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Representation 1008 on Preferred Options Local Plan by Mrs Lesley Woods

Support / Object: OBJECT
Document Link: Preferred Options Local Plan - Sustainable Settlements, Mersea Island, SS17a: Mersea Housing and Employment
Representation: Over development for the Island, creating serious traffic problems, plus the inability to obtain an appointment at the doctors surgery when ill.
No Secondary school, children already have to be bused to Colchester. No Ambulance service on the Island, all emergencies are dealt with by Colchester ambulance service.
For the Council to consider such a large development would greatly overwhelm all facilities, particularly the increase in the number of cars on the roads, very little parking is available, therefore cars are parking on all the roads leading to the Coast, thereby blocking vital roads for the Emergency services.

Original submission

Do not object to some development but the scale is too large. At the present time the main roads ie Mill Road, Colchester Road, The Strood and East Road are inadequate for cars and also heavy lorries servicing the supermarkets, thereby increasing the volume of traffic, therefore, the 2 developments proposed for the Island would seriously increase the waiting times at The Strood after a high tide, both egress and ingress to the Island. Therefore detrimental to the emergency services attending a serious accident or the need of a person requiring an ambulance after a heart-attack. The infrastructure relating to GP's, schools, sewerage, water supply, parking are already inadequate for the current population. Further development in the proposed Local Plan would seriously overwhelm these facilities.
It would be sensible to give consideration to dredging The Strood, thereby reducing the height of the water coverage of The Strood at high tide.

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