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Representations on Preferred Options Local Plan - Central Colchester: Town Centre

Representation ID: 2972

COMMENT Environment Agency (Mr Martin Barrell)

Summary:

Paragraph 6.9: The published 'Risk of Flooding from Surface Water' maps suggest that there is a frequent surface water flooding risk to the Britannia Street car park. We would advise that discussions are held with Essex County Council regarding the existing flood risk at this site and the surrounding St Boltolph's area and establish whether any potential flood alleviation measures have been proposed Colchester Surface Water Management Plan which the developer and the Borough Council might look to support.

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Representation ID: 2724

SUPPORT Fenwick Ltd represented by Cushman and Wakefield (Mr I Anderson)

Summary:

We welcome the Preferred Options document and notably the continued commitment to Colchester Town Centre as the focus for investment, in order to support exiting larger retailers such as Fenwick, alongside the significant proportion of small shops and sole traders present in the centre.

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Representation ID: 2156

SUPPORT Cllr rosalind scott

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The direction of travel is already positive and needs the policies to secure a step change as we become a bigger town and more commercial hub. Historic character has to be maintained though

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Representation ID: 1966

COMMENT Mr Andy Cartmell

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Colchester Civic Society Comments:

6.9 - With reference to Britannia Street? We do not believe that there is such a place? With regards to Britannia Car Park. Please see our comments on 6.58 and 6.61.

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Representation ID: 1963

COMMENT Mr Andy Cartmell

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Colchester Civic Society Comments:

6.8 - Whilst we would welcome the redevelopment of Priory Walk, this should not be undertaken if there is any risk, at all, of losing Sainsbury's. They are the only remaining supermarket of any size in the town and their value is immense, both to town centre residents (historically far more than other, comparable, towns with numbers growing exponentially) and to those without cars coming into town once a week to shop. This is linked to DM22 on parking concerns.

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Representation ID: 1961

COMMENT Mr Andy Cartmell

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Colchester Civic Society Comments:

We have some concerns about student accommodation in this area. It would need to be incredibly well managed and we wonder how this might be done successfully. This needs to be an area which will attract visitors in huge numbers and student accommodation can be noisy and untidy with rubbish left out at random. We feel that the location chosen seems at odds with attracting visitors to the area.

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Representation ID: 1958

COMMENT Mr Andy Cartmell

Summary:

A vast difference exists between evening and night-time economies. The former includes concerts, theatre, cinema, meals out, quiet drinks, town centre lectures etc. the latter, late night pubs and clubs. Clientele tend to be completely different and, recently, there have been clashes resulting in fewer people aged, perhaps, 45+ coming into the town for evening activities, particularly in the winter. Although things have changed fairly dramatically and the night-time economy is smaller and far less troublesome, there is still a need to recognise, and differentiate between, the two distinct economies. We would recommend that this reads day, evening and night-time.

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