Site Proposals document
Representation ID: 19768
Respondent: Salhouse Parish Council
We would object to the development of this whole site as shown, on the grounds that: (1) there
would be an adverse visual impact on the setting of the Salhouse Conservation Area which adjoins
the site (in contravention of Conservation Area policies); (2) the site as proposed is too large in
relation to the scale of the adjacent village setting; (3) the site would occupy an area of high
landscape value and would irrevocably damage this aspect of the approach to the village; (4)the
amenity of properties immediately adjacent on Lower street would be adversely affected; (5) an exit
onto Bell Lane would be too hazardous.
Does not comply with policy H1 of Salhouse Neighbourhood Plan
We would cautiously support development of a small part of the site; namely, the area most
recently used as an equestrian centre, behind the Jubilee Hall, as a community of sheltered
bungalows for older people or alternatively light industrial/commercial development for start-up
businesses to replace what was lost when the garage site was developed for housing. This would
comply with Policies H3 and EMP2 of Salhouse Neighbourhood Plan
Salhouse PC previously submitted comments on the sites put forward in the 2016 'Call for Sites' consultation. These comments submitted in January 2017 still stand and are attached for reference.
Two changes have occurred since early 2017. First, our previous comments included references to the Draft Salhouse Neighbourhood Plan, which was subsequently adopted in July 2017. Second, since March 2018, the land supply in Broadland District has been calculated at more than 5 years.
Salhouse PC believes that the 'Call for Sites' process is fundamentally flawed, in that it encourages opportunistic offers of sites instead of being plan-led. A further local concern is that the services infrastructure (particularly mains water and electricity and sewerage) in Salhouse is in a very poor state. No additional housing development should be considered without these services being completely upgraded to meet the extra demand.
Although there are no new sites listed for the Parish of Salhouse in the latest 2018 submissions, there are sites in adjacent parishes which approach very closely to Salhouse's boundaries, raising the prospect of continuous housing from Norwich to Salhouse is all the options were taken up.
See attachment for full details of submission.