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I would like to put forward my objections regarding development on Mersea Island. consideration should be given to the following:
COSTAL EROSION: the rising sea levels and greater risk of flooding.
FEARS OF INCREASED POPULATION-Mersea 2011 census population 7,159 with any allowance of 6 camping and caravan site eg-Coopers Beach caters 3,000 Mersea Outdoors accommodates 350 visitors
ROADS ALREADY BADLY MAINTAINED-I have personally driven through virtually every road on the island today 10/9/2016 and all the roads seemed to have been repaired in a bodge-it and leg-it manner not fit for purppse. The parking facilities were also bad. If there are insufficient funds to maintain the roads at present who wuld be responsible for financing the cost of widening roads due to extra traffic.
THE DOCTORS SURGERY-already inadequate my grand-daughter who has been registered with the Mersea practice for 28 years has now been taken off the register with her 2 young children because she is living 41?2 miles away at Abberton with her father - she cannot find a doctor who is able to register them.
SCHOOL ON MERSEA-Classes are already full, could they take anymore?
POLICE- We do not have any policing on the island this is a big worry especially as in the year 1983 there were 5 constables and 1 sergeant present on the island.
THE FIRE STATION- appears to be adequate but is operated on a part time basis
THE STROOD-what can I say-we are on island periodically cut off by the tide, and all the dangers that go with it. this should be seriously noted when considering any large housing development.
ANGLIAN WATER- Have stated that sewage infrastructure will nnot take any further housing. It is a full capacity now. they have no plans to increase it at present. The oyster industry are concerned about the impact of sewage on the oyster beds.
I hope my enclosed objections will help with the decisions that have to be considered.