New Homes Consultation

New homes consultation- have your say!

This information is left here for record purposes

Colchester Borough Council are holding two open days in Mile End and Braiswick to allow local residents to see high level proposals for potential housing on the land between Mile End Road and Bergholt Road.

The dates and locations are:
Braiswick Golf Club - Braiswick Thursday 11th Feb 15.00 - 20.00
St Michaels Church Hall - Mile End Road Saturday 13th Feb 10.00 - 15.00

Please ensure you come along to have your say. Your views will make a difference and help shape the future of North Colchester over the next couple of decades.
The new housing development has been given the go ahead in principle but your attendance is absolutely vital to influence the details and stop future mistakes.
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Consultation document

This is called North Colchester Growth Planning Supplementary Document and can be found on line at:

http://www.colchester.gov.uk/servedoc.asp?filename=pla_003_09pol.pdf

from which it can be downloaded.
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Following is a copy of Braiswick Residents Association comments submission

BRAISWICK RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION
www.braiswickresassn.wikidot.com
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FAO Spatial Policy
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FREEPOST
Colchester Borough Council,
Town Hall
Colchester
Essex
CO1 1ZE

28 February 2010

Dear Sirs

North Colchester Planning Document

The Committee of the Braiswick Residents’ Association have met to consider the representations made by our members which are summarised on the attached SPD Form.

However, there are a few points arising from this which we would like to emphasise.

1) One of the prime considerations must be the completion of the infrastructure prior to any development. As part of that we consider it essential that the traffic situation around North Station is resolved and forward funded prior to any development taking place. Further necessary provision must be made for drainage both surface and sewage and supply of essential services, which do not appear to be covered by the North Colchester SPD document.

2) Two access points to Bergholt Road shown on the plans are indicated as "pedestrian/cyclist" only. This designation is important and must be guaranteed. There is quite enough traffic in Bergholt Road as it is, following the developments in recent years of Fernlea, Keepers Green, New Braiswick Park, and especially West Bergholt.

3) Provision must be made for satisfactory schooling in the form of secondary and primary schools prior to completion of the development.

4) The necessary health facilities must be expanded to cover the increase in population.

5) The protection of existing trees, footpaths and hedgerows is important and all should be reviewed and listed prior to submission of detailed planning applications.

6) Consideration should be given to the fact that there will be a big loss of amenity by building over this open country green field site and its pleasant footpaths used by many residents both of Mile End and Braiswick.

7) Finally we must question the absolute necessity of developing this area at the present time (or even ever). We believe that there exist plenty of alternative sites already available for development which can be processed long before this site is required and that consideration should be given to delaying work here until those other sites have been exhausted.

Please refer to attached questionnaire for further comments.

Yours faithfully

Mrs A Wilkinson
Hon Secretary
for and on behalf of the Braiswick Residents’ Association.

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