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> I wish to make a representation regarding the proposed building of 350 houses on land off East Road, West Mersea.
> It should be obvious to most people that West Mersea doesn't have room for any more large scale housing. Not only are some people already living cheek by jowl with their neighbours, the local surgery, school, and services are at their limit.
> There are two other issues that are of extreme importance regarding this matter. One is Bradwell Power Station which lies barely one mile, (at high water) from Mersea Island. The other is the Stroud: the two are inextricably linked when more house building is proposed.
> When Bradwell was built in 1957 islanders were told that the population would not be allowed to exceed above 4,000. With an ageing power station close by this figure was surpassed many years ago and now stands at close to 7,000. In the summer the figure is almost doubled. Most residents accept that if there were to be an accident at Bradwell chaos would ensue because there is only one road on and off the island. Also the road is liable to flood at high water making it impassable for up to 2 hours.
> Today we have been told that China is going to have a significant say in how Bradwell is run. A rather daunting prospect for most islanders to say the least!
> As I read the above back to myself I can't believe that anyone in their right mind would allow the population of Mersea to increase any further than it is now.