Residents are becoming frustrated over the lack of progress on a promised new medical centre, it has been claimed.

Land has been allocated for the facility to be built at Bloor Homes’ 193-home estate on the former Premdor factory, in Sible Hedingham

NHS bosses confirmed two years ago the facility would host two nearby surgeries - saying work could be complete within two years.

But despite the estate’s new business premises, Osier House, having been finished, no progress has been made on the medical centre.

Jo Beavis (Conservative, Hedingham) called for answers at a meeting of Braintree Council on Monday.

She said: “The problem councillor Hylton Johnson and I now have is that we have Osier House, an amazing new business hub on the front of the Premdor site.

“It looks like a medical centre and it has all the infrastructure around it. Our inbox is regularly filled with residents asking when it is going to open, and we are having to say actually it’s not a medical centre.”

Ms Beavis added she believed there was a communication problem between residents, the NHS and the council.

John McKee, councillor responsible for corporate services and asset management, said: “It is not Braintree Council is holding this up, we would love to get on the site and develop the medical facilities, it is because an agreement is not in place between the NHS and the GP practices.”

A spokesman for Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group said: “We understand the original business case will shortly be ready for us to review with the practices and with NHS England, who plan local GP services jointly with the Clinical Commissioning Group.”