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I wish to object most strongly to the huge amount namely 350 residential dwellings which Colchester Borough Council are proposing to develop on Mersea Island. Our roads were built for the horse and cart in the early 1900`s and are extremely overcrowded now with totally inadequate parking and complete congestion for most of the day. the doctors office has recently discharged 80 of their patients because they cant cope with the volume of work being asked of themselves. most villages have a considerable number of roads in and out to the north, south east and west. we have only one road in and out northwards to Colchester which is subject to high tide flooding which has increased , number of tides in excess of 5 meters in the last ten years because of rising sea levels. This is obviously going to get worse as time goes by. for these reasons alone I find the idea of increasing the population quite ludicrous. Dedham I believe is only being allocated fifteen houses because of it historic connections and beauty so what is different here between Mersea Island and Dedham has many roads in and out of the village and a very close proximity to the A12 motorway.We have also had a huge amount of allowance of 12 month occupation which has led to approximately 1000 extra people living on the island some legal and many illegal. If Bradwell power station is redeveloped which I understand will be five times more powerful and there was a nuclear accident our chances of survival at present levels of population are very zero as it is impossible for everyone to get off the island in under eight hours.
PLEASE THINK AGAIN