Developers have submitted plans to build 317 homes on fields in west Burnham.

They also hope to build offices, a supermarket, care home, children’s nursery and school, which could create about 600 jobs in total.

But campaigners remain concerned about the new estate, and have questioned why Maldon District Council had not made it public for a month.

Burnham Ramblers Football Club had also hoped a new stadium would be included, but said it has been put on hold because the council has not earmarked its current ground for future redevelopment.

It had hoped to finance a relocation by selling its ground for housing.

* Full story in this week's Burnham Standard.