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Representation 2624 on Preferred Options Local Plan by Nigel & Claire Matthews

Support / Object: OBJECT
Document Link: Preferred Options Local Plan - Sustainable Settlements, Langham, SS11: Langham
Representation: concerned about the proposed plans for Langham because the disproportionate number of new houses proposed will overwhelm Langham, the infrastructure will be unable to cope and village life will be destroyed.

Infrastructure (public transport, health and drainage system struggles to cope with the existing number of properties. These issues will be further stretched by the proposal.
Langham is at risk of losing its village identity and morphing into a suburb of Colchester.

Original submission

We have been Langham residents for almost seven years (we moved here in October 2009).

We are concerned by the proposed plans for Langham for the following reasons.

- We were particularly drawn to move to Langham by the sense of belonging to a small village community.

- My husband previously lived in Great Horkesley for ten years and felt that the new developments there were starting to erode Great Horkesley as a village and to make it simply part of Northern Colchester.

- We feel the disproportionate number of new houses proposed will overwhelm Langham, the infrastructure will be unable to cope and village life will be destroyed.

- There is currently very limited public transport and medical provision is stretched. We feel additional dwellings will exacerbate this.

- We are concerned that the drainage system struggles to cope with the existing number of properties. Our house is next to the Chapel Road pumping sub station and we have seen a marked rise over the last couple of years in the number of visits Anglia Water have to make to carry out maintenance and emergency work following heavy rainfall.

- We are distressed at the prospect of Langham losing its village identity and morphing into a suburb of Colchester.

We thank you for your kind consideration of our concerns.


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