More than 600 people viewed plans for a new estate and hospital.

Kensington and Edinburgh Estates held a consultation on Friday and Saturday for residents to see its plans for 320 homes, shops, offices, care home, relocation of St Peter’s Hospital and surgery on land at Maldon Hall Farm in Spital Road, Maldon.

Spokesman Simon Hoare said: “The exhibition went very well and we had about 650 people attending.

“Over the coming days we will be going through the comments forms to identify the key issues raised through the consultation."