In this week's Braintree and Witham Times, we bring you a warning about the impact the number of new homes being built in the district will have on traffic.

Councillor David Mann made the call during a Braintree Council meeting where plans to build 825 homes off Panfield Lane were approved.

Mr Mann said the growing number of homes pencilled in for Bocking and Braintree would lead to "severe" problems on the roads in the coming years.

He said: "There has got to be a tipping point somewhere and I think it’s pretty near.”

Elsewhere in this week's Braintree and Witham Times, we bring you:

  • New cases of deadly infection confirmed in mid Essex
  • Braintree nurses can only work in CM7 postcode because of outbreak
  • Street market dates announced for Witham
  • Glastonbury pays tribute to Firestarter 'Keef'
  • 215 home developer has not shown us any respect
  • Thief dumped led from bank rood in bin
  • Pensioners long row with council over driveway plan
  • Airport expansion bid stalls after council performs u-turn
  • £325m rapid transport plan for garden communities