AN ANGRY villager says enough is enough and called for the line to be drawn on allowing more homes to be built.

John Hall, of Grange Road, Lawford, said Manningtree, Mistley and Lawford are bearing the brunt of new developments across Tendring and more homes will just add to traffic “misery”.

He said: “An additional 1,200 houses have already been agreed in Lawford, Manningtree and Mistley. That will be about 2,800 new residents in the immediate area – an increase of about 35 per cent of the current local population of about 8,000.”

The 66-year-old said councillors were asked about what improvements to roads and infrastructure there will be at Lawford Parish Council’s last meeting.

He said there were no confirmed improvements for Manningtree railway bridge, the roundabouts at the top and bottom of Cox’s Hill, safer crossing points for school children, or improved footways or dedicated cycle lanes.

He said: “How on earth can such a scale of development be agreed without insisting the developers provide improved infrastructure?.

“Our area represents about 5 per cent of the population of the 140,000 people living in Tendring, yet our area is facing 27 per cent of the new houses.”

Mr Hall said he was worried about Gladman Development’s planning application to build 110 homes off Grange Road which has received 256 objections from residents.

He said: “We should let our planners plan and give local communities time to accommodate new housing.

“Another 110 houses with no significant improvements in infrastructure would only add to the misery on Cox’s Hill.

“Gladman’s own traffic assessment predicts that we will face queues of more than 150 vehicles on Cox’s Hill in the morning or evening peak.

“Between the roundabouts on Cox’s Hill is about 1,100 metres – if you leave only three metres between vehicles, all of Cox’s Hill would be solid."