A new planning application to build 33 new homes in a village has been submitted after a developer withdrew its plan for the same site.

Knight Developments and Gray and Dale were seeking to build 29 new homes on land off Nuns Walk in Great Yeldham.

However, the application was withdrawn last week and has been replaced with a new bid by Strutt and Parker to build 33 homes.

The developer says the alterations to the plans have been made following discussions with Essex County Council and Braintree Council.

The new bid will see smaller houses built and a reduction in the number of four/five-bedroom houses previously proposed by Knight Developments and Gray and Dale.

Plans for a community facility have also now been shelved, however there are now plans to enhance the nearby Bowtells Meadow by landscaping it and creating a new play area.

Thirteen of the proposed 33 homes will be allocated as affordable housing, while access to the new estate would come via Church Road.

The planning and design statement adds: “It is envisaged that the public open space and retention and enhancement of the hedgerow fronting on to Church Road would make a positive contribution to the Conservation Area while also adding to the visual aspect when entering the village.

“The design process reflects a sustainable and responsive design, which relates directly to its physical, social and environmental context.

“The development will provide a new footpath link through the site that connects the new residents to the school, Bowtells Meadow, the village shop and village hall.”

Braintree Council received ten letters objecting to the original application, with a number of concerns focusing on flood risk and the potential for increased traffic in the area.

Great Yeldham Parish Council and Essex Highways had raised no objections.