AN application outlining how plans for 145 homes next to a beauty spot in Ardleigh will look has been given the go ahead.

Gladman Developments’ latest plans to build the homes off Bromley Road, next to Salary Brook, have been approved by Tendring Council.

A quirk in the local authority boundary system means the site actually falls into Colchester’s neighbour Tendring Council.

The outline plans were initially thrown out by Tendring Council, but the decision was successfully appealed in 2018 by Gladman Developments.

The developer has now had the reserved matters for details of appearance, landscaping, layout and scale approved.

A design and access statement by the developer said: “The intention therefore is to provide a new community based on a layout which is highly legible, walkable, safe, mixed in terms of tenure, and diverse in terms of its material palette.

“At the heart of the layout are green routes and amenity spaces structured around existing trees and providing connections between adjacent sites for ecology.”

But the plans have proved unpopular with residents from the start.

David Casey, of Longridge Park, Colchester, said in his objection: “The recent minor works being carried out at this location have been unnecessarily noisy and on occasions expletives have been heard echoing across the valley which is totally unwarranted and unacceptable.

“The future landscaping phase is clearly going to become unbearably loud and noisy for the local residents living in this area.”

Gladman Developments was contacted by the Gazette for comment.