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Representation 843 on Preferred Options Local Plan by Ms Polly Randall

Support / Object: OBJECT
Document Link: Preferred Options Local Plan - Sustainable Settlements, Rowhedge, SS14: Land to the south of Battleswick Farm Rowhedge Road
Representation: Flood risks/inaccurate proposal in comments re coalescence with Colchester and impact on services/facilities

Original submission

The doctors and school already do not have the capacity to manage the additional 170 houses that are currently being built, let alone another 60 on top. The impact on local facilities and services will be unreasonable. I booked a Drs appt today, it's in 4 weeks time, how long is that going to be when the 170 houses are built, let alone an additional 60. Rowhedge does not have the capacity for this proposal, and it will be vulnerable people like the elderly who have higher medical needs and children who need educating who will suffer the most if this goes ahead. The pre school is also running at capacity.

Then add in middle wick being sold for housing the village will be enclosed by housing on all sides so despite this policy saying the build won't create coalescence with Colchester when you also factor in the middle wick plans it effectively will

In the one year I have lived at Hillview the brook has burst it's bank and flooded the garden three times, and that's with a field to absorb a considerable amount of the rain fall. Without the field the pre existing houses on Hillvew Close will be at risk of floods that will reach our Homes


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