Should Mile End and Braiswick be a neighbourhood?

A BID has been made to designate Mile End and Braiswick as a neighbourhood.

Myland Community Council and Braiswick Residents Association have applied to Colchester Council to create a neighbourhood area.

If successful, residents would be able to draw up a neighbourhood plan and have more of a say on how the area is developed.

Visit www.colchester.gov.uk/planningconsult by January 7, 2013, to have your say on the proposals.

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2:45pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Colonel Kurtz says...

Neighbourhood... the rate they are growing it would be better to name them city status.
Neighbourhood... the rate they are growing it would be better to name them city status. Colonel Kurtz

6:57pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Boris says...

Mile End is one neighbourhood, Braiswick is another.
Mile End is one neighbourhood, Braiswick is another. Boris

9:43am Wed 28 Nov 12

Noah4x4 says...

I thought 'Myland' already had a 'neighbourhood plan' and that local residents (including myself) had contributed to it via both resident's consultation meetings and open days? But nobody seems to be taking too much notice of that. Why does 'Mile End' and 'Braiswick' now need any separate sub-plans?

What has happened to all the proposals intended to "return Mill Road and Severalls Lane back to country roads"?

Opening the new A12 junction (near WHCS) before building the Northern Approach Road extension has simply made Myland and Highwoods a rat run instead of providing the promised desirable relief.

The fact is that North Colchester must absorb a huge number of houses, but surely we must first get the local traffic infrastructure right. Some roads in North Colchester are already bursting with traffic, and that's before another 3,000 houses are constructed.

So will forming yet another new 'neighbourhood' consultation group have any greater beneficial impact that the last?

Colchester Borough and Essex County Council should simply get on with completing their existing traffic management plans. For example, why are there continuing delays regarding its extension and the proposed bus lanes (and park and ride) running alongside the Northern Approach Road? In 2003, I didn't buy a house in Hakewill Way as these plans were clearly revealed in the legal searches. So why are new objections emerging today?

Let's get on with stuff like this, before the rest of North Colchester chokes.
I thought 'Myland' already had a 'neighbourhood plan' and that local residents (including myself) had contributed to it via both resident's consultation meetings and open days? But nobody seems to be taking too much notice of that. Why does 'Mile End' and 'Braiswick' now need any separate sub-plans? What has happened to all the proposals intended to "return Mill Road and Severalls Lane back to country roads"? Opening the new A12 junction (near WHCS) before building the Northern Approach Road extension has simply made Myland and Highwoods a rat run instead of providing the promised desirable relief. The fact is that North Colchester must absorb a huge number of houses, but surely we must first get the local traffic infrastructure right. Some roads in North Colchester are already bursting with traffic, and that's before another 3,000 houses are constructed. So will forming yet another new 'neighbourhood' consultation group have any greater beneficial impact that the last? Colchester Borough and Essex County Council should simply get on with completing their existing traffic management plans. For example, why are there continuing delays regarding its extension and the proposed bus lanes (and park and ride) running alongside the Northern Approach Road? In 2003, I didn't buy a house in Hakewill Way as these plans were clearly revealed in the legal searches. So why are new objections emerging today? Let's get on with stuff like this, before the rest of North Colchester chokes. Noah4x4

11:19am Wed 28 Nov 12

Reginald47 says...

I think Sdapeze should re-post using his own name and list those who he alleges have received brown envelopes. We'd all love to know.
I think Sdapeze should re-post using his own name and list those who he alleges have received brown envelopes. We'd all love to know. Reginald47

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