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Representation 1328 on Preferred Options Local Plan by West Mersea Town Council (Mrs Petra Palfreyman)

Support / Object: OBJECT
Document Link: Preferred Options Local Plan - Sustainable Settlements, Mersea Island, SS17a: Mersea Housing and Employment
Representation: West Mersea Town Council's response to proposed developments.

Original submission

West Mersea Town Council (WMTC) consulted the island community on the 1st September 2016 with approx. 500 residents turning up. This represents approx. 8% of the island population and 10% of the voting population. The response to CBC plan for 350 dwellings was an overwhelming NO from at least 95% of the attendance.
* WMTC holds the view that the proposed development areas in the plan could only be developed if all of the following criterion is reviewed and considered:
o The safety of the island community and emergency services
o Caravan parks and house boats must be considered in population numbers
o Infrastructure including the proposed access to the new sites and public transport.
o Health Services
o Improvements to the local educational system inc. school and play groups.
o Utilities
o Possible new Bradwell power station
o The Strood.
o Employment
o Sustainability of the community
* Colchester MUST take this comment to REPRESENT the vast majority of the island which is approx. 7800 people excluding caravans. It must not be considered as a single comment.

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