WE CAN DEFEAT THESE PROPOSALS

This is what you can do to help.
Come along to the bar at the MICA between 10am - 2pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday w/b 4th February for help submitting objections to over-development online at Colchester Planning website.
You can object online at Colchester Borough Council Planning Portal by click HERE .  Or navigate to the site via the main planning portal  https://www.colchester.gov.uk/planning/   Planning Application number 190200
Send a personal objection letter to
Colchester Borough Council, Planning Dept. Sheepen Road, Colchester CO3 3WG.  
Need inspiration?  Take a look at our template objection letter - please feel free to use some of it or all of it.
Template Letter

COLCHESTER BOROUGH COUNCIL

THE LEADER OF THE COUNCIL

WRITE TO EVERYONE!


As well as making your feelings known on the CBC website, send an email to the councilors for this area. They are: Robert Davidson , John Jowers and Patricia Moore . You can find templates in the LINKS section of this site. For good measure, copy in ALL the people in the LINKS section.

Go old school and send them a letter c/o Colchester Borough Council, Town Hall, High Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1PJ. Again, take a look at the LINKS section for templa

REGISTER AT COLCHESTER BOROUGH COUNCIL'S WEBSITE AND COMMENT ON THEIR PLANS.
(See the ACTION page for full details on how to navigate the Council's website)

This is Mark Corey.  Since 2018 Mark has been the leader of the Lab/Lib coalition council. The Leader of the Borough came on a special fact finding visit to Mersea at John Akker's request in October 2018. He visited Brierley and Dawes Lane.  Contact him to keep up the pressure. You can email him at ​ cllr.mark.cory@colchester.gov.uk

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WEST MERSEA TOWN COUNCIL

REGISTER WITH US

The Neighbourhood Plan Group are still analysing data and are working on proposals that they can put to the community. They are the best protection against speculative development. There is no way the island can cope with over development.  The contact details for the Neighbourhood Group are on the West Mersea Town Council Website.  Click on the picture above to go to WMTC website.
Every single persons registration counts. The more people who register with us, the more it shows CBC how many people object to the proposal. 

Click the icon or go to the REGISTER page and fill in the form.
 
Campaigns and legal advice cost money.

You can donate to the campaign in 2 ways:

Write us a cheque and drop it into 3 Seaview Avenue or, 

Click the picture above or the button at the top of the page to donate at the just giving website.
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​HELP OTHERS OBJECT

HELP THE CAMPAIGN OUT

OTHER SUPPORTERS

"We have enjoyed working with Stop350 over the last year and found much common ground.  We know how it feels to have remote planners imposing ill thought out development on local communities, and you have done a great job in bringing the issues to life.  The expansion of the caravan sites which already dominate the island and overcrowd the roads during the peak summer months must be a nightmare for you.  And we support you in opposing unimaginative and over-sized development on the edge of West Mersea with little attempt to capture land value uplift for infrastructure.  
       We would support a neighbourhood plan for Mersea which would develop a shared vision for the future of the island.  Thank you for your advice and support in opposing the North Essex Garden Communities, the biggest urbanisation in England since Milton Keynes."


If you know of some older people who might not be computer savvy, offer to help them register with us online or help them write an email to the council.
 

​​​​​​Help out with the campaign.  Use the contact us link or click on the image.
 
From the Bath and East Somerset Group of Independents
"We have heard from afar the considerable fight that you and your group have mounted against over-development on your beautiful island.  We very much endorse you in getting the support of your community and ensuring that local councils represent the wishes of local people. You, we and others are the beginnings of a grassroots revolution.  Good luck with your campaign."