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Representation 629 on Preferred Options Local Plan by Mr William Durlacher

Support / Object: OBJECT
Document Link: Preferred Options Local Plan - Sustainable Settlements, Langham, SS11: Langham
Representation: The 115 dwellings mentioned along School Road will have a detrimental and devastating impact on the village.The impact of these houses will change the nature and character of the village, moving from a rural community to an urban one.Suface and foul water in School Road is already a major problem ( please confirm this with Essex C.C roads dept.) The addition of further run off areas will only exacerbate this problem.Increase in traffic densities on a road with 2 schools on it plus an industrial site will beunsustainable. The report states Para 6.168 that Langham has limitedaccess to public transport

Original submission

I would like to raise the following issues in response to CBC's Preferred Options Consultation relating to Langham Parish.

1. Para. 6.170 The Borough Council agrees with the Langham Parish Council collated views of residents that large scale development is not appropriate, yet it is proposing to increase the residents suggestion of 85 dwellings by a further 50% to 125. This is clearly not proportional.

2. Para 6.172. The 115 dwellings mentioned here along School Road will have a detrimental and devastating impact on village for the following reasons.

a. The impact of these houses will change the nature and character of the village, moving from a rural community to an urban one.
b.Sewage, as stated in the CBC consultation document Langham Sewage Treatment Works has capacity issues.
c.Suface and foul water in School Road is already a major problem ( please confirm this with Essex C.C roads dept.) The addition of further run off areas will only exacerbate this problem.
d. Increase in traffic densities on a road with 2 schools on it plus an industrial site will be unsustainable. The report states Para 6.168 that Langham has limited access to public transport, secondary education and healthcare, how will the new residents access these facilities other than by car let alone go about their lives?
e.Para 6.168 states that the primary school has capacity. The maximum pupils at the school is 110. There are no plans for expansion.

Because of these points I am objecting to CBC's proposals but would be supportive of the original proposal put forward by the residents of Langham through their parish council.

Yours Sincerely

Bill Durlacher


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