Frustrations, explanations and words of support will be heard at a public meeting into a 690 home project.

In June developers Quinn Estates and homebuilder Redrow Homes submitted a joint planning application for the former North Weald Golf Club site off Rayley Lane.

As well as 555 homes, affordable homes, a 70 bed retirement complex and 70 bed nursing care accommodation, they asked permission to construct a two-form entry primary school with outdoor space and parking and a Special Educational Needs Centre.

With the proposals having been turned down by Epping Forest District Council once already, the two firms seem determined to muster community support for the project.

They will attempt to do so at a meeting at the Queens Hall Community Centre in North Weald.

After a 15 minute presentation made by a Quinn Estates representative, residents will be able to give feedback.

One many unlikely to be won round by the developers is John Mitchell, a retiree who lives in a 400 year-old Tudor house close to the proposed building site.

Already unhappy about the nearby construction of 20 flats, he said: "At the moment they have diggers and machines to break up the concrete.

"We have trucks coming in and out all day long.

"Every day when I wake up there is brick dust on my car.

"And now we have a company asking if they can build 690 houses along our perimeter fence.

"It is going to devalue our house. My daughter is up in arms. Who's going to buy our house now?

"What we want is for the developers is to make us an offer for the house and the field we own."

The meeting runs from 2pm to 3.30pm on September 8.