CONCERNED residents have objected to new plans for another 90 homes in their town.

The application for 90 houses, public open space, landscaping and infrastructure north of Marsh Road, Burnham, was submitted in November.

Residents are objecting to the plans after receiving planning notices last week.

They say the two, three, and four-bedroom Taylor Wimpey houses are in addition to the 75 homes already approved for the area.

One objector said: “I live at Bramley Avenue and have relatives who are just off Marsh Road.

“I have just moved to Burnham and can already see that the roads and infrastructure cannot take more houses.

“Please carefully consider this when approving the application for even more housing.

“There isn’t the room in schools and people are queuing to get on and off the peninsula every day and night.”

Forty per cent of the proposed dwellings will be affordable housing.

Another objector said: “Marsh Road is already very congested with traffic from St Mary’s School and parking for Ormiston Rivers school.

“The traffic can sometimes make the road virtually impassable.

“There are also major issues with the local infrastructure of no school places, doctors at nearly full capacity and a road system that frankly is becoming a danger to drivers.

“The local area has seen around six new housing estates in the last five years with no new facilities at all.

“Surely we do not need further new developments until the infrastructure system is improved to meet demand.

“I also believe that some of the new estates in the area are not selling as fast as they would like, and some prospective buyers are asking for deposits back due to there being no local school places.”

So far, the application has had no comments of support.

A spokesman for Taylor Wimpey East London said: “Our application for the development of 90 new homes in Burnham-on-Crouch complies fully with both local and national planning policy, and has been submitted following extensive consultation and feedback from residents and stakeholders.

“We are confident that the proposed development will deliver benefits for years to come, both to new residents and to the existing community.”

A public exhibition was held at Ormiston Rivers Academy last May. A neighbourhood consultation continues until Thursday, February 13.

Maldon District Council is due to make a decision by April 20.