Residents petition for home and retail park

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Residents petition for home and retail park Residents petition for home and retail park

RESIDENTS have launched a petition to support a £45million retail and leisure park.

Joan Cooper of Minerva Close in Dovercourt has set up a petition in support of the Harwich valley plans, which would see 250 homes, warehouses, shops, cafes and restaurants including a drive-thru as well as a multiplex cinema, a 63-bed hotel and pub on land between the A120 and Main Road in Dovercourt.

“We want something here for the children, and jobs for the young people,” she said.

“I’m taking my petition to pubs, houses, and the clinic - we need to support this.”

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1:42pm Wed 18 Dec 13

irememberwhen says...

This would be amazing, it's about time Dovercourt got some good news. :-)
This would be amazing, it's about time Dovercourt got some good news. :-) irememberwhen

1:59pm Wed 18 Dec 13

stucole41 says...

The proposed plans are an outrage! without the A120 upgrade, this would just bring further missery and danger to the users of the already out of date and not fit for porpous A120, once the A120 is upgraded and can support this infratructure, its not going to get the Green Light ! there will be more petitioning for this to be stopped than to support ! All the residents of Harwich, Dovercourt and surrounding villages should support the upgrading of the A120 ! not this crazy suggestion ! More traffic on the A120 will lead to further deaths along an already dangerous road.
The proposed plans are an outrage! without the A120 upgrade, this would just bring further missery and danger to the users of the already out of date and not fit for porpous A120, once the A120 is upgraded and can support this infratructure, its not going to get the Green Light ! there will be more petitioning for this to be stopped than to support ! All the residents of Harwich, Dovercourt and surrounding villages should support the upgrading of the A120 ! not this crazy suggestion ! More traffic on the A120 will lead to further deaths along an already dangerous road. stucole41

2:16pm Wed 18 Dec 13

ChockHead says...

stucole41 wrote:
The proposed plans are an outrage! without the A120 upgrade, this would just bring further missery and danger to the users of the already out of date and not fit for porpous A120, once the A120 is upgraded and can support this infratructure, its not going to get the Green Light ! there will be more petitioning for this to be stopped than to support ! All the residents of Harwich, Dovercourt and surrounding villages should support the upgrading of the A120 ! not this crazy suggestion ! More traffic on the A120 will lead to further deaths along an already dangerous road.
I for one support this development,I'm pretty sure that most Harwich residents WILL support it too,I'm sure this will help take the pressure off the A120 by reducing the daily Exodus of people leaving town to go to work because there a so few jobs of worth to be found in the town or for leisure pursuits i.e to catch a film have a bite to eat, have a mooch around some shops other than the ones in our sorry town centre or even doing the weekly shop in a supermarket that provides more than just the basics!! I cant see this substantially adding to traffic congestion as most towns bigger than ours in the local area already have these sort of facilities so I doubt very much whether they'll be making a B-line for ours,whereas we in Harwich have Sweet F.A!!!! Fingers crossed this gets off the drawing board.
[quote][p][bold]stucole41[/bold] wrote: The proposed plans are an outrage! without the A120 upgrade, this would just bring further missery and danger to the users of the already out of date and not fit for porpous A120, once the A120 is upgraded and can support this infratructure, its not going to get the Green Light ! there will be more petitioning for this to be stopped than to support ! All the residents of Harwich, Dovercourt and surrounding villages should support the upgrading of the A120 ! not this crazy suggestion ! More traffic on the A120 will lead to further deaths along an already dangerous road.[/p][/quote]I for one support this development,I'm pretty sure that most Harwich residents WILL support it too,I'm sure this will help take the pressure off the A120 by reducing the daily Exodus of people leaving town to go to work because there a so few jobs of worth to be found in the town or for leisure pursuits i.e to catch a film have a bite to eat, have a mooch around some shops other than the ones in our sorry town centre or even doing the weekly shop in a supermarket that provides more than just the basics!! I cant see this substantially adding to traffic congestion as most towns bigger than ours in the local area already have these sort of facilities so I doubt very much whether they'll be making a B-line for ours,whereas we in Harwich have Sweet F.A!!!! Fingers crossed this gets off the drawing board. ChockHead

10:44pm Wed 18 Dec 13

saywhatyousee says...

Once they have looked at the infrastructure around this development then it may be a good thing. The first thing on the shopping list is the local hospital bought up to full A & E standard along with extra Gp places. The schools also need to expand. The A120 is a disgrace and this development would create a bottleneck during busy periods. At least we can take heart in the fact that no matter what happens this pie in the sky idea will follow the success of Ford Motor Company, Bathside Bay port and the wind farm centre. None of these got off the ground. Profit before people? Not in our lifetimes
Once they have looked at the infrastructure around this development then it may be a good thing. The first thing on the shopping list is the local hospital bought up to full A & E standard along with extra Gp places. The schools also need to expand. The A120 is a disgrace and this development would create a bottleneck during busy periods. At least we can take heart in the fact that no matter what happens this pie in the sky idea will follow the success of Ford Motor Company, Bathside Bay port and the wind farm centre. None of these got off the ground. Profit before people? Not in our lifetimes saywhatyousee

3:00pm Thu 19 Dec 13

irememberwhen says...

Dovercourt losses so much to Clacton, its about time Dovercourt is thought of first for once.
Dovercourt losses so much to Clacton, its about time Dovercourt is thought of first for once. irememberwhen

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