A developer could see its plan to build 250 new homes on the edge of Braintree thrown out due to its failure to show the impact the proposals would have on the roads.

Begin Braintree Ltd is expecting a ruling on its vision for land between Long Green and Braintree Road, Tye Green, at a council meeting next week.

Councillors are set to vote on whether the application, which includes building 100 affordable homes, should be given the green light.

Planning officers have recommended they refuse the scheme due to a number of reasons, including concerns over traffic and safety.

Essex Highways has objected to the plans due to a “lack of information” being put forward by the developer about the potential impact of the proposal on highways capacity and safety.

Begin Braintree is proposing to build a new roundabout along Braintree Road to provide access to the development, which would be based close to Braintree and Wyevale Garden Centre.

It is also promising to reroute part of Braintree Road to remove two sharp bends.

But experts say the concept is lacking in detail and does not show the overall impact hundreds of homes could have on traffic.

Further concerns have also been raised by officers about the site being located close to an industrial estate.

In their report, which will be discussed in the meeting, they say: “Clearly the locating of new housing adjacent to an established industrial area where activities such as waste transfer and auto salvage are carried out is far from ideal and raises serious concern in relation to the impact upon the amenity of future residents of the development.

“Given that the applicant has been unable to resolve these issues, the impact of these activities upon future residents must also weigh against the proposal.”

Cressing Parish Council has strongly objected to the plans due to the lack of services, such as school places and healthcare, in the village.

The proposed site is also not included in the Cressing Neighbourhood Plan, which outlines where and what type of development is permitted in the area.

That plan needs support from the public through a referendum before it becomes an official document, however officers have highlighted it as a further reason to refuse planning permission.

Begin Braintree insists its proposals are well-designed and would enhance the biodiversity and ecological value of the surrounding area.

Next week’s meeting takes place at Causeway House in Bocking End on Tuesday, December 3, starting at 7.15pm.