You want your Eclipse project to integrate with Maven for build and dependency management but you also want to utilize WTP (Web Tools Platform) support for web app development. It seems like it should work once you install both plugins, but it doesn’t as of the Indigo (3.7.1) release of Eclipse. You can create a Maven project, or you can create a Web Application (WTP) project, but they don’t play together nicely at all. Here’s a simple way to get all the features of both:
That’s all there is to it. You have WTP support for all the Maven web projects open in your workspace and you will have WTP support for all new Maven web projects you create or import.