Well, it ticks most boxes.
1. Quite a way from a bus route.
2. Down a narrow road.
3. Parking will be a problem.
4. A long walk for a lot of elderly residents.
5. Will cause disruption to neighbours.
Colchester Borough Council's meeting about the social housing in the Broomgrove catchment area is at Britannia Court from 5pm on 9th July for anyone interesting in attending.
Just like to reply to Mike
1 Bus stops on The Avenue only 27 houses walk away on level ground
2 The road is no more narrow than most roads in Wivenhoe, a school double decker bus comes down twice a day with no apparent problem Certainly must be considered as they looked at the shipyard site
3 Parking will be more of a problem if housing or flats built than a medical centre as a medical centre is not used early morning or overnight so space is created by local residents going to work etc.
4 In this location most of the sheltered housing is located very nearby. Indeed the meeting is held at one.
5 A medical Centre is certainly less of a disruption to neighbours
Also having the medical here would ease traffic congestion at The Cross, and not create any more traffic increase locally. I cannot think of anywhere else where an adequate site could be obtained within budget.