GNLP0062

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Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 12893

Received: 03/02/2018

Respondent: Mr Robert Sugden

Representation:

It is very important to maintain the Wensum Valley as a green corridor extending from the countryside into Norwich. It is a beautiful landscape feature which gives a rural feel to Taverham, Drayton and Costessey. As Greater Norwich expands, it will become increasingly important and would have immense value for recreation if a riverside footpath or bridleway was created. This particular site is in the heart of the Wensum Valley and the view of the valley across the site from Taverham Road it the view that is most often seen by Taverham residents.

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It is very important to maintain the Wensum Valley as a green corridor extending from the countryside into Norwich. It is a beautiful landscape feature which gives a rural feel to Taverham, Drayton and Costessey. As Greater Norwich expands, it will become increasingly important and would have immense value for recreation if a riverside footpath or bridleway was created. This particular site is in the heart of the Wensum Valley and the view of the valley across the site from Taverham Road it the view that is most often seen by Taverham residents.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 12900

Received: 05/02/2018

Respondent: Mr Geoff Carruth

Representation:

This site was rejected a few year ago on the ground that it is in a designated area of natural beauty, has limited road and other infrastructure, and would significantly degrade the local area. Nothing has changed or been improved in this area, so surely the original objections still hold. The landowner seems determined to maximise profit to the detriment of the area and local residents, and no plan for improvement is evident. So many houses built on this site would be irresponsible.

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This site was rejected some years ago based on the fact that it is in a designated area of natural beauty, has very limited road access (which has not been improved), and would significantly degrade the local area. There seems to have been no change to the proposal, with no road or other infrastructure improves specified, and no clear plan for how the area would be protected from an eyesore of so many houses. To build housing in this area would be irresponsible and would likely harm existing property values. The existing schools and other local facilities would also need to be significantly improved to deal with the influx of new families, no plan has been specified as to how and when this would be done. If the landover is so determined to treat this area as a cash cow with no regard for the local residents, why not consider a lower impact type of development to minimise damage.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 12943

Received: 08/02/2018

Respondent: Mrs Jane Bulmer

Representation:

The site is a SSSI, Conservation Area and in the high-impact area of the EA's Groundwater Source Protection Zone.Apart from its environmental importance, it is an area which often floods, and access would be from Taverham Rd, which already has severe traffic problems exacerbated by the incomplete NDR.The 144 houses would double those that already exist on a narrow road that only has a footpath on one side.There is no infrastructure to support 500+ new residents: schools and doctors are already overloaded.Building here would also encourage more development near Mack's Lane, and Taverham's pleasant village environment would be lost.

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I am appalled that the Church Farm, Taverham, site could be even remotely considered for development. The River Wensum is an SSSI and a Conservation Area and the proposed site is also in the high-impact area of the Environment Agency's Groundwater Source Protection Zone. Apart from the site's obvious environmental importance, the suggested development of 144 houses and community technology hub would be built in an area which regularly floods, and would presumably be accessed from Taverham Road, which already has severe traffic and speeding problems that have been exacerbated by the opening of the incomplete NDR. I therefore find it incredible that the Suitability Assessment for this site has concluded that some of the criteria it uses for analysis have returned a 'green' rating.
The proposed 144 houses would more than double the number that already exist on this attractive road, and undoubtedly significantly lower the value, outlook and quality of life of the existing properties in Taverham Road, as well as throughout large parts of the rest of Taverham.
Much of Taverham Road is already so narrow that there is only a footpath on one side along most of its length, meaning that residents, schoolchildren and other pedestrians already face numerous safety issues created by the huge volume of traffic (including large lorries) that attempts to squeeze and speed along this semi-rural road.
The site does not have the infrastructure in its vicinity to support so many more houses - the schools and doctors' surgeries are already overloaded and the suggested development would easily generate 500+ new residents.
Furthermore, development of the site would undoubtedly encourage further planning applications for the land surrounding Mack's Lane on areas where it is currently not permitted, and Taverham's green and pleasant village atmosphere and environment would be totally lost.
For all these reasons I object most strongly to this site being developed.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 12953

Received: 08/02/2018

Respondent: Mr Christopher Mitchell

Representation:

Taverham Road will simply note cope with the influx of traffic from 144 dwellings. There is a school at the bottom of Taverham road with children aged from 7-10. This will seriously impact on their safety! This road simply will not cope at all as it is already a very dangerous road that doe not cope with the 'rat runs' that people use it for now. Also this will have a massive detrimental impact to the natural beauty and green belt area will be

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Taverham Road will simply note cope with the influx of traffic from 144 dwellings. There is a school at the bottom of Taverham road with children aged from 7-10. This will seriously impact on their safety! This road simply will not cope at all as it is already a very dangerous road that doe not cope with the 'rat runs' that people use it for now. Also this will have a massive detrimental impact to the natural beauty and green belt area will be

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 13248

Received: 23/02/2018

Respondent: Ms Evelyn Millbank

Representation:

The field backs on to another field that runs beside the River Wensum which is triple SSsI protected. It is within an area of natural beauty and there are wild deer, foxes, many varieties of birds and wild life living here. The land is low lying and groundwater flooding is very likely. The area to the other side of Taverham Road is already completely built up and it would be completely wrong to build on this field which is one of the last areas that has not been spoilt in Taverham by building.

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The field backs onto another field that runs beside the River Wensum which is triple SSsI protected. It is an area of natural beauty and there are wild deer, foxes, many varieties of birds and wild life living here and also in the field you propose to develop. The field by the River Wensum floods nearly completely every winter and the field you propose to develop is very low lying and could be subject to very wet areas as it is low lying.Both this field and the field you propose to develop are low lying and groundwater flooding is very likely. The area to the other side of Taverham Road is already completely built up and it would be completely wrong to build on this field which is one of the last areas that has not been spoilt in Taverham by building. I strongly object and will oppose this constantly, it is completely irresponsible there are so few unspoilt areas left in Taverham, in fact this is probably the only one and if you build here you will devastate the surrounding wildlife and the protected area of natural beauty around the River Wensum. I hope you have consulted with the River Wensum representatives. Not only this the land is low lying and is totally unsuitable for housing. The owners of the land just want to make a large profit with no thought of the impact on the surrounding area.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 13805

Received: 12/03/2018

Respondent: Dr Hugo de Waal

Representation:

Developing this site would lead to insufferable congestion, increased hazard on a road leading to a primary school and a severely negative impact on wildlife and important habitats.

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As mentioned by other objectors Site 0062 was extensively appraised for suitability for development a few years ago and judged unsuitable for a whole host of reasons, including the fact that it is a Special Area of Conservation (as mentioned in the narrative accompanying the site proposals on your own website), an SSSI, the fact that we regularly see flooding on either side of the site (near Shakespeare Way, which has only marginally improved after new drainage was laid into the field itself a couple of years ago) and on the other side near St Edmunds' Church, where our local Parish representatives had to direct and divert traffic because of severe flooding near Taverham Mill. The local School (which incidentally is wildly oversubscribed) on Taverham Road causes local residents to have to suffer the school run twice daily, which leads to extensive congestion all along Taverham Road along the site, and nearby streets, going up on Sandy Lane and on the other end on Penn Road. I have personally witnessed a number of incidents of near road rage, as a result. In general this congestion travels down Taverham Road to the T-junction with Fakenham Road in Drayton, where in peaktime long cues of cars are waiting to get onto Drayton High Road. Back on Taverham Road near the School regrettably cars speed when it is quieter (regularly staff from the Safety Camera Team position themselves at the corner Taverham Road/Macks Lane, which says all one needs to know on the problems here described). There is no way to improve access to the site, given the nature of the roads leading to it. Adding 144 dwellings to the local infrastructure (which cannot be improved) will lead to even worse congestion and make the main access roads to the primary school on Taverham Road even more dangerous. Apart from the nature of the field as an area important to wildlife, one also worries what the effect in general on drainage would be, if the field would effectively be tarmacked over. As far as the current political pressure on increasing supply of housing is concerned: the Parish has ample space to satisfy that demand, particularly with the site near the Northern Distributor Road.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 13838

Received: 12/03/2018

Respondent: Mrs Susan Mace

Representation:

SSSI site and should not even have been considered.
Site supports a plethora of wildlife and abuts the Anglian Water Nature Reserve.
Site is a flood plain.
Taverham Road is too narrow to support extra traffic that would be generated.
Insufficient Healthcare services locally.
Insufficient schooling locally.
Infrastructure generally is woefully inadequate.
Site rejected as a possibility five years ago. Nothing has changed since then.
Would destroy the unique character of this picturesque part of the Wensum Valley.
There is a suspicion that site is a money spinner for the present owner.
Strongest objections raised by Susan and Edward Mace.

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SSSI site and should not even have been considered.
Site supports a plethora of wildlife and abuts the Anglian Water Nature Reserve.
Site is a flood plain.
Taverham Road is too narrow to support extra traffic that would be generated.
Insufficient Healthcare services locally.
Insufficient schooling locally.
Infrastructure generally is woefully inadequate.
Site rejected as a possibility five years ago. Nothing has changed since then.
Would destroy the unique character of this picturesque part of the Wensum Valley.
There is a suspicion that site is a money spinner for the present owner.
Strongest objections raised by Susan and Edward Mace.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 13846

Received: 12/03/2018

Respondent: Mrs. Helen Penwill

Representation:

Increased traffic in the local area near exisiting school and when heading into the city, strain on existing facilities (school/surgery), area of natural beauty, increased noise.

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Increased traffic in the local area near exisiting school and when heading into the city, strain on existing facilities (school/surgery), area of natural beauty, increased noise.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 13882

Received: 12/03/2018

Respondent: mr Jeff Stephens

Representation:

DO NOT DEVELOP THIS AREA ,it will have major a major effect on Flooding , Traffic, Wildlife and destroy 1 of Norwichs most beautiful areas !!!!!

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We live opposite the proposed site , and our concerns are as follows
Taverham Road will not be able to cope with the extra traffic this development will create ,especially at school time , as even now the road is normally blocked with parents parking to pick their children up.
The river has already flooded this year and blocked Cosstesey Lane for almost a week , this project will have a massive effect on the river , as there will be little land left to soak up the rain water .
The impact on the wildlife and their habitats will also be a disaster , we often see deer , birds etc from our windows, these will disappear from the area .
Wensum Valley is an area of natural beauty and of such importance to Norwich , why would anyone want to ruin it .
Overall we believe Norwich has been overdeveloped already , and seen major growth in the last 15years, with little employment opportunities , do we really need a City full of unemployed people which will create more crime.
Norwich will have to invest major finance on the infrastructure , with new and improved roads or it will grind to a halt.
Personally we have moved here from Cringleford and had to endure constant contruction noise, dust and traffic , this will be worse as everything will have to come down Taverham Road , and will cause chaos , this area has a large elderly population and I believe many will find it very distressing and upsetting .

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 13923

Received: 13/03/2018

Respondent: Mr. Alexander Mann

Representation:

Field reference number GNLP0062 abuts onto the Taverham Road is most unsuitable and i object in the strongest of terms. Impact of habitats, Surface water flooding are also Major problems. THIS FIELD IS IN THE WENSUM VALLEY, A SPECIAL AREA OF CONSERVATIONS AND SSSI- and is agricultural. Development would alter the character of the whole area, causing traffic conjestion.Schools abut the narrow Taverham Road and there is already traffic problems at peak times. There is a network of drainage Bottleneck issues would arise on Taverham Road.

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Field reference number GNLP0062 abuts onto the Taverham Road is most unsuitable and i object in the strongest of terms. Impact of habitats, Surface water flooding are also Major problems. THIS FIELD IS IN THE WENSUM VALLEY, A SPECIAL AREA OF CONSERVATIONS AND SSSI- and is agricultural. Development would alter the character of the whole area, causing traffic conjestion.Schools abut the narrow Taverham Road and there is already traffic problems at peak times. There is a network of drainage Bottleneck issues would arise on Taverham Road.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 14008

Received: 14/03/2018

Respondent: Mr Tom Mitchell

Representation:

DO NOT BUILD ON THIS SITE!!!!! The road will simply not cope and the traffic will be detrimental to the safety of small school children where nothing has been done to calm the traffic in a 20 MPH zone. Cars fly through at 40mph and it is sued a 'rat run'.Just by walking along this part of the road and observing the constant flow of speeding traffic, it is ridiculous to think that a new development can be placed here. Also as mentioned before, what ever happened to the green belt and natural beauty!?

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DO NOT BUILD ON THIS SITE!!!!! The road will simply not cope and the traffic will be detrimental to the safety of small school children where nothing has been done to calm the traffic in a 20 MPH zone. Cars fly through at 40mph and it is sued a 'rat run'.Just by walking along this part of the road and observing the constant flow of speeding traffic, it is ridiculous to think that a new development can be placed here. Also as mentioned before, what ever happened to the green belt and natural beauty!?

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 14014

Received: 14/03/2018

Respondent: Mr Kevin Long✈️

Representation:

I object to the proposal of site 0062 for the following reasons:
Special Area of Conservation
Area of natural beauty
SSSI
Detrimental to wildlife and habitats
Increase in Congestion and danger to schoolchildren
There are other more appropriate sites next to the new Northern Distributor Road

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Site 0062 is in the Wensum Valley, is a Special Area of conservation and a site of special, scientific interest. A development at this site would have a seriously detrimental effect on wildlife and their habitats.
The Taverham Road is already a busy road and proposed building on this site will add to congestion increasing the danger for many children who walk along this road to the local school. I believe there are other more appropriate sites for example 0337, 0419, 0465 which are near the recent development of the Northern Distributor Road. Congestion would be minimal at these points due to the proximity of the new bypass.
Building on site 0062, would spoil an area of natural beauty. Often used by photographers to capture a sun set over the valley.
Overall this is just not an appropriate area to build on at this time, there are other areas which are much more suitable. The local road network is overloaded, significant flooding issues along with the presence of safeguarded mineral resources.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 14111

Received: 15/03/2018

Respondent: Mr Mark Jenkins

Representation:

I object to the proposed site for the following reasons:
Special Area of Conservation / SSSI
Area of natural beauty
Detrimental to local wildlife
The local road system is not supportive of the increased traffic
Danger to schoolchildren aged between 7-11 years old at school opposite proposed site
Local services are already over subscribed (schools, doctors etc...)
A large proportion of the site is a flood risk
This site has been rejected for planning prior, with no changes since the last application and surely there are other more appropriate sites next to the Northern Distributor Road

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I object to the proposed site for the following reasons:
Special Area of Conservation / SSSI
Area of natural beauty
Detrimental to local wildlife
The local road system is not supportive of the increased traffic
Danger to schoolchildren aged between 7-11 years old at school opposite proposed site
Local services are already over subscribed (schools, doctors etc...)
A large proportion of the site is a flood risk
This site has been rejected for planning prior, with no changes since the last application and surely there are other more appropriate sites next to the Northern Distributor Road

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 14201

Received: 17/03/2018

Respondent: 1962 Anthony sharpe

Representation:

For all the reasons mentioned already this land is not appropriate for development. The roads cannot cope with additional traffic, and the field is within the Wensum Valley, which should not be built on.

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For all the reasons mentioned already this land is not appropriate for development. The roads cannot cope with additional traffic, and the field is within the Wensum Valley, which should not be built on.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 14221

Received: 17/03/2018

Respondent: Moira Youngman

Representation:

I object to ANY buildings here as it This is a Special Area of Conservation and SSSI. It is also in the flood plain and if built on will create even more flooding than there is now.

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I object to ANY buildings here as it This is a Special Area of Conservation and SSSI. It is also in the flood plain and if built on will create even more flooding than there is now.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 14224

Received: 17/03/2018

Respondent: Mrs Lesley Hanworth

Representation:

I am totally against any planned housing in taverham due to the pressure on the roads, schools and especially the doctors

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I am totally against any planned housing in taverham due to the pressure on the roads, schools and especially the doctors

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 14227

Received: 17/03/2018

Respondent: Mrs Lesley Hanworth

Representation:

I am totally against any planned housing in taverham due to the pressure on the roads, schools and especially the doctors

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I am totally against any planned housing in taverham due to the pressure on the roads, schools and especially the doctors

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 14247

Received: 17/03/2018

Respondent: Carol Haines

Representation:

This site should not be built on.
It would impinge on a conservation area and adversely affect one of the few safe, pleasant recreation routes in Taverham (Mack's Lane).
Taverham Road is the main access to the Middle School, and is also a main route to three other schools, and already gets clogged with parked cars between Sandy Lane and Penn Road making travel dangerous.
There are problems with flooding and fields are needed to soak up heavier rainfall.

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This site should not be built on.
It would impinge on a conservation area and adversely affect one of the few safe, pleasant recreation routes in Taverham (Mack's Lane).
Taverham Road is the main access to the Middle School, and is also a main route to three other schools, and already gets clogged with parked cars between Sandy Lane and Penn Road making travel dangerous.
There are problems with flooding and fields are needed to soak up heavier rainfall.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 14249

Received: 17/03/2018

Respondent: Mr Alan Haines

Representation:

Objections to this site, rejected 5 years ago, remain unaltered.
1. Traffic would disgorge onto a road completely inadequate to cope. In one direction it is blocked twice a day by parental traffic at the neighbouring Taverham middle school with consequent safety hazards, and in the other pinch and speed humps are met before a dangerous junction with the Fakenham Road.
2. The proximity of the river (100 yards) makes acceptance of house insurance doubtful because of potential flooding. .
3. The site is in the Wensum valley an area of conservation and scientific interest

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Objections to this site, rejected 5 years ago, remain unaltered.
1. Traffic would disgorge onto a road completely inadequate to cope. In one direction it is blocked twice a day by parental traffic at the neighbouring Taverham middle school with consequent safety hazards, and in the other pinch and speed humps are met before a dangerous junction with the Fakenham Road.
2. The proximity of the river (100 yards) makes acceptance of house insurance doubtful because of potential flooding. .
3. The site is in the Wensum valley an area of conservation and scientific interest

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 14253

Received: 17/03/2018

Respondent: Mr Paul Chick

Representation:

I object to the 1400 houses in between fir covert road and reepham road our community can not support this amount of housing

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I object to the 1400 houses in between fir covert road and reepham road our community can not support this amount of housing

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 14282

Received: 18/03/2018

Respondent: Ms sally wright

Representation:

Taverham Road is a not a main road, it is single lane in places. Extra traffic created by the new housing will create more hazards for students trying to get to Taverham Junior School. Will the Junior school be able to cope with the new intake that all the new houses in Taverham will create? Not to mention the extra pressure on the Taverham Doctors Surgery. Taverham Road leads to the narrow road called The Street. Both The Street and Taverham Rd have problem with cars speeding. There must traffic calming measures put on both roads.

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Taverham Road is a not a main road, it is single lane in places. Extra traffic created by the new housing will create more hazards for students trying to get to Taverham Junior School. Will the Junior school be able to cope with the new intake that all the new houses in Taverham will create? Not to mention the extra pressure on the Taverham Doctors Surgery. Taverham Road leads to the narrow road called The Street. Both The Street and Taverham Rd have problem with cars speeding. There must traffic calming measures put on both roads.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 14284

Received: 18/03/2018

Respondent: Mrs Sue Mclaren

Representation:

This road is already a nightmare. Unless there is a proper link between the A1067 and A47 roads will not cope. Cannot get a doctor or dentist appointment now

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This road is already a nightmare. Unless there is a proper link between the A1067 and A47 roads will not cope. Cannot get a doctor or dentist appointment now

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 14379

Received: 18/03/2018

Respondent: Angie Goff

Representation:

This site is in the Wensum Valley a conservation area and a site of special scientific interest. TPO orders have been imposed opposite the site 'in the interests of safeguarding a visual amenity', why destroy that amenity?
The only access to the site is from Taverham Road a narrow residential road, with no continual footpath for pedestrians and is congested twice a day with school traffic.

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This site is in the Wensum Valley a conservation area and a site of special scientific interest. TPO orders have been imposed opposite the site 'in the interests of safeguarding a visual amenity', why destroy that amenity?
The only access to the site is from Taverham Road a narrow residential road, with no continual footpath for pedestrians and is congested twice a day with school traffic.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 14392

Received: 18/03/2018

Respondent: Mrs Lyn Cowan

Representation:

This site is in the Wensum Valley - Special Conservation Area and SSSI. The area is often flooded - there has been standing water in it for months. Taverham Road is already too busy and cannot support the increased traffic that such a development would create. The pavements along stretches of Taverham Road are inadequate, especially at school times. Inadequate school places. Doctors surgeries are not able to cope with more patients. I believe this site is also outside the planned development area for Taverham.

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This site is in the Wensum Valley - Special Conservation Area and SSSI. The area is often flooded - there has been standing water in it for months. Taverham Road is already too busy and cannot support the increased traffic that such a development would create. The pavements along stretches of Taverham Road are inadequate, especially at school times. Inadequate school places. Doctors surgeries are not able to cope with more patients. I believe this site is also outside the planned development area for Taverham.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 14394

Received: 18/03/2018

Respondent: Mr Scot Grimmer

Representation:

Impact to natural habitat and the Wensum. Much better sites to choose. Road network poor.

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Impact to natural habitat and the Wensum. Much better sites to choose. Road network poor.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 14399

Received: 18/03/2018

Respondent: Mr Glen Bloom

Representation:

It would be almost criminal to develop in one of the last valleys within Broadland area. The valley supports all types of wildlife and wild flowers.
The local roads are struggling at the moment to cope with the traffic. It is a major safety concern for children attending the local school. At the beginning and end of the school day the traffic is terrible, this new estate would make the problem worse. This site should never be considered now or in the future.

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It would be almost criminal to develop in one of the last valleys within Broadland area. The valley supports all types of wildlife and wild flowers.
The local roads are struggling at the moment to cope with the traffic. It is a major safety concern for children attending the local school. At the beginning and end of the school day the traffic is terrible, this new estate would make the problem worse. This site should never be considered now or in the future.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 14400

Received: 18/03/2018

Respondent: Mr Chris Bright

Representation:

This area does not have the infrastructure in terms of roads, doctors etc to accommodate this volume of new houses. Traffic congestion is already very bad without this expansion. Also this is an area of fields, river, woods etc which is a valuable natural area on the edge of the suburban area.

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This area does not have the infrastructure in terms of roads, doctors etc to accommodate this volume of new houses. Traffic congestion is already very bad without this expansion. Also this is an area of fields, river, woods etc which is a valuable natural area on the edge of the suburban area.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 14461

Received: 19/03/2018

Respondent: Mr & Mrs David & Moira Wilde

Representation:

1. The safety of pedestrians and cyclists on Taverham Street -
currently without footpaths, or restriction on vehicle tonnage ie HVG's
2. The preservation of the original village street and the historic buildings on it.
3. The volume of increasing traffic and parked cars near the schools which cannot be allowed to increase.
4. Close The Street to through traffic before a fatality occurs.

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Having lived at The Street Taverham for over 20 years We object to the development adjacent to Beech Avenue GNLP0062 and GNLP0159
1. The roads (The Street, Ringland Road and Beech Avenue) leading to these developments are inadequate and cannot cope with present traffic levels. Another 300+ dwellings each accommodating at least two people will add to already overcrowded roads in the area. The Street has no footpath, and is a direct route to Taverham High and Middle schools plus two more in the vicinity - huge lorries carrying heavy building materials etc. cannot negotiate the double bend where the Street becomes Ringland road and have been seen reversing all the way back to the Sandy Lane exit. Parents with young children, and older children on bicycles take their lives into their own hands avoiding these hazards which together with speeding traffic and a blind bend is an accident waiting to happen, until the road is closed to through traffic - the alternative of a footpath is another option but not possible where old properties are adjoining the highway. The road is also deteriorating with potholes and sunken drain covers - overgrown hedges cause traffic to use the middle of the road. At commuter and school times the traffic volume is 500 plus p.h. On the OS maps the road appears to be the same size as Sandy Lane (which has footpaths either side ) but in reality it's narrow, no footpaths and badly maintained.
2. The Street has some dwellings dating back to the early 18th century and they are suffering damage from the heavy traffic- the road is on the building line of Lilac Cottage, Park Cottage and the large property on the corner, which was originally the Paper-makers Arms. It's essential that these properties are protected from further deterioration - it's the oldest road, and was the heart of the original village.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 14533

Received: 19/03/2018

Respondent: Mrs Lynne Hammond

Representation:

I oppose this proposal on the grounds of it being a blot on the landscape, obliterating the beautiful view across the Wensum Valley, when few scenic views of the original area remain; increased traffic flow would potentially compromise the safety of junior school pupils; additional strain would be placed on local services, especially the surgery whose difficulty in recruiting doctors already affects the availability of routine appointments.

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I appreciate the need for councils to approve the maximum number of planning applications it receives in order to meet government targets. However, I object to this proposed development more fervently than to any other currently proposed for the Taverham area. Since we moved to Taverham in 1981, the construction of many developments, including Thorpe Marriott and Maple Drive, has caused the loss of wildlife habitats, woodland and heartland and has scarred the face of the village. There remain few scenic areas around Taverham but the view across the Wensum Valley from Taverham Road is outstanding and deserves to be preserved. The road itself is not wide (although I assume it may be improved if this application is approved) and becomes very congested, and thus dangerous, at school start and finish times. Additional housing would increase the volume of traffic and the inherent risk of accidents involving school pupils. I do not live in the vicinity of this proposed development but oppose it on the grounds of it quite literally being a blot on the landscape and potentially compromise the safety of local school children. It would also place additional strain on local services, especially the GP practice.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 14589

Received: 19/03/2018

Respondent: Mr Paul Budworth

Representation:

I object to any proposed development as there is not the infrastructure within Taverham to support it.

Hazard analysis will show that proposed developments will result in accidents

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I Object to any proposed development for the following reasons
The additional proposed housing totalling 1799 new dwellings will bring an increase of approximately 4137 people based on the average household statistics for Norfolk.
According to the statistics this is a population increase in Taverham of approximately 40%. This means that the schools and all other community facilities will be overloaded and not capable of handling the proposed increase of population.
This also brings the additional load of approximately 4000 extra cars and vans to the village and we do not have the road infrastructure to handle the proposed increase. Taverham is a rural village where long traffic delays already exist at peak times as well as the potential risk of accidents due to increased traffic loads especially on Beech Avenue.
A simple hazard analysis, which must have been carried out to ensure compliance with HSE requirements, would show that this is an increased risk of accidents to children whose school is on Beech Avenue should be addressed before granting any permissions. Not to mention increased risks due to increased parking hazards.
Any new housing development must include the facility to house the minimum of 3 cars on the drive to avoid local congestion. The garage should not be included as a parking space
Published statistics show that over 50% do not park their car on their drives and approximately 20% actually use the garage for parking their cars. Therefore parking space on the proposed development must be included in the plans. A restriction shoud be included in the propoerty deeds on the type of vehicle to be parked as many houses in Taverham have business restrictions imposed in their deeds.
Basically Taverham does not have the facilities, roads or infrastructure to cope with this massive influx of people and associated requirements.
For instance with the current population of Taverham it takes approximately 40 minutes holding on to the phone to try and get to see a doctor but they a so overloaded it is not always possible to see a doctor. A population increase will make the wait worse to nearly an hour and the possibility of seeing a doctor more impossible than it currently is.
The mobile phone coverage and broadband in the area is one of the worse in the country, The addition of an additional 40% loading will make things worse.
Teverham council tax band is comprised of many houses in the D&E bracket and this bracket must then apply to all an d any new developments in the Taverham area.
The proposed development does not take into consideration the people of Taverham rather looking for a quick profit without any consideration for anyone else. There is existing land nearer to Norwich which would suit the submissions if the applications were for housing purposes and not just profit.