Cardiff residents are rushing to sign a new petition after being given just 12 days to object to an amended plan to build 20 apartments in a cul-de-sac.
Residents of the Chantry in Llandaff are opposed to the proposed conversion of a 1920s five-bed house, known as the Retreat, to flats on the site on the Pwllmelin Road.
The initial application was withdrawn from last month's planning meeting at the last minute and an amended plan was submitted on Saturday.
Janet Scicluna, 67, of the Chantry, has restarted the petition and already has 69 names. She said: "We started on Saturday and we almost have the same number as the previous petition."
Paul Holloway, 52, who lives at the back of the Retreat, is particularly concerned he will not have enough time to register his objection because he is due to go on holiday this week.
Most of the residents recognise a development on the site will be inevitable, but are still concerned the amended plan has not taken sufficient account of their problems.
But not everyone shares this view.
Though the address of the development is the Pwllmelin Road, the proposed access is from the 13-house cul-de-sac the Chantry, which is likely to cause congestion problems.
Any objections to the development must be made before March 4 so the issue can be discussed at the March planning meeting.