Concerns over £45million Dovercourt development

Concerns over £45million Dovercourt development

Concerns over £45million Dovercourt development

First published in North Essex

RESIDENTS are being blinded by the promise of shops, restaurants and a cinema in a £45million "pie in the sky" housing and leisure complex, it has been claimed.

The Harwich Valley development, planned for land between Main Road in Dovercourt and the A120, last week scaled back proposals for shops and food outlets while hiking up the number of homes and adding a second drive-thru.

Fewer cinema screens were also mooted by development bosses, who put out new leaflets to residents detailing the latest design.

But Dovercourt mum-of-two Deborah Ellis, said these first cuts could be just the start.

"Some people can't see beyond getting new shops and drive-thru restaurants.

"Who is going to come to Dovercourt to go to a restaurant from Clacton or Colchester?

"It's pie in the sky."

"I don't think people are realising even if the town could take the strain of the amount of people, there aren't 297 local people here that need housing."

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12:04pm Tue 26 Aug 14

bloke down the pub says...

Maybe there be used to house all the workers in the new container base.
Maybe there be used to house all the workers in the new container base. bloke down the pub
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12:51pm Fri 29 Aug 14

ChockHead says...

Stop dithering and lets get this development and the dueling of the A120 underway and then the port expansion...you never know our kids might have chance of earning a few quid and somewhere to be able to spend it!
Stop dithering and lets get this development and the dueling of the A120 underway and then the port expansion...you never know our kids might have chance of earning a few quid and somewhere to be able to spend it! ChockHead
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