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I very much object to the proposed building of 350 new houses on two sites in West Mersea for the following reason:
1. Colchester Council planners have quoted 3,200 homes on Mersea this figure is much lower than the Town councils figure and that of the council tax records which is nearer 3,560. Also this figure does not include the many caravans and lodges on the island which have 12 month occupancy which is not adequately policed. The population and number of homes is much higher than quoted.
2. The infrastructure is barely coping with present population. The doctors surgery and the school are impossibly inadequate and the roads and sewerage already need upgrading. All the traffic coming into village on a daily basis from the two proposed sites, would need to cross over the Queens corner junction with Mill Road (very near to the proposed new doctors surgery). This is already a difficult and dangerous corner which regularly causes long tailback of vehicles in both directions. Add another 300 odd cars and it would become impossible.
3. The proximity of Bradwell and the likelihood of Bradwell B power station being built in the future precludes any idea of building any more houses on this already overcrowded island. It would be totally impossible. Hoping my comments will be noted
Mrs Mary Neville