DETAILED plans for more than 40 new homes on fields in Ramsey have been recommended for approval by council planners.

Developers Olushanu were given outline permission to build 31 homes and ten almshouse type bungalows for older people on land south of Ramsey Road and to the east of Mayes Lane in 2019.

The 4.5 hectare was previously used by Harwich Horse Rangers, but the charity was forced to give up its grazing field when the owner put the land up for sale in 2016.

A report by Tendring Council planning officers said the design, layout and landscaping in the detailed plan are considered “acceptable”.

The plans show there would be a new access road, along with six one-bedroom almshouses, five two-bed units, six three-bed homes, 17 four-bedroom homes and seven five-bed houses.

The majority of the proposed homes will be two-storey in height and the plans also include public open space to the east of the site.

The council has received five letters of objection to the application, which raised concerns about roof pitches being too steep and out of character and that a planned new bus shelter would impact upon visibility when existing the site.

Concerns were also raised over garden sizes being too small and too close to existing boundaries.

A decision on the application is expected to be made by Tendring Council’s planning committee on Tuesday.