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Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 19777

Received: 14/12/2018

Respondent: Ashwellthorpe & Fundenhall Parish Council

Representation:

I am writing to you on behalf of the Parish Council with regard to the above GNLP sites which have been identified as a result of your call for sites in 2016, and which are shown on the GNLP Regulation 18 Consultation. This is to register our concern about the possible use of these sites for building. While the need for housing is recognised as a priority in many areas we would like to remind you of the situation currently in Ashwellthorpe

There is a great deal of new housing being built locally near to Wymondham and we are already feeling the effect of the increase in construction traffic through the village as a result of the low rail bridge at Wymondham. That aside Ashwellthorpe already has a number of vacant properties and others for sale. But more relevant to the proposed sites above the following developments have either received planning approval, are in the planning system, or are planned.

The Wood Farm development to the south of The Street which is shown in yellow on the above plan. This is for 29 homes and enabling work has already begun so properties would be expected to be available in late 2019.
The conversion of several barns at Wood Farm to five residential units which will be completed in 2019.
Planning application 2018/2302 for six self build homes at land to the north of the Street.
A planned extension to the Wood Farm development consisting of 12 affordable houses under the "ownership" of Saffron for social housing.
Two properties(one already built)at land adjacent to No 78 The Street
A planning approval for four buildings adjacent to the above properties.
Approved planning application 2017/0968 for demolition of a bungalow and building four semi-detached properties (two nearing completion).
A detached house under construction at Rose farm, The Street, Ashwellthorpe.
A planning application for seven residential properties close to Ashwellthorpe Hall to be considered.

There are in total 57 new properties either under construction, approved and awaiting construction or approved for construction. A further six awaiting approval. A further seven have yet to be considered but may not be built. It is likely therefore that Ashwellthorpe will have an increase in housing stock of some 63 properties over the next two years from the current 220 to 283 i.e. by 29%.

Ashwellthorpe has a pub on the A1113 at the far east end of the village. Apart from this there are no shops, doctors, dentists or other services in the village and a car is essential given the extremely limited bus service (3 per day). This is not a letter of complaint , I am merely serving to draw your attention to the influx of new homes expected in the village which should meet requirements for some time.

The sites offered for future construction represent the few remaining open fields within the village.

For your information, in addition there is site 2182 at the Industrial estate which has suggested for commercial development. At present there are sites available on this estate and any enlargement of this may require the loss of some of the current units for access.

Full text:

I am writing to you on behalf of the Parish Council with regard to the above GNLP sites which have been identified as a result of your call for sites in 2016, and which are shown on the GNLP Regulation 18 Consultation. This is to register our concern about the possible use of these sites for building. While the need for housing is recognised as a priority in many areas we would like to remind you of the situation currently in Ashwellthorpe

There is a great deal of new housing being built locally near to Wymondham and we are already feeling the effect of the increase in construction traffic through the village as a result of the low rail bridge at Wymondham. That aside Ashwellthorpe already has a number of vacant properties and others for sale. But more relevant to the proposed sites above the following developments have either received planning approval, are in the planning system, or are planned.

The Wood Farm development to the south of The Street which is shown in yellow on the above plan. This is for 29 homes and enabling work has already begun so properties would be expected to be available in late 2019.
The conversion of several barns at Wood Farm to five residential units which will be completed in 2019.
Planning application 2018/2302 for six self build homes at land to the north of the Street.
A planned extension to the Wood Farm development consisting of 12 affordable houses under the "ownership" of Saffron for social housing.
Two properties(one already built)at land adjacent to No 78 The Street
A planning approval for four buildings adjacent to the above properties.
Approved planning application 2017/0968 for demolition of a bungalow and building four semi-detached properties (two nearing completion).
A detached house under construction at Rose farm, The Street, Ashwellthorpe.
A planning application for seven residential properties close to Ashwellthorpe Hall to be considered.

There are in total 57 new properties either under construction, approved and awaiting construction or approved for construction. A further six awaiting approval. A further seven have yet to be considered but may not be built. It is likely therefore that Ashwellthorpe will have an increase in housing stock of some 63 properties over the next two years from the current 220 to 283 i.e. by 29%.

Ashwellthorpe has a pub on the A1113 at the far east end of the village. Apart from this there are no shops, doctors, dentists or other services in the village and a car is essential given the extremely limited bus service (3 per day). This is not a letter of complaint , I am merely serving to draw your attention to the influx of new homes expected in the village which should meet requirements for some time.

The sites offered for future construction represent the few remaining open fields within the village.

For your information, in addition there is site 2182 at the Industrial estate which has suggested for commercial development. At present there are sites available on this estate and any enlargement of this may require the loss of some of the current units for access.