Campaigners against proposed sites near Leamington for Gypsies and travellers have gathered more than 1,000 signatures on a petition.
Warwick District Council has proposed using land next to the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre off the Fosse Way as a dedicated site for Gypsy and traveller pitches, facilities and play areas. Other sites proposed include two off Harbury Lane.
Villagers in Radford Semele, Harbury, Ufton, Whitnash, Deppers Bridge and Chesterton have handed in their petition to the district council’s headquarters at Riverside House.
Rowland Johnson of the group said: “The campaign has shown that residents have compelling arguments against sites in this area.
“Given the wholesale resistance to these proposals, we remain puzzled as to why the clear failings in the original feasibility study have been overlooked.”
Last month, more than 400 villagers met Kenilworth and Southam MP Jeremy Wright - whose constituency includes Radford Semele - and district council leader Michael Doody at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, whose owners said they would have to close it if Gypsies move on to the site.
Objectors also say that the proposed sites in Harbury Lane are prone to flooding, meaning that they would not be suitable for people to live on.
The council is looking for land to place 31 pitches for Gypsies and travellers. Officials have identified 20 potential sites, a consultation on which ended in July.