Sceptical residents say Stanway’s congested roads will not cope with a 358-home development.

Persimmon Homes has held a public consultation on its plans for a housing estate, off London Road.

Residents are concerned about the impact on the roads and a shortfall in school places and healthcare provision.

Angela Armstrong-Coster, of London Road, said: “The homes are not wanted here. I have spoken to a lot of people about this and not one person will welcome it.

“The infrastructure here is stretched and hugely overworked.”

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