UPDATED plans for Southend United’s new 21,000 seat stadium complex have been published.

More than a thousand residents have been sent letters inviting them to look at the sport, leisure and entertainment complex at Fossetts Farm.

Anyone who commented on the initial plans or who lives near the complex has until November 8 to comment before the final plans are considered by Southend Council.

It is hoped the plan will go before the council this year.

In the latest plans the amount of restaurant space has been reduced and the amount of space for leisure facilities has been increased by the equivalent of about ten tennis courts.

The proposed multi-million pound development includes a 21,000-seat stadium on Fossetts Farm, off Eastern Avenue, as well as five residential buildings, shops, restaurants, a cinema and four full sized grass football pitches.

In July, the hotel chain Hilton also committed to build a 107-room hotel as part of the site once planning permission has been granted.

The application also includes plans for 848 homes and a 12 screen cinema.

A spokesman for Southend Council said 1,155 letters about the changes were sent out to residents on Thursday arriving in the post this week.

The updated plans were submitted by Powerhaus Consultancy, who say they were made following feedback received in a previous consultation.

The plans were initially submitted to the council at the end of April 2017.

Club chairman Ron Martin said: ““We recognise the council have a job to do and while the club would like the application considered soon we are in the hands of the council and recognise that and will to work with them.”

Despite the latest consultation having begun, and statutory guidelines about when a council has to consider planning applications once submitted, a spokesman for Southend Council claimed it was “impossible” to say when councillors will make a decision,

The club’s current stadium at Roots Hall on Victoria Avenue is set to be demolished to make way for around 472 new homes. A planning application for this development is expected soon.