A HOUSING developer has released more details surrounding controversial plans.

CALA Homes is currently building 238 homes of the edge of Kelvedon, off Coggeshall Road.

The plans, which include one and two-bedroom apartments and two, three, four and five-bedroom homes, were given the green light earlier this year by Braintree Council.

Now the developer has released images of what the homes will look like.

The developer said the designs are in keeping with the village surroundings and “incorporate a range of Georgian styles”.

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When the plans were approved, councillors were told they were of significant importance to Kelvedon as it would set the tone for further housing developments planned for the village in the future.

The parish council said in a statement: “This is the first significant development in the village for over 20 years and possibly not the last, and therefore this site needs to be designed to the highest standards to be able to set a benchmark for future proposals.”

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A total of 40 per cent of the homes are benchmarked as affordable housing.

Head of planning for CALA Homes north home counties, Phillip Wright, said: “As the village’s architecture is particularly varied - with many historic buildings and spaces with some dwellings dating back to the 15th century - we’ve leaned heavily on incorporating various elements from the rich tapestry of Kelvedon’s architecture over the centuries into our build to create something bespoke for the development that is sensitive to its history.”

Developers also plan to create a play area for children and a public art installation which they will ask residents for their input on.