GNLP0047

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Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 19752

Received: 17/12/2018

Respondent: Bryan & Richard James & May

Representation:

I am against the plans for new houses because Wortwell is a nice place with pleny of open space and its quite. I believe that if the new houses were to be built it would have a dire affect on village life and the residents that live here.I also object to the new builds because of the following:

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PLANNING APPLICATION NO
GNLP2121,GNLP0047,GNLP0057,GNLP0056,GNLP2036 & GLNPSL2006
One-line summary including what the application proposes, where it is (the site) and who is proposing it (the applicant):
Proposed erection of 412.5 houses in Wortwell by Greater Norwich Local Plan Team.
I am against the plans for new houses because Wortwell is a nice place with pleny of open space and its quite. I believe that if the new houses were to be built it would have a dire affect on village life and the residents that live here.I also object to the new builds because of the following:
1. The proposed site of 13.75 hectares would 412.5 houses. An increase of 1.53 times the current housing.
2. The newbuilds will over the existing house will destroy the character of the village.
3. The character of Wortwell is rural,generally older houses with 6 new house built within the last decade,agricultural and nice walks.
4. On a ratio of 1 to every 100 residents this proposal represents a ratio of 85:1 on this ratio.
In accordance with their own internal guidelines, Wortwell Parish Council only adheres to the relevant planning considerations.
Planning history of the village.
National and Local planning polices guidance.
Highway safty issuses, Traffic issues and car parking provisions.
Local Drainage issuse, local flooding issuse - impact of water run off onto houses located on the lower level than the proposed site.
Location as a rural village on the Waveney Vally on the border of Norfolk and Suffolk, an area of outstanding beauty, walks and freedom of movement, flood plans and grazing marshes.Dominance of a modern housing estate against the backdrop of the village with some houses dating back, in some cases before the 17th century.Impact on the enviroment. Impact on local and wider infrastructure and the church at redenhall.

There is a limited bus service that's not fit for purpose for working or school hours. No School, No shop, A two road system that meet in the centre of the village on a blind bend, On going problems with speeding and antisocial driving behaviour. Where the village is used it's like a rat run to avoid through traffic having to go on the bypass. An increase with in traffic would be considered dangerous. Medical and Dental services are overstretched in Harleston to the point that NO-ONE expects to see the GP appointment as well as the GP's Practice is deemed to be on of the worst in the uk. I would not like to see our village or surrounding countryside turned into a housing estate. Also there are Barn Owls nesting around Wortwell and the proposed housing will be on the Owls territory. As well as other wildlife which are seen.