Site Proposals document
Representation ID: 14621
Respondent: Mrs Gemma Hampton
My parents live on Back Lane-this is submitted on their behalf.
Previous planning permission for a smaller project here was refused.
Old Rackheath was subject to a no new build policy-what has happened?
No mains drainage & no gas supply facilities.
Its prime agricultural land.
Vehicle access to Back Lane is restricted due to narrowness & poor condition. Access is poor & no passing places. The Lane cannot cope with large construction vehicles and additional vehicles residing at these properties.
No amenities-it is fully rural.
It will decrease property value, as rural views at the front will be gone.
I fully object to the proposal. My parents are residents of Back Lane and have no internet access so I am submitting this on their behalf. The last time planning permission was sort for a smaller development on Back Lane it was refused. Old Rackheath was subject to a no new build policy, so what has happened? There is no mains drainage and no gas supply facilities here so building additional housing is completely unsuitable.
The area is prime agricultural land. Vehicle access to Back Lane is restricted now, due to the narrowness and poor condition. It has terrible access to get in and out of and it is bad enough if you meet another car now, as there are no passing places, let alone having to deal with the additional traffic and larger vehicles associated with building these new dwellings, along with the vehicles, which will reside at these properties if they are built.
This part of Rackheath has no amenities, it is fully rural. My parents have chosen to live here for peace & tranquillity. A large development, will decrease their and others property value, as their rural view at the front will be gone.
Site Proposals document
Representation ID: 15524
Respondent: Rackheath Parish Council
No new sites should be allocated for house building in Rackheath until all the current 3,600 housing allocation has been developed. Concerns about impact of mass development to local community, infrastructure and to green space.
* Rackheath has already been allocated 3,600+ new homes in the Local Plan to 2036 and no new sites should be allocated for house building until all existing allocations have been developed.
* The shear volume of housing planned within Rackheath will impact on the local community and its infrastructure, out of proportion to that of any other area in Norwich or the surrounding area.
* Additional developments are threatening the countryside around Rackheath and green spaces should be retained between Rackheath and other villages and a green corridor should be retained between Rackheath and North Norwich.
* The allocation of any further development sites will allow developers to 'cherry pick' the more favourable rural sites while banking other less attractive sites
* There is a lack of infrastructure to service new developments e.g. health service, schools, early years provision. No phasing of community infrastructure is in place to meet demands.
* There is a lack of public transport e.g. no sustainable bus service
* New developments are planned in isolation without physical or community links to integrate with existing or other developments.
* Pocket developments have been created producing an insular attitude rather than a sense of community identity from those that live there.
* The reduction in the provision of the amount of affordable housing and suitable retirement properties in developments is threatening the ability of families to stay living in the same community.