a proposed footbridge over Broomhall Way, near the Norton roundabout.

He added: “Eventually there will be a hub for that area [the urban extension] with, I believe, a small supermarket, a health centre and a school.”

However, the councillor said the estate would be left without shops or food outlets for a considerable period of time, if a developer pushes ahead with the plans in the near future.

Mr Knight added that while new homes need to be built, they have to be in the right areas.

He also raised concerns about the impact the project would have on congestion and the environment.

The councillor said: “It’s a huge chunk of countryside that will disappear.

“I think everyone is also concerned about how many new cars the development will bring to the area.”

Seven Capital, which submitted a planning application on behalf of the landlord, was granted outline planning permission for the site in 2017.

Car boot sales took place on the field for 14 days every year, mainly on Sundays and Bank Holidays.