Supporters petition for the "future of Harwich"

Supporters petition for the

Supporters petition for the "future of Harwich"

First published in News

HUNDREDS of residents have signed a petition backing a major new retail and leisure complex.

Joan Cooper of Minerva Close in Dovercourt set up the petition to call for support for the Harwich Valley development mooted for land between Stour Close in Dovercourt and the A120.

If built, it would include 250 homes, warehouses, shops, cafes and restaurants including a drive-thru, as well as a multiplex cinema, a 63-bed hotel and a pub.

The 73-year-old said: “It’s to say yes to a better future for our youngsters.

“We need something done in Harwich, this is the thing to get it going, to bring Harwich into the 21st century."

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3:10pm Mon 27 Jan 14

bloke down the pub says...

So good to see to see the local people get behind this. Lets hope the housing is the crap ,afordable,type. The view from this point will be great.
So good to see to see the local people get behind this. Lets hope the housing is the crap ,afordable,type. The view from this point will be great. bloke down the pub
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9:20pm Mon 27 Jan 14

ChockHead says...

bloke down the pub wrote:
So good to see to see the local people get behind this. Lets hope the housing is the crap ,afordable,type. The view from this point will be great.
Well then bloke down the pub your obviously not a Harwich resident so this development wont affect you BUT for the people who do live in OUR town I think this development is a much needed shot in the arm,new business actually attracted to the town a dozen big brand high street retailers,half a dozern well known restaurants/food chains, a cinema,a Sainsburys supermarket with filling station,a pub,a hotel,warehousing,sm
all business units and 250 3/4/5 bedroom houses WHAT is not like like about that then? Progress! our town needs it desperately the high street has died and no amount of CPR will bring it back you've got few big high street retailers in our high street and no units big enough to cater for them even if they were looking to do business in our town,you cant park.most people don't even look at our town center as a viable shopping destination they ether look on line or jump in the car or hop on the train and head for Ipswich or Colchester et al.This generates money in the shape of wages and gives us choice.
[quote][p][bold]bloke down the pub[/bold] wrote: So good to see to see the local people get behind this. Lets hope the housing is the crap ,afordable,type. The view from this point will be great.[/p][/quote]Well then bloke down the pub your obviously not a Harwich resident so this development wont affect you BUT for the people who do live in OUR town I think this development is a much needed shot in the arm,new business actually attracted to the town a dozen big brand high street retailers,half a dozern well known restaurants/food chains, a cinema,a Sainsburys supermarket with filling station,a pub,a hotel,warehousing,sm all business units and 250 3/4/5 bedroom houses WHAT is not like like about that then? Progress! our town needs it desperately the high street has died and no amount of CPR will bring it back you've got few big high street retailers in our high street and no units big enough to cater for them even if they were looking to do business in our town,you cant park.most people don't even look at our town center as a viable shopping destination they ether look on line or jump in the car or hop on the train and head for Ipswich or Colchester et al.This generates money in the shape of wages and gives us choice. ChockHead
  • Score: 3

4:22pm Tue 28 Jan 14

smokeyjoe,colchester says...

Another Iconfield!
Another Iconfield! smokeyjoe,colchester
  • Score: -1

10:43pm Tue 28 Jan 14

saywhatyousee says...

The planned site already exists on the Iconfield/Harwich International. This is not used to its full potential so why build another identical site a few miles up the road. What about the roads or has the A120 dualling taken a back seat (Bathside Bay had to include this). No roundabout at Elmstead Market so more traffic into the bottleneck.If they can build two roundabouts on this developement then they build another two up the road. No extra school places, nothing to improve the hospital and no extra doctors surgeries. Into the 21st century turning the towns into unlit ghettos where no go areas exist as the retail giants decimate the already dwindling shops. These hundreds obviosly don't remember how the communities stuck together unlike the thousands who have not signed. Every job "created" means another nail in the town's coffin. Whoever called it Death Valley wasn't far wrong. The developers don't give a jot about the commercial part of the site. This is a smokescreen for the highly profitable houses being built and our councillors are probably well aware of this. The houses by Lidl are a prime example of "blind eye" when the Hangings land was stolen. Same as our old hospital. Tell them to go forth and multiply elsewhere. Jobs for locals? Which town locals would they be?
The planned site already exists on the Iconfield/Harwich International. This is not used to its full potential so why build another identical site a few miles up the road. What about the roads or has the A120 dualling taken a back seat (Bathside Bay had to include this). No roundabout at Elmstead Market so more traffic into the bottleneck.If they can build two roundabouts on this developement then they build another two up the road. No extra school places, nothing to improve the hospital and no extra doctors surgeries. Into the 21st century turning the towns into unlit ghettos where no go areas exist as the retail giants decimate the already dwindling shops. These hundreds obviosly don't remember how the communities stuck together unlike the thousands who have not signed. Every job "created" means another nail in the town's coffin. Whoever called it Death Valley wasn't far wrong. The developers don't give a jot about the commercial part of the site. This is a smokescreen for the highly profitable houses being built and our councillors are probably well aware of this. The houses by Lidl are a prime example of "blind eye" when the Hangings land was stolen. Same as our old hospital. Tell them to go forth and multiply elsewhere. Jobs for locals? Which town locals would they be? saywhatyousee
  • Score: -1

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