Please note: You only need to register / login if you wish to make representations.
If you haven't got an account you can register now.
If you have forgotten your password you can request a new password.
We would like to object to the proposal for 30 new houses at the Captains Field site and Glebe Lane site in Abberton off Peldon Road.
We have lived at 39 Peldon Rd for 10 years and this proposed development would severely impact on us.
It would increase the traffic and accident risk on Peldon Rd with a potential 30 - 60 extra cars coming from this proposed development. This is a country road where traffic is already a problem. Cars speed up as they leave the 30 zone and head into the 60 zone which is just after our house. There is a public walkway to the side of our house which children use coming home from the school. By developing this site you are going to increase traffic and accident risk. This is also a small village which would mean extra traffic will be travelling on the narrow Layer Road by Austons Cottage heading towards the A12. This is not even wide enough for 2 cars and increases the risk of accidents.
We moved to this village as it was a rural location with agricultural land. This proposal will ruin this and see our agricultural land disappear. The development on Glebe Lane would ruin the lovely walk to the Abberton Reservoir and walkways they have provided recently for us. We are also concerned that this will affect the local wildlife around this area.
The local school is small and can not currently accommodate such a development. Local residents currently complain about the parking situation on school drop off and pick up times and this will only exasperate the issue further.
There are not the facilities in the village to cope with this type of expansion. We do not have a local shop, pub and the GP practice in Layer could not cope with a potential 120 extra residents.
This new housing is not required as there are 1000's of new builds in progress in Colchester and would ruin this local community and surrounding countryside.