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I feel I must object to the development of another 350 houses on Mersea Island. There are a number of common sense reasons as to why this is just too much. I know there is a huge drive for the UK in general but this is ridiculous. We should have sorted our borders a long time ago, but that's another story. What needs to be considered is that Mersea is an ISLAND. There is only one road to get on or off it!
First of all, the Strood. The traffic builds up there every other week due to the high tides. The tail backs stretch these days nearly to Langenhoe. I think it will be dangerous, a huge hazard / accident waiting to happen if the situation is made worse. Think of how many more cars there will be, it's a stupid idea to have further planning developments of this nature.
Secondly, the doctors' surgery, school, sewage works etc. will come under enormous pressure. If someone has to go to the Hospital or Walk in Centre quickly you can be sure the tide wil1 be up.
Thirdly, this is a holiday island and during the summer months the Island is teaming with traffic and people. I notice it particularly when I walk to the vi1lage, its wall to wall cars and people. And it should stay as a holiday Island. People have come from towns and far away to be beside the sea staying perhaps in a caravan on one of the sites to get away from it all or just coming for the day to enjoy space or get on the water. People need to have a break from their lives to have some peace and quiet. Why are we taking this liberty away from people.
Fourthly, what are you planning now, a Superstore to accommodate an the shoppers. Poor Tesco can hardly cope now. I went there last Sunday morning and it was stripped bare, waiting for the lorry to arrive to replenish the stock.
I really think some sanity should be sought. I strongly object to this ridiculous over development of houses.
We all know that this is a huge money making exercise as well and I ashamed that there are humans who are prepared to back this sort of venture. My whole family are horrified. My 90 year old mother has even asked me to take her to the M ICA centre on the 1st September to attend the meeting.
Well my husband has just told me that it is a 'done deal'. Well I am disgusted and horrified. I just hope this is not true.