STOP 350 has met on several occasions with Rt.Hon Bernard Jenkin MP.
STOP 350 was at the Planning Inspector six day hearing in May 2018 and later that year both on Part 1 of the Local Plan.
We have made representations at every stage; produced 4 leaflets to inform Mersea residents; engaged a specialist solicitor in town planning; raised money to help fund representation before a Government appointed Inspector (likely to be in Spring 2018).

Seeking professional planning advice

Creating a database of objectors to 'capture' those who want to object but were unable to navigate the web-based approach

Establishing links with other community protest groups e.g. Rowhedge (200 houses proposed), West Tey - Campaign against Urban Sprawl CAUSE & Salary Brook (2,500 new houses)

Using the FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (2000) to find out what has been said by Anglian Water, the NHS, the Highways Agency, Essex County Council re: West Mersea School, Eletricity suppliers and other healthcare related services that makes CBC assert this is a 'sustainable' location for more houses.


600 of you turned up to the meeting at the MICA in the last summer to make your views known.  Well done to everyone who came along!​

Nearly 600 objections regarding Mersea were regisetered by Colchester Borough Council.  There would have been many more but for a website that was unfathomable!  After our complaint they said they would try and improve it this time.

Many of you have delievered leaflets, been to local meetings to spread the word, put up placards.  A GREAT thank you!  It shows major concern about the future of the island.


CLICK the leaflet to the left, print out, sign and get back to us to give us authorisation to reprsent you.  Contact us and ask for a placard to put up in your front garden.

Donate money, make sure you are registered with us (even if you did manage to do the online thing at the council's website), help someone else register.

Download a poster and display it in your car or window at home. Go mad have one in both. Click here.​ Contact us for a placard to put up outside your house.

Take a look at the Support Us page to find out more.