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Representations on Preferred Options Local Plan - SS17a: Mersea Housing and Employment

Representation ID: 3248

SUPPORT ADP (Brian Morgan)

Summary:

Mersea Homes wish to reiterate comments made at the Issues and Options stage regarding evaluation of settlement sustainability.

Mersea Island and the site are suitable locations.

The allocation gives additional benefits to improve the sustainability profile for the wider community as well.

All necessary community infrastructure will be provided.

The attached plan shows an even split between housing and an extension of the sports area with match-day car park.

There will be starter homes and Mersea Homes propose affordable rent housing for local people first via a local letting policy.

We always look forward to working with the local council.

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Representation ID: 3245

OBJECT Residents of Bower Grove West Mersea (Mr P Knappett) and 10 others

Summary:

Data used to ascertain capacity in facilities/services be replaced with correct and complete data
Consideration should be given to the flooding on Dawes Lane site, impact on the landscape and loss of opportunity to extend the Glebe for future generations, sport, recreational and educational needs. The cost, disruption and risk in upgrading Dawes Lane to cope with development
A technical evaluation of the sewerage system be undertaken to ascertain if development presents a risk to the shell fish and tourism industries
Identify risks associated with Bradwell and complete an Island evacuation plan before putting c1000 more residents at risk.

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Representation ID: 3157

OBJECT Mr David Rust

Summary:

Objects to additional dwellings on Mersea Island. Contradictions between proposals and adopted planning policy. Inadequate access to East Road over single track private driveway. Clarification on proposed numbers need. Setting of listed Brierley Hall affected. Flawed process for discounting alternative sites. Quiet enjoyment for existing residents affected. Countryside protection covered by Article 8 of Human Rights Act. Mersea lacking in infrastructure. Dawes Lane is unclassified road. On-street parking not adequate. Public transport limited in scope and hours. Insufficient jobs on island - new residents would need to travel off island. Evacuation due to Bradwell an issue. Check current housing numbers.

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Representation ID: 3155

OBJECT Hilary Gay

Summary:

Objects to more housing on Mersea. Evacuation problems if new nuclear power station built. Population doubles in summer with attendant congestion. Extra demand on infrastructure too much. Population already higher than Borough estimates indicate. More housing will spoil ambiance that brings in tourists. Traffic makes holidaying for families with children more hazardous.

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Representation ID: 3153

OBJECT Mrs Vivienne Ohmke

Summary:

Understands need for housing, but need better choice for local residents. Doctor surgery and school already full. Getting on and off island a nightmare during summer months. Maybe a few bungalows, but don't repeat mistake of Wellhouse houses that were shoe horned in with no parking.

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Representation ID: 3135

OBJECT Mrs J M Kirkby

Summary:

350 houses is too high for Mersea.
Need properties for elderly people first time buyers and younger members from Mersea families.
The road system is poor and roads struggle with existing traffic levels
There is only one road on & off the island which gets covered at high tide. What happens in an emergency?

Health, education and sewage infrastructure is already struggling to cope properly.

Oyster fishermen are concerned about possible lowering of water quality as well as concerns about Bradwell.

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Representation ID: 3133

OBJECT Christine Rust

Summary:

Inconsistencies in how sites MER 18, MER 24, MER02 have been assessed (SLAA).

Both proposed sites within the Costal Protection Belt.
Proposal to build access road across Brierley Paddocks inconsistent with policy objective to protect Listed building

Infrastructure - health and sewage inadequate.

Dawes Lane is an unclassified road and unsuitable for increase traffic.

Proposals inconsistent with Local Plan re Transport and Accessibility.

Public transport to island inadequate and gets blocked often and floods at high tide.

Local Plan needs to consider evacuation of Mersea Island if Bradwell Power Station proceeds




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Representation ID: 3131

OBJECT Mr & Mrs A & S Hammond and 1 other

Summary:

Access - if both of the proprosed sites are developed access will be via Esat Road. This would SEVEN significant junctions on the busy East Road within a total of 400 yards.

Dawes lane is narrow - would it need to be widened to serve the proposed growth?
Access via Wellhouse would create safety concerns particularly with regards to emergency vehicle access.

Services- all major infrastructure is already under pressure - health , education, sewage and parking.

Northern site - floods including onto Stable Close and Mews. Flooding exacerbated by Wellhouse development.

Local Plan needs to consider Bradwell Power Station

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Representation ID: 2986

COMMENT Environment Agency (Mr Martin Barrell)

Summary:

Residential development of up to 150 dwellings at Dawes Lane, is shown in an area of Surface water flooding TM0222413585 this site should be considered sequentially. The Updated Map for Surface Water shows a significant proportion of the proposed development area is subject to surface water flooding.

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Representation ID: 2952

OBJECT Mr & Mrs Peter C & J Mann

Summary:

Previous Emergency Plans ruled out house building on Mersea-what has changed?

Mersea has had Well House Estate and caravan parks are now virtually residential.

Island being treated like a cash cow.

Mersea needs improved facilities - water, sewage, heath, education, transport and communications not 350 more houses that will not be for Mersea families.

Mersea Oyster an iconic local food brand is at risk without improved sewage locally on Mersea and at Haven Road.

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Representation ID: 2951

OBJECT Peter & Heather Smith

Summary:

Mersea and its population has grown dramatically over last 50 years or so.

The popularity of the island as a tourist destination has increased dramatically in the last few years.
The basic infrastructure school, doctors and roads has just coped until now.

The island has one road which is busy 24 / 7 and when the tide is over or when there are other hold ups..tail backs are longer than they have ever been at the moment. Further development can only make this worse.

Hopefully this development will be scrapped and the uniqueness of Mersea maintained.

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Representation ID: 2950

OBJECT P & A Keys

Summary:


Our concerns are

An already over-loaded doctor services.

Increased traffic, especially to the school, which sees parking in all the surrounding roads, resulting in difficulty in accessing Yorick Road, particularly at bus times. Also, not forgetting the increased traffic and population during the summer months with holiday visitors.

Finally, there is only one access road on and off this Island, surely this has a major bearing with the resulting population and traffic, should there ever need to have an emergency evacuation.

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Representation ID: 2949

OBJECT D & R Spezzia

Summary:

Our concerns are as follows -

An already over-loaded doctor services.

Increased traffic, especially to the school, which sees parking in all the surrounding roads, resulting in difficulty in accessing Yorick Road, particularly at bus times. Also, not forgetting the increased traffic and population during the summer months with holiday visitors.

Finally, there is only one access road on and off this Island, surely this has a major bearing with the resulting population and traffic, should there ever need to have an emergency evacuation.

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Representation ID: 2948

OBJECT Sandra Lodge

Summary:

All the houses being built in Colchester must be adequate for the area.

Inadequate road infrastructure, health. energy, sewage and educational facilities in Mersea.

Mersea Island is a magnet for Summer visitors because of its charm and unique character. All these new houses would i change that. These visitors boost the economy of the Island as well as that of Colchester as a whole. Do we want these people to go elsewhere when we are no longer unique?

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Representation ID: 2947

OBJECT Sandra Harvey

Summary:

Adequate parking (2 car spaces) needed for new houses to avoid adding to congestion.
The school cannot expand without losing playing fields.
Properties will not be offered as a priority to Mersea residents or affordable by local people.

This is a venture for the rich with some affordable housing thrown in.

Mixing affordable housing has not worked on the Well House Green estate socially and just exasperates a "them and us" atmosphere.

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Representation ID: 2946

OBJECT Sarah Shehadeh

Summary:

Proposed 350 houses are not welcome. There are issues with infrastructure.

Both sites proposed will have difficult access.

The Strood is the only road on /off Mersea which floods at high tide and experiences long delays when there are accidents.

In the event of a catastrophe it would be impossible for Mersea to be evacuated with one road.

The new houses will not be affordable for young or local people. People will move in but out commute for work as there is limited employment on Mersea.
Cannot see that the 350 houses will last the life of the plan.

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Representation ID: 2945

OBJECT Ed and Helen Wilson

Summary:

Opposed to plan
1 Heath our practice is already discharging patients.
2 School already full
3 Roads inadequate
4 sewerage already struggling to meet the current population needs.
5 Poor water quality is already affecting our precious oyster beds.
6 l f you agree lo this development where are people going to work ?
Colchester is 9 miles from here and London is not an easy commute.
7 The island already has many large properties .We don 't need any more!

Consider your plans to destroy a very unique part of North East Essex

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Representation ID: 2944

OBJECT Mr & Mrs Asherden and 1 other

Summary:

Mersea is unique and should be preserved.

Existing education and health facilities are struggling to cope. The alternative Walk in Centre in Colchester is hard to reach by bus easily.

The population of Mersea has always swelled greatly in the summer, due to the caravanners. Now, because they are allowed to occupy their vans
during the winter months as well, we are becoming even more crowded.

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Representation ID: 2943

OBJECT Mr Malcolm Ede

Summary:

Proposals for West Mersea are unsuitable for the following reasons:
West Mersea is remote and unsuitable for further population growth- any increase in population would be detrimental to the character of West Mersea/Mersea.

Mersea's infrastructure, parking and health facilities are inadequate.
There is only one road on/off the Island which is generally busy and congested at high tides.

Proposal is contrary to Climate Change policy.
Public at risk from Bradwell - irresponsible to build more houses

Housing number's used in Local Plan are inaccurate and Mersea's bus services are sporadic rather than frequent and affected by high tide.


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Representation ID: 2942

OBJECT Mr & Mrs Terry and Sally Knight and 1 other

Summary:

In our opinion, we feel the present infrastructure on the island, i .e. medical /educational requirements, would prove unsustainable for any additional influx. An additional burden on emergency services, already stretched at the present would be necessary (particularly bearing in mind the mature age of a high percentage of residents).

Need to consider the number of people living permanently in caravans/lodges on Mersea.

Need to consider sewage and environment

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Representation ID: 2926

OBJECT Mrs L Willliams

Summary:

Doctors, parking, The Strood, the school and other amenities will be put under pressure.

Councillors need to come to Mersea, walk the footpaths, try to get a Doctors appointment, find a parking space, send their children to the overcrowded school and see if they still think 350 more homes with an increase of possibly 1000 people is a good idea.

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Representation ID: 2925

OBJECT Ms M Clarke

Summary:

Medical & educational facilities are already under pressure which will be compounded by proposed development.

No thought given to impact of development on residents.

The roads, are full it's a nightmare on all local roads.

East Road is bad enough now with traffic, especially at holiday time, what will it be like with hundreds more cars,

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Representation ID: 2924

OBJECT Mrs J Newman

Summary:

Object on the basis of the Island not having adequate infrastructure in place.
Proposed development would cause considerable congestion.

Residents live at caravan parks 12 months of the year and add to population numbers and use local facilities i.e. schools.

Poor public transport links. Bus stops at Peldon when Strood floods. The proposed development are 1.5 m away from Peldon - no safe footways from Peldon to site.

Mersea is a unique place

Find alternative sites elsewhere in Borough. Mersea cannot sustain 1000 more people and 750 cars.

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Representation ID: 2923

OBJECT Carolyn Sexton

Summary:

There is already a 300% increase in population in the summer months with the Caravan Parks/camping.

There is only one road off the Island which frequently gets flooded by the tide.

Schools, sewage system and doctors would not cope with growth.

Further growth on Mersea is not viable.

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Representation ID: 2922

COMMENT John and Vivienne Spence and 1 other

Summary:

Infrastructure must be able to sustain new residents and their needs. Infrastructure needs must be addressed prior to proposed development commencing
Infrastructure currently under pressure:
- Parking particularly when the holiday parks are occupied;
- Two supermarkets can barely cope
Sewage works
Supply of mains water recently upgraded just to cope with the existing population;
Buses into Colchester terminate at Peldon village when tide might cover;
Education & health facilities.
Wellhouse Green - experienced anti-social behavior due to the mixing of social houses.

Developers must honour the criteria in Clauses 106 and 278.

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Representation ID: 2890

OBJECT Rev Canon Bernard Lloyd

Summary:

I am in agreement with all the objections you will have received with regard to the strain such a large development would have on our local infant and junior school and NHS provision from our local doctors surgery and traffic congestion at peak and high tides over the strood.

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Representation ID: 2836

OBJECT peter smith

Summary:

Objections- If a new nuclear power station was to be constructed at Bradwell and problems occurred the evacuation of Mersea would be chaotic. The doctors surgery is hard pressed to cope .the local school is at full capacity.sewage works is already at full capacity. Green belt

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Representation ID: 2835

OBJECT denise smith

Summary:

More houses, More cars, more chaos, any possible evacuation of the island due to problems with the nearby power station and proposed new one would be impossible achieve. Services on the Island already overstretched. New homes are too far from the village amenities.

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Representation ID: 2814

OBJECT Mrs Wendy Lowe

Summary:

I feel the island will not be able to cope with more houses and people as already there are problems with traffic, parking, a doctors surgery which is always stretched summer time sees a big increase in the number of people visiting so more resident would make the situation worse

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Representation ID: 2811

OBJECT Mrs Pauline Pearcy

Summary:

this is to strongly object to the proposed development of 200 houses on the land behind Seaview Avenue (gone my lovely view) It would have a serious effect on our GP services (try getting an apt now) Plus the strain on our water, gas , electricity and sewage. with the addition of all the cars on the already packed car packs. The pollution is also an added issue. I could go on

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Representation ID: 2798

COMMENT Highways England (Mark Norman)

Summary:

Development on the scale proposed here is unlikely to have a severe impact on the Strategic Road Network.

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Representation ID: 2761

OBJECT The Johnson Dennehy Planning Partnership (Peter Johnson)

Summary:

The highway issues on both sites should be reviewed. The Dawes Road site unnecessarily encroaches into the open rural character and coastal belt.
An alternative site in East Road is promoted.

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Representation ID: 2759

OBJECT The Johnson Dennehy Planning Partnership (Peter Johnson)

Summary:

Land to the south of East Road, West Mersea which comprises 1.94ha of grassland including a detached dwelling should be allocated for housing. It attributed equal credibility with the two preferred option sites at Dawes Lane and Brierley Paddocks in the SLAA (ref MER24).

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Representation ID: 2756

OBJECT City & Country (Sam Hollingworth) represented by Strutt & Parker (Sam Hollingworth)

Summary:

The rationale for imposing a limit of 200 dwellings is unclear. The site is capable of accommodating 200-250 dwellings at a density of 23-29 dph. The SA recognises that the potential yield from the site is 230 dwellings. A restriction should be design led rather than arbitrary.

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Representation ID: 2755

SUPPORT City & Country (Sam Hollingworth) represented by Strutt & Parker (Sam Hollingworth)

Summary:

The proposed allocation at Brierley Paddocks, East Road for housing is supported.

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Representation ID: 2719

COMMENT RSPB (Mark Nowers)

Summary:

Policy SS17a Mersea Housing and Employment also lacks reference to the Natura 2000 sites. Due to the potential for development to result in increased recreational pressure on these sites, reference should be made to both the findings of the HRA for the Plan and the need for HRA at the project level for both these allocations. As mitigation is likely to be required for these allocations for recreational disturbance impacts (from the projects alone and/or in-combination), reference should also be made in this policy to the need for developer contributions towards a strategic mitigation scheme (as discussed under policy SG8).

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Representation ID: 2675

SUPPORT Historic England -East of England (Ms N Gates)

Summary:

SS17a: West Mersea

We welcome the identification of the proximity of grade II Brierley Hall to the proposed allocation at Brierley Paddocks. We welcome reference in the policy to archaeological considerations at Dawes Lane as well as design and landscaping at Brierley Paddocks.

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Representation ID: 2667

OBJECT tollesbury & mersea native oyster fishery co ltd (mrs jane dixon)

Summary:

The holding of freshwater and treatment of sewage can and should be upgraded regularly. With the possibility of 350 houses being built will the drainage be sufficient and of a clean enough quality not to affect either the cultivation of the oysters or the quality of the bathing beaches? And will the sewage works be expanded and improved again prior to developments in order that it can be fully functioning from first occupation to ensure our present sewage system is not overloaded causing unwanted contamination discharge into the river?

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Representation ID: 2627

OBJECT Mr David Holmes

Summary:

West Mersea doesn't have room for any more large scale housing as the local surgery, school, and services are at their limit.

Bradwell Power Station and The Strood need consideration in light of the proposals. In the event of an accident at Bradwell chaos would ensue because there is only one road on and off the island. Also the road is liable to flood at high water making it impassable for up to 2 hours.

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Representation ID: 2625

OBJECT Mr Jonathan Rowles

Summary:

Adding 300 houses in the vicinity of Seaview Avenue will undermine the distinctive, pleasant rural character of the area. This is contrary to the Core Strategy Vision for Colchester (2008).

People will out commute for work, increasing congestion on the Strood and making access harder, especialyl for emergency services. Increased development is a threat to pedestrian safety.
Residential amenity and Privacy will be affected negatively during construction.

If building must proceed, allow a strip of greenery between the new development and existing housing on Farthings Chase.

To protect the character , build bungalows close to Farthings Chase.

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Representation ID: 2614

OBJECT Mr Chris Anglos

Summary:

Objection to the proposed building of 350 houses on Mersea Island. Mersea's water pressure, sewerage, electricity supply, roads, doctors and every other local amenity cannot take it. Caravan sites are a back door to eventually more permanent houses.

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Representation ID: 2611

OBJECT Lindsay Harrison

Summary:

I object to the above Local Planning Policy for Mersea. Unable to cope with pressure of 350 new homes, , unable to maintain the following amenities
1. The Local Surgery 2. Dentist 3. School 4. Sewerage 5. Roads 6. Inability to evacuate the Island. 7. already an increase in the population during the summer months

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Representation ID: 2610

OBJECT T R Green

Summary:

The current road infrastructure will not be able to cope with the additional volume of traffic not only after the completion of the homes but during construction. There will be additional sewerage and wastage problems as the system has not been upgraded for 30 years.

There will be an increased burden on the school and the doctors surgery which already struggle.

No benefits to the island.

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Representation ID: 2573

OBJECT Mr David Cooper

Summary:

Mersea is an Island with finite boundaries therefore the building of 350 dwellings to 2032 is too great an expansion if future generations require land to build on.

Only the East is available for expansion
Any further expansion of the three Caravan Sites in West Mersea will compromise future development potential and stretch existing services.

The Strood the only road on/off Mersea is covered 225 days a year. This impacts on all vehicles including emergency services. Causeway would need to be raised to 6.5m to keep it open al the time.
Document makes no reference to Bradwell Power Station

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Representation ID: 2565

OBJECT Mr David clark

Summary:

The island has lost it identity with previous developments.The propsed increase in population, The taking of green belt land is unacceptable and unnecessary The proposed development would overload the existing infrastructure that is in place and would need updating. The Doctors, School are running to maximum capacity. The water supply is just able to cope now. The sewage system is not coping with coastal pollution rising from outfall overflow. Oyster industry on the lowest level of clean water, danger from future flooding and proposed Nuclear Power Station evacuating the Island safely with additional population. no large scale developments.

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Representation ID: 2563

OBJECT Mrs S Green

Summary:

The current road infrastructure wouldn't be able to cope with the additional volume of traffic not only after the completion of the homes but during completion with all the heavy vehicles.

There will be additional sewerage and wastage problems and we know that there hasn't been any improvement to these over the last 30 years or so.

There will be an increased burden on the school and the doctors surgery with the increase in population and both these facilities are struggling to cope at the moment.

With regard to any benefits to the island I can't see any at all.

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Representation ID: 2562

OBJECT Mr Richard Wheeler

Summary:

Mersea is, and certainly should be listed as an area of outstanding natural beauty. It provides sport and relaxation for many thousands of Essex residents in a wonderful environment. During the summer 6 months our population increases.

The infrastructure cannot cope with the present population, let alone an increase. Like most old villages the roads are narrow. The footpaths too are very narrow. The medical and educational side is already under stress. The Strood and the main road into Colchester were not built for the present volume of traffic.

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Representation ID: 2561

OBJECT Mr and Mrs Bill Morris

Summary:

1. It would increase the demand on both the primary school and the medical facilities.
2. Provision for off road parking is already inadequate.
3. Public transport for those without their own transport is inadequate.
4. Mersea Island attracts a great number of visitors who relax as they enjoy sailing, swimming, crabbing and so on. These assets will be lost of the Island becomes too overcrowded.
5. With news of a new nuclear power station at Bradwell, we are all aware of the difficulties of evacuating this island should the need arise.

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Representation ID: 2559

OBJECT Mr David Townend

Summary:

The doctors at present are looking for new premises.
The growth of the caravan sites with most being now open 12 months of the year has increased traffic onto the island and put pressure onto the school and doctors.
The much increased traffic leads to long traffic build ups.
Mersea has now reached a level where it is at capacity, a further large estate will be too great an increase.
The present large school is under heavy pressure, and a second school on the island would be a good idea.

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Representation ID: 2557

OBJECT Ann Keenlyside

Summary:

I question whether Mersea can really cope with an extra 350 dwellings when currently we appear to be bursting at the seams with over flowing needs, school, medical facilities and sewage system too, probably.
If the figure of 3,200 existing residents has been used to calculate this extra number was the impact of the 6 mobile homes sites now with their 11-12 month occupancy also included?
And has a realistic assessment been made of the costs of alterations to the infrastructure?
And what price have the planners put on lost tranquil charm?

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Representation ID: 2551

OBJECT Brierley Paddocks Management Ltd (Mr John Pearce)

Summary:


The site allocated within emerging policy SS17a at Brierley Paddocks, East Road, West Mersea is constrained by the poor access. The potential access to the site would be particularly narrow, restricted by the Right of Way, and would pass immediately between existing residential properties causing harm to the amenity of occupants of the dwellings.

Site owner has indicated that they are unwilling to release additional land needed to access the development

It is therefore suggested that this site is not included the Local Plan.

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Representation ID: 2550

OBJECT Mr S P Vince

Summary:

I wish to object to the 350 houses proposed for West Mersea. The borough has already underestimated that we have more than this number of houses so we have already met the boroughs demands. The caravan sites now have 12 month residential use, this will provide more than a 1000 extra homes poor transport links or nearby employment area and with a nuclear danager zone

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Representation ID: 2549

OBJECT Mrs Barbara Witcomb

Summary:

I am writing to raise my objections to the proposed development of 350 houses on greenfield sites near East Road, West Mersea. Having been a resident for the past 20 years I have seen an increase in population, parking problems in side roads near the village centre. The car park at the rear of the library is always full.

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Representation ID: 2543

OBJECT Mr Paulwe Rowland

Summary:

We are grieved to see good farmland been used for building. Our doctors and dentists can't cope now with the amount of residential, the sewer system is inadequate. The schools are only just coping with the amount of children they have now. In summer the population grows as there are a number of caravan sites on the island. There is only one road off and on the island. If we had to evacuate it would be a disaster. The employment on the island is limited and people have to commute to Colchester or further afield.

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Representation ID: 2541

OBJECT Marysa Phillips

Summary:

I am against the application to build 350 new homes on the island for the following reasons:

i) The current primary school is full to capacity.
ii) The GP surgery is full to capacity.
iii) Parking and congestion during the summer months is a problem.
iv) The sewer works need updating.
v) The roads are in a terrible state and the Strood needs attention.

If the above items were considered, and then updated, then perhaps we could accommodate the 350 houses.

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Representation ID: 2540

OBJECT j pickering

Summary:

As a resident of West Mersea I am writing to strongly object to the plans to build 350 houses on this already crowded small Island. This would put pressure on the already very busy Doctors Surgery, overcrowded school, chaotic parking etc, Sewerage and drainage services would also be inadequate.

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Representation ID: 2538

OBJECT Patricia Hay

Summary:

1. Limited access to the island at peak times also in case of emergency, including Bradwell.
2. Sewage - the present system is many years old and could not cope.
3.The doctor's surgery is inadequate now and there is a long wait for physiotherapy.
4. The school is completely full and needs more playing fields.
5. There is little work on he island.
6. We have no police force on the island.
7. We have only one bank.
8. The village is very congested and parking is inadequate now.
9. The dentist is overworked .

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Representation ID: 2534

OBJECT Mr & Mrs Doody

Summary:

Common sense should surely prevail to this new development
a) more cars trying to cross the Strood when the tide is in.
b) parking anywhere is difficult now more houses will make problems worse
c) doctors appointments would be harder to get
d) no police station or police to be seen patrolling the streets
e) school would suffer as many more pupils will need to go
f) most of these things are made worse at peak holiday times.

We very strongly object.

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Representation ID: 2533

OBJECT Mr M Hillyard

Summary:

The proposal is not feasible in that geographically the Island is not big enough to support the potential populous.

The facilities already in place to cater for the present population is under real strain. The roads are unable to cope with extra vehicles, especially during holiday periods as the many caravan parks on the Island put them under strain. The school, doctors and dentists are over subscribed and under intense pressure.

One of the more concerning issues is that there is only one exit and one entrance (The Strood) onto Mersea Island, particularly in light of proposals at Bradwell.

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Representation ID: 2531

OBJECT JP & JC Clifton and 1 other

Summary:

When the Wellhouse green development was passed 10 to 15 years ago we were assured that this would be the last big development to built on the Island. What has changed since to allow this change of policy? The same inadequate infrastructure is in place; in particular it is unlikely that a second Strood crossing will ever be built. Mersea is full up.

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Representation ID: 2529

OBJECT Mrs Barbara Maitland-Wood

Summary:

It is widely known that some caravans are occupied for 11 months of each year and are the main home of the occupiers. When full details are published of the number of residents in these caravans this figure should be added to the total number of Mersea residents. A survey should be carried out of all caravan sites in Mersea.

Mersea residents are extremely disturbed by the proposal and are worried about the effect of increased housing on our surgery, sewage and traffic, etc.

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Representation ID: 2528

OBJECT Pamela Jones

Summary:

No more houses in Rowhedge, chock a block with houses no more room. Negative impacts on Drs Surgery, School, Traffic congestion , parking and wild life and the general well being of the present residents. Leave us some green belt. Please think again very hard before you pass this outrageous plan

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Representation ID: 2526

OBJECT Mrs H Pembrey

Summary:

I object to building 350 houses at Dawes Lane and Brierley Paddocks, West Mersea. To agree now is "to put the cart before the horse" and close off opportunities for future generations. First a proper Mersea Neighbourhood Plan must be researched and established- housing is just one element in a sustainable, integrated community. Many factors (including the future of local employment) will contribute to the maintenance of social cohesion in Mersea, a major source of well-being for residents- and indeed visitors. Para 6. 217 is disingenuous in claiming existing facilities and services can cope with an estimated 11% increase

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Representation ID: 2520

OBJECT Mersea Island Society (Mr David Gibbons)

Summary:

We object strongly to the proposed housing developments.
- planned capacity has already been reached and there is insufficient services and infrastructure available to support additional housing.
- highway standards and parking facilities are insufficient
- there is only one approach to the island
- Dawes Lane is unsuitable for high traffic volumes
- parking facilities are limited
- there is deep concern over the inadequacy of existing fully stretched vital services
- concern about emergency evacuation in relation to Bradwell.

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Representation ID: 2475

COMMENT West Mersea Oysters (M & S Dawson) and 1 other

Summary:

Biggest concern regarding 35O proposed homes is the extra pressure that will be placed on the sewage system and the consequent deterioration of the water quality around Blackwater. Mersea's sewage treatment works is at full capacity - untreated sewage from the extra housing would discharge straight into the Blackwater which is designated MCZ as it supports one of the few populations of Native Oysters in UK/Europe.

Mersea Oysters are sold globally.
If scheme progresses upgrade the sewage treatment facilities to protect Oysters and local beach. Good water quality is critical to protect the Oysters business and public health.

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Representation ID: 2474

OBJECT Mrs Alison Clark

Summary:

The Strood is the only road on & off Mersea- it would need to be raised to maintain access.
S New sewage works needed- current infrastructure is at capacity
Energy infrastructure gas & electricity would need enhancement
Insufficient capacity in health and education facilities which would need addressing. There are no PCSOs on island
Local highways are in poor state and would need to improved.
Suspect that the expanding caravan parks are being used as permanent residences.

Building 350 houses on a small, already overcrowded island is simply unsafe, unsustainable, and would ruin the valued Mersea way of life.

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Representation ID: 2472

OBJECT Mr Bryan Paddon

Summary:

I object to the huge amount namely 350dwellings Our roads were built for the horse and cart in the early 1900`s and are extremely overcrowded now with totally inadequate parking and complete congestion for most of the day. the doctors office has recently discharged 80 of their patients because they cant cope with the volume of work.number of tides in excess of 5 meters in the last ten years because of rising sea levels. I believe Dedham is only being allocated fifteen houses because of it historic connections and beauty so what is different here between Mersea Island and Dedham.

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Representation ID: 2470

OBJECT Doreen Larbalestier

Summary:

I am against this plan for so many reasons: we are a small island stretched already with the infrastructure. 1)GP surgery cannot cope. Roads, traffic new too much mud especially when high tide. Pot holes everywhere,School, sewage not coping.No policing on the island .there is no work now on the island for residents

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Representation ID: 2469

OBJECT Mr Derek LARBALESTIER

Summary:

Im against this development GP surgeries cannot cope.. Roads cannot take more traffic Schools full to capacity ,no policing on the island, takes an hour to get one here more burglaries without police presence. Sewage and recycling not coping Little Mersea cannot cope with 350 houses No green belt land should be used on this tiny Island. We are full

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Representation ID: 2462

COMMENT Natural England (Kayleigh Cheese)

Summary:

SS17a Mersea Housing and Employment - Colne Estuary SSSI, Essex Estuary SAC, Colne Estuary (Mid-Essex Coast Phase 2) SPA and Ramsar. Blackwater Estuary (Mid-Essex Coast Phase 4) SPA, Ramsar, Blackwater Estuary SSSI.
The Mersea allocations fall within Natural England's Impact Risk Zones (IRZ's)- all direct and indirect impacts to designated sites need to be assessed, for impacts such as recreational disturbance, water quality, water dependency and direct land take of functionally linked land. This should be fully covered SA. Policies may need amending after the HRA is concluded. Green infrastructure provision is essential to reduce recreational disturbance impacts.

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Representation ID: 2450

OBJECT Mr A Ward and 2 others

Summary:

350 homes is a ridiculous number for the area of land. roadways, sewage, water and electricity supplies will be inadequate to cope doctors and car parking ,residents permanently on the caravan parks. Better use of this land would be to create a secure mobile home park for the elderly .

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Representation ID: 2419

OBJECT J Granger

Summary:

As an individual living on Mersea for 30 years we strongly oppose the building of 350 houses on an already crowded island. School is overflowing, doctors are stretched to capacity. Traffic going off the island is unreal. Anglia water say sewage system is at saturation point. We live on Mill Road and are absolutely fed up with the volume of traffic so much so we have decided to sell our house n move. The meeting held recently overflowing with people turning up to object. I hope a legal argument will be put forward to stop this development. Please

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Representation ID: 2418

OBJECT Mrs Heather Jarvis

Summary:

Key points made in objecting to 350 houses proposed in West Mersea;

MERSEA IS FULL
THE DOCTORS ARE FULL
THE SCHOOLS ARE FULL
PARKING SPACES ARE FULL
RESTAURANTS ARE FULL
MERSEA IS FULL - WE ASK FOR NEED NOT GREED.

Concerns also about road capacity and conditions and access to and from the Island in an emergency;

Necessary to improve the existing amenities in Mersea before considering adding to the population

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Representation ID: 2417

OBJECT R Strafford

Summary:

objection to any future housing development(s) on Mersea Island. One environmental issue that of flooding in the event of acres of farmland being covered in concrete. Surrounding areas of the proposed sites would be flooded despite any attempts to increase drainage. The island does not have the infrastructure and is at capacity overloaded during the holiday season further development environmental disaster

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Representation ID: 2416

OBJECT Mrs P Pritchard

Summary:

The island is a little old fashioned the school is over crowded.You cant drive very fast the patches in the road keep coming loose Now you want to build 350 houses more. That is on top of all the back fills going on, with anyone with a large garden
give us another surgery another dentist another school get the roads sorted out, not just more patches. sort out the sewage system it is up to full capacity now. Then ask us if we want 350 more houses

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Representation ID: 2413

OBJECT Susan Hempstead

Summary:

The infrastructure is a mess so there should be no more housing. The analysis of residents does not take into account people living in caravans. Parking is a problem. The doctors surgery is at capacity. The roads have pot holes. There is no reassurance that more than 350 homes will not be built. New development would destroy Mersea Island.

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Representation ID: 2412

OBJECT Mr & Mrs J & B Markham

Summary:

The proposals have not been publicised enough. The infrastructure on the island is under so much pressure that the doctors, schools, sewers, roads and parking are at breaking point. If there are too many people on the island tourists may be put off coming which is bad for businesses. There is no assurance that only 350 homes will be built and not more.

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Representation ID: 2411

OBJECT Mrs Beryl Peckham

Summary:

New housing would be detrimental to the island because it would result in increased traffic, more public transport, larger shops, lorries delivering to those shops - all resulting in pollution. Instead Mersea Island should be protected from new development proposals under a 'special status'.

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Representation ID: 2410

OBJECT Mr Roger Bullen

Summary:

Sewage works is at capacity, GP surgery is at capacity, the road network is not fit for purpose, the primary school is struggling to cope, lack of permanent police presence, poor public transport, caravan parks operate on an 11 or 12 month basis which adds to the stretched infrastructure. Furthermore an evacuation would be impossible following a major disaster at the same time as a high tide closing the only road onto the island.

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Representation ID: 2390

OBJECT Mr David R Broise

Summary:

I most strongly oppose any further building on Mersea with the current infrastructure so stretched at present with respect to :

Water supplies, Sewage services, medical services, Local school provision, current road systems and parking facilities, The Strood crossing, and the most recent announcement of the Bradwell Nuclear development.

In the light of the above Mersea is most definitely not the place to add yet more housing.

No further development should occur until such time as existing infrastructure is substantially up graded , and only then should a review on local housing needs take place to meet future local demand.

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Representation ID: 2375

OBJECT Mr Steven McDonough

Summary:

West Mersea cannot absorb this increase in population from the point of view of road access, services capacity, pressure on school and medical facilities- schools, health and sewage infrastructure are already stretched.

The proposed development sites rely on utilising East Road, which is very narrow, and could only cope if rebuilt.

There is only one road on and off Mersea- without redesigning the Strood, the safe evacuation of residents in the event of an accident at Bradwell Nuclear Power Station which is 2 miles from Mersea would be practically impossible.

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Representation ID: 2374

OBJECT Mr & Mrs Burt and 1 other

Summary:

Concerns over impact of new housing on the school, doctors, dentist, roads and pathways, car parking, sewage works, water, caravan parks, social housing (new housing should be for local people), lack of police on island, affects of proposed power station at Bradwell.

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Representation ID: 2351

COMMENT Essex County Council (Matthew Jericho)

Summary:

Change reference to access off East Road to access off Dawes Lane.

Growth would generate up to 105 primary aged pupils and up to 70 secondary aged pupils. Mersea Island School, unusual insofar as almost all of the primary aged children on the island attend the school. The school would require further expansion Cumulative impact of village expansion could result in need for secondary school capacity expansion.

Secondary provision needs to provide for transport off island.

As a minimum, a new early years facility offering 26 places required.

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Representation ID: 2325

OBJECT Mrs Mary Paddon

Summary:

You will destroy our tourism we are already over stuffed with cars and vehicles. 2 car parks on Victoria Esplanade are closed during the winter months, with climate change we have more winter visitors, The Esplanade becomes a nightmare for parking with some vehicles obstructing residents drives. if Bradwell happens where are the emergency exits for the Islanders. Sewage capacity has not been updated. Car parking for the surgery is basically thanks to the co-op car park. we do not have adequate policing & traffic wardens. Air pollution from vehicles . Improve our facilities roads, pavements & parking

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Representation ID: 2320

OBJECT Ann Weaver

Summary:

COSTAL EROSION: the rising sea levels and greater risk of flooding
FEARS OF INCREASED POPULATION-Mersea 2011 census population 7,159 with any allowance of 6 camping and caravan site -Coopers Beach caters 3,000 Mersea Outdoors accommodates 350 visitors, roads are badly maintained, school, doctors and sewage system full to capacity.No police presence on Island, continued dangers at the strood with Tide.

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Representation ID: 2310

OBJECT Mrs M Culley

Summary:

Doctors surgery, dentist and the school cannot cope with anymore families as they are not coping now yet alone adding more. There would have to build a bridge which islanders defiantly don't want. We don't have much green land here on Mersea to accommodate any more houses

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Representation ID: 2309

OBJECT Mrs G Sharp

Summary:

objection to 60 houses, general pollution caused by development. traffic congestion between Rowhedge and Old Heath, quality of life

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Representation ID: 2246

OBJECT Mr & Mrs P & L Sapsford

Summary:

object to the proposed building of 350 more houses on Mersea island. The infrastructure on this island cannot support this influx, doctors, dentist school roads, parking. Proximity of Bradwell. Need a new medical centre, need the sewers sorted out . Need another School, the roads, parking need to be addressed

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Representation ID: 2235

OBJECT A H Davy

Summary:

I wish to object strongly to the proposed further development of Mersea Island and the extension to caravan sites and opening times.
population markedly increased and the strood floods with an increase frequency . It is the only road off MerseaThe Strood has not been raised
B) Rising tide levels will endanger this build
C) Proximity of the epicentre of the 1988 earthquake to this site should be investigated
D) possible damage tot he oyster industry Lack of employment on mersea-leads to even more car ,van etc journeys to Colchester and beyond
Please halt the further development in mersea

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Representation ID: 2233

OBJECT P Shape

Summary:

The school is reaching saturation point.
The Gp has already reached saturation point.
The roads are increasingly busy.
Given all of the above how could the island possibly cope with the added strain of an additional 350 dwellings and the potential very large number of people those dwellings will home - when we are already exceeding a level of availability of existing facilities and services?

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Representation ID: 2222

OBJECT Mr Robin Passfield

Summary:

Before embarking on any development is to investigate the infrastructure of the existing area. I have great concerns and would like to highlight some that are current at the moment and others will be affected by the proposed development of 350 houses with 10 per cent increase in population
Doctors are oversubscribed, dentist are running to full capacity ,seage and water supply running a full capacity, parking inadequate, Roads inadequate ,The Strood longs traffic delays, rubbish collecting already cut back

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Representation ID: 2220

OBJECT Francis Hurley and 1 other

Summary:

We object to these proposals as the infrastructure on the island is already overburdened. Specifically the island surgery is already shedding patients. Clearly the impact of 350 additional dwellings is insupportable.

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Representation ID: 2212

OBJECT Mrs Elisabeth Cort

Summary:

Proposed build of 350 houses as over kill for such a small community. Large amount of ne homes with no increase in facilities will cause problems lack of school places in under 12`s daily commute for secondary education. increased pressure on doctors, increased pressure on health services, dentist ,clinics etc. No police station on the island ,road structure, parking facilities. Building this number of homes the whole ambience of Mersea will be changed, not for the better

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Representation ID: 2206

OBJECT Mr & Mrs J Barker

Summary:

The infrastructure just cannot cope with any more developments baring in mind it is not just the 350 houses but the extra people. One road on and off which is also covered in water one week in four approximately. The doctors surgery struggles to cope,dentist ,schools. Parking is a problem ,roads are congested especially during the summer months. Many day visitors to the island especially now Colchester has expanded all adding to the traffic problem. Very little open space for the number of inhabitants.

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Representation ID: 2151

OBJECT mrs d rees

Summary:

We are objecting to the planned building of 350 + houses on West Mersea due to the fact that a possible increase of 1000+ residents would be a burden on an already populated and busy island. We have a small school which could then need possibly extending.The doctors surgery has already cut certain surgeries so therefore we now have to go to the County Hospital for them, not to mention the dentist and health centre. Also the addition of extra vehicles and the roads needed for them.Very ill thought out plan on a small island.

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Representation ID: 2148

OBJECT Miss Sophie Weaver

Summary:

With plans now moving forward for Bradwell B nuclear power station, this must be a priority in safety and emergency planning, especially if extra homes are to built and there is only 1 road off the island.

Infastructure and facilities/amenities already overstretched. Upgrading of roads, school, doctors etc must happen before extra homes are built, otherwise the island cannot sustain the population increase.

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Representation ID: 2128

OBJECT Mrs Jannie Gregory

Summary:

As part of the Governmental drive for new homes across the country, the main area was providing homes for people taking jobs in the immediate area. Mersea Island is not a hub for new business nor building new business premises so new development of this nature is unwarranted as people would have to commute at least twenty minutes to work. This would mean an already busy road onto the island being massively over used. The infrastructure of schooling, policing, fire services, medical services, sewage,etc is already struggling to cope so would surely fail with many more people to service.

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Representation ID: 2119

OBJECT Mr David Gregory

Summary:

Mersea Island is growing already at a rate that the Island can barely sustain, with services such as policing, Fire Service, Medical Provision and Schooling already stretched. There is no real scope for the improvements to road infrastructure that these developments would need either. The main point of these new developments is to provide housing for new employees in jobs in the immediate area - Mersea hasn't got new jobs.

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Representation ID: 2116

OBJECT Mr Paul Foskett

Summary:

In addition it will deter visitors that come for the environmental nature of the place, this will deprive and threaten local business that depend upon this in frequent but importance source of revenue.

My specific concern is that Mersea Island is a place of environment and natural beauty. This over development will spoil and damage this place of natural environmental importance.

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Representation ID: 2111

OBJECT mrs Sarah Phillips-Pearce

Summary:

No more houses for Mersea Island. we would not be able to evacuate if there was an emergency. and to change the strood would be to ruin the identity and culture of the Island. we have no senior school on mersea and the medical facilities are currently overstretched already unable to reach the demand needed. there would not be jobs available for any more residence....therefore I would recommend a site off the island would be more suitable for a housing development.

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Representation ID: 2103

OBJECT Mrs Angela Hart

Summary:

Concerns re:
School
GP/medical practice
Emergency services
Water pressure & sewage
Road access
Traffic increase on and off off island especially in emergencies and with tidal problems on the strood together with traffic on an already narrow and busy East Road
Lack of amenities on the island for younger generation
Lack of police presence
Loss of further open space

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Representation ID: 2079

OBJECT Mr Paul Errington

Summary:

The two developments have the potential to generate 700+ additional adults, 700+ additional children and 700+ additional vehicles to the already overstretched facilities on the island. The following facilities would be overwhelmed by such an increase in demand:
Medical services - Fire and Ambulance services - Sewage and storm drainage - Sewage Treatment - Nuclear Emergency Evacuation - Schooling and Bussing - Service Supplies - Shops and Parking -
Policing - Public Transport.
Existing road widths/layouts around the Brierly Paddock site cannot accomodate the increase in traffic load.
Consideration is needed for the effects of increased Summer population on the proposals.

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Representation ID: 2075

OBJECT mr steven glen

Summary:

Mersea Island would not be able to cope with the proposed addition of such large new housing sites. It looks more likely that Bradwell Nuclear Station will be built and consequently an emergency evacuation would be impossible with no extra road widening and bridge installation.

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Representation ID: 2068

OBJECT mr peter easy

Summary:

The infrastruture simply cannot cope .The summer influx shows how stretched our resources are. Traffic and parking on roads and verges are already an issue . Roads in and out of the village struggle now and as these developments are out of village cars will be a necessity and most homes will have two .The medical practice is already full and getting an appointment is a nightmare. Unless a second school is built the local school will not cope . Water services and treatment are to capacity and pressure is low . We simply will not cope

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Representation ID: 2045

OBJECT Veronique Eckstein

Summary:

A development of this scale - more than 10% increase in population - will have significant impact on the island's existing stretched infrastructure.
Any development needs to come with sufficient funding for specific and agreed infrastructure BEFORE being built. A patch of grass with a few swings doesn't count!

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Representation ID: 2044

OBJECT Mrs Sylvia Errington

Summary:

The two developments have the potential to generate 700+ additional adults, 700+ additional children and 700+ additional vehicles to the already overstretched facilities on the island. The following facilities would be overwhelmed by such an increase in demand:
Medical services - Fire and Ambulance services - Sewage and storm drainage - Sewage Treatment - Nuclear Emergency Evacuation - Schooling and Bussing - Service Supplies - Shops and Parking -
Policing - Public Transport.
Existing road widths/layouts around the Brierly Paddock site cannot accomodate the increase in traffic load.
Consideration is needed for the effects of increased Summer population on the proposals.

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Representation ID: 2040

OBJECT Mr Jeremy Claxton

Summary:

I appreciate the need for regular and controlled development in any town or city but do not consider that the proposed development plan is sustainable, sympathetic or socially appropriate for West Mersea for the reasons outlined above.

Considering the remote location, travel constraints, and best interests for all existing inhabitants to the Island, I consider the significant and concentrated expansion plan represents an overstated and ill-conceived proposal to allocate significant additional housing numbers to a currently unique small town and consider that the negative impacts will far outweigh any potential benefits, other areas in Colchester are far more appropriate to develop.

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Representation ID: 2008

OBJECT Mr David Errington

Summary:

The two developments have the potential to generate 700+ additional adults, 700+ additional children and 700+ additional vehicles to the already overstretched facilities on the island. The following facilities would be overwhelmed by such an increase in demand:
Medical services - Fire and Ambulance services - Sewage and storm drainage - Sewage Treatment - Nuclear Emergency Evacuation - Schooling and Bussing - Service Supplies - Shops and Parking -
Policing - Public Transport.
Existing road widths/layouts around the Brierly Paddock site cannot accomodate the increase in traffic load.
Consideration is needed for the effects of increased Summer population on the proposals.

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Representation ID: 1997

OBJECT Mr Mark Gethen

Summary:

The figures used by the Borough Council to calculate the 'availability of existing facilities and services' has been shown to be incorrect. CBC say that they are 3,200 dwellings in West Mersea and argue that on that basis the Island can accommodate an additional 350 homes, bringing the total number to 3,550. However, it has been proven, using CBC Council Tax records, that there are already 3,580 dwellings on West Mersea. 30 dwellings in excess of the number CBC think can be accommodated.

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Representation ID: 1976

OBJECT Miss Karen Bailey

Summary:

Objection on the basis of:
a drain on already overstretched resources, school, GP, local shops.
Wider impact on these resources in the borough
No dedicated police force - increased crime.
Roads, junctions & speed limits need to be improved on Mersea. Extra traffic & cars impacts the environment and peoples health.
Affordable homes are only affordable once!! Then they become part of the housing market prices.
A special place with marine & wildlife that should be preserved & protected .
The only people that benefit from this are the developers!!

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Representation ID: 1974

OBJECT ms Caroline White

Summary:

I do not agree.
Roads especially Dawes Lane inadequate for volume of traffic.
School already too big and potentially detrimental to children's wellbeing.
GP service stretched and in two premises.
Caravan population not accounted for in planning proposal.
Limited police presence.
Potential for incident at new reactor if built st Bradwell.

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Representation ID: 1970

OBJECT Mr David Hart

Summary:

The village infrastructure, school/medical facilities/raods cannot accomodate 350 homes with the potential for 1,400 persons and 700 vehicle movements at peak times.

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Representation ID: 1964

OBJECT Mrs Jane Quinn

Summary:

We object to the development of 350 houses on the proposed sites, meaning 1000+ more people would need the Doctors' Surgery, Health Services, the School, shops, roads (especially The Strood). These overloaded services would be further stretched. There are no proposals as to how they would be improved or when the funding would be forthcoming. The resident figure for Mersea Island has been reached, owing to extensions to caravan sites and the building of larger homes on existing plots.

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Representation ID: 1948

OBJECT Ms Shirley Swan

Summary:

The local plan proposal to allow the building of 350 new homes in West Mersea should be refused permission on the grounds that the island's infrastructure is inadequate for the existing population's needs. Furthermore because it is a restricted area the opportunities for improvement are too limited to cope.
Of particular concern should be 1) medical facilities, 2) access to Mersea, 3) parking, 4) schooling, 5) roads & pavements in general 6) evacuation potential.

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Representation ID: 1924

OBJECT Mr & Mrs J & K Smith

Summary:

condition of road and pavements are inadequate. Water and sewerage problems, Pressure on the Island during the summer months. You must consider these plans objectively without any outside influences from sources without first hand knowledge of the problems we have so far encountered and which can only increase if these plans are approved

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Representation ID: 1904

OBJECT Mr & Mrs Barrett

Summary:

Has due consideration been given to the water supply and the main sewerage capacity. maybe the infrastructure (water, drains, road, school, doctors and shops should be in place before new residents come to the island

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Representation ID: 1898

OBJECT Mrs Rosemary Turrell

Summary:

The current road infrastructure on the island and surrounding areas is inadequate for the size of the development proposed.

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Representation ID: 1889

OBJECT Mr John Dinnin

Summary:

Too many infrastructure constraints in the summer and maybe throughout the year the population of the island increases dramatically where the infrastructure is hard pressed to cope today , it will not cope with 350 houses.
Constraints-roads, Schools Medical, Water and Sewage, Emergency, deal with constraints before further development is allowed to go ahead

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Representation ID: 1871

OBJECT Mr Barry Turner

Summary:

West Mersea Town Council hosted a public meeting 1st September at the Mersea Island Community Centre.

The hall was packed with well over 200 people filling the seats, standing in the aisles, the corridors and outside the emergency doors. Another 80 or so stood outside in the street.
Mayor Carl Powling led the meeting and many islanders gave their views and reasons for their opposition to the proposals. Members of Colchester Borough Council Local Plan Committee were invited to attend but did not, thus missing an ideal opportunity to explain their reasoning and addressing our concerns.

Says it all.

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Representation ID: 1865

OBJECT Miss` Jennifer Pilkington

Summary:

I object. we do not have enough facilities for these extra houses, the Island cannot cope. This proposed idea coupled with the fact people live on the caravan parks already will ruin the Island, it will not cope!

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Representation ID: 1859

OBJECT Antonia Moore-Browne

Summary:

My objections centre on infrastructure but 3,200 dwellings quoted do not include caravan dwellers.
We only have one access road - what happens if we had to evacuate quickly in an emergency?
The state of our roads is dire with heavy traffic and lack of parking compounded by summer visitors.
The Surgery is de-listing patients, there is a 2 year wait for an NHS dentist and the school is full.
The sewage works are at capacity and East Road floods after heavy rain.
Tesco Express is hardly a 'Supermarket'
Can't you add these houses to your 'garden cities' with their new infrastructure?

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Representation ID: 1825

OBJECT Mr Keith Turrell

Summary:

Insufficient infrastructure to support the transportation requirements that this development would produce. On both the island and the surrounding roads.

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Representation ID: 1820

OBJECT mrs sue moore

Summary:

we think this plan is ill thought out, Mersea cannot support a further influx of habitants already there a large number of people during the summer months which is growing year on year. there is no consideration for infrastructure of the town to cope with even more people. We will need to see a suitable plan to cope with parking, doctors, dentist, shopping, school and road system before further inhabitants come to the island. We strongly object to this proposal.

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Representation ID: 1812

OBJECT Mr Paul Godfrey

Summary:

Mersea Island cannot take more houses

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Representation ID: 1811

OBJECT Mr Barry Turner

Summary:

The choice of Mersea Island for 350 new homes does not accord with the council objectives for sustainable development. Some examples follow:
'Balance between location of jobs and housing'.
'Increases in housing are required to meet projected jobs growth in the area, 15% uplift in jobs'
'Spatial Strategy ensures development is located to reduce need to travel.'
'Good accessibility and access to a high quality and efficient transport network is essential to support new development'.
'Developments must enhance local character'.
'Residents should have good access to local jobs, services and facilities, preferably walking or cycling.
'Housing to be compatible with surrounding development.'

Proposals do not meet criteria.

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Representation ID: 1810

OBJECT Mrs Alison Bielecka

Summary:

The access to and from the island and to the site itself is poor and wil not cope with increased traffic. Schools and Dr already full. Route to and from school already dangerous and too busy. No support available locally for individuals who may move to any social housing included within this development.

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Representation ID: 1798

OBJECT mrs wendy townend

Summary:

I strongly object to this development as Mersea cannot cope with that level of building. The doctors and dentist struggle to cope at the current time. Our roads and car parks are extremely busy and when you add all the holidaymakers during the summer months it makes it very difficult. Adding 350 homes would put a lot of pressure on our school and our general infrastructure (sewage etc.). I therefore must object.

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Representation ID: 1787

OBJECT Mrs Margaret Argyle

Summary:

I worked on Mersea Island for 15 years as a community nurse and I have also lived here for 20 years. During this time I have seen the strain just holiday makers put on our limited services, a population increase resulting from 350 houses would be too much. We have a high proportion of elderly residence who require a lot of medical care .
If houses are to be built then the infrastructure should be improved before any new build as well as increasing the both medical and educational facilities. Mersea is surrounded by water which limits outward expansion.

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Representation ID: 1777

COMMENT Dr Richard Doyle

Summary:

I am not against the building of new houses on the proposed sites.
I trust that appropriate consideration will be given to the following;
1. Local infrastructure needs, including capacity of schools serving Mersea children, the medical practice, and the dental practice;
2. The suitability of local roads. East Road is bumpy to drive along. Dawes Lane is narrow, and prone to surface water puddling and road margin erosion.
3. Footway provision where people currently often walk in the road, e.g. along the length of Dawes Lane.
4. Planning Gains; I feel a greater contribution from the developer to local facilities is warranted.

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Representation ID: 1773

OBJECT Mrs Gill Burley

Summary:

Points I learned at the meeting on 1st September:
1.Colchester Borough Council did not want to meet the local residents at a public meeting.
2.Colchester Borough Council understated the number of dwellings in West Mersea and did not take into account static caravans where people live for 10-12 months a year
3.Brierley Paddock bought by a developer with connections to Colchester Borough Council
4. Proposed access to the Brierley Paddocks site is through a privately owned road.
5.Anglian Water have admitted to West Mersea Oysters that they already cannot cope with the sewage.
6.Maldon Council refused planning permission because of Bradwell.

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Representation ID: 1758

OBJECT Mrs Denise Stafford

Summary:

Brierley Paddocks road is of insufficient size and has limitations on it's use.
Only prestigious houses would be compatible.
Risk of flooding
Limited access to Mersea Island making evacuation in an emergency hazardous
Destruction of local industries
Threat to Tourism
Loss of wildlife habitats.

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Representation ID: 1757

OBJECT Mr Simon Wild

Summary:

Please see attached document.

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Representation ID: 1742

OBJECT Mrs Kari Cock

Summary:

A school with over 60 students per year can't cope with more. A doctor surgery already having to cull it's patient list. Roads that can't handle the current level of traffic (I waited 8 mins to turn from East Rd onto Queen's corner). Infrastructure needs to be brought up first, before you can consider building this number of houses. How will the site be accessed? Dawes Lane and East Road are no where near up to scratch to support what will be a significant increase in traffic levels.

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Representation ID: 1740

OBJECT Mr Kerrin Doyle

Summary:

The infrastructure on Mersea is at breaking point already, we have no police station, an inadequate doctors surgery, the water/sewage system is at breaking point. By adding the demands of approximately 1000 people (not taking in to account other developments and increased tourism) Mersea would be tipped over the edge. The potential for the new nuclear power station also puts the development into question. My main concern however is for jobs on the island and the schooling of local children, the local school is over subscribed with large class numbers and the town is already a commuter town for people.

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Representation ID: 1736

OBJECT Jill Stebbing

Summary:

The large number of houses proposed would have significant adverse impact on the island. The school site is already full, further expansion would mean loss of outside area available for sport while increasing the number of children needing access to such areas.
Increasing the island population by such a large percentage would add to the pressure on a doctors' surgery already struggling to cope with the current population.
The developments proposed would cause a significant increase in traffic, potentially another 700 cars on an island with poorly maintained roads an insufficient parking.

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Representation ID: 1728

OBJECT MR Matthew Cock

Summary:

While I understand that more housing is required nation wide, I believe little thought has gone in to the proposed sites of Brierly paddocks and Dawes lane West Mersea. The infastructure is struggling already, sewerage, water, school, doctors, shops and parking but to name a few. My biggest concern however is the access to both of these sites. Dawes Lane would definitely be the main route to both sites and is way too narrow with poor parking at the Cross Lane cross roads. Then there is East Road and Seaview Avenue. They can't cope now

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Representation ID: 1724

OBJECT Mr Alan Wilkinson

Summary:

1. Insufficient doctors for another 1000 people.
2. Dawes Lane is not suitable for the increased volume of traffic.

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Representation ID: 1722

OBJECT mr christopher warren

Summary:

As most people who objected are saying.
Mersea is a small island that is already over populated with the infra structure that it has.
Further development on this size will only strain the already strained services.
This will have a massive negative impact on the current residents of Mersea.

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Representation ID: 1721

OBJECT mr ben woodcraft

Summary:

Over development of an already overstretched infrastructure with only one road on and off which is covered by tide up to 3hrs twice a day.The oyster industry will be under threat with a sewage system that can,t cope
already more people in the caravans using services
island gridlocked most weekend and all summer and no police traffic wardens or litter enforcement

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Representation ID: 1717

OBJECT Mr Daniel Brooke

Summary:

The proposed additional 350 dwellings will significantly increase the traffic. 2 cars per household would be a reasonable estimation leading to an additional 700 cars on the island. Assuming each car leaves the island once a day this is an additional 1400 car journeys a day, damaging the infrastructure and environment. In the area of the glebe there are two different lichens growing currently indicating the air quality for the area is good. An additional 1400 car journeys will damage this eco system and effect the site of special scientific interest.

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Representation ID: 1712

OBJECT Miss Gaynor Tasker

Summary:

Mersea is a small village community which struggles with the influx of summer visitors and caravan park residents, who add to the already considerable strain on local facilities such as the GP surgery.
There simply is not the infrastructure to cope with the proposed number of new homes, multiple occupants and vehicles.
There is only one way on and off the Island, impassable at high tide, the roads are narrow, easily congested and poorly maintained, and parking minimal.
Turning Mersea into a dormitory for Colchester and beyond would destroy the unique Island way of life and be a disaster waiting to happen.

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Representation ID: 1709

OBJECT mrs nicola lovegrove

Summary:

I object to the proposed plans for 350 new houses on Mersea.
We have a doctors surgery struggling to cope with existing residents and the primary school is full.
Driving around the island is becoming increasingly difficult with the already increased population.
Several tankers a week have to come to the sewerage plant. Presumably because it is unable to cope particularly in the summer months.
MERSEA IS FULL !

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Representation ID: 1704

OBJECT Mrs Pamela Klyhn

Summary:

Mersea Island will struggle to cope with the scale of development proposed unless there is considerable investment to improve the roads, water supply and sewerage, and to the school, GP surgery and parking facilities. All of these are overstretched at present and will be unable to cope with the additional population proposed. The Strood is the only road to access or leave the island and is regularly cut off at high tide. The proposed development of Bradwell raises great anxiety about how Mersea could be safely evacuated in the event of an emergency.

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Representation ID: 1702

OBJECT mrs Elaine Akker

Summary:

Strain on Medical Centre
Strain on School
Economy with regards to visitors to Mersea
Employment security for Oyster Producers with regards to strain on sewage centre

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Representation ID: 1700

OBJECT Mr Paul Rickman

Summary:

Mersea Island does not have the infrastructure to cope with another 350 houses, its proximity to Bradwell power station should preclude any idea of further housing with evacuation via one road being very scary.
DOCTORS can not cope with the residents we have now.
PARKING can not cope with the residents we have now plus the tourists.
ONE AND A HALF SUPERMARKETS can not cope.
POLICE what police.
EMPLOYMENT no extra employment will be created.
SEWAGE SYSTEM can not cope.
WATER can not cope.
WATER QUALITY lets not forsake our Oyster industry which needs good water.
SCHOOLS would not cope.
Mersea is at capacity !!!!!!!!

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Representation ID: 1694

OBJECT Mrs Helen Davies

Summary:

I cannot see how the island and mainland infrastructure will cope when there are an additional 1000 residents trying to come off or get on the island at high tide when the causeway is covered in water. In the plans there are not any details of plans to improve the amenities or improve the roads on the island. Mersea is a unique place to live please do not destroy its uniqueness by going ahead with badly thought through building developments.

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Representation ID: 1691

OBJECT Blackwater Oysteran's Associstion (Mr. Richard Haward)

Summary:

Concern that the present drainage system is inadequate to deal with extra flow in the changed climatic conditions, especially since investment in such a scheme is unlikely in the near future.

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Representation ID: 1688

OBJECT Mr Peter Klyhn

Summary:

The Plan for development on the scale that is proposed will significantly increase the population with no consideration for:

- The single entry/exit point on to Mersea Island which is frequently impassable at high tides.

- Additional demand upon the water supply and sewerage which is already operating at maximum capacity.

- Current inadequate parking facilities on the island.

- Additional strain on the GP Surgery.

- Additional strain on the School.

- An evacuation plan due to the proximity of the nuclear facility at Bradwell along with the Government plans for a new Chinese reactor.

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Representation ID: 1687

OBJECT Dr Stephen Marshall

Summary:

The infrastructure on Mersea under increasing strain due to increasing population and has been for some time- adding an additional 350 houses will compound the current problems.

Please leave Mersea Island to develop at its natural pace and do not attempt to sink it prematurely!

Development should be rejected.

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Representation ID: 1649

OBJECT Mr Leslie Ringrose

Summary:

In the event of a major problem at the proposed new Bradwell Nuclear Power Station, especially radiation or pollution, the present infrastructure would not allow a safe evacuation of the Island. The only access road to Mersea Island (B1025) is totally inadequate. Adding more housing or caravans to any site on Mersea Island would exacerbate the problem and could lead to a catastrophe.

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Representation ID: 1625

OBJECT Mr Wayne Adams

Summary:

Objection to both sites as they are not sustainable, the claimed 11% potential for sustainable growth is already used by the Councils own updated housing figures and East-Mersea houses, caravans, house-boats, neighbouring villages, etc were wrongly omitted from calculations.
Dawes Lane is not suitable for increased traffic movements being narrow and no visibility at East-Mersea Road junction.
Dawes Lane site is shown to include land beyond applicants control and fenced boundary ie. a landscaped part of The Glebe playing field.
If despite inadequate infrastructure and sustainability some development is forced on Mersea, then Colchester Road should be re considered for access reasons.

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Representation ID: 1611

OBJECT Mr Terry Tarttelin

Summary:

I submit that any large housing increase for Mersea island are premature without a thorough and comprehensive risk assessment as to the required means of mass escape in the event of a nuclear emissions escape from Bradwell. Such assessment will have to be approved by the Mersea Town Council and the residents of the island

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Representation ID: 1583

OBJECT Mrs Elizabeth Simpson

Summary:

The infrastructure on Mersea is not sufficient to accommodate this increase in housing and population. Main concerns: The services - doctors and school in particular would be put under huge pressures. The roads are already extremely busy and there appears to be very limited resources put towards traffic management and ensuring pedestrian safety. Overall would need substantial improvement to current infrastructure -which would probably never happen.

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Representation ID: 1579

OBJECT Mrs Justine Edwards

Summary:

Existing facilities & services can't cope with the estimated 11% increase in housing. They are not taking into account residents in caravan sites 10-12 months of the year and our influx in the summer months. Also roads inadequate with already poor attempts to patch them.

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Representation ID: 1578

OBJECT mr chris davis

Summary:

The infrastructure of Mersea is already at full capacity including but not limited to: medical/dentist surgeries; schooling; sewage treatment; public car parking: The nearest hospital at Colchester is already overloaded. There is no local police or fire service. Ambulance services are dire. Road traffic is dense and condition of roads is worsening by the month. It is a very short sighted plan with no evidence to suggest that any of the above will be addressed. Before consent be granted for further development of the island housing full investigation and suitable plan for infrastructure and services improvement should be actioned

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Representation ID: 1573

OBJECT Judith Pearce

Summary:

Overcrowding at school that had a poor ofsted.
Limited resources at doctors.
Creating too much traffic on a single road on and off the island that is an accident hotspot

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Representation ID: 1568

OBJECT Jamil Shehadeh

Summary:

I have heard that no new money will be found to make improvements to or expand local services. If this is true, then I object to the proposed new housing.

I read below that, "ECC has identified a need for contributions towards expansion of Mersea Island Primary School".

There are plenty of other services and facilities that will need to be upgraded to accommodate the new inhabitants.

Regards,
Jamil Shehadeh.

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Representation ID: 1567

OBJECT Mr & Mrs A. Hammond

Summary:

Further to our earlier comments, still very valid, we would now like to add another safety and infrastructure concern due to the government's announcement that Hinkley Point, and therefore Bradwell, nuclear power stations are likely to proceed.
The Island's roads and particularly the Strood access/ egress point would become a major hazard during an emergency evacuation for the current population. Any extra development would obviously increase such public safety risk.

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Representation ID: 1566

OBJECT mr terry green

Summary:

I feel it will be detrimentali to the island in that the infrastructure wouldn't be able to cope with the additional traffic bringing on supplies and disposing of excavated materials.in addition both the sewerage and water systems would be stretched to braking point.The current school and doctors surgery would be overwhelmed.The doctors surgery has just taken 90 people from it's register.I am of the opnion that it would detract from thee beautiful place that Mersea is

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Representation ID: 1562

OBJECT Mrs Carol Pipe

Summary:

Amount of people
Traffic problems on entering or leaving
GP cannot cope
School not big enough
Parking now a big issue

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Representation ID: 1550

OBJECT Mrs Andrea Selway

Summary:

Is there anyone in control of this process with an ounce of common sense? Mersea Island infrastructure is full to capacity, already excessive pressure on the Doctors surgery, the dentist and other health care providors. 1000 + people bringing cars to match. Have the people who are planning this seen what happens at the Strood at high tide. There are already accidents and this would bring untold more. The emergency services would not be able to cope, and we dont want a bridge. Mersea Island is an area of natural beauty and tourist destination. Have sense and leave it alone!

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Representation ID: 1533

OBJECT mr James cooke

Summary:

Mersea Island is already at capacity of doctors, dentist, schools, roads ,car parking, traffic congestion and risk in an emergency.

Surely there must be someone who is operating with the best interest of mersea at their core.

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Representation ID: 1468

OBJECT MR David Gibbons

Summary:

I strongly object to the development proposals
principally on the grounds that present housing levels already exceed the planned increase and no consideration or thought given to ongoing infill construction and large visitor numbers.
Mersea Island is Colchester's seaside recreational attraction and the available services and infrastructure cannot support a resident population increase of 11%.

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Representation ID: 1449

COMMENT MISA - Mersea Island Sports Association (Mr Matthew Townend)

Summary:

On behalf of Mersea island Sports Association I would like to highlight that if the plan went ahead the provision for sports would have to be increased. We are already suffering with inadequate facilities before an increase in population. Currently the Glebe facility is suffering from inadequate Car Parking, Pitch numbers and Mersea is one of the few villages of our size without any all weather playing surface. We would like to make it clear that just offering another grass field without any of the facilities mentioned above (Parking, Pitches, All Weather surface and Pitches) would be totally inappropriate.

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Representation ID: 1445

OBJECT Mrs Julia Bentley

Summary:

Local services cannot cope with further development on this scale; the doctors' surgery is overwhelmed now without adding maybe 1,000 more residents. We don't have a local police presence either. The roads are in an atrocious condition and will only get worse, as well as creating dangerous traffic levels. Both sites are in the green belt and should not be built on; this will spoil what most visitors come to see. It is doubtful that the local school could cope with an increase in numbers either, without building on the playing fields.

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Representation ID: 1444

OBJECT Mr Neil Bentley

Summary:

Roads are inadequate for existing traffic without adding new housing. Both sites will add further traffic onto East Road and Dawes Lane with very dangerous junctions onto East Mersea Road and the Strood. Parking is a major problem and it is impossible to park in the town now. None of these developments will help local people. There are only minor employment opportunities on the island; new homeowners will need to commute into Colchester, adding more traffic to the roads. The council should await the effects of Brexit; more housing may not be needed if uncontrolled immigration is halted.

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Representation ID: 1443

OBJECT Mrs Sarah Conway

Summary:

Mersea island school is already an over populated school, it cannot cope with another 350 houses worth of children. Funds may be given to expand the school, but seriously, where is it going to expand to? The only spare land would be the school field, totally unacceptable to build on this land. The children benefit greatly from the use of this sports field and it would be detrimental to their health to expand on it. Parking around the school is impossible already, The roads are not designed for any more cars on this island.

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Representation ID: 1442

OBJECT Mrs Sarah Conway

Summary:

I object to 350 houses being built on Mersea. Mersea island school cannot cope with the additional children this development would bring. It's all very well to say the school will need expansion, but the only land available for this would be the school field. This would have a detrimental effect on the children's quality of life as they currently enjoy a wide range of activities at the school using the field. The road infrastructure cannot support more cars, parking is impossible, very hard to take my child to school and actually park. Roads are in disrepair

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Representation ID: 1440

OBJECT Mrs Sarah Conway

Summary:

. Mersea Island doctors surgery is already oversubscribed with patients. It is incredibly difficult to actually get an appointment. The surgery is trying to expand to an additional site already but these plans have fallen through.. Parking for the doctors, dentist and shops is inaccessible due to having only 40 odd spaces, so impossible to park at most times of the day. This will have a detrimental effect on people's health if another 350 houses are built here

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Representation ID: 1431

OBJECT Michael Pertwee

Summary:

Infrastructure overload.
Traffic congestion on and off the Island
A major and significant increase in population will change the nature of the Island

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Representation ID: 1411

OBJECT Miss Carla Hunt

Summary:

The land by Dawes Lane is Green Belt. The aim of green belt is to prevent urban sprawl by keeping land permanently open; and to safeguard the countryside from encroachment. How is this land even being considered?
Another two rammed overdeveloped housing estates would have a visual impact and negative effect on the character of the existing neighbourhood.
There are land drainage problems on the field next to Dawes Lane.
The Doctors surgery is under strain and has recently reduced its number of patients.
School - not big enough to accommodate more children.
There is increasing traffic congestion wherever you go on the island.




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Representation ID: 1407

OBJECT Mr Anthony Waymouth

Summary:

Will have an impact in the whole infrastructure of the Island.
No Police, limited medical provision
Reduced services but looking to increase the population!
1,000 extra people, more cars,
Noise and light pollution for residents that have lived in Seaview Ave for many years and whose gardens have always backed onto farmland.

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Representation ID: 1405

OBJECT mrs susan benns

Summary:

I object to the proposed developments of 350 houses as the infrastruture on mersea is not adequate.The doctors is already taking patients off its lists. The school classrooms are already overcrowded

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Representation ID: 1385

OBJECT Ms Tracey Smedley

Summary:

One access route to the Island that is often blocked.
A unique Island that already swells in population during the summer months.
Lack of emergency services on the island to deal with extra.( No police)
Primary school is already one of largest in Essex
Pressure on the Doctors surgery
Lack of parking
Light pollution at night to the houses in Seaview Ave who currently look onto the countryside.

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Representation ID: 1376

OBJECT Mrs Mary Neville

Summary:

object to the proposed building of 350 new hoses on two sites. The population and number of homes is much higher that quoted. Infrastructure is barely coping with the present population. Doctors surgery and school inadequate ,roads sewerage already need upgrading. Queen corner junction already a difficult and dangerous corner which regularly causes long tailbacks. proximity of Bradwell should preclude any idea of building more houses

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Representation ID: 1361

OBJECT Mr Hutley, Mrs Molyneux, Mrs Went represented by Boyer Planning (Ms Kate Kerrigan)

Summary:

Further details on the SLAA are requested to comment on the allocation at Dawes Lane.

With suitable mitigation there is some scope along the northern boundary for development within our client's land, on its own or in conjunction with neighbouring sites put forward.

It is not known the specific reasons for our clients site (MER07) being discounted in the SLAA. It is our view the site passes the stages at 1a and 1b. The site is suitable, available and deliverable for sustainable development of housing and should be considered as part of the Local Plan.

Please see attached representations for full details.

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Representation ID: 1354

OBJECT Mr Dennis Hatherly

Summary:

Mersea Island is already at capacity of doctors, dentist, schools, roads ,car parking, traffic congestion and risk in an emergency

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Representation ID: 1351

OBJECT R B Sharpe

Summary:

object to the massive proposed development of 350 houses on two sites on Mersea Island. The island and infrastructure just cannot cope with this type of expansion on top of the 100 plus homes already built in the Wellhouse site East Road from which the sites would enter and leave is already in very poor condition.Dawes lane is not wide enough to take the huge increase in traffic,acute shortage of parking spaces in West Mersea so a new large car park is required to help cope.Our surgery has trouble recruiting new GPs also a problem of getting a doctors appointment

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Representation ID: 1346

OBJECT Mrs J Trussell-Johnson

Summary:

I am very concerned about more housing being built, Mersea is losing its character of a village and being rural. No capacity at Doctors Surgery, Loss of police station and increase of anti social behaviour

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Representation ID: 1338

OBJECT D J R McMullen

Summary:

the proposal underestimates the number of houses already in West Mersea and takes no account of the number of people living on the caravan park. Local services are already under excessive pressure. The Local school is overcrowded and could only be extended at the expense of the play/exercise space. There are regularly problems with drains. some roads flood several times a year. The introduction of yet more sewage into the rivers threatens the oyster industry which is the life blood of the island. Part of mersea attraction is the fact of its being an island.Serious traffic problems

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Representation ID: 1334

OBJECT D J R McMullen

Summary:

The medical practice is already full. Mersea primary school constantly expanded over; the years is fully subscribed. foul water services and sewage treatment are to capacity. Traffic and parking on roads and verges are already at unsustainable levels particularly at weekends. access to the island and evacuation provisions assume a renewed importance in the context of the possible Chinese prototype nuclear power station at Bradwell. The caravan parks put additional strain on the islands resources. the bus service is somewhat compromised by the spring tides. Any new development must not compromise the rights and amenities of those people already

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Representation ID: 1333

OBJECT Mr & Mrs Roberts

Summary:


Mersea Island is far too small for 350 homes, a thousand plus people, infrastructure certainly cannot cope Anglian Water sewage system at full capacity.Plus the enormous number of holidaymakers The new proposed Bradlwell, am sure that adds to our problems

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Representation ID: 1332

OBJECT Mrs Brenda Bates

Summary:

350 new dwellings for West Mersea to be too many Your percentage increase of 11% relates solely to dwellings it fails to make allowances for the substantial influx of visitors during the summer months. Further exasperate the problem with regard to parking and travel. Limited scope for employment. West Mersa may be considered the end of the road this will have serious affect on any emergency evacuation

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Representation ID: 1328

OBJECT West Mersea Town Council (Mrs Petra Palfreyman)

Summary:

West Mersea Town Council's response to proposed developments.

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Representation ID: 1318

OBJECT Mr John Akker

Summary:

Please Objections dated 10th September 2016 and a leaflet published by the Objector on 16th August 2016 in the attachments.

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Representation ID: 1315

OBJECT Mr Adrian Levett

Summary:

I object on a number of grounds:

Roads- Single road on and off island and the poor state of the roads generally are inadequate for the increase in traffic. Public transport is second-class, so will not negate this.

School- The primary school is already running above capacity and utilising inadequate spaces for teaching. Older children will simply add to the flow off the island.

Doctors- Already over-capacity and under-staffed.

Employment- There is little work to be had on the island, so new residents would have to commute off-island to work.

Water- Already low-pressure and sewage works already at capacity according to Anglian Water.

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Representation ID: 1313

OBJECT Miss Diane Bishop

Summary:

Mersea Island does not have the infrastructure to cope with an additional 350 houses. The school is at maximum capacity and several years are already being taught in mixed year classes. The doctors surgery would also have to cope with potentially an additional1000 people! Traffic on the island is extremely busy and with only one route on and off the island this will become more of a problem with the amount of additional cars that would come with 350 houses. Mersea island is a unique place and the additional houses will change the landscape and the feel of this community.

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Representation ID: 1282

OBJECT Mrs Karen Capon

Summary:

There is evidence available of 3580 dwellings to date on Mersea Island plus caravan sites and houseboats which are all 12 month residential homes, therefore we already have more houses than our quota suggests.also the 2 suggested sites are green belt which I believe are the last areas allowed to be built on ?so why not choose ugly brown sites instead? Not to mention the doctors,dentists,schools,lack of policing all of which would be swamped with approx 1000 extra people and so many more cars too.

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Representation ID: 1274

OBJECT mr nicholas bishop

Summary:

Dawes LANE (clue is in the title) cannot cope with the extra traffic and 4 tankers already go down to the sewage works which will only increase if the development goes a head.

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Representation ID: 1270

OBJECT Mr Linda Bishop

Summary:

I object the proposed development of 350.house on West mersea, I live on Dawes Lane and the infrastructure can not cope with anymore developed on Mersea because of the following
The doctor (can't get an appointment at present let alone with more patients)
The school
The dentist
The sewage/water plant
Local supermarkets
The roads
No active police station and only a retained fire station.
Bradwell to consider in the future
This for me a health and no safety issue which will only increase with more residents on mersea.

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Representation ID: 1267

OBJECT Mr Robert Theobald

Summary:

My reasons for objecting to the proposed developments are the schools fully stretched and over capacity already, there is already long waiting times for appointments with both doctors and dentists, the roads are in poor state of repair which hasn't been helped by the poor attempt to patch them, there is no police presence on the island, there are very few employment prospects on the island, there are already evacuation problems in the event of flooding or nuclear event from Bradwell which will need to be resolved anyway let alone with these new houses

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Representation ID: 1235

OBJECT Mrs J Sheehan

Summary:

Unsuitable road system, doctors surgery full, school to capacity, lack of parking spaces. Evacuation in an emergency.

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Representation ID: 1232

OBJECT Mr Anthony Bailey

Summary:

there is no present infrastucture on Mersea that can cope with this number of new inhabitants, houses, and cars? The primary school is jam full; the doctors' surgery also; no room in the car parks; the Strood causeway to the mainland is increasingly underwater as sea levels rise and the land sinks

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Representation ID: 1228

COMMENT Mr Brian George

Summary:

2 Proposal put forward to enhance the proposed development in Mersea considered improving the bus service by diverting the bus route along the promenade and Sea View Avenue, to improve visitors and residents easier access.

Improve the waterfront by backfilling the foreshore to the low water mark between the Dabchicks and the Dock side, to provide additional parking and boat storage, together with a riverside walk with seating.

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Representation ID: 1220

OBJECT Mr Paul Tredgett

Summary:

In summary, unless there are proposals to add another school and doctors surgery, improve the sewage system and re-surface all the roads, Mersea is simply ill-equipped to cope with 350 additional homes.

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Representation ID: 1192

OBJECT Miss Abigail Roberts

Summary:

The site for development and density/number of housing is not in keeping with the NPPF, thus making it unsustainable within the community.

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Representation ID: 1175

OBJECT Miss Sally Prop

Summary:

There is not enough parking, the roads on our Island were not built to take the traffic already on the island without adding more. The school will struggle, Doctors, Dentist and supermarkets won't cope. NO to 350 new houses.

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Representation ID: 1171

OBJECT Mr K Whiting

Summary:

I object to the new house build in West Mersea. All roads are full to capacity every day - 100's of extra cars adding to already clogged roads with more holiday and caravan park traffic - no infrastructure to support such a project - doctors surgery, school, police station .... lack of, already stretched! Unfortunately with now Bradwells recent go ahead we are "all" more aware of potential "problems" and evacuating the island - this should surely now be the top priority ......??

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Representation ID: 1157

OBJECT dominic jaume

Summary:

I live on East Road, nearby to the proposed development of 150 houses near Dawes Lane. The noise levels in Mersea are already unbearable, the majority of the noise caused by traffic; opening a window at the front and you are confronted by gales of noise which also make resting in the garden out of the question. Services are already strained - the doctor surgery is overwhelmed and water pressure during the summer is totally inadequate.

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Representation ID: 1150

COMMENT Abberton & Langenhoe Parish Council (Mrs C Collett)

Summary:

A village meeting was held on 22nd August 2016 at 7.30pm at the Abberton & Langenhoe village hall. There were over 100 residents in attendance including the parish councillors, Cllr Davidson, Cllr Bentley and Karen Syrett from Colchester Borough Council.

The additional traffic in the village from the build of these 30 houses along with the proposed 350 houses in Mersea causes severe concern on the number of cars and more importantly the speeding through the village which is already an ongoing issue and potential accidents.

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Representation ID: 1146

OBJECT Mr Alan Dearsley

Summary:

My wife and I object strongly for the following reasons:
ROADS:
We live on East Road and further dwellings to the east of our house will overcrowd what is already a very busy road at peak times and holiday periods.
SCHOOLS
Further mass development will overwhelm our village school. Our granddaughter has just started year 4 and due to overcrowding is already having to share a class with year 3 pupils.
SEWERAGE
There are problems in this part of the island, particularly during the summer and our existing sewerage system cannot cope with additional housing.
BRADWELL POWER STATION
evacuation in the event of accident - frightening

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Representation ID: 1127

OBJECT ms joanne ede

Summary:

West Mersea does not have a sufficient infra structure to accommodate more housing such as the Medical Practice, roads, parking, rail transport, hospitals etc .

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Representation ID: 1123

OBJECT Andie Todd

Summary:

Population increase will require further amenities, Shops, School health care facilities, additional bus routes, children playgrounds. Infrastructure will need to be addressed. Mersea will required a full time police service

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Representation ID: 1117

OBJECT Mr John Hinge

Summary:

As a new inhabitant of the island I have come up against the current challenges of living on the island over the last 6 months. These challenges have been around the current infrastructure and the amount of visitors on and off the island with only one access road and little parking. So to propose 350 more houses, meaning around 1000 more inhabitants ( I think there are currently 6000 on the island) is a massive increase that will not be able to be successfully sustained on Mersea Island without negative consequences for the current Mersea Island inhabitants.

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Representation ID: 1087

OBJECT Mrs Katherine Daines

Summary:

Mersea does not have the infrastructure to cope with this many houses. The surgery can only just about cope now as does the school. The roads are choked with parked cars and it gets very frustrating trying to drive around. 50 houses maximum would seem a sensible amount to build. Please reconsider.

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Representation ID: 1084

OBJECT Mr Marv Castle

Summary:

Seems I'm only repeating what's already been said, but the infrastructure can't handle the mass increase of population.
We already lack enough doctors for the area and very little room at the school. Is the dentist surgery able to accept the influx? What about Fire and Police services? Increased traffic and parking? Access on and off the Island - look at the time and money spent on Canvey access.Will a population boom attract bigger business which will kill off our independent business owners?
There are very little positives that a population boom will bring to Mersea.

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Representation ID: 1082

OBJECT Mr Graham Farley

Summary:

Bradwell is available for new nuclear which requires an evacuation plan for Mersea. Increased housing will further complicate any such plan.
This can be seen with refused planning applications at Bradwell.
Increasing the caravan parks opening times will remove the transient element and as such caravan residents will be added to the total population,
Any major increases to population (as proposed) on the Island have the potential in the holiday season to overwhelm the already crowded road structure which will eventually lead to a worst case emergency scenario as emergency vehicles are prevented from getting to a fire, car crash or medical emergency.

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Representation ID: 1077

OBJECT Mrs Enid Stebbing

Summary:

Enough already please preserve the quiet, safe and sustainable place that is Mersea for the present and future generation
It's nice here, that's why people come.

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Representation ID: 1075

OBJECT Mr Neville Stebbing

Summary:

Mersea is a delicately balanced community with a special character that will be lost forever by over development. No to 350 more homes.

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Representation ID: 1061

OBJECT Mrs Sandra Ward

Summary:

This new development proposal is going to cause chaos to our island. We don't have the infrastructure to cope with increased traffic and we don't have the Doctors, Pharmacists or Schools to facilitate new residents.
The island is already over populated and i've got no doubt that further construction of houses will bring us to our knees.

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Representation ID: 1053

OBJECT Mr Robert Hill

Summary:

The island infrastructure is already overloaded in terms of road capacity, especially the Strood, and availability of medical and dental facilities.
It would be a disproportionate increase in island residents and potentially bring nearly 1000 extra vehicles to an already crowded road system.

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Representation ID: 1048

OBJECT Mrs Faith Richardson

Summary:

2 x objections
1) incorrect representation of population on Mersea Island
2) infrastructure - roads, water, sewage - cannot cope now, let alone when more houses built.

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Representation ID: 1041

OBJECT MR WALTER DANIELS

Summary:

The infrastructure is not available for such an increase in housing and population.
(ie.) Hospital in special measures.
availability of Doctors, Dentist, Schools, Parking & the general road condition.
Commuting from the island at peak times is now becoming impossible due to the bottleneck which is Colchester.

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Representation ID: 1040

OBJECT Mrs Julia Daniels

Summary:

Infastructure woefully inadequate to sustain further housing development on Mersea.

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Representation ID: 1038

OBJECT mrs carole madden

Summary:

altuought my husband and i object for all obvious reasons roads doctors and schools.we attended the meeting at mica and were surprised how many other reasons there are for the unsuitable building of this scale on mersea water supply extra traffic etc.
jerry and carole madden(lived here over 30 years.

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Representation ID: 1037

OBJECT mrs JUDITH SPILLER

Summary:

I strongly object to the proposal for additional housing to be built on Mersea. The Island is unique in that it IS an Island accessed by only one road which is affected twice daily by the tides, and often cut off by the tides. Extra people and cars would affect the roads on the Island which are under pressure already as is the Doctors Surgery,the School and the shops. Limited local employment means commuting traffic into Colchester. Water and Sewage would have extra pressure. Services already have to deal with population increases due to holiday parks.

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Representation ID: 1017

OBJECT Mr Anthony King

Summary:

I strongly object to this proposal. Mersea is already stretched with the population it has. We cannot continue building in both Colchester and the surrounding villages - things are grinding to a halt.

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Representation ID: 1008

OBJECT Mrs Lesley Woods

Summary:

Over development for the Island, creating serious traffic problems, plus the inability to obtain an appointment at the doctors surgery when ill.
No Secondary school, children already have to be bused to Colchester. No Ambulance service on the Island, all emergencies are dealt with by Colchester ambulance service.
For the Council to consider such a large development would greatly overwhelm all facilities, particularly the increase in the number of cars on the roads, very little parking is available, therefore cars are parking on all the roads leading to the Coast, thereby blocking vital roads for the Emergency services.

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Representation ID: 1005

OBJECT D & J Sykes

Summary:

Infrastructure and public utilities will struggle to cope. Primary School , Surgery and Dentists will be unable to cope. Increase in population by 10%. Improvements to the road will be required

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Representation ID: 1000

OBJECT Mr Glen Butler

Summary:

This proposal is badly thought out. Mersea is struggling with a serious lack of parking and the extra volume of vehicles on the roads will only add to congestion together with the quality of the roads and pathways already not maintained. I very much doubt if the Doctors, Dentist and School could cope with such a large amount of possible residents either. I appreciate we need housing but this is far too many in a couple of areas close together.

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Representation ID: 998

OBJECT Mr & Mrs N & C Wilmott

Summary:

am writing to object to the proposed developments on Mersea Island i.e Up to 350 houses near East Road. Increase of one seventh of island population.
Allowing extensions to Caravan Sites. The School, the Doctors, The Dentist, the sewage which already has a lot of problems all over the island We cannot deal with all these people! Please rethink and move the new houses to Colchester area

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Representation ID: 997

OBJECT Mrs Marian Langley

Summary:

West Mersea is an Island one road on and off traffic builds at the strood. Dcotors surgery ,school, sewage works and shops under pressure, strongly object to additional 350 homes

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Representation ID: 996

OBJECT Mrs Gillian Rowd

Summary:

Objection to 350 homes The infrastructure is overburdened, Doctors surgery is to capacity. No police force on the Island, concerns over if there was an emergency situation with the additional 700 residents.

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Representation ID: 994

SUPPORT Mr James Struth

Summary:

Dawes Lane, West Mersea

This site is providing significant public amenity for the school and children and on balance is good for the community.

It should be subject to a full viability in relation to affordable housing.

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Representation ID: 992

OBJECT Mrs Debra Butler

Summary:

As a resident of Mersea Island the volume of houses proposed I feel is excessive. We do not have the infrastructure to support such a large new development. The lack of School, Doctor, Dentist and parking places are a serious problem for residents already. That with the volume of traffic on our badly maintained roads and paths. it would be irresponsible to add to the problem at this time. This does not take into account of fire and police services either.

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Representation ID: 990

OBJECT Mr. Michael Broderick

Summary:

I object to this proposal.

350 new homes would bring approximately 1,100 new full-time residents to the island - a 15% increase in the town's population and an 11% increase in the number of homes on the island - with no corresponding increase in public services.

With an already over-subscribed doctor's surgery, no police presence and no police station on the island, very limited public parking, and concerns that the sewage demand could harm the estuary, the proposed development places the health, welfare, and safety of the residents on Mersea Island at risk.

It should not be allowed to go forward.

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Representation ID: 989

OBJECT Mr James Struth

Summary:

RE: Brierley Paddocks, East Road
A-development-of-200-houses-is-too-large-to-be-access-of-a-single-access-and-will-in-effect-create-eithe- a-cul-de-sac-or-loop.-It- will-require-a-proper-through-road-in-order-to-reduce-the-vehicle-conflicts on-East-Road.
The-development-should-provide-public-amenities-in-excess-of-the-standard-public-open-space-and-child-play-spaces-in-order-for-the-community at large to benefit. (not just the new development)
The design should reach heritage standards so as to enhance the visual amenity; for example see uploaded file.
Sheltered housing should be considered to meet a local need and should form the affordable element of the scheme.
Affordable Housing should be calculated using a viability assessment.
The density should be at a maximum of 25 dwellings per hectare in order to produce a high quality of private and public amenity and a high quality design.
Landscaping-and-threes-should-be-provided-to-protect-the-amenity-of-surrounding-dwellings.
SME-space-should-be-given-consideration-as-part-of-the-development.
4&5-bedroom-houses-should-back-onto-Seaview-Avenue-in-order-to-reflect-the-scale-and-massing-of-the-existing-housing.
The-development-should-be-subject-to-a-full-EIA.
Given-the-sensitive-environment-and-quality-of-the-local-amenity-English-Heritage-should-be-consulted.
Subject-to-considerable-constraints-this-site-could-be-suitable-for-residential-development.

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Representation ID: 976

OBJECT Mrs Dawn Button

Summary:

Mersea Island is already overcrowded & the services are overstretched.
Doctors
Dentist
Sewerage
Parking is a serious problem
How are we supposed to cope with 350 more houses?

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Representation ID: 975

OBJECT MRs Brenda Lovett

Summary:

We cannot support any more housing. Too much strain on Drs. Surgery, school and roads.

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Representation ID: 970

OBJECT MRS Rosemary Heathfield

Summary:

No Room for any more housing due to lack of amenities in way of schools, doctors etc. taking more green space from the island.
There could be problems if there was an emergency with Bradwell Station.

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Representation ID: 960

OBJECT Mr Roy Chamberlain

Summary:

Over all if there is more housing, which over the past 2 years, has increased any way to more than the 350 houses proposed

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Representation ID: 959

OBJECT Mr Rick Wiltshire

Summary:

I object to these planning applications for Dawes Lane and Brierley fields areas for the reasons shown above.

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Representation ID: 934

OBJECT Mr Peter Clements

Summary:

The infrastructure (schools, surgeries, parking, buses, sewerage, water) of Mersea and the road system around both the proposed sites is totally inadequate and all would have to be upgraded before building on such a scale could be undertaken.

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Representation ID: 932

OBJECT mrs Janice Vina

Summary:

I object because there are insufficient parking,doctors dentists. to add a possible further 1,000 residents will make the already problems impossible.

We have one dentist not taking on new NHS clients.I dont know anybody who is a client there. People already have to go to Colchester for a dentist..

Doctors are already asking people who dont live on the island but have been with them for many years to go elsewhere.

The bus service is limited to say the least.
The shops are often out of goods by late morning during the summer. More people more problems

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Representation ID: 931

OBJECT Ramblers Association - Colchester (Mrs M E Hobby)

Summary:

Don't make further changes to a rural idyll that attracts tourists in summer and that we love in winter!
Mersea lacks capacity for this much increase: doctor, school, shops, water, land drainage, roads on Mersea (two for access!), road to Mersea, parking, sewage etc..
Mersea serves a hinterland with its facilities and many residents have summer guests - numbers are much higher than predictions indicate.
Conditions on any development need to include the above and walkways to the shops for new residents, a car park for existing Dawes Lane residents so that emergency vehicles can get through & a bike path to Colchester.

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Representation ID: 930

OBJECT Mr Raymond Sheehan

Summary:

unsuitable road system trying o get a doctors appointment will get worse. sewers wont be able to cope. School wont cope. Lack of parking places. Will increase population by at least 10%. More congestion getting on and off the island . evacuation in an emergency, lives will be put a risk. More traffic ie: Tesco and Co-op plus other business`s

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Representation ID: 928

OBJECT ms martine Langton

Summary:

It is evident from other people's objections that the recurring theme is that Mersea does not have the infrastructure to support either the population we already have in the summer or more new houses. Is it really going to be financially viable to build more and create adequate infrastructure?? Access to Mersea, adequate Primary school and access to Secondary schools, sewer and water, doctors, emergency services and policing, roads, the list goes on. Who will bear that financial responsibility?

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Representation ID: 927

OBJECT mr Luke Pritchard

Summary:

only one petrol station on the island so congestion there and on the roads. Each of those new houses will have 1+ cars. Parking will be even worse. Need to have a police station back on the island as we have an older population. Need for more ambulance services. Overloaded school. Pedestrian walkways are not wide enough. Litter will increase, we need more bins. The recycling centre will be overwhelmed, so closing this will be a mistake. Need proper road markings and space to park. Dr. Surgery will not have the capacity.

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Representation ID: 918

OBJECT Mr Peter Inson

Summary:

Flawed consultation. Overloaded sewers. Need for rapid evacuation with Bradwell problems. Overloaded roads. Inadequate water pressure. Continuing expansion of caravan sites. Homes for younger generation not a concern. School full. Surgery full. Undermining of Mersea's essential rural character.
Proposed number of dwellings already exceeded.

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Representation ID: 915

OBJECT Mrs Margaret Ede

Summary:

West Mersea does not have the infra structure to support more housing and examples are parking, roads and Medical Practice.
Mersea is not easily accessible to the railway, main roads, Hospital etc. making it a bad place to put more housing.

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Representation ID: 911

OBJECT Susan Eyers

Summary:

One road, therefore increased traffic on roads that are already congested.
Emergency cover when the Island is cut off by the tide and difficulty for emergency vehicles to access the Island with increased queues at high tide.
Doctors surgery over capacity and have already turned away patients who have been registered for years.
School at full capacity, as are many schools in the Colchester area.
Inadequate drainage along East Road and frequent flooding.
Increased population due to extensions on caravan contracts to 10-12 months.
Inability to safely evacuate the Island in an emergency.
Mersea Island will become just another place and will not be unique.
No police provision.

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Representation ID: 908

OBJECT Mr Cassell Johnson

Summary:

To surmise Mersea's population is already at its peak. For the reasons listed above it would be unsafe to build so many new homes on the island.

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Representation ID: 904

OBJECT Dr E Jennifer Williamson/Buick

Summary:

The council need to review the ACTUAL number of residents on the island and take into account what the tourist industry adds to the overstretched infrastructure. To add to these problems with the additional number of homes proposed would be detrimental to the major fishing industry and cause a major health and safety issue.

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Representation ID: 903

OBJECT Mrs Rachel Gozzett

Summary:

Bigger Doctors surgery, we have no Police station, school is too small, Supermarkets and carparks cannot cope with parking now. Population doubles in the summer, If you provide payment parking everyone just parks on the side roads in front of houses. One road on and off which floods at high spring tides. Any emergency service on the Island is run by volunteers.
PARKING!. Most of the people living in these new houses will not be employed on the Island they will go off the Island for employment.

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Representation ID: 900

COMMENT Mr Raymond Tully

Summary:

Because of the 20000 homes which have been built in Colchester town and area over the last 4 yeras, Mersea Island have visitor that wish to enjoy the sea, beaches and nature, which is normal. And more homes are to be proposed in the coming years.
So you can not consider to build large developments on the island its self.
It would be long term nightmare for the people on Mersea Island

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Representation ID: 898

OBJECT Mr Raymond Tully

Summary:

Therefore if one considers all of the above when thinking long term (10 years) then Mersea Island is the wrong choice for large development

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Representation ID: 888

OBJECT Mrs Juliet Dunn

Summary:

I object strongly to this new development on the grounds that Mersea Island already has wholly inadequate infrastructure to cope with the *existing* population, owing to rapidly increasingly population: the following are under severe pressure right now: school, doctors, dentists, police (none!), road maintenance (neglected), road junctions (highly dangerous on East Road already), traffic (unsustainable levels), parking (on narrow residential roads, in town centre and at supermarkets), post office (downsized), bank (due to close). With few jobs available on Mersea, the new residents would be commuting to jobs off the island, increasing traffic and congestion on Strood at high tide.

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Representation ID: 880

OBJECT miss Charlotte Murray-Glen

Summary:

MERSEA ISLAND CANT COPE WITH MORE HOUSING AND PEOPLE!
IT DOESNT HAVE THE AMENITIES!

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Representation ID: 869

OBJECT Dominic Davis

Summary:

The proposals for West Mersea suggest that up to 350 new homes can be accommodated with the current infrastructure, however I do not believe this is the case as there are a number of services crucial to any expansion for the town, which are simply not meeting their current level of demand, let alone an increase. These include; education, health care provision and emergency services as well as issues with access and a significant negative community impact.

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Representation ID: 851

OBJECT Mrs Christy Griffin-Pritchard

Summary:

Objection to proposed new homes. Why? Problems such as no capacity for more children in the primary school. Traffic congestion on Strood. Policing matter. Too many cars on the High Street, needs to be pedestrianised as there will be more road traffic accidents. GP surgery already full. Need more car parks now as it is. We are a small island already, please do not make it over populated.

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Representation ID: 835

OBJECT mrs karen newton

Summary:

Mersea is an island not a city. Enough is enough, after the additional houses attached to Wellhouse, which exceeded the amount originally planned. There doesn't seem to be sufficient monitoring in place once the initial decision has been made to the number of houses actually being built.
Huge impact on space, people, services, infrastructure. Also during the Summer months the capacity swells considerably already. Lots of empty buildings around the island that could be turned to better use, i.e. residential. Once the land has gone we can never claim it back!

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Representation ID: 834

OBJECT mr richard parker

Summary:

not enough infrasture only one doctors/dentest surgerys car parks at co-op and tescos oftern full not sure if school can cope

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Representation ID: 827

OBJECT Mr Stuart McCappin

Summary:

This plan will cram houses onto the island where facilities will be unable to cope and soon Mersea will end up like Canvey Island with no character.

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Representation ID: 823

OBJECT Ms Megan Graham

Summary:

The Council states" The Island has sufficient levels of shops, services and employment to be self sufficient". Two small shops, services that cannot cope and so few jobs that the majority commute. This statement has been made with little investigation. There would be increased traffic with safety issues as roads would have to be widened and junctions upgraded to cope, at a large cost to the council. The Island does not have the infrastructure or capacity to enable another possible 1000 residents.. Doctors, schools, roads, water and sewerage would all have to be upgraded at a huge expense.

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Representation ID: 820

OBJECT Charlotte Powell

Summary:

The proposed Housing Allocations are contrary to the following paragraphs of the NPPF - 34, 38, 47 (Last Bullet Point), 58 (4th Bullet Point), 74, 112, 111, 110, 109, 107 (2nd Bullet Point), 100 and 87, and should not be taken forward into the final plan in the densities identified.
Development on the proposed scale is inappropriate, conflicting with the NPPF at the proposed densities.

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Representation ID: 806

OBJECT Mrs Toni Vince

Summary:

Local facilities cannot cope now! We are at capacity. Do not build!

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Representation ID: 805

OBJECT Mrs Rachel Saleh

Summary:

Mersea island.
Object to 350 more houses.

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Representation ID: 798

OBJECT Mr Matthew Fisher

Summary:

No new developments on Mersea Island

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Representation ID: 797

OBJECT Mr Christopher King

Summary:

Further strain on local amenities and increase in crime. Will also ruin the quaint aspect of Mersea and impact on tourism,

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Representation ID: 796

OBJECT Mr Samuel Gosling

Summary:

Schools and public services cannot cope with the extra numbers that these developments will bring and the impact that this will have does not seem to have been investigated.

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Representation ID: 795

OBJECT Mr Paul Gosling

Summary:

I object on the basis that no provision has been made for local services ie : schools , doctors etc. Road infrastructure is not adequate for the numbers of additional vehicles that this development will bring. There appears to not have been any investigation as to what effect these developments will have on the local amenities and area

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Representation ID: 794

OBJECT Mrs Elizabeth Dumas

Summary:

I object to so many houses being built in West Mersea. The increase in population will be hard to absorb and will badly clog up the already crowded Mersea Road. The surgery is already stretched to breaking point without the extra people as is the school and the sewerage system. Parking on the island is a big problem now and will become untenable with extra residents.

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Representation ID: 793

OBJECT Mrs Deborah Gosling

Summary:

I object to the plans on the basis that our local services and infastructure are not adequate enough to sustain further housing, and cannot see anywhere that this has been adressed or that any plans have been put in place to see what impact these developments will have on this.

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Representation ID: 792

OBJECT Mrs Deborah Gosling

Summary:

I object to the plans on the basis that our local services and infastructure are not adequate enough to sustain further housing, and cannot see anywhere that this has been adressed or that any plans have been put in place to see what impact these developments will have on this.

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Representation ID: 791

OBJECT Emily Dumas

Summary:

The Mersea road cannot cope with more traffic nor can the local roads. The school cannot cope with more pupils. The surgery cannot cope with more patients. The sewers and drainage cannot cope. Parking in the village is a current problem without the extra houses.

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Representation ID: 789

OBJECT Mrs Sandra Crossley

Summary:

Negative impact on public services, traffic circulation & quality of life.

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Representation ID: 785

OBJECT Mr Colin Ainslie

Summary:

1/Planning population assumptions are understated by 10% to 20%.
2/Current infrastructure is struggling to cope
3/Guarantees needed from CBC on major infrastructure investment.
4/People having to travel off the Island for Work,Education and Health significantly increasing carbon footprint/emissions.
5/Dawes Lane will need replacing with wide safe road.and junctions at each end.

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Representation ID: 773

OBJECT Miss Laura Conerney

Summary:

There should not be any further development on Mersea island. The local resources available is stretched as it is. This includes the schools, doctors and vets. The strood and Mersea road can not cope with any further traffic. Let alone the smaller villages surrounding Mersea will have a higher influx of traffic affecting these villages aswell. There are better places for the council to build more houses. The infrastructure CAN NOT support anything further on the island. It will ruin the island and as a result have a severe impact on those visiting the island.

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Representation ID: 765

OBJECT Mrs Carol Henley

Summary:

My reasons for objecting to the proposed developments are:
1. Schools at full capacity
2. Doctors and dentists at full capacity
3. Roads in poor state of repair
4. Lack of police presence
5. Low employment prospects on the island
6. Evacuation problems in the event of flooding or nuclear event from Bradwell
7. Increase in day visitors to the Island.

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Representation ID: 764

OBJECT Mr David Henley

Summary:

I cite the same reasons why there should be no further building developments on this Island (school at full capacity, doctors and dentists practices at full capacity, no police presence (despite paying through Council tax), increased number of day visitors etc). What is most troubling is why has a developer already bought the Brierley site before planning permission has been granted - this seems to suggest that permission has already been granted and this consultation is just paying lip-service to the process. Council's are only concerned with the amount of Council tax that can be obtained.

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Representation ID: 762

OBJECT Mr Kevin Andrews

Summary:

I feel that there is insufficient infrastructure on the island to support such an increase in housing, since there is no permanent, police, fire brigade or ambulance on the island. Current schools is not large enough to support influx of pre secondary school places. There is no secondary school available without busing pupils to either tiptree, maldon or colchester. Medical practise cannot cope with an additional 1000+ patients. I believe this is badly thought out and should undergo major rethink regarding available infrastructure development.

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Representation ID: 759

OBJECT Mrs Linda Mussett

Summary:

Mersea is a conjested Culdesac. All health&education services at fullcapacity noplans in emergency to evacuate,island overburdened another350homes detrimental to island.
Supplies of sewage/freshwater/drainage at upper limits often unable to cope.
Alternative suggestion. For the good of locals.
Build maximum 50desparately needed bungalows,with community area behind Brierley so local ageing can downsize,freeing up family homes. On Dawes site 30 small simple starter homes+recreational/greens ward/play area, not to be sold to buy/to/let. Prove MERSEA PEOPLE MATTER
Wer'e locals who couldn't afford to stay on Mersea when young. We moved back2002. just sold house,and bought bungalow, please listen the needs of island people.

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Representation ID: 757

OBJECT Mr Steven Newman

Summary:

The current infrastructure is already stretched, I've just waited 3 weeks for a doctors appointment, poor road network, primary school full, parking difficult, no police , police station closed down, very little parking enforcement. This small island is full to bursting especially in the summer months.
350 more houses with at least another 1000 residents is a step too far. As for access the already busy one road in and out across the stood has difficulty coping now so this proposed development will only exacerbate this situation

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Representation ID: 756

OBJECT Mr Mat Shillum

Summary:

Lack of infrastructure.
. Roads inadequate to cope with an extra 1000 cars and delivery vans
. Parking facilities are non existent, can't cope with the increase in tourism and another 1000 people
. We have 1 doctor/dental surgery and school which is already inadequate.
. Sewerage facilities would need a significant upgrade

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Representation ID: 755

OBJECT Mr Geoffrey Pearce

Summary:

Plan statistics and assumptions are flawed.
Existing Dwellings understated,
Sewerage and wastewater facilities are unable to cope during sustained wet periods.
poor water quality impact on local Fisheries
Only one Road on and off the Island making the infrastructure inadequate for existing needs
School, doctor and dental surgeries under more pressure with another 350 plus homes
The impact on Island's services and facilities from the Caravan sites,visitors is drastically understated.
No account of the potential Bradwell nuclear development has been considered.

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Representation ID: 754

OBJECT Mr Michael Williams

Summary:

I do not believe that there is enough infrastructure to support this development

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Representation ID: 753

OBJECT Mrs Judy Tridini

Summary:

Our island population is over 7350 and increases considerably during summer months with the caravan sites, let alone add all the thousands of daily visitors by coach load and car to our waterfront, beaches and world famous restaurants. Also more housing built means more deliveries so more vans racing around. Take a straw poll of vehicles crossing the Stroud daily!
School, doctors, dental space is already at capacity.
We need to address these issues before we add to the existing problems.

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Representation ID: 752

OBJECT mr Colin brackenbury

Summary:

Mersea Islands only evacuation route is the strood.which is impassible 242 times each year by tides over 5 metres. Your proposal to add another 350 houses, and extend the caravan sites will need a second road or bridge to cope with any needed evacuation.The Bradwell atomic waste storage and the new proposed atomic power station is less than two miles across the water.Clearly we need better evacuation facilities before more people

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Representation ID: 751

OBJECT Ms Jennifer Potter

Summary:

School up to capacity
Doctors up to capacity
Sewers up to capacity
Roads above capacity already
No parking places
One road on and off the Island, which floods with
safety aspects in an emergency.
Food shops up to capacity, regually selling out of vital supplies.



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Representation ID: 750

OBJECT Mrs Karen whitlock

Summary:

The school, doctors, sewerage and roads will be unable to cope and there are protected badgers on the site.

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Representation ID: 749

OBJECT Mr Neil Harvey

Summary:

Objection on grounds of inadequate facilities - roads, car parking, doctors, school, sewerage Inability to evacuate increased numbers from the island in an emergency. Plan based upon incorrect number of households; actual number of dwellings already exceeds the number proposed and thus any expansion has already been absorbed. Inadequate policing; additional dwellings and social housing will exacerbate this. No account taken of traffic from caravan parks, tourist visitors or nearby villages when assessing the capacity for West Mersea to support this proposal. Congestion on East Road and Dawes Lane with minimal alternative exit routes.

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Representation ID: 745

OBJECT Mrs Marion Knight

Summary:

Mersea Island infrastructure is stretched to the limits.
School does not have capacity for more children without additional classrooms and staff.
Sewage system already at maximum usage.
Water pressure almost at minimum legal requirement.
Doctors surgery unable to deal with the volume of patients that already exist.
Dental surgery unable to take more patients.
No police presence with crime on the increase every year.
12 month seasons at caravan sites already increasing population enormously.
One road onto and off the island floods at high tide . Additional traffic would cause further disruption.
Mersea Road that leads to the island floods from rain run off .

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Representation ID: 744

OBJECT Mr David Haslam

Summary:

Whilst accepting the need for some houses, the Island currently has: overloaded Doctors' Practice, insufficient space for new classrooms, overloaded sewerage works, inadequate policing, poor road infra structure, severe shortage of village parking space with some areas inaccessible to emergency vehicles because of on road parking. Lack of or inadequate footpath on East Road.
With the new 365 days p.y caravan occupancy, there are already in excess of 350 new "dwellings" excluding the many new "in fill" houses being built each year.

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Representation ID: 743

OBJECT Mr Vaughan Knight

Summary:

Limited evacuation infrastructure should the new nuclear-reactor and radioactive waste storage be implemented at Bradwell.

Existing infrastructure issues:
-Mersea Road floods in adverse weather.
-Strood bottleneck.
-Dawes Lane traffic issues when Colchester Road impassable.
-Increased need for emergency services (including Air Ambulance)
-Mains water pressure already very low.
-Sewage processing at capacity - additional burden may affect the local Oyster and fishing industries.
-Need additional medical and dental facilities
-Need additional school spaces and teachers
-Increased need for local police presence.
-Increasing 12 month occupancy of static caravans
-Increased need to retain recycling center in Upland Road.
-Increased need for footpath maintenance on roads (sadly lacking)
-Limited employment opportunities on Mersea

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Representation ID: 742

OBJECT WEST MERSEA OYSTERS (MRS SARA DAWSON)

Summary:

We have grave concerns over the future of the Colchester Native oyster industry on Mersea Island if Colchester Borough Council decide to go ahead with the building of 350 new houses on the Island.

We are concerned about the water quality in the estuary should the sewage system fail under the strain of these new houses.

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Representation ID: 741

OBJECT mrs Phillipa Chambers

Summary:

We have had a static caravan on the island for 7 years. I don' t think the there are enough facilities to cope with more homes on the island such as doctors, the roads, etc and it will be the end of a very special island life that everybody loves to visit from outside.

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Representation ID: 737

OBJECT mrs Petrina Bailey

Summary:

I would like to object to the proposed 350 house increase.
The Island as a whole cannot cope with the present population so the increase created by the new housing proposal would create an overload situation with regards to roads, doctors, policing. sewage, water supply, schooling and parking facilities.
The increase in people in the summer months created by the holiday population makes the facilities more stressed creating even more problems

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Representation ID: 734

OBJECT Miss Laura Stretch

Summary:

I object to the new house. Mersea is already over populated - the council have not taken in to account the caravan parks that are now staying open longer, these people also use the doctors while they are here. The doctors already struggle and have recently turned people away.
Dawes Lane is a death trap already due to being so small, how would it cope with all the extra cars?
The school here also can't take any more.
The roads are awful with pit hols that don't get repaired, all the extra traffic would just make this worse.

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Representation ID: 732

OBJECT Mr David Blake

Summary:

1) With the Bradwell 2 being built we must have a good "means of escape.
2)According to Anglian Water the sewers are up to capacity.
3) With 1500 caravans allowed 11 months or more occupancy this has not been taken into account of the overall population of the island
4). Dawes lane is what it is a "lane" - 2 vans cannot pass - kerbs not in place lane needs repairs regularly.
5) Doctors surgery has told 90 patients to leave where are approx. 1000 more going to go.
6) no policing on island
7) How can you build on green belt
8)School Full
9 Island Full

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Representation ID: 730

OBJECT Mr Kevin Jordan

Summary:

Mersea island does not have the infrastructure to support 350 new homes, schools, doctors etc.
I also think it would detract from the nature of lifestyle on the island, not to mention nature itself!

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Representation ID: 728

OBJECT mr martin blackmore

Summary:

Traffic Congestion on access road to Island
Potential New power station at Bradwell, evacuation.
Insufficient infrastructure
Sewage impact
Sports and recreational facilities.

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Representation ID: 726

OBJECT mrs helen arnold

Summary:

more houses will put extra burden on already overcrowded facilities. doctors dentist school supermarkets cannot cope now. the island population increases in the summer and the roads cannot cope with more traffic. there is only one road on and off island which is part of the uniqueness of mersea. let it stay as it is.

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Representation ID: 724

OBJECT Mr Shaun Mills

Summary:

Existing infrastructure is insufficient to cope with present number of residents + visitors.
No allowance for 10month residents in Caravan parks, more likely 12m residents paying no council tax.
350 Houses could equate to 700+ children of varying ages - school cannot cope with additional 7 children let alone 350.
No Secondary school on Island.
Sec106 obligations would end up being utilised by South & East London councils who pay more for their social housing, once again will destroy the ambience of the Island.
Mersea is unique & therefore should be treated this way & not as a 'cash cow' for Colchester Borough Council.

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Representation ID: 723

OBJECT Mrs Susan Jenkins

Summary:

Mersea Island should be considered a special case when planning the addition of 350 new properties. The seasonal influx of visitors is increasing yearly; the number of residents of static caravans mean that the local amenities, infrastructure and community associations are badly over stretched . Shows, exhibitions and festevals tempt visitors to the Island throught the year. If Mersea Island is to retain its special nature and charm, a limit must be applied to the number of dwellings allowed and changes will have to be made to the infrastructure so that our very special Island isn't changed irreversably.

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Representation ID: 722

OBJECT Mr Gary Spiers represented by Mr Gary Spiers

Summary:

For Mersea to have 350 eaxtra dwellings would mean apx 1100 extra residents. The island would not be able to cope. The islands medical and dental prqctices are full to capacity and tge road infrastruce would not cope.
I oppose to 350'extra dwellings

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Representation ID: 720

OBJECT Miss Alexandra Shaw

Summary:

OBJECT

One road on and off the island. It has been proved recently that roadworks cause chaos and traffic on and off the island with the current population. Adding more residents would cause more traffic. The only primary school on the island is at full capacity. Doctors surgery full, already spread over two sites. Parking problems in the summer, struggle to park on car parks at tesco/coop at peak times.

The current proposal would spoil the island. Leave it how it is!

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Representation ID: 719

OBJECT Miss Rhiann Staines

Summary:

I object to this development as it will have damaging implications to the infrastructure of what is a small,picturesque island. By building 300 houses not only will the natural environments be destroyed( something that usually is appealing to visitors) but the shear number of people will make traffic worse and local amenities will be stretched including our doctors and local schools. More people means more strain on our little island. We need to maintain our island now destroy it with housing estates.

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Representation ID: 718

OBJECT Mrs Maureen Cavie

Summary:

Objecting purely on infrastructure concerns. Mersea will not be able to cope with that many new homes.

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Representation ID: 717

OBJECT Mrs F Newman

Summary:

Too many house proposed on too small an Island. Concerned about the wildlife.

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Representation ID: 716

OBJECT Mrs F Newman

Summary:

Too many houses on too small an Island! Concerned about the effect on the wildlife.

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Representation ID: 715

OBJECT Mr Jeremy Mullis

Summary:

The island simply cannot support an increase in population of around a 1,000 people because of sewage disposal, road systems, School capilities and medical care which is at bursting point now. Mersea is an island, only one access road cut off each day at high tides. Furthermore the proposed nuclear power plant at Bradwell will be a hazard in the event of an emergency. A danger to increase the population of an island 3 miles from this site compares to setting up a picnic area for children in the fast lane of the A12.exercise common sense and safety over money.

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Representation ID: 712

OBJECT Mr & Mrs A. Hammond

Summary:

Seeking clarification within the areas of 1. - Access, 2. - Services and 3. - Safety in relation to the Plan as published so far.

Further to our earlier comments, still very valid, we would now like to add another safety and infrastructure concern due to the government's announcement that Hinkley Point, and therefore Bradwell, nuclear power stations are likely to proceed.
The Island's roads and particularly the Strood access/ egress point would become a major hazard during an emergency evacuation for the current population. Any extra development would obviously increase such public safety risk.

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Representation ID: 711

OBJECT Mr Thomas Calcutt

Summary:

Mersea is already overcrowded, so these plans will have no benefit to the Island.
The only people who stand to make anything from this are the developers and the land owner looking to make some quick money with no regard to the rest of the community. With facilities on the Island as they are it is simply out of the question.

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Representation ID: 710

OBJECT ms martine Langton

Summary:

I strongly object that an 11% increase of dwellings is feasible for the existing facilities and services. we need to be able to cope with the population that we have and provide adequate services for them, not try and stretch it even further! With no police presence on the island, it would be an ideal place for crime to thrive!! The emergency services would not be able to cope and obviously the school, doctors and dentist would suffer.WE CANNOT COPE WITH MORE PEOPLE!

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Representation ID: 709

OBJECT Mrs Penelope Burtwell

Summary:

I do not believe that the present infrastructure of the island already highlighted by other objectors ie roads, pavements, medical and dental facilities, drainage, access to both dwellings and on and off the island will support such large developments nor that the developers will be able to provide additional facilities to overcome such problems on our already overcrowded island.

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Representation ID: 708

OBJECT ms martine Langton

Summary:

There are not adequate facilities to support growth especially at the school and doctors
surgery. Parking generally is a nightmare with the parking at both supermarkets having been badly designed. Upland Road has just recently been patched up because of all the potholes but it has been very poorly repaired especially considering the traffic that uses this road. Mersea
has changed quite a lot over the years and although change is necessary, it would be a shame for it to lose its charm. We struggle with lack of
emergency services, especially the police and more houses would be detrimental to our community.

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Representation ID: 701

OBJECT Mrs Grace Carpenter

Summary:

Plan not sustainable because
Based on incorrect figures regarding houses/population
Not enough schools/healthcare/employment
No police presence
Summer increases in traffic/caravans/people
Nature of Island and nuclear project.
Congestion. Poorly kept roads and pavements already.

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Representation ID: 699

OBJECT Mr Gordon Walker

Summary:

Our infrastructure cannot cope with this development. The Doctors surgery cannot cope now. Our roads cannot cope and the police definitely can't. Just for once as our elected Council LISTEN to what the whole of Mersea is saying, DO NOT BUILD THIS.

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Representation ID: 698

OBJECT Mr Daniel Spiller

Summary:

Simply huge objection and call for the islands services to be upgraded, improved and new ones put on place...

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Representation ID: 697

OBJECT Mr Ray Youngs

Summary:

East Road, Dawes lane, The Strood, Mill Road need upgrading. New Doctors surgery. Ambulance station. Better police availability. Link road from Colchester Road to East Road needs completing before more housing is built.

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Representation ID: 695

OBJECT mrs laura hughes

Summary:

to build another 350 houses on mersea is ridiculous the Doctors cant cope now you cant park anywhere shopping on mersea is hopeless.I have lived here all my life and mersea is ruined its turning into another London overspill there crime burglaries violence as never been known before

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Representation ID: 694

OBJECT mr darren goddard

Summary:

Insufficient infrastructure for further development on Mersea. Roads are already congested putting lives at risk if emergency services are unable to pass, schools and GPs full to capacity. Supermarkets will not cope meaning building bigger stores on the island or more traffic on the one road onto the island.

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Representation ID: 693

OBJECT Mr Alan Tower

Summary:

More houses would not be sustainable with the current level of services.

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Representation ID: 692

OBJECT LISA STAPLE

Summary:

Mersea cannot cope with any more housing, important services are suffering and the roads are increasingly overcrowded. Mersea is often described as unique and unspoilt, thanks to the development over the last few years that image is in danger of being lost forever.

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Representation ID: 690

OBJECT Miss Sarah Marchant

Summary:

Don't be stupid. Not enough room. Stop seeing pound signs and actually think of people's warfare.

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Representation ID: 689

OBJECT Mrs Jean Sales

Summary:

Infrastructure will not cope with more housing

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Representation ID: 688

OBJECT Mrs Marian Langley

Summary:

Strongly object. Infastructure is bad now! The Strood, only one unsuitable road to Colchester, for people will have to travel to find work & schools off the Island. Our World Famous Oyster Fisheries will suffer, unemployment, due to the sewage system which must be at breaking point now with the extra holiday makers. That would be unthinkable. Cars, the village is wall to wall at weekends. For goodness sake its a HOLIDAY island for hard working people to get away from it all not suburbia. Think, think wisely, use common sense.

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Representation ID: 684

OBJECT john richards

Summary:

Island infrastructure;roads,sewagedisposal,surgery
already inadequate.no police crime already rising.
No secondary school, no work on island will escalate already poor and cramped traffic conditions, aggravated by summer visitors and
unchallenged campsite residents. Why has a developer already bought the Brierley site,surely
the council must have given the nod that planning will be granted before they invested, this makes a mockery of consultation, and should be investigated, as well as the lack of any planning gain. Why should Brierley Hall be singled out for special treatment, when others are much closer perhaps it is because they sold the land ?The plan is flawed.

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Representation ID: 683

OBJECT Mr Kevin Edwards

Summary:

Such a large development it will have a diverse effect on the limited infrastructure. This is a small Island and has a uniqueness that will be destroyed by increasing the permanent population. It struggles at the moment with the influx of summer tourist.

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Representation ID: 682

OBJECT Miss Rosie Banks

Summary:

Building a further 350 homes on the small Island of Mersea will damage and strain infrastructure and services. Theoretically speaking, if there is a 11% increase on the current population of Mersea the school, doctors and other services will all face the massive strain. The school holds enough children as it is, adding various other children from these new homes would simply break the scales, more classrooms would have to be built - this only increases the money having to be spent. Additionally, employment is difficult enough as it is, throw more people into the mix and it gets worse.

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Representation ID: 681

OBJECT Mrs Brenda Fordham

Summary:

I object because it would be over population of the Island.

The infer structure on the Island is not suitable due to very poor roads, bad drainage, water supply, lack of Dr's, dentist, spaces in the local school the only one on the Island.

Loss of open space. The Island is all ready over populated due to daily trippers and holiday makes all year round now as certain caravan sites stay open now 12 months of the year.

West Mersea Island can now not cope due to excess traffic.

We do not need any more housing of this size.

Leave West Mersea alone please.

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Representation ID: 680

OBJECT Mr Michael Banks

Summary:

There are currently approximately 7,530 people living on Mersea at the moment: in addition to this number, there are several caravan parks which are accommodating people yearly. Therefore, a further increase in the population density would severely impact local services such as the doctors, the dentists and the school, just to mention a few! The Island already needs investment without any further homes being built. Overall, the plan for building 350 homes on Mersea would only put strain upon much needed services.

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Representation ID: 679

OBJECT Mrs Lorraine Banks

Summary:

By building a further 350 homes it will have a significant impact upon the infrastructure. Water, sewage and roads are stretched to the limit at the moment, with the addition of all of these homes, we will face a breaking point. Furthermore, the health service, school and employment prospects would not be able to cope with the increase in population. The doctors are already trying to write off people who already live here! Let alone anybody else! Therefore, I object to building a further 350 homes on Mersea.

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Representation ID: 678

OBJECT Mr David Robinson

Summary:

The issues are:
safety

infrastructure.

Vague, unenforceable promises or douceurs will not do. We must have funded solutions to these problems ahead of any agreement to the "plan"

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Representation ID: 677

OBJECT Mr Stewart Williams

Summary:

Objection of plans due to insufficient infrastructure and employment

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Representation ID: 676

OBJECT mrs wendy smedley

Summary:

MRS WENDY SMEDLEY

350 new houses equate to a possible 1000 more people and over 1000 more cars .
West Mersea is already currently 'bursting at the seams' on account of:-
Traffic/parking;
overloaded doctors' surgery;
one primary school/no secondary school;
no police/one fire engine
hundreds of holiday makers

Ridiculous to even conceive increasing the population further in such a small area as West Mersea and possibly a potentially harmful plan.

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Representation ID: 675

OBJECT Mrs Frances Hart

Summary:

My concerns for this proposal are as follows:
1)Infrastructure is not in place to support this amount of new housing i.e schools, jobs,doctors,roads,sewage,parking-the list goes on....
2) The huge influx of people on the caravan sites plus tourists swell the numbers on the island to 'breaking point' in the summer
3) Since Victory Place was built, when heavy rain comes our sewage already spills out of the drains on Coast Rd. Anglian water has to pump the system-this is already a health and safety issue.
4) Any new plan would need to be carefully reviewed to decide what the island can cope with

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Representation ID: 674

OBJECT Mrs Caroline Waylen

Summary:

West Mersea does not have a police presence on the island, it does not have a regular or reliable bus service, it does not have an old peoples home despite a high elderly population, The doctors surgery is overloaded .Water and sewage sevices are working at full capacity. I do not believe Mersea can withstand a development of the size proposed even with improved infrastructure especially at the alarming rate of coastal erosion due to higher tides and rising sea levels for which many insurance companys are already charging a premium for living on the island.

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Representation ID: 673

OBJECT mr jordan day

Summary:

The proposal for housing numbers on the Mersea requires scaling back and should be a fraction of the currently proposed 350.

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Representation ID: 672

OBJECT Mr Barry Langley

Summary:

For either of these two developments to be be considered the current residents need to have cast iron assurances from Colchester Council and the developers that the infrastructure will be upgraded to cope. i.e. Schools, Doctors, Roads & Pavements, Sewage and the ability to cross the Strood at spring tides when the road is impassable.

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Representation ID: 670

COMMENT Ian Bates

Summary:

Note present facilities are inadequate with present population which can double during summer with influx of visitors. Suggested number of houses will put between 350 to 500 extra cars on local roads which could not cope. Cannot see how you could evacuate up to 15,000 in an emergency - flood, nuclear (Bradwell) etc. Also no access from East Road. Remember Mersea Island is a "cul de sac" only one road on and off and which frequently floods.

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Representation ID: 668

OBJECT Mrs Rosalyn Clark

Summary:

It is a fact Mersea Island has already reached its capacity for major amenities (sewerage/medical/schooling/roadways). Your proposed plan provides contradictory and inconsistent information regarding the existing number of houses and takes no account of houseboats/static caravan occupants together with the increasing influx of summer visitors. Evacuation issues are paramount and must be taken into account especially if Bradwell is re-commissioned. Mersea Island is an Island!

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Representation ID: 664

OBJECT Mrs Janet Bishop

Summary:

The infrastructure is totally inadequate. East Road is like a roller-a-coaster. Dawes lane is unsuitable for a heavy increase in traffic associated with these proposals. The sewerage works seems to be at full capacity as when we get more than a shower of rain the surface water is pumped out into cross lane making it impassable for weeks. Our Doctors surgery cannot cope at the present and is removing patients from their books. Whether our primary school could cope with an influx of children is purely guesswork

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Representation ID: 663

OBJECT Mr Terence Day

Summary:

Being a resident of Mersea Island for around 42 years I am painfully aware of the strain additional housing and the vast number of semi residents on the caravan parks has ALREADY placed on the overloaded infrastructure.
Road access
Local transport and parking
Healthcare
Sewerage
Water supply
Schooling
Recreational facilities
Local employment
These must all be reviewed in detail and vastly improved BEFORE allowing anything like the proposed further development.
I am also concerned by the fact that there is only one road off the island (that is impassable at high tide) should there be any natural or man-made disaster in years to come by which to evacuate.(Bradwell B?)

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Representation ID: 662

OBJECT Mrs Claire Thomas

Summary:

We live along the road which will feed onto these new estates. The added traffic will be unbareable, particularly in the summer when there is already far more traffic with tourists.
Also Mersea's local amenities are struggling to cope at the moment; the doctor's are full to burst, as are the dentist and the school.

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Representation ID: 661

COMMENT Mr Simon Barnett

Summary:

This island cannot cope with a development of this size. There is not enough infrastructure and the strood tidal issues would be overwhelmed

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Representation ID: 660

OBJECT mr peter millar

Summary:

The community of Mersea island does not have the current infrastructure to support this proposed development. The size of the island will never be large enough to even build the infrastructure required even if the economy was there to accommodate it.

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Representation ID: 658

OBJECT Miss G Bryant

Summary:

GP surgery inadequate for amount of new homes proposed. Strain on water, gas and electricity supplies.
Inadequate car parking for housing proposed.
No/poor infrastructure. Not enough school places.Impact on residents, resources.Island cannot cope with that amount of homes being built. Island is a beautiful place and the proposed development will not fit in current builds. Impact on local green fields/area.

Mersea is a lovely place to live and should not end up like Colchester cramming buildings into every green space.

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Representation ID: 657

OBJECT Mr Peter Boulton

Summary:

Without significant improvements to the infrastructure of this community, Doctors and health services, School and Childcare facilities, Police and enforcement, the proposed housing increase will cause more harm to the community, than it would Benifit it.

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Representation ID: 656

OBJECT Mr Andrew Conway

Summary:

I don't think the school can cope with more children even if the shool is made bigger. The location of the school and the volume of vehicle/ foot traffic is currently too much for the local infostructure during peak times. 350 new families will make this problem worse. Also the threat of a NEW Nuclear power station a few miles away would pose a major hazard to a larger island population if a mass evacuation was required.

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Representation ID: 655

OBJECT Mr Andrew Conway

Summary:

I don't think Mersea islands infostructure can support another 350 homes. The roads and pavements are in a poor state. Currently there is Inadequate parking in all the island car parks. We only have one supermarket (co-op) and a few convenience stores. NOT two supermarkets as stated. NHS services can not currently cope with the residents and has culled people to try and meet current NHS trust targets. the building works required for 350 homes will provide a good opportunity due to the lack of policing to invite more unwanted crime no lights 0001-0500hrs nightly.

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Representation ID: 654

OBJECT Mr Derek Attreed

Summary:

Mersea island has insufficient amenities as it is.a small medical team looking after an aging population,infrequent bus service and two tiny less than super markets and 1junior school.
It is a beautiful place with a great community spirit,please don't spoil this little paradise by over crowding.

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Representation ID: 653

OBJECT Ms Wendy Bird

Summary:

This cannot go ahead without massive financial input into the present understory true of out community from the buyer of the land and proposed houses, the island cannot cope now!!!

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Representation ID: 651

OBJECT Mrs Rebecca Reilly

Summary:

The school is full. The doctor's surgery is full. The dentist list is full. There are far too many cars on the roads, the infrastructure simply cannot cope unless the developers pledge a new building and three new teachers to the school, a new building and two new doctors to the surgery and a new building and two new dentists.

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Representation ID: 650

OBJECT mrs beverley philpott

Summary:

I object to this proposal, due to the insufficient Infrastructure,healthcare and schooling.None of which cater for the current population in winter let alone the increase in summer visitors and the caravan sites that now open 12months of the year.The access on to East road and Dawes lane would not withstand the additional traffic and neither would the strood not to mention the lack of parking,lack of police,lack of traffic wardens.The impact that the additional sewage on the water quality.

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Representation ID: 649

OBJECT Kate Nightingale

Summary:

1) the surgery is already overstretched. any additional resources received will take some time to be realised and are unlikely to cover the cost of extra resources needed
2) school already at maximal capacity
3) increasing traffic/busy roads/road safety

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Representation ID: 647

OBJECT Mrs Maria Stephens

Summary:

Infrastructure, safety, quality of life.

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Representation ID: 642

OBJECT mr christopher mole

Summary:

we do not require more residents we require more ameneties for the islands resedents now ,,

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Representation ID: 641

OBJECT Mr John Spink

Summary:

Overcrowded = Doctors, Dentist, Primary/Junior School. Inadequate facilities generally. Lack of parking facilities Seaview Avenue clogged with parked cars at the height of the summer. Mersea Road a dangerous road at the best of times the extra school buses required to transport Senior pupils to Colchester and beyond.

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Representation ID: 636

OBJECT Mrs Deborah Mason

Summary:

Doctors would not cope, school not big enough, not enough money now to sort roads , land was always Green belt , if major incident residents would have no chance now let alone more housing . I totally object

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Representation ID: 635

OBJECT Mrs Susan Cook

Summary:

I strongly diasagree to any more housing Mersea is Full

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Representation ID: 634

OBJECT Mr Trevor Cook

Summary:

I strongly object to further housing on Mersea

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Representation ID: 633

OBJECT Mrs Darcy Hurst

Summary:

Traffic
Infrastructure
School capacity
Doctor's surgery not currently coping with our population
Addition of year long dwellings at caravan sites

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Representation ID: 632

OBJECT mr chris day

Summary:

I object mainly because mersea school cannot accommodate another influx of children, there is not enough space and we don't want the grass space being used. The doctors surgery is over crowded. There is not enough parking in the village and roads are chaotic already. The small businesses do not offer many employment opportunities. The island cannot cope with this huge extra number of houses and families. There are lots of other sites in Essex rather than an island that is over populated already!

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Representation ID: 631

OBJECT mr chris day

Summary:

mersea island cannot sustain another housing estate.
there is no police station
the school is over crowded
the doctors surgery is over crowded
the roads are over crowded

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Representation ID: 630

OBJECT Ms Sarah Cook

Summary:

I object to the building of so many new homes on Mersea Island on the basis of infrastructure:
Drainage/Sewage
Roads
School
Doctors/Clinic
Caravan Sites already increased to 12 months

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Representation ID: 627

OBJECT Mr &Mrs Belger

Summary:

We Strongly object to the building of 350 houses on Mersea Island. It can already take up to a fortnight to see a doctor the school is full, and as for the cars try driving down Yorick Road without having to weave your way in and out of parked cars.

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Representation ID: 618

OBJECT Mrs Vicki Phillips

Summary:

Over crowding. Services unable to cope. One road in and out. No police, firebrigade or ambulance on the island. Emergency services having difficulty getting across at high tides.Wide life and bats in the area.

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Representation ID: 614

OBJECT Mr Martin Heathcote

Summary:

A brief summary would be the lack of visible and precise plans to improve and expand the wider infrastructure in what is already an increasingly congested island. The summer months, and indeed good weather weekends in the winter, already create considerable congestion and no-go areas for locals along the sea front and Coast Rd in particular and this is clearly going to worsen the overall balance.

More details about Rep ID: 614

Representation ID: 612

OBJECT Mr John Page

Summary:

Mersea Island facilities are strained to the utmost, especially in the summer. All the roads are too narrow for the amount of traffic, there are already dangerous junctions and insufficient car parks. The doctor's surgery is hard put to cope with the present number of patients. An influx of 1000 more people and their vehicles would not be viable in any way. There seems to be no mention anywhere of the enormous impact on facilities and services caused by the huge number of caravans and chalets!

More details about Rep ID: 612

Representation ID: 611

OBJECT mrs stella shelton

Summary:

we do not have the infrastructure to cope with additional 350 more homes. The doctors, dentist, school are already struggling to cope. How will they manage with more. The roads will not cope and in the holiday season getting on and off the strood will become dangerous.

More details about Rep ID: 611

Representation ID: 610

OBJECT mrs maruan webb

Summary:

Doctors already oversubscribed. Have to wait too long for an appointment. School classes are too big already. Parking a problem now, where will all the extra cars go and will there be a much bigger surgery with more doctors and a much larger school?

More details about Rep ID: 610

Representation ID: 609

OBJECT Mrs Vicki Child

Summary:

Mersea does not have the infrastructure to support its current residents and summer visitors. The school, doctors and dentists are at full capacity. The roads are largely impassable during the summer months. The island cannot therefore accommodate the proposed scale of development without thought for the infrastructure.

More details about Rep ID: 609

Representation ID: 608

OBJECT Mr Stephen Conway

Summary:

First our sewage system even now can not cope, most days sewage is removed by large lorries from Cross Lane, if cars are parked they cannot pass.
Our Doctors Surgery and dentist is at capacity, with more people registering from our caravan parks, which are now open for the majority of the year.
Our schools are also at capacity.We used to have a Police Station with at least four constables now there are none and no police Station.
Parking also is a major problem here on this Island.
Building more houses needs infrastructure that we do not have.

More details about Rep ID: 608

Representation ID: 607

OBJECT Mrs MARGARET PIZZEY

Summary:

The local infrastructure on Mersea Island cannot support an increase of more than 11% in the number of dwellings. The medical facilities are already stretched to breaking point, we have no police presence, the fire service is manned by volunteers and there is no ambulance service based here The two supermarkets are small with small carparks which are frequently full and it is If Bradwell Nuclear Power Station is built, more people could require evacuation in case of a nuclear emergency.

More details about Rep ID: 607

Representation ID: 603

OBJECT Mr Alan Brook

Summary:

There are so many reasons why Mersea Island is already full to capacity. Its existing infrastructure is already insufficient and seriously creaking at the seams. Policing, traffic, roads, parking, Doctors, Dentists, Schooling, telephone and internet services are all already inadequate.

More details about Rep ID: 603

Representation ID: 602

OBJECT mrs amanda woodcraft

Summary:

I object to this proposal on a number of levels
mainly due to a lack of infrastructure on the island.
One road in and out- very busy
no police
no traffic wardens
one tiny doctors surgery - can't get an appointment
one dentist
one small village school- large class sizes
no secondary school
nowhere near enough parking provisions

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Representation ID: 601

OBJECT alan st john

Summary:

I cannot see how anyone thinks this will be a benefit to the area. Medical & school facilities are already at bursting point & the road situation is becoming unbearable. Don't forget we already have thousands of extra residents each year from,when the caravan parks are open ?
With thousands of new homes already built recently, those still under construction, and those already planned/forthcoming in the wider Colchester area,there really is no reason for these developments to be allowed. They're simply are not needed.
Unless of course, it is for financial gain amongst certain parties & government incentives for the Council.

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Representation ID: 600

OBJECT Mr ALASTAIR Trollope

Summary:

West Mersea has enough houses already and it does not have the infrastructure to support a significant increase in the population that would be caused by the building of the proposed 350 houses.
The doctors surgery, health services, roads, school etc are already overloaded.
It is time that some of the surrounding villages were considered for suitable developments not only to keep them healthy and alive but to also stop the likes of Mersea from being suffocated.

More details about Rep ID: 600

Representation ID: 564

OBJECT mrs susan brook

Summary:

Traffic congestion on Mersea has increased dramatically over the past couple of years, with the summer months especially problematical. The doctors' surgery is under constant pressure making the gaining of an appointment extremely difficult, so more residents on the island would place a further burden. As has been identified, there would be a need for Mersea Island Primary School to be expanded. Such large-scale developments on the island would be out of keeping and would damage the special atmosphere here.

More details about Rep ID: 564

Representation ID: 563

OBJECT Mr Nicholas Fenton-Smith

Summary:

To suggest that West Mersea is 'a sustainable location for some housing growth' is ludicrous. The current infrastructure can barely cope as it stands, and I strongly object to a development proposal of this size and nature as being wholly inappropriate.

More details about Rep ID: 563

Representation ID: 562

OBJECT Mrs Juliette Passfield

Summary:

Object to this planning

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Representation ID: 559

OBJECT Mr Michael Minter

Summary:

Please see my objection attached.

This objection is supported by my wife, Karen Minter, and my Mother-in-Law, Sylvia Thomas, both of 50 Mersea Avenue, West Mersea, COLCHESTER CO5 8JL

More details about Rep ID: 559

Representation ID: 556

OBJECT Mr Graham Brown

Summary:

Concerns cover the capacity to provide education for the up to 11 years; the capacity for the enlarged community to be adequately serviced by the local GP surgery; the capacity of the road infrastructure to provide a safe environent for both pedestrians and motor vehicles; the capacity of the sewerage and drainage system to provide adequately for the increased population. The growth by approximately one seventh of the population is not sustainable given current facilities available.
Account has not been taken of the population growth during the period March to October and the expanding provision of holiday camp facilities.

More details about Rep ID: 556

Representation ID: 550

OBJECT Mr Rex Ingram

Summary:

Nearest secondary school 10 miles away.
Local junior school full to capacity.
Local villages of East Mersea, the Wigborough's, Peldon, Abberton, Langenhoe, Fingringhoe all use West Mersea facilities, together with caravaners (now throughout the year). These extra people are not considered in the Council's assessment that West Mersea's facilities are currently adequate.
Roads too narrow.
Insufficient footpaths.
New housing concentrated to east of community on farmland with no facilities adjacent therefore cars a necessity.
No capacity at doctors or dentists, already over subscribed.
Nearest hospital 10 miles i.e. 20 miles round trip for emergency ambulance.
Proposed density of building is not compatible with existing.

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Representation ID: 549

OBJECT Mr mark dixon

Summary:

Detailed impacts to:
1.Character of area for such a large % population growth.
2. Wider traffic assessment during high tides.
3. Emergency evacuation for proximity to nuclear power station.
4. Impact to services of school, doctors, sewage and water supply.

More details about Rep ID: 549

Representation ID: 546

OBJECT Dr Raymond Buick

Summary:

I strongly object to the proposed increase of 11% in housing in West Mersea. What evidence is there for the current over provision of facilities in the town? The proposed housing development will increase pressure on the already poor educational, medical, recreational and social facilities. The island has no police presence and, on the balance of probabilities, will result in increased crime

More details about Rep ID: 546

Representation ID: 542

OBJECT Mrs Rebecca Rees

Summary:

Concerns about local facilities, mainly the school and doctors surgery and how they will be able to grow/cope with the extra demand.
Concerns about the increase in road traffic and parking, especially in the summer months when the volume increases considerably anyway

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Representation ID: 540

OBJECT Mr Barry Johnson

Summary:

Object by reason of medical facilities would not cope. Similarly the school and the close proximity to the nuclear power station.

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Representation ID: 539

OBJECT Mrs Heather Collard

Summary:

What about permanent residents in the caravan parks on Mersea not included in population figures quoted.
School, Doctors, Dentist already unable to handle needs of the Island residents.
WHERE will these single site accesses be? Construction traffic to start with followed by new residents vehicles, East Road needs upgrading NOW to cope with existing traffic, as do Dawes Lane and Mill Road.
With the extra population a full time police and fire presence is needed.
Mersea is already losing its community feel and character, why not destroy it altogether.
Think very carefully before Mersea becomes a place nobody wants to visit anymore

More details about Rep ID: 539

Representation ID: 538

OBJECT Mr John Dyson

Summary:

We strongly object to the proposed plans - the island is not equipped to support this level of development - a proposed 11 % increase will not see a representative increase in infrastructure and associated facilities- although the developers will still meet their profit margins without fully contributing to the community.

More details about Rep ID: 538

Representation ID: 537

OBJECT Anthony Pett

Summary:

Mersea cannot be considered a suitable location for sustainable development without suitable infrastructure being provided which must include permanent access, improved road infrastructure, a secondary school, Leisure Centre, Primary and pre-school capacity, waste / Sewerage water processing & increased health provision.

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Representation ID: 536

OBJECT Mrs Nancy Shephard

Summary:

Extra pressure on the Island Infrastructure.
Personal situation as surrounded by fields on each side.
School situation
Parking

More details about Rep ID: 536

Representation ID: 534

OBJECT Mr Mehmet Coskun Sanus

Summary:

Proposed housing development in Mersea is disproportionate and will cause great pressure on all services, roads etc on the island.

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Representation ID: 533

OBJECT Mrs Helga Edwards

Summary:

Already the facilities on the island are overstretched and under resourced. To allow an 11% growth would seriously impact the integrity of the island and those who already live here. There is insufficient infrastructure and it can't be increased without losing the beauty the island is famed and admired for.

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Representation ID: 531

OBJECT Mrs Tina Boater

Summary:

Doctors dentist schools already struggling and will not cope .Roads not suitable for more traffic.Insufficient car parking .Strood .

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Representation ID: 530

OBJECT Miss Sarah Boater

Summary:

Rethink required! No way can this island support a further 350 houses! Full school doctors full no police...

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Representation ID: 529

OBJECT Miss Sarah Boater

Summary:

We do not have the infrastructure available to deal with this amount of housing, school is full, doctors are already bursting no police station and crime increasing and you propose 350 new houses?!

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Representation ID: 528

OBJECT Mrs Julie Mayle

Summary:

The possibility of 350 more houses on the island is not a great prospect. Our doctors, schools, services, infrastructure are already overloaded. Another 1000+ more people will dramatically make a difference to our beloved island. We are a small island enjoying village life, we want to keep it that way.

More details about Rep ID: 528

Representation ID: 527

COMMENT Mrs. Diane Campbell

Summary:

Traffic problems. The roads from W.Mersea and E. Mersea conjoin at the beginning of the strood, imagine the traffic queues, this also would hamper emergency vehicles. Surgery is full and new one has yet to be built. It has to cope with caravan visitors now and you propose to extend sites and also house another 1000+ people. One of the largest primary schools in Essex is stretched already. I believe there is already aa sewage problem. There are myriad parking problems on Mersea which you no doubt know of. There are many other practical problems with this plan.

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Representation ID: 526

OBJECT mr Duncan Philpott

Summary:

The current public facilities can barely cope with the level of traffic and needs of the existing population.

The only access point on and off the island via the Strood already creates unique issues which will only be increased by this proposal.

The council are already aware that the current lack of parking on the island and access to the doctors surgery causes problems for existing residents. This proposal will inevitably lead to further issues with another 350+ vehicles resident on the island in addition to the continual increase of tourist traffic.

More details about Rep ID: 526

Representation ID: 524

OBJECT Mrs Christina Myland

Summary:

I object due to lack of local infrastructure plans proposed - doctors, school, parking, roads , shops all struggle to cope now exacerbated seasonally. Does the island need more unrestricted social housing than the areas already provided not taking into account the caravan parks? Lack of policing to cover the increased population.

More details about Rep ID: 524

Representation ID: 522

OBJECT Miss Heidi Cornish

Summary:

West Mersea has already traffic problems at school times and rush hours. The doctors surgery is already not coping well with amount of people as appointments are a fighting point every morning. There are various school buses leaving and returning to the island to colchester for secondary school pupils, as none nearby and causing congestion in our small roads, pupils in own primary school are not having enough space in their classrooms.

Our island cannot expand, no money to hold up the sea defenses and sea is eroding the island more and more...therefore I object to more housing in this area.

More details about Rep ID: 522

Representation ID: 513

OBJECT Mr Dec Jarvis

Summary:

Our Island cannot cope with the current number of 7000 residents, and then add in another 5000 residents each week thro the Tourist season and we already have a serious gridlock problem with all the facilities on our Island. So you want to add another 1000+++ residents to our Island on a permanent basis. NO NO NO, go find somewhere else. Perhaps the backyard of the decision makers would be a really great idea and give them a serious taste of what they are proposing for us other plebs.

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Representation ID: 512

OBJECT Mrs Frances Knight

Summary:

An additional 350 houses representing up to 1000 extra residents on the island will stretch to breaking point a number of overloaded services, particularly;

Traffic, both parking and bottlenecks on the stroud.
Doctors and Dentist
Schools which are already over subscribed
No Police presence

Increasing the island population by 1/7 is not possible with existing infrastructure particularly during summer months when the holiday parks already cause a problem.

Frances Knight

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Representation ID: 511

OBJECT Miss Jodie Yardley

Summary:

The current ammenities are not sufficient enough to cater for 1000 more people.

The increase of population means more crime, litter and pollution for an already over crowded place.

The natural beauty of the area should be preserved, increasing housing would damage wildlife, and ruin the natural appeal of the island.

More details about Rep ID: 511

Representation ID: 510

OBJECT Mr phil bentley

Summary:

I would like to record my objection to the proposed developments at both Brierly paddocks and Dawes lane as described below.
1. Insufficient local services I.e. health, schools, public transport, police, fire,sewage treatment.
2.little or no employment opportunities on the island to support increased population so additional traffic on roads off/on the island and associated routes plus additional pollution and wear of road service.
3. Rising sea levels will mean future accessibility problems on and off the island.
4. With the likihood of bradwell nuclear power station going ahead this causes additional evacuation problems.
5. Impact to local natural environment and wildlife.

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Representation ID: 509

OBJECT Mr Stuart Scott

Summary:

Mersea is losing its small town feel and I will consider moving away altogether if there is any more development like this on the island.

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Representation ID: 507

OBJECT mrs tina crafts

Summary:

In my opinion mersea could not deal with extra housing, we already have overcowded doctors surgery lists,/dental/ and schools, residents already have problems getting appointments.. caravan sites are longer terms and use some of these facilities making it harder...crime rates are higher than ever, with no police station now, these are but a few comments, this small island can not cope with more housing and population

More details about Rep ID: 507

Representation ID: 506

OBJECT Miss Joanne Gibbons

Summary:

I am strongly against the proposed new development of 350 houses on Mersea.This number is way too much for the island's infrastructure to cope with ie inadequate health and education provision, no police presence and delayed access on and off the island via it's only road the strood. There could be an increase of 1000 people due to the build with more increases in the summer months with tourists.
Mersea is a special place loved by many and well documented on TV programmes and is known for it's small village life NOT large over populated town.

More details about Rep ID: 506

Representation ID: 505

OBJECT Mrs Eithne Stretch

Summary:

The infrastructure is completely inadequate for a development of this size. The Dawes Lane site is always flooded in the winter and totally unsuitable for housing. The Brierley site entrance will be unsuitable, and traffic coming onto East Road will cause problems. School, doctors and dentists are unable to cope with the present population. Not enough thought has gone into examining suitable sites for housing.

More details about Rep ID: 505

Representation ID: 504

OBJECT Mrs Angela Clark

Summary:

Local services, Doctor, dentist, school already at bursting point will be put under unacceptable pressure. The number of houses to be built does not reflect the increase in population will most probably mean at least an increase of 1500 people to the island. This increase will be accompanied by a huge surge in extra traffic, Mersea roads do not cope with the amount of traffic on the island at present, and any extra will just add to the problems. Without a huge investment in the required infrastructure the plan is untenable

More details about Rep ID: 504

Representation ID: 502

OBJECT mr Brian Boreham

Summary:

Doctors surgery struggling to cope now
School not big enough
Traffic bad in the summer as it is,parking atrocious.
Toilet facilities down beach area inadequate.

More details about Rep ID: 502

Representation ID: 499

OBJECT Mrs Judith Wingar

Summary:

The facilities are not sufficient now for population and another 300 families will be anightmare and that's not taking into account t.he increase in holiday periods from the caravan sights.

More details about Rep ID: 499

Representation ID: 497

OBJECT mr richard robins

Summary:

There can be no rationale for further major development on Mersea Island for the reason set out

More details about Rep ID: 497

Representation ID: 496

OBJECT mrs marion jarvis

Summary:

I object strongly to the proposed building of 350 house to the North and South of East Road. We cannot sustain this addition of population, the island Infant and primary school are already overloaded. The doctors and medical services find it difficult to cope already when the population doubles in the summer due to holiday visitors. Parking problems increase year by year. If you increase the population by at least another 1000 that will mean another approximately 700 hundred cars which will have access onto what is virtually a country lane.

More details about Rep ID: 496

Representation ID: 495

OBJECT Mrs Marlene Gentry

Summary:

I am objecting to the proposed plan for the following reasons
Already over stretched doctors and dentists
Already over subscribed primary school
Road and pathways already in need of major repairs without any extra traffic
Limited access to the island over one very busy road bridge

More details about Rep ID: 495

Representation ID: 494

OBJECT Me Thomas Beagley

Summary:

East road busy as it is now,

local infrastructure stretched now,

spoil the character of Mersea for its current residents,

limited access to the island.

More details about Rep ID: 494

Representation ID: 493

OBJECT Mrs G Clarke

Summary:

Would overload all services on Mersea which are already overstretched

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Representation ID: 492

OBJECT Mr Michael Freeman

Summary:

Lack of sufficient infrastructure to accommadate increse in the number of people and vehicle traffic this development will bring to the island....

More details about Rep ID: 492

Representation ID: 490

OBJECT ms martine Langton

Summary:

I strongly object that an 11% increase of dwellings is feasible for the existing facilities and services. we need to be able to cope with the population that we have and provide adequate services for them, not try and stretch it even further! With no police presence on the island, it would be an ideal place for crime to thrive!! The emergency services would not be able to cope and obviously the school, doctors and dentist would suffer.WE CANNOT COPE WITH MORE PEOPLE!

More details about Rep ID: 490

Representation ID: 489

OBJECT Denise Spiers

Summary:

Keep Mersea a small coastal town, we don't want or need these extra houses, the infrastructure won't be able to cope and the island will lose its coastal charm

More details about Rep ID: 489

Representation ID: 488

OBJECT mrs linda stjohn

Summary:

Overcrowded school,Doctor's Roads, The Sewerage system is bad already. If there was an emergency at Bradwell the roads wouldn't cope with people trying to get off Island. I understand the need for houses but the amount is way to high.

More details about Rep ID: 488

Representation ID: 487

OBJECT mr stephen green

Summary:

I am a resident of 67 years born and bred and have seen many changes to the island, which have not all been good.
To Colchester council, Mersea is the second class citizen of surrounding villages and yet we pay the highest amount of council tax.
We get undesirables put into council properties whom do not wish to live here and some cause trouble.
The proposed build of over 350 new properties (Minimum 1.000 people, 800 vehicles, etc) is way over the top,... the school, surgery, dentist and roads will be stretched to the extreme with accidents waiting to happen.

More details about Rep ID: 487

Representation ID: 486

OBJECT Mrs Samantha Wilson

Summary:

Mersea island is over populated as it is, the local amenities cannot cope with the population as it is, the school is full, the Drs are turning people away, the parking is diabolical, let alone the evacuation procedures of the power plant in bradwell, as the statistics are outdated for the current population.

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Representation ID: 485

OBJECT Mrs Helen Watson

Summary:

I strongly do NOT believe that Mersea has the infrastructure to support further development of additional housing - already suffering from stretched schooling, healthcare, policing etc.

Additionally the impact on safety and movement from increase traffic in both the areas proposed would be an issue both to immediate area and movement on and off the island.

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Representation ID: 484

OBJECT Ms Georgianna Young

Summary:

This development would mean an irreversible change to our Island way of life. Ruining the character and charm of the Island, putting more pressure on the Island's infrastructure.

More details about Rep ID: 484

Representation ID: 479

OBJECT Mr Carey Harborne

Summary:

Impact on local services.
Security
Loss of privacy
Increased noise levels
Increased traffic

More details about Rep ID: 479

Representation ID: 477

OBJECT Mrs Leanne Easter

Summary:

There are not adequate local amenities to facilitate this amount of new houses and families on the island, it is a struggle to get a doctors appointment as it is and the roads cannot take a higher volume of cars on a regular basis. We do not have a police presence on the island at all and feel this would be needed if the population were to grow.

More details about Rep ID: 477

Representation ID: 476

OBJECT ms martine Langton

Summary:

There are many elderly residents here and I don't feel that it would be fair for them to fear leaving their homes. Many of them feel happy driving locally but would not be able to cope if there were more cars on the roads. We need to have adequate facilities for the current population of Mersea and not have a substantial increase in population.

More details about Rep ID: 476

Representation ID: 475

OBJECT Miss G Bryant

Summary:

GP surgery inadequate for amount of new homes proposed. Strain on water, gas and electricity supplies.
Inadequate car parking for housing proposed.
No/poor infrastructure. Not enough school places.Impact on residents, resources.Island cannot cope with that amount of homes being built. Island is a beautiful place and the proposed development will not fit in current builds. Impact on local green fields/area.

Smaller limit on the number of new homes. Mersea is a lovely place to live and should not end up like Colchester cramming buildings into every green space.

More details about Rep ID: 475

Representation ID: 474

OBJECT Mr Gareth McAuley

Summary:

The island does not have the infrastructure as it is now let alone with another 300 houses. The roads cannot cope with the traffic now either. Please do not spoil this lovely little island.

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Representation ID: 473

OBJECT Mrs Jayne Boulton

Summary:

Doctors. Schools. Roads. They all need addressing first please.

More details about Rep ID: 473

Representation ID: 472

OBJECT Mrs Helen Gayton

Summary:

Mersea island already bulging at the seams and unable to cope with the number of people and cars.
No school places. Not enough doctors. No police and crime is rising. Insufficient parking.

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Representation ID: 471

OBJECT Mrs Barbara Day

Summary:

In brief the impact of developments of this size is too much for Mersea to comfortably cope with.

More details about Rep ID: 471

Representation ID: 470

OBJECT Janet Burton

Summary:

Mersea is an Island which hasn't got enough infrastructure to cope with a fast growing population. It has no community policing or working firestation. Overcrowded doctors/dentist/school. The island is struggling at holiday times with the amount of visitors so if the population was increased permanently it would be an accident waiting to happen!!!

More details about Rep ID: 470

Representation ID: 469

OBJECT Mrs Michelle Whiting

Summary:

Mersea island struggles with the volume of people living and visiting here at the moment, it would therefore be unwise to increase occupancy. The school, doctors and supermarkets do not meet current demand. There are not enough car parks and the existing roads are in a dangerous state, access to both sites will be difficult

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Representation ID: 468

OBJECT Mrs Linda Pilling

Summary:

Our island is not big enough for 350 more houses with 1000+ people and at least 500+ cars.

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Representation ID: 467

OBJECT Mr Thomas Calcutt

Summary:

Completely unrealistic with the housing as overcrowded on the island as it is.
Cannot support an idea that is purely for profiteering with no benefits to existing residents.

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Representation ID: 466

OBJECT Miss Marika Baldwin

Summary:

Mersea does not have the infrastructure to cope with an increased population

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Representation ID: 465

OBJECT Mrs Cheryl Rutter

Summary:

I do not believe Mersea Island has the infrastructure to cope with 350 new homes. I also believe that building further properties will be detrimental to the character of the island. the location and nature of the island, access to work, schools, medical facilities access to the island which struggles in the summer months with increased population would be then be unsustainable with 350 more homes.

More details about Rep ID: 465

Representation ID: 464

OBJECT Mr Shaun Mills

Summary:

The proposed increase in houses on Mersea Island is unsustainable. At the present time the existing infrastructure cannot cope. The school, doctors, fire service & police (non-existent), parking & road network are not fit for purpose & any new development, let alone one the size of the proposed development adds further pressure to the services. This in turn affects all of the existing community, making it even harder to get children into school or an appointment at the doctors. Mersea Island is unique as it cannot encroach outwards & as such should be considered as being a special case.

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Representation ID: 463

OBJECT Miss Bethany Rowe

Summary:

Local amenities will be unable able to cope with the increase of population. Dr's school and roads aren't coping now let alone with a extra 700 + people

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Representation ID: 462

OBJECT Mrs Sarah Hempstead

Summary:

I object to the proposals for 350 new homes on Mersea. I do not believe there is the appropriate infrastructure to support the families that these homes will bring. The doctors surgery is already full, and have recently turned people away, and the school already has large intakes of pupils each year. There is no mention of money to make these 2 facilities bigger to support the additional people. Added in the extra tourist trade we already have from the caravan park, the island is already bursting.

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Representation ID: 460

OBJECT Mr John Royce

Summary:

This I feel is going to over develop the area beyond what the current amenities, services, and infer structure can substain. The island is in quite a unique situation with only one main road on and off that is cut off at certain times to traffic. This extra development I feel would also cause considerably more traffic and at these times when combined with holiday park traffic would be to a unacceptable level and cause more unnecessary impatient silly and potentially dangerous incidents at the strood.

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Representation ID: 459

OBJECT Mr Ben Hilliard

Summary:

Objecting due to

Increases pressure on island services
Potential to crime and antisocial behaviour
Taking away an essential part of island life. I.e the peace and tranquility

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Representation ID: 458

OBJECT Miss Zoey Jenkins

Summary:

Community facilities already under pressure and strain!! The community would be unable to sustain this development.

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Representation ID: 457

OBJECT Miss Laura Conerney

Summary:

I do not agree with the more houses being built on the island.
There is not enough room in the schools and doctors as it is. The infrastructure can not cope with that many new households in the island. It will loose its appeal to holidaymakers due to too much traffic and build up. Mersea will end up being like every other coastal town in essex... Terrible.

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Representation ID: 456

OBJECT Mr Paul Le Marquand

Summary:

There isn't enough resources to house this many people or houses , Mersea island won't be able to cope ! It's already over run in the holidays and the shops etc struggle like crazy so this many new houses is absolutely crazy !!!!!!

More details about Rep ID: 456

Representation ID: 455

OBJECT Mr Shane Attwood

Summary:

I strongly object to the idea of these houses. The island struggles now and cannot have any more houses. Is a ridiculous idea. My daughter had to go on a waiting list for mersea island school amethysts before these supposed houses. Sewage is a massive issue already. The roads can't cope. No police. The doctors is at breaking point. The while island is against it!!!

More details about Rep ID: 455

Representation ID: 453

OBJECT Mr Dec Jarvis

Summary:

NO NO NO we do not have the facilities either now or planned for the future to support the additional 1000+++ in this proposed plan, and the 5000+++ tourists we already have to cope with which increase up to 7000 and then 10000, We are a small Island and we cannot cope now with our existing numbers.
NO NO NO to these planned developments.

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Representation ID: 452

OBJECT Mr Robert Sidgwick

Summary:

We already suffer from lack of healthcare,schools and insufficient parking.Our roads are always busy as are our shops,especially at holiday times when our population doubles.It is already impossible to evacuate the Island safely in an emergency.At bank holidays it can take visitors more than 4hrs to leave the Island.Our quality of life is deteriorating through overcrowding and overdevelopment

More details about Rep ID: 452

Representation ID: 451

OBJECT Miss Kay Fisher

Summary:

I would like to object to the proposed bulk development of Mersea by 350 homes on the following basis.
Insufficient infrastructure i.e. school, doctor, dentist availability.
Density of buildings i.e. the proposed development is a high density format when compared to the overall density per sq hectare of previously developed land for homes.
Transport issues i.e. the additional constant increase in traffic coupled with the holiday peak season traffic will result in a substantial increase in overall congestion and vehicle generated pollution with a negative effect on Highway safety.

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Representation ID: 449

OBJECT Mrs Kim Ball

Summary:

Inadequate infrastructure e.g., school, dentist, doctors that are already overcrowded. Access to the island is via a causeway that floods at high tide. More homes is a major safety issue. Traffic at high tide is already overwhelming, particularly in summer months. If someone is taken seriously ill or injured during high tide will the air ambulance be able to come to the island? It is expensive to operate the air ambulance. How will we cope in the event of an emergency need to evacuate the island. Chinese are negotiating with the British government for Bradwell.

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Representation ID: 448

OBJECT Mr Stephen Watkins

Summary:

1 Percentage population increase too much and unfair.
2 Gross overstretch of medical dental and educational facilities.
3 Roads and island not suitable for the increased amount of traffic.
4 Traffic and change of character of island detrimental to tourist industry.
5 Increased need for police presence

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Representation ID: 447

OBJECT Mr Brian Smith

Summary:

I strongly object to the Building of 350 extra homes on
Mersea. The infrastructure is grossly overstretched already.Doctors surgery will not be able to cope,it is already dropping patients off the list.Roads and Parking
are a nightmare with the influx of visitors.Local schools would be unable to accomodate the extra pupils from the proposed housing.Security would diminish even further. Police presence is virtually non existant now on Mersea.This plan is a disaster.

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Representation ID: 446

OBJECT mr robin childs

Summary:

How can this be a sensible proposal when local services such as Doctors and health clinics are already stretched , as they are at present ?

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Representation ID: 445

OBJECT Mrs Sue Diakowska

Summary:

I think the plans are ludicrous. Mersea Island is already over populated, with a serious lack of parking in the village for our annual holidaymakers / visitors. Tourism is an important part of the Island, and the facilities are unable to cope. How will the Doctors Surgery cope with an extra up to 2000 residents, at the very least 350 cars, not to mention the School and other amenities that are already overstretched!

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Representation ID: 443

OBJECT Mr Alec Howard

Summary:

Mersea Island has insufficient infostructure to support 350 new homes, a new sewage works, doctors surgery, dental surgery and school, also insufficient parking, l would hope all the developers and council would have these in place before development starts.

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Representation ID: 442

COMMENT Mr Peter Irven

Summary:

350 new homes = 1000 people = 350 children, and some 500 cars. Until the developer has provided for a new surgery and an additional doctor, has provided a new primary school for the Island and further places at secondary level in Colchester, and greatly improved the road system on the Island , they should not be given permission to proceed. Without this essential infrastructure in place before building starts life on the Island will become intolerable. It is after all a 13.5 % increase in the population of the Island.

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Representation ID: 439

OBJECT Mrs Christine Ladd

Summary:

As new residents of Mersea Island I feel the resources are already stretched to capacity. I tried to register with a NHS dentist and was told they had closed their books for NHS customers as they are already full. The recycling centre has long waits every day they are open with residents trying to deal with their own waste. There are limited shops, restaurants and we feel with a huge influx of people, living conditions would be unbearable.

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Representation ID: 437

OBJECT Mr Alan Cowper

Summary:

Mersea Island does not have the necessary infrastructure capacity in terms of Doctors/Schools/Car Parking/Road network & Surface water drainage to cope with a fixed population increase of approximately 1000 people relating to the proposed housing at Dawes Lane & Brierley Paddocks. In terms of Drainage we have continual flooding problems, after protracted correspondence and complaining to ECC a water jetting unit was sent, all drains found to be clear, again after numerous complaints I was told by the ECC drainage Engineer that nothing can be done there's nowhere for the water to go, this problem is across the Island

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Representation ID: 435

OBJECT Mr Colin Pryor

Summary:

Infrastructure already overstretched. Doctors, roads. East Road in particular cannot handle all the extra traffic.

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Representation ID: 433

OBJECT Mr Steve Hatherly

Summary:

Poor roads to Colchester, poor parking in the harbour area, an increase in traffic all over the island from the current level of visitors and locals. This development can only add to these problems with probably 600+ extra cars on the island. Doctors appointments can take 3 weeks, and the dentist is full.

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Representation ID: 425

OBJECT Mr Tim Hart

Summary:

The proposal to build 350 new houses has been badly construed with little or no thought for the adverse impact on Mersea Island infrastructure or the current residents.

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Representation ID: 421

OBJECT Mrs Terri Davis

Summary:

The infrastructure and local school cannot accommodate the extra bodies from the proposed housing.
East Mersea is a part of the Island but is treated as an "Other Village"!!!! Maybe because it's home to most of the councillors?

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Representation ID: 413

OBJECT Ms M Clarke

Summary:

Re-Proposed 350 new houses to be built in West Mersea. I MUST STRONGLY OBJECT TO THIS DEVELOPMENT.Why are you trying to completely destroy another village in Essex? with another badly thought out plan that nobody wants. I find it extremely difficult to get an appointment with the Doctors now with 1,000 plus new people it will be impossible. I have already given up several times and run the gauntlet of Colchester's badly crowded ROADS to get to the walk in centre.East Road is bad enough now with traffic. The school will be under more pressure to accommodate the extra children

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Representation ID: 412

OBJECT Mrs Julie Matthews

Summary:

It appears that the council are misguided in their aims of building houses to meet a government target, rather than maintaining and improving the quality of people's lives. Mersea is small and fragile environment which is already under threat from cars and people (visitors) which block our roads and car parks for most of the year. Leave mersea alone,our roads have big potholes,we have no police etc.

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Representation ID: 411

OBJECT Ann Hart

Summary:

I strongly object to the plans to build more houses on Mersea Island at both the proposed sites: My objections are that more houses more people more cars will clog up the already stretched infrastructure.very difficult to use the shops chemist doctors and library . I understand that Mersea was full some years ago and that no further large scale planning applications were to be allowed. Please honour that

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Representation ID: 409

OBJECT Mr B F Painter

Summary:

proposed 350 new houses to be built in West Mersea I Strongly Object to this development. Why are you trying to completely destroy another village in Essex another badly thought out plan that nobody wants. It is extremelydifficult to get an appointment with the Doctors now, with another1,000 plus new people it will be impossible. people already give up and run the gauntlet of Colchester crowded roads to get to the walk in centre .East Road is bad enough now with traffic especially at holiday time, what will it be like with another 500+cars.The school will be under more pressure

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Representation ID: 408

OBJECT Mrs Sandra Howard

Summary:

Strongly object for pressure on facilities and parking issues

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Representation ID: 407

OBJECT A Beardwell

Summary:

I am a resident of West Mersea for the last 51 years and could not believe of the proposed development of another 350 homes.As you must know we are a small island!! one road onto the island and one road off the island.We also have several caravan sites west and east mersea adding to the population. We have one very busy doctors surgery busy Junior School adding to these will certainly make it more difficult for mersea residents with some patients recently from outlying areas taken off the patient list. The volume of traffic is also getting worrying at times

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Representation ID: 406

OBJECT Mr Christopher Savage

Summary:

I am writing to you to object to the proposed plans for the development of an estimated extra 350 houses on Mersea Island. In my view the following factors are counter indicative of adequate infrastructure. The Current state of repair of roads on the island is dire.It is therefore arguable that with an extra 350 homes which will bring with them a minimum of 350 vehicles using the roads throughout the year, the general conditions of roads will deteriorate further. At the Medical Centre 3 month wait for appointment .occasional Police presence on the island.

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Representation ID: 405

OBJECT Mrs Angie Davis

Summary:

The people who live on Mersea know of the day to day problems that this proposed development will cause. Overcrowding at Doctors Dentist and School and the already stretched Colchester Hospital. Parking is already a problem as is the condition of many roads. The existing community spirit is in danger of being lost. There is no police prescence on the island nor a fire service I doubt that these will be reinstated. The amount of traffic at the strood at high tide will increase adding to people's frustration, thus causing silly behaviour, please reconsider and listen to us.

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Representation ID: 404

OBJECT Mr George Robinson

Summary:

The current Mersea infrastructure is already creaking and will not be able to sustain a further 1000 people and approx 400 cars. The roads, car parking, the school, the doctors, the dentist and policing are already inadequate for the current population. The population has already been quietly increased by the recent all year round occupation of the caravan sites.
These developments are too great without meaningful review of the overall Island infrastucure.

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Representation ID: 401

OBJECT Mr Geoffrey Slyfield

Summary:

I strongly object to the planned development of 350 extra homes on Mersea Island. This would have a considerable adverse impact on the whole Mersea community. Local needs already outstrip capacity (e.g. at GP Surgery) to provide a decent service to residents. The existing poor road infrastructure will be overloaded with a likely 700+ extra vehicles (long traffic jams already occur at The Strood at high tides!). Construction traffic will also further damage existing badly maintained roads. More residents = more crime and we have already have no local police presence.

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Representation ID: 392

OBJECT Mrs Joan Spenceley

Summary:

Mersea island will not cope with a increase of one 7th of it currant population

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Representation ID: 391

OBJECT Mr Jason Trussell

Summary:

Everyone on Mersea needs to take a stand against Colchester Borough Council and the Government housing plans and fight for our Island. Mersea is on a knife edge, we have the right amount of housing here now but the failings are highlighted every year during the six weeks when a few more thousand people visit and village life stops, we can't park at the doctors, co-op or the library! We cannot have anymore housing!!!

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Representation ID: 390

OBJECT Ms Margaret Peat

Summary:

The future of Mersea Island will be ruined if further building goes ahead, 350 x 4 people in each is 1400 more people another possible 700 cars. The doctors surgery is too small now, you cannot get parked in any supermarket in school holidays, the school is full, two new exits onto east road will be a nightmare for traffic, this small community will be ruined by too many people in too small a space and not enough amenities to keep people entertained so there will be more children getting into trouble and no police force to keep control

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Representation ID: 388

OBJECT Mr patrick McSweeney

Summary:

Doctor school and roads unable to support large development

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Representation ID: 387

OBJECT Mr Nathan Daniels

Summary:

I strongly object to any further developments of this type on Mersea.
It is clearly evident of other recent housing projects that the surrounding infrastructure is never upgraded at the same pace as the new homes.
The over development of the island, and seemingly lack of any long term plan for housing expansion has exhausted any land options for infrastructure upgrades or improvements. One example of many is the burdened GP,s surgery. The newley proposed surgery is going to be far too small and already inadequate to cope with its current residents let alone a 1000 or so more.

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Representation ID: 386

OBJECT Mr Nathan Daniels

Summary:

I strongly object to any further developments of this type on Mersea.
It is clearly evident of other recent housing projects that the surrounding infrastructure is never upgraded at the same pace as the new homes.
The over development of the island, and seemingly lack of any long term plan for housing expansion has exhausted any land options for infrastructure upgrades or improvements. One example of many is the burdened GP,s surgery. The newley proposed surgery is going to be far too small and already inadequate to cope with its current residents let alone a 1000 or so more.

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Representation ID: 385

OBJECT Mr Barry Ashmore

Summary:

Ill-conceived proposal
Disastrous in terms of exacerbation of existing congestion and parking problems
Inadequate existing local services
Permanent destruction of unique charm of island
Failure to understand existing increased population and traffic due to tourism - Mersea Island is already overloaded
350 new homes is madness

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Representation ID: 379

OBJECT Mr Royston Theobald

Summary:

I am objecting to these plans for these reasons:
*already overloaded doctors and dentists
*already over subscribed junior school
*Roadways and pathways already in need of major repairs without the extra traffic.
*not enough local employment
*no clear plans for access to either site just described as off East Rd?
*already very slow Internet speed.

Tourism brings in valuable revenue to local and businesses, overpopulation would ruin this beautiful coastal island driving away that tourism.

For analready overpopulated West Mersea an extra 1000+ people will cripple the health services, school and roadways. there must be other sites within thevColchester area more suitable for an extra 350 properties.

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Representation ID: 377

OBJECT Mr Terence Thompson

Summary:

I appreciate that there is a housing shortage, but feel the above proposal is very short sighted and not enough research has taken place.

We have a lot of farml land on the Island, and is this in danger of being developed? It is a very worrying propect

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Representation ID: 376

OBJECT Mrs Gwendoline Foy

Summary:

Mersea Island is a lovely place to live and I hope it will stay that way for many years, but how will the doctor's surgery cope with an influx of so many more people and also the dentist and school. Drains can barely cope as it is especially after the rain we had earlier this year which lead to flooding in many areas. With more people there will be more traffic causing yet more polution.

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Representation ID: 375

OBJECT Mr. Tim Farthing

Summary:

The Island infrastructure can hardly cope at present let alone with a population increase of around 1000 (app. 13%). The Doctors surgery has recently reduced it's patient numbers by 70, the failing ambulance service in this area and all associated utilities mean the Island cannot cope with the proposed development, therefore I strongly object to this and any other future developments.

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Representation ID: 370

OBJECT Mr Malcolm Struth

Summary:

Mersea quite clearly lacks the infrastructure necessary to support an 11% increase in housing.
The roads are crowded, the Doctors surgery woefully inadequate and the school lacks further capacity.
The only people who stand to benefit are the developers.

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Representation ID: 368

OBJECT Mrs Heather King

Summary:

We cannot sustain this addition of population to the island Infant and primary school already overloaded,doctors and medical services not coping with pressure on them,,no senior school here, dangerous parking already, no policing on island,,only one road on and of,sewage system not able to sustain more.Very large number of permanent residents living on caravan sites has not been taken into account.

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Representation ID: 367

OBJECT Mr Nicholas Killick

Summary:

We regularly experience dreadful bus accident due to the roads unsuitability and this will add further demand and further risk to journeys to and from the island. All amenities are already over stretched, including schools, doctors, dentists and supermarkets. There is no permanent Police presence on the island and with the proposed 350 new homes will mean 700 more cars and 1,000 plus more people... you do the maths.

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Representation ID: 366

OBJECT mr ian king

Summary:

bad idea, this island is not able to accommodate more people living on the island, we have inadequate wate and sewage infrastructures, over crowding in the holiday months, waiting lists for doctors and dentists already, queues just to get into supermarkets. we do not need more traffic on and off the island.

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Representation ID: 365

OBJECT mrs tina king

Summary:

this is a small island which does not have adequate infrastructures to accommodate more residential properties. this includes doctors surgeries, dentist, schools. also as a popular holiday resort during the holiday period we struggle to accommodate the high levels of visitors on the island let alone more residents.

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Representation ID: 364

OBJECT Mr Vaughan Saunders

Summary:

Services and infrastructure within in the Island are already near breaking point and the addition of 350 more homes is just not sustainable.

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Representation ID: 363

OBJECT Mrs Angela Saunders represented by Mrs Angela Saunders

Summary:

I have lived on Mersea Island for 28 years and have seen the number of private houses increase substantially during that time.
Another 350 new houses with the associated increase in inhabitants and their vehicles is just not sustainable.
How will our doctors, dentist and school absorb this increase when they are already oversubscribed?
Some of our roads are already danger spots with the existing Island traffic let alone the addition of possibly another 700 vehicles.
Finally, should the need ever arise for inhabitants to have to evacuate the Island another 350 households would significantly add to what would be a logistic nightmare.

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Representation ID: 362

OBJECT Mr Richard Holroyd

Summary:

Whilst the proposed plan indicates that infrastructure such as sewage and utilities can be adequately catered for it does not address the wider issue. West Mersea is already close to gridlock and meeting the infrastructure requirements for the additional housing is the lowest requirement. This plan lacks any detail to create the living conditions to allow a larger community to flourish and maintain the current quality of life and preserve the environment. Mersea Island is an Island with a defined living capacity - this plan must address that aspect and it does not.

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Representation ID: 361

OBJECT Mr Andrew Atkins

Summary:

The infrastructure on the island is struggling as it is. The school is not big enough, medical services etc. The roads on the island are not sufficient to support a town, let alone parking facilities in the village.
On top of this the only road between Mersea and Colchester will not cope with the extra load, without more accidents and delays.

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Representation ID: 359

OBJECT Mrs Julie Baker

Summary:

Please see attached objections to this ludicrous proposal!

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Representation ID: 355

OBJECT Mr Paul Baker

Summary:

I object to this plan please find attachments

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Representation ID: 354

OBJECT Mrs Julie Baker

Summary:

objection to both housing sites

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Representation ID: 348

OBJECT Mrs Julie Baker

Summary:

We formally object to the proposed plans for Mersea Island as follows:

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Representation ID: 328

OBJECT Mrs Linda Robinson

Summary:

The infrastructure on Mersea is already stretched to capacity especially during the summer season. An additional thousand people and approximately 400 additional vehicles will further exarcerbate the infrastructure.

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Representation ID: 318

OBJECT Mr John Davis

Summary:

The addition of 350 new houses, all having access only to East Road will result in a massive increase in traffic along an already congested East Road particularly at the junction at Queens Corner.
We believe that this development will further overstretch the existing infrastructure in the following areas:
Roads
Car Parking
School
Shops
Doctors
Dentists
Waste Disposal
In addition we believe that this development will adversely affect the value of our property.


Mr and Mrs J Davis

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Representation ID: 300

COMMENT mr Robert Mortimer

Summary:

Increase in population is all very good and supporting the exspansion of the primary school is good but you need to exspand the surgry to accomidate the new influxs or build a new purpose built surgery other wise in influx will be to great also have the potental problems with secondary schools been looked at cause the tla school maybe at capcity

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Representation ID: 299

OBJECT Mr & Mrs A. Hammond

Summary:

I have documentary evidence of the flooding that already takes place on the designated land near Dawes Lane.
Any development would increase run-off and local properties have already been inundated with water (addresses available) before any increase by such extra pressure.
Photograph of flooding attached.

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Representation ID: 298

OBJECT Mrs Elaine Bocking

Summary:

Doctors surgery has already had to force 90 plus patients to find alternative gp practices.
The school is not big enough to cope with the influx of children
The population already for than doubled during the summer months which makes it v very difficult to g e t on. or off the island especially during high tide, these developments will only make this a lot worse.

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Representation ID: 297

OBJECT Mr Leigh Gilbert

Summary:

There are too many houses in west Mersea and there is not sufficient access to the new housing. It would also increase traffic and strain on resources such as the doctors surgery and school.

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Representation ID: 292

OBJECT mr colin anstey

Summary:

take note of the unanimous concerns of all who live on Mersea Island

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Representation ID: 291

OBJECT Mr Joseph Lovegrove

Summary:

West Mersea is seriously suffering with over population in proportion to the available infrastructure. Roads, schools, and the health service are all suffering under the strain of the existing populous, so considering circa 1000 more people added is preposterous.

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Representation ID: 227

OBJECT Mr Mark Rogers

Summary:

Proposed development will put unsustainable strain on island's infrastructure. As tidal island, with only one route on & off, already at capacity. Increased population of one seventh would over burden existing services, and lack of police presence also of concern. Would be similar proportional increase in cars on island. Parking limited and already severely congested. Have observed parking restrictions being ignored, dog waste bins overflowing, general waste bins full, rubbish strewn around children's play areas. Foolhardy to put additional pressure on these services when we cannot cope with existing population. Also disappointed by lack of detailed information regarding proposed plans.

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Representation ID: 223

OBJECT Mrs Zoe Rogers

Summary:

As a tidal island with one road on and off the island this significant increase in population and traffic would put intolerable strain on the already overwhelmed inferstructure. The proposed access routes would be unable to cope along with the health care and education services on the island. The sheer scale of the proposed number of houses is utterly inappropriate for the nature of the environment. I am also concerned about the issue of being able to leave the island in an emergency if required - its wonderfully unique access route suddenly becoming a congested danger.

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Representation ID: 211

OBJECT Mr David Oakley

Summary:

It is not the need for more housing that bothers me it is impact on the infer structure ie. Doctors, school, roads and traffic volume. The increase in population could become a serious matter if at anytime there is a need to evacuate the island by its one and only exit road.

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Representation ID: 206

OBJECT Professor John Davies

Summary:

object to further 350 plus houses, strain on roads, schools, health services and the character of West Mersea will suffer.

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Representation ID: 201

OBJECT mr ronald james

Summary:

back land development , infrastructure is poor the roads cannot cope with the increase in traffic.

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Representation ID: 199

OBJECT Mr Simon Cook

Summary:

Mersea is an island which has withstood considerable growth in recent years but is now markedly busier and is struggling to retain character. Simply allowing more growth in line with the borough is not a reasoned approach - and assuming all local services will cope is simply failing to look at the issues.

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Representation ID: 186

OBJECT Mrs Linda Macdiarmid

Summary:

350 new homes will mean 700 more cars and 1,000 plus more people. Local services, GP, School, parking and state of the roads will not sustain this level of development. Utilities may not cope either.
What are the evacuation plans for Mersea in the event of an alert at Bradwell Power Station? Bradwell B is planned.
Altogether a pleasant community will be ruined.

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Representation ID: 177

OBJECT Mr Raymond Sheehan

Summary:

There is the issue of many more vehicles with limited parking in the village & surrounding areas.There is no police presence on the Island .
The quality of life on Mersea has already deteriorated & is set to do so more if the developments are allowed to go ahead.

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Representation ID: 176

OBJECT Mr Raymond Sheehan

Summary:

proposed housing development on Mersea Island .
My wife & I-were very disappointed with Colchester council regards to the lack of information about a meeting in the MICA-centre with reference to the proposed housing developments.
We would be directly affected by this as city & country propose to use Brierley Paddocks road as the entrance to the development, the road being owned by the residents of Brierley Paddocks .
Our feelings along with many other people on the Island is that Mersea does not have the infrastructure to sustain what would be a 10%increase in population, putting extra pressure on already over-burdened-services

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Representation ID: 174

OBJECT Mr Robert Miller

Summary:

Doctors will not cope - School will not cope - Supermarket will not cope - roads the strood in particular will not cope - parking in Town already a nightmare - Island is already at breaking poimt - build on mainland where there is employment

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Representation ID: 158

OBJECT Mrs Helen Parr

Summary:

Objection is based on the following:
1. access being too restricted and meeting a busy crossroads causing congestion and being a traffic safety issue
2. infrastructure not able to support 350 new homes, in particular the school , the doctor's surgery and the single road access on to and off the island

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Representation ID: 154

OBJECT Mr Brian Banham

Summary:

I object most strongly to this proposed development on Mersea Island for 350 new homes.
1. Infrastructure inadequate for existing residents let alone any additions of proposed magnitude.
2. Parking and Speeding has become a critical issue and with no policing is getting worse.
3. Doctors Surgery has just taken 90 patients off its books due to over capacity and Dentists in a similar position.
4. The way in which development has been allowed to grow presents many problems to existing residents which is compounded during holiday period and prevents any meaningful improvements.
5. The Island and facilities is simply not large enough.

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Representation ID: 153

OBJECT Mr Simon Fisher

Summary:

The Island cannot cope with its current population tally, let alone increase it by approximately 1,000 people. Such additional demands on highway fabric, medical and dental facilities, schooling cannot just be dealt with through s106. We have no Police presence. We are already supporting huge population increases during the holiday periods.We have only one route of access/escape from the Island.

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Representation ID: 147

OBJECT Mr Peter Godfrey

Summary:

No account taken of additional visitors numbers to holiday parks in summer

Inadequate road access to/from area of new homes and Island. Two roads converge into one off Island. Already long holdups cause by Strood being covered

Inadequate medical and school facilities on Island for additional population

Increase of 12.5% to residential population of island is unsustainable

Additional pressure on utilities

No emergency procedure should new Power Station be built

The potential archaeological significance of the site at Brierley Paddocks should be further explored

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Representation ID: 146

OBJECT Mrs Gill Burley

Summary:

- Only ONE route on and off the island - regularly cut off by tide and road accidents.
- Both proposed sites will have access within metres of each other onto East Road, which is narrow, only paved one side and difficult for buses and lorries to pass.
- Dawes Lane is a narrow, bumpy lane which cannot be used by heavy vehicles - it is a squeeze for small vehicles to pass
- Doctors' surgery is already turning patients away
- No room at the school
- Water pressure is low
- Proposed site was outside the village envelope until council moved the boundary...........

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Representation ID: 144

OBJECT Mrs Judy Starling

Summary:

The planned numbers are far too high. Existing and new roads cannot possibly cope with increased traffic. Any development should be in line with existing avenues to preserve the area's character.
Mersea is already at saturation point, parking difficult, medical facilities stretched. Recent road and water repairs on the Strood have caused tailbacks to Abberton, consider the situation if an emergency should occur. This plan is not in the best interests of Mersea residents.

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Representation ID: 137

OBJECT mrs susan banham

Summary:

I object most strongly to the proposed development on Mersea Island for 350 new homes. The island is already struggling to cope with seasonal visitors and the infrastructure is totally inadequate for any additional residents. Parking on the island is now very difficult and speeding traffic is an increasing problem. With no police force on the island, it is ridiculous to consider increasing the population even more. Our medical centre and dentist are fully stretched. We cannot accommodate any more houses and residents on this overcrowded island.

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Representation ID: 136

OBJECT Mrs Rebecca Gethen

Summary:

The island is not suitable for a large influx of new residents for a number of reasons: the seasonal uplift in the summer, inadequate roads both onto the island and then to both proposed developments; the lack of permanent police presence; the impact on the already stretched school, and other local amenities.

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Representation ID: 135

OBJECT Mr Christopher Matthews

Summary:

To put more housing will result in an island melt down and will result in events that will result in government intervention.

It should be noted that the evacuation of the island in the event of a nuclear incident has to be completed within a given time period, even if low level material is handled,refer gov directive.

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Representation ID: 96

OBJECT Mrs Hilary Savage

Summary:

* Existing roads in poor condition (potholes)
* Poor pavements results in falls for those less firm footed
* Concern that the only two access points have been identified for the 2 proposed developments which increases pressure on these two roads (already poorly maintained)
* Increased pressure on the doctors surgery and increased parking issues (given that they have not had agreement to move to a new site)

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Representation ID: 94

OBJECT Mr Richard O'Hanlon-Smith

Summary:

- access should NOT be through Wellhouse Green/Saltings Crescent as it will be a danger and nuisance to those living there.

- new surgery like Mersea Road Surgery at Abbey field needed BEFORE ANY more houses on Mersea.

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Representation ID: 89

OBJECT Mr Graham Capon

Summary:

Rep 2- Brierley Hall Allocation for the following main issues
1/ Safety reasons - Only 2 miles from the planned new Nuclear Power Station with no infrastructure in place for any necessary evacuation .
2/ The thousands of people living 12 months of the year on the caravan / holiday parks that are not included in the population / housing figures but have caused over subscription for the local Primary School , doctors surgery , dentists, and other local amenities , hence all the parking issues, volume of traffic etc.
3/ infrastructure -

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Representation ID: 83

OBJECT Mr Mel Burley

Summary:

Doctor & dentist surgeries cannot cope with current resident numbers.
How will the school cope with the possible influx of children?
Sewerage, water and power supply plans.
East Mersea road, Dawes lane and East road are very narrow, surfaces are poor, what is being done to widen/ improve these?
Emergency escape - in the event of floods or Nuclear Events at Bradwell (should this be recommissioned as planned) what is the emergency plan to cope with the large increase in numbers?
Publish outline development plan for this site to see how they propose to fit and access 200 homes on this plot

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Representation ID: 77

OBJECT Mr Graham Capon

Summary:

Rep 1- Dawes Lane Please see last paragraph above
I object to these proposed sites because of the reasons I have laid out above
* Safety - 2 miles from Nuclear site
* Current population living on residential holiday parks/ caravan sites not taken into account .
* Infastructure - roads , schools ,
* Green belt countryside
* Brierley Hall Paddocks was not on the original Local plan - Call for sites 2015 - so was not deemed a suitable site.

I look forward to your response.

Regards , Graham Capon



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Representation ID: 75

OBJECT Mr Roger Higgins

Summary:

Access to the site is detailed to be from East Road but no access on the site plan is shown and the Wellhouse road in impassable for both construction traffic and emergency vehicles. Local doctors surgery can not cope now with the current population. I had to redial 118 times before I could get through.

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Representation ID: 72

OBJECT Mrs Jeanne Webster

Summary:

I am shocked at the proposed SIZE of the developments, this is just swamping our island. Already we have problems with traffic gridlock, overcrowded medical facilities, a packed school & low water pressure during the summer months. Just how many of these new properties will be available or in reach (pricewise) for true islanders (young & old) ? I feel that its not the case that Mersea has lots of spare land, its that such high prices can & will be charge for these properties - strange I cannot find any plans for Jaywick !

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Representation ID: 64

OBJECT Mr Lee McIver

Summary:

How are you planning on accessing this plot of land?

Looking at the planning it references Brierley Paddock. This is a narrow, privately owned property, so how can this be viable to service the traffic required to build the properties and then to service. 350 houses, with typically 700 cars on the island, seems a lot, can the infrastructure cope? Roads, schools, GP, Dentist, Supermarket etc.?

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Representation ID: 54

OBJECT Mr John Twitchett

Summary:

Infastructure cannot cope with further development.

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Representation ID: 49

OBJECT Mr David Wood

Summary:

Our local road infrastructure is inadequate from a safety viewpoint now let alone with over a thousand more residents. Car parking is overloaded and traffic flows poor at peak periods. East Road and Dawes Road are both too narrow for standard trucks and buses to pass each other. The access from East Mersea or Dawes Road onto the causeway needs at least a mini roundabout now

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Representation ID: 45

OBJECT Ian Bates

Summary:

Provisional objection as follows:
I do not agree that the 11% reflects ".....the availability of existing facilities and services". I believe the "availability* to be inadequate for the following reasons:
1. East Mersea population makes use of all West Mersea facilities
2. The large increase in non-resident population during the summer.
With the above in mind it is better to consider people numbers rather than dwellings - what you are planning suggest an increase in numbers of about 1000, add this to the above and then ask yourselves if existing facilities are adequate.
There is no "access" from East Road to the proposed site.

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Representation ID: 43

OBJECT Mr Stuart Tooley

Summary:

Both of you're proposed sites are exiting onto East road which in the summer already swells with holiday and day tripper traffic. The road is really narrow and buses and lorries which use it struggle to pass. with the number of houses you're proposing the roads on and onto can't cope with another 1050+ movements a day.
The Strood floods on high tides and is the only way on and off the Island. I was queued back to Abberton last week with one of the tides.
We've already experienced a dreadful bus accident due to the roads unsuitability and this will add

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Representation ID: 41

OBJECT Mr Stuart Tooley

Summary:

I find it abhorrent that as a resident living right next to a proposed site that I have had nothing from the council regarding this plan.
One of our neighbours only learned of the meeting at the Mica the day it happened.
Also reading your notes you're proposing an access to one of the sites over land I jointly own which absolutely astounds me that you could be this incompetent.
I'm sure the clandestine way you're approaching this is to pass the plans by stealth. Mersea is just not able to accept this number of properties on top of what we have

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Representation ID: 39

OBJECT Mrs Susan Tooley

Summary:

There are very few jobs on Mersea Island and no major supermarket. We can therefore conclude that the proposed developments will see 100's more cars on and off the island via the narrow roads each day. Anyone familiar with the Wellhouse development can testify to the councils' happy approval of totally unsuitable housing. I have yet to see one car parked in the garage part of these 'town houses' as the space will not allow the doors to open

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Representation ID: 38

OBJECT Mrs Susan Tooley

Summary:

Most Mersea residents appreciate the genuine need for more housing, but It is just not fair to dump Colchester overspill on this small island, already suffering greatly from a lack of infrastructure investment. The local roads are not wide enough for two vehicles to pass safely; many do not even have a white-line down the middle acknowledging the unsuitability of two-way traffic and the so-called main road onto the island has seen many accidents as a result. Another 500+ cars in and out of Dawes Lane is just laughable, CAN'T SQUEEZE A QUART INTO A PINT POT.

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Representation ID: 36

COMMENT Mr John Akker

Summary:

SUBMISSION AS TO WHY THE CURRENT PERIOD FOR CONSULTATION IS UNREASONABLE; FOR THE PERIOD TO BE EXTENDED UNTIL THE END OF OCTOBER 2016; PUBLICATION OF PROPOSAL NOT RELATING TO THE LIKLEY DESIRE OF MANY ON MERSEA ISLAND WISHING TO PROVIDE COMMENTS - NOT JUST THOSE ADJACENT TO THE DEVELOPMENTS.

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Representation ID: 35

SUPPORT Mr David Payne

Summary:

I support both developments if there is sufficient infrastructure provided. This should be (but not limited to) full widening for 2 way traffic along the total length of Dawes lane and the addition of roundabouts on both East road and Dawes lane where access from the proposed housing sites meet the existing highways.

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Representation ID: 32

OBJECT Mrs Jackie Smith

Summary:

This development would be a disaster for Mersea Island and the so called "planning gain" of extra playing fields at the Glebe is very poor compensation indeed for the adverse effect that the plan would have on the island's existing residents.

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