Chesterwell Development – 23.8.16

MCC held a meeting with Mersea Homes and Colchester Borough Council on Monday 22nd August.


Work has started on the A134 to replace faulty manhole covers. There will be Stop/Go signs and work will continue for approximately two weeks.

Final work on landscaping at the Nayland Road end of Fords Lane should take place during week commencing 22 August.

More work is scheduled over coming months to manage the Fords Lane hedgerow to thicken it up, add to hedgerow and manage wildflower areas by mowing and re-generating. Final product will take a little time to achieved.  

Vehicles parking on the grass triangle area at Fords Lane/Nayland Road is unacceptable. Some unobtrusive but effective barrier needs installing. This will be pursued.

Mersea Homes are discussing with Essex Highways some parking issues in Fords Lane following the extension of yellow lines in Fords Lane.

The necessary wheel washing equipment is installed on the Countryside Development site and effective use of it will be monitored.

Provision of broadband on Chesterwell will be either ‘super fast’ or ‘ultra fast’ service depending on BT Open Reach connectivity solutions.

The grass area in front of flats on the old A134 will be managed by Breheny and then by the site management company.

Projected trigger points for considering schools and neighbourhood centre sites is late 2018.

Footpath routes through the north of the site to enable links to other areas of Myland are agreed in principle. 

Cllr Pete Hewitt