RESIDENTS could be set to see more homes in their village as developers launch a fresh housing bid.

Developers Chelsteen Homes want to build 19 homes on land south of The Limes in Gosfield.

The development on the site, which is just off The Street, would also include parking, garages, road access and landscaping and amenity space.

The latest bid comes after previous developments on the site have been approved in recent years. 

Plans for up to 19 homes was granted in February 2018 while consent for 17 homes was granted in June 2020.

The fresh bid hopes to increase the number of approved homes from 17 to 19 "in the interests of ensuring the efficient use of the land, and maximising the site’s contribution of affordable housing."

However, the proposal to build homes on the land has prompted objections from many Gosfield residents.

They object to the development of the site on the grounds of removing lime trees to make way for the homes, overdevelopment and traffic.

One resident said: “Gosfield has already been earmarked for development just north of the village on existing green land adjoining Mead Way and, as a village, is in danger of being overwhelmed by developments that would eradicate this very label as seen elsewhere all over the Braintree District Council region.

“Added to that the extra traffic this would incur on both the village and the A1017 which is already busier and littered with potholes on a frequent basis.

“More dwellings would put more strain on the local doctors surgeries which are already buckled from the previous intake of residents from previous developments within the immediate area.

“Gosfield is a rural village within the Braintree District Council authority which in recent years has become more and more aggressive in its pursuit of urbanisation at all costs.”

Gosfield Parish Council also objected to the original bid for up to 19 homes back in 2018.

Braintree Council’s planning committee will make the final decision.