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Representation 550 on Preferred Options Local Plan by Mr Rex Ingram

Support / Object: OBJECT
Document Link: Preferred Options Local Plan - Sustainable Settlements, Mersea Island, SS17a: Mersea Housing and Employment
Representation: Nearest secondary school 10 miles away.
Local junior school full to capacity.
Local villages of East Mersea, the Wigborough's, Peldon, Abberton, Langenhoe, Fingringhoe all use West Mersea facilities, together with caravaners (now throughout the year). These extra people are not considered in the Council's assessment that West Mersea's facilities are currently adequate.
Roads too narrow.
Insufficient footpaths.
New housing concentrated to east of community on farmland with no facilities adjacent therefore cars a necessity.
No capacity at doctors or dentists, already over subscribed.
Nearest hospital 10 miles i.e. 20 miles round trip for emergency ambulance.
Proposed density of building is not compatible with existing.

Original submission

Nearest secondary school 10 miles away.
Local junior school full to capacity.
Only one road off island in event of flooding or nuclear attack/ accident. Bradwell only 2 miles away.
Local villages of East Mersea, the Wigborough's, Peldon, Abberton, Langenhoe, Fingringhoe all use West Mersea facilities, together with caravaners (now throughout the year). These extra people are not considered in the Council's assessment that West Mersea's facilities are currently adequate.
Roads too narrow.
Insufficient footpaths.
Insufficient car parks.
New housing concentrated to east of community on farmland with no facilities adjacent therefore cars a necessity.
No capacity at doctors or dentists, already over subscribed.
Nearest hospital 10 miles i.e. 20 miles round trip for emergency ambulance.
Proposed density of building is not compatible with existing.


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