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Please accept this note as my formal objec ion to the housing development shown on the attached plan, indicated as Copford & Copford Green POLICY SSS.
Very little detail is shown on the plan, but I am led to believe the proposal is to build some
70 houses on land close to the end of Queensberry Ave. No detail is shown as to the proposed access for this development, so I can only assume that it is intended to provide this either via Queensberry Ave and or the existing developments adjoining London Rd?
My objection is that access via Queensberry Ave is tota11y unsuitable for the significant additional traffic this proposed development would generate. Especially in the construction, but also in the habitation stage.
Queensberry Ave is a small narrowing residential road. It was designed as a blocked turning to reduce through traffic and opening it up to additional transport of any description, especially heavy construction vehicles would have severe safety implication for existing residents.
I also believe this proposed development to be inappropriate as it reduces still further the open countryside in and around Copford. Veteran politician Sir Bob Russell has raised similar objections to a number of similar developments, urging planners to protect Colchester's green lungs against urban sprawl.
If permitted this proposed development would lead to further projects of a comparable nature and Copford would cease to be a village and instead just be another suburb of Colchester.