PLANS to build 30 homes in Great Totham have been green lighted despite 21 online objections.

Maldon District Council has granted permission for plans to build 30 homes on land opposite 34 Hall Road, in Great Totham, to go ahead.

Proposals also include access and access road, parking, private amenity spaces, and two aread of public open space.

A total of 18 of the proposed dwellings would be open market and 12 would be affordable housing units.

This application follows two previous applications for residential development at the site.

The most recent was refused by the council due to the impact of the development on the character and appearance of the area.

These approved plans had been controversial with 21 objections online.

One objector commented: "Hall Road is a small country lane which is due to be widened in accordance with the planning.

"There is already a lot of congestion at the top of the road by the shop and garage and this will only worsen with the extra cars generated by these houses."

The parish council had also recommended refusal as it would have "an intrusive visual impact upon the area and its surroundings".

It also said the plans would "introduce unwelcome domestic activity to the site presenting an inappropriate and insensitive urbanising effect".

There were also concerns of the effect of traffic and road safety and its impact on wildlife present.

The planning inspector recommended approval as the appearance, layout and scale of the scheme were considered to be of an acceptable quality.

They also raised no concerns for the impact on residential amenity.