GNLP0432

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Comment

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 13465

Received: 02/03/2018

Respondent: Mr Richard Weston

Representation:

As a resident of Norwich Road I would like to know what is the plan for the B1332 which will have to deal with more traffic in particular lorries which pollute and always exceed the speed limits. There needs to be a plan to take these lorries away from the B1332 and regulate the speed limit through the village. This will become a bigger health and safety problem as more houses are built.

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As a resident of Norwich Road I would like to know what is the plan for the B1332 which will have to deal with more traffic in particular lorries which pollute and always exceed the speed limits. There needs to be a plan to take these lorries away from the B1332 and regulate the speed limit through the village. This will become a bigger health and safety problem as more houses are built.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 19712

Received: 02/01/2019

Respondent: W Walker

Representation:

Reasons for objecting to this site:
1. Significant encroachment into open countryside
2. Outside the village development boundary
3. Removal of high quality agricultural land
4. Would cause the village to link with the grounds Brooke Lodge which is a Listed building causing an adversely impact on its setting.
5. It would adversely impact the character of the Northern approach to the village
6. Ribbon style development, which is contrary to national and local planning policies

Full text:

The current local plan states Brooke, as a service village, is to have 10 to 20 new houses to 2026. So far Brooke has had 32. The Rural South Norfolk Policy area has a 62.5 year land supply although SNC often quote they cannot demonstrate a five year land supply. There is enough land in the RSN policy area already with permission to not require any sites offered in this or the previous consultation. There appears to be a relentless attack on the Rural areas to build irrespective of the views of existing residents, Parish Councils and organizations trying to protect the environment. Little heed is given to drainage, ecology and the environment and in a high percentage of cases build quality is appalling. Urban style executive estates are being built in small villages and ruining the very beauty we all associate with the countryside. In 2017 South Norfolk Council planners permitted building on double the amount of Greenfield sites than on Brownfield sites. All of the larger sites in the list below are on prime agricultural land. As the GNDP state "We aim to produce a plan which will help to meet local housing and economic growth needs, whilst also protecting and enhancing the environment". I would like to see more emphasis the 'protection' and 'enhancement' of the environment which would most definitely include building large estates in rural villages.

Land banking is now a major problem and requires looking into as our rural landscape is being eaten away at an alarming rate.
There is currently an unprecedented response from the residents of Brooke objecting to the current application for the site GNLP2018 listed below. This is a typical example of a speculative developer calling the shots although from the information that has surfaced during this year it appears the council is being particularly accommodating. It is apparent that the practice of dealing with developers to provide infrastructure and facilities that our council should be funding, is open to abuse.

Comments on the individual sites
GNLP2018 (9.1 hectares east of Norwich Rd)
Reasons for OBJECTING to this site:
1. Currently a controversial application in progress. Tax payers money is being wasted as this site would not be considered if it were not linked to a dubious gift of land for a farcical new school that is not required.
2. Site is too large for a service village. 150 houses would increase the village by approx. 30%.
3. Significant encroachment into open countryside.
4. Outside the village development boundary.
5. Totally out of scale and character of the village.
6. Removal of high quality agricultural land.
7. Directly adjoins the conservation area and Listed buildings.Would cause severe impact on the setting.
8. This site is near Special Area of Conservation and a Site of Special Scientific interest.
9. Recently build houses on same field by owner/developer have had bad flooding issues.
GNLP0432 (1 hectare Norwich Rd)
Reasons for OBJECTING to this site:
1. Significant encroachment into open countryside.
2. Outside the village development boundary.
3. Removal of high quality agricultural land.
4. Would cause the village to link with the grounds Brooke Lodge which is a Listed building causing an adversely impact its setting.
5. It would adversely impact the character of the Northern approach to the village.
6. Ribbon style development, which is contrary to national and local planning policies.

GNLP2122 (2.7 hectares east of Wood farm, High Green)
Reasons for OBJECTING to this site:
1. Significant encroachment into open countryside.
2. Outside the village development boundary.
3. Removal of high quality agricultural land.
4. Would impact the ancient woodland and County Wildlife Site of Brooke Wood which is only one field away. This would need mitigating.
5. Negatively impact on the setting of the Conservation area.
6. Out of character with scale and form of village.
7. Yet another site linked to a farcical school new school which is not required.
8. School site would become another 20+ houses. The mention of a school is being used to increase chances of obtaining planning permission.
9. Site fronts road which consists of a series of bends. Dangerous access.
10. Highways have stated no room on existing road to provide a footpath to the site.

GNLP2119 (1.9 hectares north of High Green - Adjacent to GNLP2122)
Reasons for OBJECTING to this site:
1. Significant encroachment into open countryside.
2. Outside the village development boundary.
3. Removal of high quality agricultural land.
4. Would impact the ancient woodland and County Wildlife Site of Brooke Wood which is only one field away. This would need mitigating.
5. Negatively impact on the setting of the Conservation area.
6. Out of character with scale and form of village.
7. Site fronts road which consists of a series of bends. Dangerous access.
8. Highways have stated 'no room on existing road to provide a footpath to the site'.

GNLP0490 (1.7 hectares, land off Mereside)
Neutral:
1. 17 houses is too many for a site in a conservation service village but a lower number might be acceptable. This site would have the least visual impact over all put forward in this and the last consultation.
2. Development on this land has been rejected in the recent past following a public enquiry with the main reasons given being as: a. Outside the development boundary. b. There being a five year land supply within the rural policy area. The RSN policy area has always had a five year land supply and it has just been recently confirmed. c. Unsustainable form of development. d. Development into open countryside. If the above items a, b, c and d are justification for refusing this site for 17 houses in the past then they are more than enough to justify why sites GNLP2018, GNLP0432, GNLP2122 and GNLP2119 should not be accepted into the future plan.
3. This site would also impact very few other dwellings and there is a readymade access from the existing small development of Mereside to the site. Although it is in a conservation area our Council Leader explained at a PC meeting in 2018 that "it is not impossible to build in a conservation area, there are just a few more hurdles to jump".
GNLP0583 (6.7 hectares north of the Street and Laurel Farm)
Reasons for OBJECTING to this site:
1. Significant encroachment into open countryside.
2. Removal of high quality agricultural land.
3. Negatively impact on the setting of the Conservation area.
4. Out of character with scale and form of village.
5. No access for vehicles.
GNLP0584 (0.75 hectare west of Burgess Way)
Reasons for OBJECTING to this site:
1. Significant encroachment into open countryside.
2. Removal of high quality agricultural land.
3. Negatively impact on the setting of the Conservation area.
4. Out of character with scale and form of village.
GNLP0579 (0.19 hectare, Waldor Cottage, High Green)
Reasons for OBJECTING to this site:
1. Would severely impact the ancient woodland and County Wildlife Site of Brooke Wood which is neighbouring. This would need mitigating.
2. Unsustainable
3. Random development which is contrary to national and local planning policies

GNLP0077 (0.4 hectare, Howe Lane)
Why are we being asked to consult on a site that has already (recently) been given planning permission for three self-build houses. This is irresponsible of the district council and brings the local plan into disrepute.
GNLPSL0020 (0.11 hectare, High Green)
Reasons for OBJECTING to this site:
1. This site at present has no direct access to the highway although a new access could be created through the grounds.
2. It adjoins a development in progress at 49 High Green for 15 houses which raises concerns about the possibilities with linking up which in turn may lead to yet further development of the site currently under construction.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 19737

Received: 13/12/2018

Respondent: Brooke Parish Council

Representation:

GNLP0432 (1 hectare Norwich Rd)
Not recommended for the following reasons:
1. would be development in open countryside, removing high quality agricultural land
2. would reduce the separation of the village from Brooke Lodge (Listed building) and adversely impact its setting
3. would adversely impact the character and form of the village
4. would be ribbon development, which is contrary to national and local planning policies

Full text:

The existing South Norfolk Local Plan provides for 20 new dwellings in Brooke in the period to 2026. Planning permissions have already been granted for 30 new dwellings. The Parish Council is dedicated to preserving the unique character and scale of the village, most of which is within the Conservation area, which was first designated in 1975. This has been achieved over the last 43 years by careful and sensitive management of the village, including allowing, where appropriate, complementary new development on a modest scale within a tightly defined development line. The PC strongly believes that this principle is even more important in the future, bearing in mind the pressure nationally for new housing, which we believe must not be allowed to damage the unique qualities of the village. In accordance with this principle the PC believes that the allocations for new development in Brooke in the new Plan period to 2036 should not exceed 10 new dwellings. This would result in a total of 40 new dwellings in the combined periods of the existing and new local Plans, being an increase of 20 from the current Local Plan. The PC feels that any higher allo-cation would be inappropriate for a Conservation village surrounded by open countryside compris-ing ancient woodlands (Brooke Wood and Kirstead Wood) and high quality agricultural land, and unsustainable due to the limited range of services and very limited employment opportunities in the village. The PC's resistance to large-scale expansion of the village is supported by the vast majority of residents, as evidenced by the overwhelming weight of public opinion against the proposed de-velopment of 148 dwellings on land to the east of Norwich Rd.

Comments on the individual sites

GNLP2018 (9.1 hectares east of Norwich Rd)
Not recommended for the following reasons:
1. would be a significant encroachment beyond the current village development boundary
2. would have a severely adverse impact on the scale, form and character of the village
3. would be development in open countryside, removing high quality agricultural land
4. would have a negative impact on the setting of the Conservation area (which directly adjoins the site) and its Listed buildings
5. the site is within 3 km of a Special Area of Conservation and a Site of Special Scientific interest, which would be adversely impacted by its development
6. the proposal includes a new school which is not required

GNLP0432 (1 hectare Norwich Rd)
Not recommended for the following reasons:
1. would be development in open countryside, removing high quality agricultural land
2. would reduce the separation of the village from Brooke Lodge (Listed building) and adversely impact its setting
3. would adversely impact the character and form of the village
4. would be ribbon development, which is contrary to national and local planning policies


GNLP2122 (2.7 hectares east of Wood farm, High Green)
Not recommended for the following reasons:
1. would be a significant encroachment beyond the current village development boundary
2. would be development in open countryside, removing high quality agricultural land
3. would impact on nearby ancient woodland and County Wildlife Site (Brooke Wood)
4. would have a negative impact on the setting of the Conservation area
5. would adversely impact the character, scale and form of the village
6. the proposal includes a new school which is not required
7. access issues on a winding stretch of road

GNLP2119 (1.9 hectares north of High Green)
Not recommended for the following reasons:
1. would be a significant encroachment beyond the current village development boundary
2. would be development in open countryside, removing high quality agricultural land
3. would impact on nearby ancient woodland and County Wildlife Site (Brooke Wood)
4. would have a negative impact on the setting of the Conservation area
5. would adversely impact the character and form of the village
6. access issues on a winding stretch of road


GNLP0490 (1.7 hectares, land off Mereside)
Not recommended for the following reasons:
1. would be a significant encroachment beyond the current village development boundary
2. land is within the Conservation area which would be severely adversely impacted by develop-ment
3. development on this land has been rejected in the recent past following a public enquiry
4. would be development in open countryside, removing high quality agricultural land
5. would impact on nearby County Wildlife Site (Kirstead Wood)
6. would adversely impact the character and form of the village

GNLP0583 (6.7 hectares north of the Street and Laurel Farm)
Not recommended for the following reasons:
1. would be a significant encroachment beyond the current village development boundary
2. would be development in open countryside, removing high quality agricultural land
3. would have a negative impact on the setting of the Conservation area
4. would adversely impact the character, scale and form of the village
5. no suitable vehicular access

GNLP0584 (0.75 hectare west of Burgess Way)
Not recommended for the following reasons:
1. would be development in open countryside, removing high quality agricultural land
2. would have a negative impact on the setting of the Conservation area
3. would adversely impact the character and form of the village

GNLP0579 (0.19 hectare, Waldor Cottage, High Green)
Not recommended for the following reasons:
1. would severely impact an area of ancient woodland
2. development would be unsustainable due to its isolation from the village and its services
3. sporadic and ribbon development, which is contrary to national and local planning policies

GNLP0077 (0.4 hectare, Howe Lane)
* planning permission already granted for development of three self-build dwellings

GNLPSL0020 (0.11 hectare, High Green)
* would expand the settlement boundary to include land with no direct access to a public high-way
* would adjoin the recent development at 49 High Green

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