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As a resident of 20+years, I object to extra housing on Mersea. I have seen many changes & the character & charm of this tourist & wildlife area are slowly diminishing, when they should be preserved & protected for future generations. Add to this the local services-doctors, dentist,primary school struggle to accommodate the residents & our summer influx. Queuing at 7:30 in the morning trying to get a drs appt is already the norm here as ringing at 8am never guarantees you will be seen that day. There are parking problems in Coast Road, Yorick Road and around the school which impacts the bus service. Crime has increased as we have no dedicated police service on the island, so that can only get worse. Extra housing and people will also add more pressure/ demand on services in Colchester eg NHS/ General Hospital, secondary school places, can the roads into & across town become any more gridlocked than they already are!!