Controversy over traveller site plans in Essex

18 July 2018, 09:06 | Updated: 18 July 2018, 09:13

Drakes Lane Industrial Site in Little Waltham

Businesses on an industrial site in Little Waltham say building permanent accommodation for travellers next to them would be dangerous.

They're worried about children getting into their estate at Drakes Lane.

"{There's health and safety problems with} The site being what it is, and the nature of most of the businesses here - with chemicals, large plant equipment - which is all safely kept overnight - but of course, this {site} is not manned overnight," a spokesperson for the industrial estate told Heart.

Hastoe Housing Association is putting together the plans for land at Drakes Lane.

They say they'll discuss the site location further with Chelmsford City Council.