About 70 people turned out for to catch the first glimpse of plans to transform a former garage site.

Developer McCarthy and Stone was pleased with the public feedback following its exhibition of plans for retirement housing on the former Orth Garage site, White Horse Lane, Maldon.

The display outlined how the 31 one and two bedroom later living apartments, communal facilities and landscaped gardens, would “rejuvenate” the town centre site.

The next step will be for the developer to submit a planning application.