PLANS for a development of nine homes in Tiptree have been met with objection from a parish council.

Tiptree Parish Council discussed the plans for Highlands in Kelvedon Road in Tiptree at its latest planning meeting.

The application looks to redevelop the site to build a street of nine homes on the land, which is currently used for commercial purposes.

The council recommended the plans for refusal due to it not meeting housing needs in Tiptree.

A spokesman for village's parish council said: “After discussion, it was resolved unanimously that Tiptree Parish Council objects to this application.

“Concerns were raised with regards to the ownership and management of the wildlife site.

“The planning statement is incorrect as there is no bank within Tiptree.

"There was a previous application for this site that contained provision for a burial ground, as per the Neighbourhood plan policy that was of preference to the parish council.

“The housing need in Tiptree is for smaller houses, there is also no provision within the plans of affordable housing and this need within Tiptree.”