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Representation 1687 on Preferred Options Local Plan by Dr Stephen Marshall

Support / Object: OBJECT
Document Link: Preferred Options Local Plan - Sustainable Settlements, Mersea Island, SS17a: Mersea Housing and Employment
Representation: The infrastructure on Mersea under increasing strain due to increasing population and has been for some time- adding an additional 350 houses will compound the current problems.

Please leave Mersea Island to develop at its natural pace and do not attempt to sink it prematurely!

Development should be rejected.

Original submission

I would like to register my very strong objection to the proposed housing expansion on Mersea Island

For over 40 years I have lived on Mersea Island and for most of those years I have been a general practitioner working in the medical centre.

I feel that I have been in a very good position to observe the stress and strain placed on the infrastructure of the island during the expansion of the population during that period. I am in no doubt that 350 more houses in a very short space of time would place an unsustainable strain upon most of the island services.

I think this proposal is typically Colchester council in that it looks no further the end of the end of its nose in order to meet national requirements and to gain financial bonuses to implement it's own agendas.

I shall give my support to anyone who is attempting to confirm this development and I hope it will be seen to be firmly rejected and unsuccessful.

I found it impossible to find an avenue for comment through Reading the documents on your website and have had to make this communication via the email of one of the authors of the report, I hope they will be kind enough to ensure that it reaches the appropriate forum, although it would not surprise me at all if it vanished into the ether.

Please leave Mersea Island to develop at its natural pace and do not attempt to sink it prematurely!


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