A town council has rejected plans for 40 homes at the site of a former pub.

Branch Co Ltd is planning to demolition buildings and create the new homes at the site of the former Admiral Jellicoe pub, in High Street, Canvey.

At a meeting last night, Canvey Town councillors raised serious concerns about the plans.

Barry Campagna, Canvey Independent councillor, said the town council believes the plans are not in keeping with the area and could create traffic issues.

Canvey Town Council is only invited to give its views on the plans, the final decision rests with Castle Point Council.

The council is expected to make a decision in August.

The Echo contacted the developer for a comment.