NEW homes are set to be built after Braintree Council approved plans for a residential development.

A successful planning application by En Masse, a design studio in Braintree, means seven properties can be built on land near Hanwick Farm, Hollies Road, Bradwell.

The application was finally approved by the council last Thursday.

The development will include two two-bedroom houses, three three-bedroom homes, and two four-bedroom properties.

Braintree and Witham Times: Plans - The site map for the developmentPlans - The site map for the development (Image: Braintree Council)

Fourteen parking spaces will be created in total.

The site will be accessible via Hollies Road, and there will be a turning space for vehicles.

A landscaped area with seating will be adjacent to the properties.

The proposal received six objections from nearby residents.

One said the development would “impact on the environment and make this road more dangerous than it already is”.

Braintree and Witham Times: Area - A section of Hollies Road bending roundArea - A section of Hollies Road bending round (Image: Google Maps)

Another said Hollies Road is very narrow with poor visibility and the houses “would also cause noise and light pollution in an area that is rural and quiet”.

However, the application was granted by Braintree Council.

This was because the council considered any adverse impacts would not significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits, when assessed against the policies in the National Planning Policy Framework.

A date has not been specified in the application for when work will start.