Councillors and MPs met government officials in London to discuss the progress of Maldon District Council’s Local Development Plan.

Staff from Maldon District Council and MPs John Whittingdale and Priti Patel met Nick Boles, parliamentary under secretary of state for planning to examine the progression of the Plan.

Council leader Bob Boyce said: "Mr Boles reiterated the importance of having an up to date plan in place as soon as possible to control and manage future development and congratulated the council on our progress.

"The meeting also provided the opportunity for the delegation to again highlight the infrastructure constraints which exist in the district."