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Representations on Preferred Options Local Plan - NC3: North Colchester, Land north of Achnacone Drive Braiswick

Representation ID: 2359

OBJECT Ruth & Sanderassen Ersapah and 1 other

Summary:

Achnacone Drive is a quiet cul de sac. The road is not wide enough for construction traffic.

The proposed development would all lead to a reduced quality of life for the residents of this cul de sac- increased volume of traffic, increased noise, more pollution, less safe for children and pets, difficulties for visitors to park.

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Representation ID: 2305

COMMENT Essex County Council (Matthew Jericho)

Summary:

Reference should be made in paragraph 6.35 to 'safe access' to ensure consistency with paragraph 6.36.

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Representation ID: 2208

OBJECT Dr Diar Aref and 1 other

Summary:

The proposed constructions around Achnacone Drive will cause significant disturbance of our peaceful community in Braiswick and make it less safe for children out playing and other cyclists in the area.

Carefully consider your plan.

More details about Rep ID: 2208

Representation ID: 2205

OBJECT D & A Wilkinson

Summary:

North of Achnacone Drive contrary to the plan's core objectives namely "to direct new development to locations which are supported by transport, community facilities and green spaces and preserve and enhance the borough's existing natural heritage".are already existing planning commitments to build on land adjacent to the Golf Club such as the Chesterwell Developmental further development of land in Braiswick unsustainable. Bergholt Road is one of the busiest roads in Colchester constant traffic queues. Traffic around the station. Today the majority of houses are two car families and the increase in traffic.one school in braiswick.no doctors surgery

More details about Rep ID: 2205

Representation ID: 2173

OBJECT Margery MacNaught and 1 other

Summary:

Object to proposed housing on Achnacone Drive as it would entail the demolition of one of the houses to provide the stated access.

Achnacone Drive is a quiet cul-de-sac of only 19 homes. Building the suggested 30 homes at the top end would increase the number of houses by almost 200%, which would have a negative impact on the street scene and on house prices.
It is also too narrow to support the increased amount of traffic which would be engendered both after and during building.

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Representation ID: 2155

OBJECT Mr Declan Kilcline

Summary:

I am strongly against the development of the proposed area behind Achnacone Drive.
Key objections being :
* Increased population does not make practical sense from a traffic and current infrastructure aspect
* Loss of privacy - my house/garden borders NC3
* Access to NC3 - current access is made via shared driveway that 3 existing dwellings share - this area would now be used by the extra dwellings
* Quality of Life - i fear my quality of life and that of my neighbours will be reduced due to extra traffic/ increased population/poor infrastructure/wildlife and nature reduction / increased CO2 emmissions

More details about Rep ID: 2155

Representation ID: 1986

OBJECT Mr Fraser McLaren

Summary:

The B1508 and Bakers Lane are at present struggling with the current traffic congestion. Achnacone Drive is not suited or designed for heavy construction vehicles or for the additional volume of traffic which will follow.
The surrounding area does not have the infrastructure to support any more houses - bearing in mind the 1600 new houses being built in Myland / Braiswick

More details about Rep ID: 1986

Representation ID: 1896

OBJECT Mr Hilary Persent

Summary:

Braiswick (and for that matter, Colchester) cannot support any further development. It suffers from a lack of schooling, and Bergholt Road and Bakers Lane are unsuitable and cannot handle an increase in traffic and are in a terrible state of repair. This site and others in Braiswick, should be removed from any plan to avoid disruption to the residents of Acnacone Drive and the the loss of valuable green space.

More details about Rep ID: 1896

Representation ID: 1852

OBJECT Braiswick Residents Association (Mr Robert Waites)

Summary:

The use of this site represents' back lands' or infill development which brings its own potential for reduction in the quality of amenity of the existing housing. Although the draft Local Plan (Draft Policy SP5) stipulates that all new developments should...respond positively to local character and preserve and enhance the quality of existing communities with regard to noise, vibration...overlooking', it is difficult to envisage how squeezing in this extra housing can meet these requirements.

More details about Rep ID: 1852

Representation ID: 1696

OBJECT mr michael smith

Summary:

With 1500 plus houses already being built in Mile End and the infrastructure will not be able to handle that let alone another 200+ cars and families trying to get to schools.
We only have a certain amount of greenery in Braiswick as it is, do we want another concrete blot on the landscape ?? The roads can't cope now , has anyone from the council ever bothered to come here and witness ????

More details about Rep ID: 1696

Representation ID: 1692

OBJECT Mrs Beverley Parker

Summary:

1. B1508 already experiences high levels of traffic and additional access points would cause significant highway safety issues
2.Additional housing will cause harm to the character and appearance of the area
3.Achnacone Drive will change from a peaceful locality to live in to a busy access road
4. Another section of a beautiful countryside footpath will be surrounded by yet another housing development. This does nothing to encourage visitors to our area. Chesterwell has already engulfed a huge area of this path

More details about Rep ID: 1692

Representation ID: 1570

OBJECT Mrs Wendy Smith

Summary:

As a resident of Braiswick I find it incomprehensible that even more houses are planned for this area.
The Bergholt road is already terribly congested at certain times of the day and every weekend, and in a state of bad disrepair.
Add to this the stream of traffic coming down onto the North station roundabout, about to become worse with the Chesterwell development underway. Bakers Lane is also congested and riddled with pot holes.
The entrance to this plot of land flows directly onto a busy bridge which is surely a dangerous hazard?

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Representation ID: 1534

OBJECT Mr Wilfred Ring

Summary:

Achnacone Drive is narrow, was not built to main road standards and is therefore unsuited to the heavy vehicles associated with building construction, (proposed 30 houses) which will probably have to include piling plant. There will be a marked impact on residents during construction that will not have to be endured on the other sites.

More details about Rep ID: 1534

Representation ID: 1397

OBJECT Mr David Mehigan

Summary:

A strategic local plan should not require demolition of an established residential property to meet the housing shortages in Colchester. There is already scope to increase the size of the Chesterwell development and hence no need to build on recreational open space. It is also not possible to provide the necessary boundary protection to the golf course with this density of development. This proposal will change the amenity to residence and users of the golf course making these developments totally unnecessary and contrary to Policy DM17.

More details about Rep ID: 1397

Representation ID: 1367

OBJECT Mrs Beverley Parker

Summary:

1. B1508 already experiences high levels of traffic and additional access points would cause significant highway safety issues
2.Additional housing will cause harm to the character and appearance of the area
3.Achnacone Drive will change from a peaceful locality to live in to a busy access road
4. Another section of a beautiful countryside footpath will be surrounded by yet another housing development. This does nothing to encourage visitors to our area. Chesterwell has already engulfed a huge area of this path

More details about Rep ID: 1367

Representation ID: 1301

OBJECT Mr Mark Watchorn

Summary:

Strongly object for following reasons:
Overburdened existing infrastructure, schooling and doctors surgery;
Increased traffic a danger to residents and their children.
Noise and environmental pollution;
Clearly not a big enough area for 30 new houses to be in keeping with existing dwellings and will make the area another over populated housing estate rather than the desirable and safe cul de sac it is at present.

If this land is surplus to the golf club's requirements then as a not for profit organisation they could make this area available to the local community where families could go and their children play in a safe environment.

More details about Rep ID: 1301

Representation ID: 1148

OBJECT mrs fiona rose

Summary:

With 1600 new houses being built in Myland/Braiswick, a further 30 homes is unnecessary. It will further increase the pollution and traffic congestion in Bergholt Road and North Station roundabout. There are no local amenities and little public transport in the area. Colchester Golf Club is a valuable open space affording golfing and walking activities to people of all ages and an important habitat for mammals, birds and amphibians. Achnacone Drive will become an estate access road and properties in Fairways will have their amenity and privacy compromised.

More details about Rep ID: 1148

Representation ID: 1100

OBJECT Mrs Shelley Persent

Summary:

Access and exit to and from the proposed site of up to 30 homes would be from Achnacone drive which joins the B1508 very close to a bend and could be an accident spot. Bergholt road and North Station Roundabout cannot cope with the volume of traffic in rush hour at the present time. It is in effect 'Garden Grabbing' which with the volume of large developments planned in and around Colchester is unnecessary.

More details about Rep ID: 1100

Representation ID: 1059

OBJECT Mrs Karhleen Jacobs

Summary:

Building on these three sittes would mean even more traffic on B1058 adding to the bottle neck at North Station. Area does not have infrastructure to support more homes. There are no shops or public leisure facilities,,very little public open space. Nearest doctors a mile away already very busy.Very limited public transport. Inclusion of these three new sites surely contrary to Neighbourhood Plan for Myland and Braiswick

More details about Rep ID: 1059

Representation ID: 1024

OBJECT Mr Phil Coleman

Summary:

This site should be removed.
30 properties have been proposed for a site on Colchester Golf Club. There are already 1600 properties being built in the area as part of the NAGUE. Access is also an issue as the existing house would need to be demolished to allow access. The current area is a Cul-de-sac and would be ruined by changing the entire aspect of the road by more than doubling the amount of house and traffic in Achnacone Drive and nearby.
This again appears to be unsustainable.
Why would this be required to further densley populate the area?

More details about Rep ID: 1024

Representation ID: 836

OBJECT Mr Laurence Hemmings

Summary:

Mrs Hemmings and I support the objections already listed. In addition we would like to remind Colchester B.C. that land in Braiswick and North Colchester is gradually disappearing beneath bricks and mortar with almost no public open green field space remaining. The two green areas belonging to Colchester Golf Club which have been requested to be earmarked for housing development are amenity areas enjoyed by some 800 members, visiting golfers, both adult and junior, and they are much more important to the Club who need them for both protection and future planning.. The sites should therefore be unallocated.

More details about Rep ID: 836

Representation ID: 761

OBJECT Mrs Anne Wilkinson

Summary:

Loss of the only green space in Braiswick
Unsustainable - CO2 emissions
Oversubscribed school already
No doctor surgery West Bergholt surgery will not cope with extra patient.
Road unsuitable for extra traffic and heavy vehicles.
PLEASE READ FULL SUBMISSION FOR SOMETHING AS IMPORTANT AS THIS THERE SHOULD NOT BE A LIMIT ON CHARACTERS.

More details about Rep ID: 761

Representation ID: 686

OBJECT Mr Michael Tymkow

Summary:

This site is NOT included in the agreed Myland and Braiswick Neighbourhood Plan, but has been included, at the last minute, in the Council's Local Plan without any democratic process or consultation. The Neighbourhood Plan states that there should be no more significant housing beyond the identified sites.

Any such development would increase the well known and documented traffic congestion, noise and pollution problems within Braiswick.

More details about Rep ID: 686

Representation ID: 554

OBJECT Nigel Davis

Summary:

Achnacone Drive is a quiet, residential cul-de-sac and its environment will be significantly damaged if the proposed development of 30 homes proceeds. The increase in traffic will not only affect the residents of Achnacone Drive, but will also place an added burden on the narrow and busy Bergholt Road and Bakers Lane. The development will also constitute yet another erosion of green space in the area. The construction work will create significant noise and disruption for the residents of Achnacone Drive. It will also impact on the residents of Keepers Green and Fairways which border the proposed development.

More details about Rep ID: 554

Representation ID: 399

OBJECT Mr Wilfred Ring

Summary:

1. Achnacone Drive is an estate road, not built to main road standards. It will therefore likely deteriorate under the loadings of construction plant and equipment - particularly if that includes piling equipment (which is probable).
2. In addition one of the Drive's attractions to home buyers and residents is that it is traffic quiet, which I'm sure is reflected in its council tax banding.

I am therefore totally against developing the land N of Achnacone Drive and suggest CBC focus solely on the St Botolph's Farm proposal where access and construction can be executed with little impact on existing residents

More details about Rep ID: 399

Representation ID: 384

OBJECT Mr Michael Beeton

Summary:

We feel that this development will impact on the value of our property. We purchased this property 2 years ago, because of the quiet location and the beautiful and uninterrupted view across the golf course. This development would have a detrimental effect on the wildlife and fauna in the area. There would also be impact from noise and traffic. We will also be registering our opposition to this development with Colchester Golf Club and our MP for Colchester, Will Quince.

More details about Rep ID: 384

Representation ID: 381

SUPPORT Mr Roger Robertson

Summary:

Colchester Golf Club supports the allocation of this under used land for residential use.
We agree that this site will provide capacity to deliver 30 new homes. The site would overlook part of the golf course.
House types would need to be suitable for the surrounding area.
It's located close to the North Station and would be only a short walk to bus services.
Landscape screening will be required to minimise any possible conflict with the golf club.
Site will provide high quality housing with limited impact on the surrounding area.

Update- Attached letter 25.11.16 - Site no longer promoted.

More details about Rep ID: 381

Representation ID: 372

OBJECT Mr Wilfred Ring

Summary:

the 30-home site, Achnacone Drive is narrow, was not built to main road standards and is therefore unsuited to the heavy vehicles associated with building construction, which will probably have to include piling plant. In addition, there will be a marked impact on residents during construction that will not have to be endured on the other sites.

More details about Rep ID: 372

Representation ID: 315

OBJECT Mr Nicholas Gerrard

Summary:

See comments on North Colchester NC3

More details about Rep ID: 315

Representation ID: 313

OBJECT Mr Nicholas Gerrard

Summary:

See comments on North Colchester NC3

More details about Rep ID: 313

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