A disgruntled pensioner claims low-flying planes disturb his peace up to seven times an hour.

Peter Wood, 69, has noticed planes flying over his house every ten minutes in the last six weeks and says he has wasted time improving a home he might now have to leave.

He and his wife Susan, 67, moved to Rosemary Avenue, Braintree, in July last year, to be closer to family and had become used to hearing one or two planes a day.

A spokesman for Stansted Airport said more aircraft having been taking off from a particular runway because of easterly winds.