PLANS to build 19 new homes in a village have been given the go-ahead by council planning bosses.

The bid to build the new homes in Gosfield were granted on Tuesday, June 8.

The sit is on land south of The Limes and is just off the Street in the village.

The development, which was being proposed by Chelsteen Homes, comes after previous proposals for the site were approved.

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

But now the latest bid has been granted by Braintree Council's Planning Committee subject to certain conditions being met.

It comes as Braintree Council recommended the bid for approval prior to the meeting.

However the new will come as a blow to some who felt the plans would impact the village's environment and wildlife as well as lead to overdevelopment.

It was on the grounds of overdevelopment which saw the Gosfield Parish Council object to the application.

One resident's objection said: "The revised development proposal for this site is not significantly different from the previous one, and continues to be inconsistent about tree surgery proposals, and vague about mitigation and future management."

Another added: "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 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 pot holes 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 BDC authority which in recent years has become more and more aggressive in its pursuit of urbanisation at all costs."