PLANS for 70 new homes to be built in a village have been revealed.

Tollgate Partnership has submitted two outline planning applications to create the new estates on land west of The Folley, Layer-de-la-Haye.

One is for up to 39 of the homes will be market properties with 16 affordable homes planned.

The other is for seven market homes and eight affordable properties. 

Two access routes into the estate are planned from Greate House Farm Road and The Folley.

The site, split into two parcels of land, has been allocated for housing in Colchester Council's Local Plan.

A planning statement reads: "The site is located adjacent to the existing settlement boundary of Layer-de-la-Haye - a recognised sustainable settlement.

"Growth at the proposed scale would be modest and respectful of the existing village and its facilities.

"It is an enclosed site and its development would therefore not cause an unacceptable level of harm on the countryside."

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Applicant Tollgate Partnership is the owner of Tollgate in Stanway and working on the new £65 million Tollgate Village retail, leisure and business park.

Colchester Council will have the final say on the plans.

To view the plans, click here or here.