Campaigners fighting plans to build a 20,000 home eco-town in Leicestershire have staged a protest.
Opponents have claimed the town will overwhelm the area
The group CASCET - Campaign Against the Stoughton Co-op Eco-town - held a demonstration in Stoughton on Saturday.
The Co-op, which owns much of the land concerned near Great Glen said the plans would not encroach on neighbouring villages.
The idea is part of a government programme to create 10 carbon neutral settlements across the country.
Campaigners argue that the development would ruin the mostly rural area.
Ann Bond, who organised the protest, said: "I'd just like to know where they expect all this traffic to go.
"The A6 is like a car park most days already but there will be approximately an extra 30,000 vehicles if this project is allowed to go ahead."
Thousands of people have already signed a petition against plans on the 10 Downing Street website.
More than 50 proposals have been sent to the government and a decision is expected this month.
The Co-op has said there would be a full public consultation if the proposal was short-listed.