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Betts factory site to be put on show for residents
12:00pm Friday 15th June 2012 in News
RESIDENTS are to be among the first to see fresh plans for a 200-home development in Colchester.
Developers Lands Improvement will unveil their plans to members of St John’s Residents Association at the end of the month.
Ambitious plans, originally put forward earlier this year, were to build 230 homes, a care home and shops on the former Betts factory site, in Ipswich Road.
But after a public consultation, the company - which bought the land for almost £5million in 2010 – has cut the number of houses to 200.
Representatives from Lands Improvement and agents Strutt and Parker will meet with residents in St John’s Church, in St John's Close, on Thursday, June 28, between 2.30pm and 4.30pm.
Results of the March consultation show 18 people either in support or in strong support of Lands Improvement’s plans, with only four against or strongly against.
Views on the plans to include shops were mixed, with 12 in favour and 12 against.