A NEW business park will be built in the west of Rochford district by 2021, Rochford council hopes.

The Tory administration also wants to pedestrianise Rochford Market Square within the next ten years and promote arts, crafts and markets.

The council's aims were set out during a budget meeting in its From Vision to Reality document.

The largest opposition group, the Lib Dems, made an amendment to a statement which referred to building housing developments on "large-scale sites" by removing the phrase "large-scale".

Lib Dem leader Chris Black said: "I was unhappy with a number of things."

The council also wants to build a satellite health clinic in Rayleigh by 2017. But the Lib Dems wanted to see such a clinic built much sooner.

Council leader Terry Cutmore said: "The council's vision is that we make the district the place of choice in the county to live, work and visit."

Other aims included making sure the Baltic Wharf had a long-term future and improving the roads leading to it.