A mum-of-two is launching a campaign to keep green spaces near her Braintree home.

Emma Nicholson, 49, of Chapel Hill, hopes to petition against homes allocated for land at Braintree Town Football Club, Braintree Lawn Tennis Club and nearby over fears that fields and other green areas will be swallowed up.

In the current Local Development Framework (LDF), Braintree Council hopes to deliver 30 houses on a detached playing field at Chapel Hill and has suggested that land at the football and tennis club could house a combined 75 homes.

A potential £42million development in Panfield Lane could include 600 new homes, an extension to Springwood Industrial Estate and a new stadium for Braintree Town, prompting a move from the current stadium in Clockhouse Way.

Miss Nicholson, who works in retail management, described the allocations as “unfair”.

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