OVER THE NEXT DECADE, IT IS PLANNED TO RE-DEVELOP EXISTING FARMLAND TO THE WEST OF THE FORMER SEVERALLS HOSPITAL. OUTLINE PLANNING APPROVAL INCUDES THE CONSTRUCTION OF ABOUT 1,600 NEW HOMES, AND COMMUNITY PROVISIONS, SUCH AS A SCHOOL, LOCAL RETAIL & BUSINESS FACILITIES. WHILST THE LAND EARMARKED FOR DEVELOPMENT HAS NEVER HAD ANY HISTORICAL LINKS TO SEVERALLS HOSPITAL (OTHER THAN THE GEOGRAPHICAL PROXIMITY), THIS DEVELOPMENT WILL BE INTRINSICALLY LINKED, QUITE LITERALLY, BY THE NEW NORTHERN APPROACHES ROAD (N.A.R. 3), WHICH WILL LINK THE A12 TO THE EXISTING NORTHERN APPROACH ROAD, TO THE SOUTH OF THE SEVERALLS HOSPITAL SITE, THEN PASSING THROUGH THIS SITE AND DOWN TOWARDS THE RAILWAY STATION. CLICK THE BELOW LINK TO SEE A VERY INFORMATIVE WEBSITE; "NORTHERN GATEWAY COLCHESTER", WHICH GIVES A COMPREHENSIVE INSIGHT INTO WHAT's PLANNED.

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