Plans for new public toilets in a town centre have been given the go-ahead.

The toilets will be part of the Victoria Square development in Braintree town centre.

Plans, which include three toilet cubicles, one accessible to disabled users, were given the green light yesterday (January 19).

The toilets will be located opposite the Braintree museum and at the entrance to the new bus interchange being built off of Manor Street.

Cllr Tom Cunningham, deputy leader at Braintree District Council said the toilets were approved after concerns raised by the public.

He said: "We have listened to public opinion and the concerns raised by residents on the issues around adequate toilet provision in Braintree town centre.

"We looked at the options on how best to incorporate toilets within the Victoria Square scheme and have opted for a solution which places them in a convenient location, close to the bus interchange, and accessible to residents, bus drivers and their passengers."

The toilets, which also include baby changing facilities, will be open when building work finishes in the autumn.