PLANS to build up to 95 flats and homes on a piece of brownfield land in Bocking have been unveiled by a housing association.

A planning application has not yet been submitted, however applicant Greenfields held a public consultation in the village last week and is expected to press ahead with its plans.

If the expected application is approved by Braintree Council between 85 and 95 new homes would be built on the piece of brownfield land which sits to the south of Bovingdon Road.

The land was previously home to a Courtauld’s Textile Mill and since its demolition it is believed to have been used as skip storage.

A Greenfields spokesman said: “We have held a public event to give the community the chance to view and comment on our proposals for an affordable housing-led development on land south of Bovingdon Road, Bocking.

“The initial proposal is to build between 85 and 95 high quality apartments, houses and bungalows to help meet the district’s urgent need for affordable homes, including properties available for social rent.

“Feedback will be analysed and taken on board before an outline planning application is submitted to Braintree District Council.”

The consultation came just days after a public inquiry into whether a developer should be allowed to build up to 300 homes on another nearby piece of land in Church Street closed.

The Bocking and High Garrett Residents’ Action Group (BAHGRAG) has been campaigning against those plans submitted by developer Gladman and the group say residents have raised concerns with it over the latest application.

Chair Terry Surrey said: “We have had some residents come to us with their concerns which is why we felt we had to make people aware of the consultation.

“It’s still obviously in the very early stages but the land was turned down for inclusion in the Draft Local Plan because it was decided it was unsuitable.”