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Representation 1976 on Preferred Options Local Plan by Miss Karen Bailey

Support / Object: OBJECT
Document Link: Preferred Options Local Plan - Sustainable Settlements, Mersea Island, SS17a: Mersea Housing and Employment
Representation: Objection on the basis of:
a drain on already overstretched resources, school, GP, local shops.
Wider impact on these resources in the borough
No dedicated police force - increased crime.
Roads, junctions & speed limits need to be improved on Mersea. Extra traffic & cars impacts the environment and peoples health.
Affordable homes are only affordable once!! Then they become part of the housing market prices.
A special place with marine & wildlife that should be preserved & protected .
The only people that benefit from this are the developers!!

Original submission

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!!


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