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I am hoping this email can be directed to the appropriate recipient as I cannot get through on CBC's consultation portal.
I have carefully studied the section of the Local Plan that affects the area in which I live ( NC3: North Colchester) and there are a few issues that immediately spring to my mind:
1. Why the gap between the sites for 50 and 8 homes? Surely it would be better to merge the two and provide one access for both from the B1508, perhaps near to the junction for West Wood Hill. With a properly formed access all building work could then be executed relatively clear of the existing properties that front the B1508
2. Re the 30-home site, Achnacone Drive is narrow, was not built to main road standards and is therefore unsuited to the heavy vehicles associated with building construction, which will probably have to include piling plant. In addition, there will be a marked impact on residents during construction that will not have to be endured on the other sites.
I really am against any further devaluing of the ambience of the Braiswick area. If it is imperative to develop some of the presently-undeveloped land then go ahead with the 50-home site only; developing the other two sites will have a detrimental effect on the conditions that the present property owners bought into.
6, Achnacone Drive,
Colchester CO4 5AZ