Welcome to the Public Consultation pages for West Mersea.
Brierley Paddocks is identified as being suitable for residential and community development within the emerging Colchester Borough Council Local Plan, which defines where new development should be located to provide for the needs of the Borough up to 2033.
The adoption of the Council’s Local Plan has been delayed, therefore City & Country submitted an outline planning application in February 2019 for 200 new homes and 0.5 hectares of community/commercial use. The proposed scheme also included for two vehicular access points onto East Road and Seaview Avenue, alongside 30% affordable housing, open space, a children’s play area, new footpath and cycle links and financial contributions towards local infrastructure. This outline application sought to establish the scale and nature of the development and set the parameters for which more detailed proposals would be required to conform to.
This application was rejected by the Council in August 2019. Naturally, City & Country are disappointed by this decision, particularly as there is an accepted requirement to boost housing supply in the area. This site remains suitable and capable of delivering sustainable development. As a result, an appeal will be lodged against the Council’s decision. Alongside this appeal, we have also submitted a revised planning application which is due to be determined in Autumn 2019.
A consultation event was held with the local community and stakeholders in November 2018. The display boards and feedback questionnaire from this event can be found under the document section.