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Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 16459

Received: 22/03/2018

Respondent: Glavenhill Strategic Land

Agent: Lanpro Services Ltd

Representation:

On behalf of Glavenhill Limited Land to the south of School Lane, Little Melton (see Section 3 for site extent).The site was promoted at that time as two separate land parcels (the northern land parcel which is located to the immediate south of School Lane and the land parcel to the immediate east of Burnthouse Lane.
Both sites have been considered by under site references: GNLP0495 and GNLP047. (See attached representation)The resulting
proposed allocation site (as shown on Figure 1 at Section 3) is currently the subject of an outline planning application for residential development (LPA reference 2017/2843)

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These representations are submitted of behalf of Glavenhill (Number 8) Limited (Glavenhill) in
response to the Greater Norwich Local Plan Regulation 18 Consultation and relate primarily to
Land to the south of School Lane, Little Melton (hereon in referred to as the proposed allocation
site) (see Section 3 for site extent).
These representations follow on from the Site's submission to the 'call for sites' consultation in
July 2016.
The Site was promoted at that time as two separate land parcels (the northern land parcel which
is located to the immediate south of School Lane was promoted as 'Little Melton 1' and the land
parcel to the immediate east of Burnthouse Lane was promoted as 'Little Melton 2').
Both sites have been considered by the Greater Norwich Growth Board and are assessed for their
suitability for residential development within the Housing and Employment Land Availability
Assessment (December 2017) (HELAA) which is released in support of this Regulation 18
Consultation under site references: GNLP0495 and GNLP0477, respectively.
The sites have since the Call for Sites exercise been combined and refined in their extent and have
been assessed by Glavenhill for their suitability for housing in their combined form. The resulting
site (as shown at Section 3) is currently the subject of an outline planning application for
residential development. The application is pending determination with no outstanding technical
objections from statutory consultees. The application documentation and consultee responses
submitted and received to date, are referred to in these representations as demonstration of the
site's suitability and deliverability for residential use and to assist in clarifying the queries raised by
the Greater Norwich Growth Board on the site within the HELAA.
Glavenhill has considered the Draft Greater Norwich Local Plan and provide comment on the
suitability or otherwise of the proposed Growth Options, including the level and distribution of
this growth. Glavenhill has serious concerns over the Greater Norwich Growth Board's (GNGB)
calculation of the overall housing requirement and provide a suggested alternative requirement.
It is Glavenhill's submission that the proposed housing growth is best accommodated through the allocation of a new settlement in the Cambridge-Norwich Tech Corridor, alongside a range of less strategic sites that should to be located in sustainable locations in and around existing sustainable settlements. The allocation of Land to the south of School Lane, Little Melton should form part of that Strategy.
The proposed allocation site has been demonstrated through the planning application process to
be sustainably located on the edge of the Service Village of Little Melton and within the Norwich Policy Area. The site is an appropriate and sustainable place to accommodate new housing
development.
Contrary to the conclusions of the HELAA, the proposed allocation site has been demonstrated
through the planning application process to be safely accessed via School Lane and not to have a
severe impact upon the local transport network. There is sufficient capacity within the local utility
network to accommodate residential development at the site and the impact of such
development on the local townscape can be effectively controlled.
There are no overriding constraints that would prevent the site from being developed for housing
within the early stages of the Plan Period and Glavenhill respectfully request it be allocated within
the emerging Local Plan. 2. Site Introduction and Description
Introduction
These representations are submitted of behalf of Glavenhill (Number 8) Limited (Glavenhill) in
response to the Greater Norwich Local Plan Regulation 18 Consultation and relate primarily to
Land to the south of School Lane, Little Melton (hereon in referred to as the 'proposed allocation
site') (see Section 3 for site extent).
These representations follow on from the proposed allocation site's submission to the 'call for
sites' consultation in July 2016.
The site was promoted at that time as two separate land parcels (the northern land parcel which
is located to the immediate south of School Lane was promoted as 'Little Melton 1' and the land
parcel to the immediate east of Burnthouse Lane was promoted as 'Little Melton 2').
Both sites have been considered by the Greater Norwich Growth Board (GNGB) and are assessed
for their suitability for residential development within the Housing and Employment Land
Availability Assessment (December 2017) (HELAA) which is released in support of this Regulation
18 Consultation under site references: GNLP0495 and GNLP0477, respectfully.
The sites have since the Call for Sites exercise been combined and refined in their extent and have
been assessed by Glavenhill for their suitability for housing in their combined form. The resulting
proposed allocation site (as shown on Figure 1 at Section 3) is currently the subject of an outline
planning application for residential development (LPA reference 2017/2843). The application is
pending determination with no outstanding technical objections from statutory consultees. The
application documentation and consultee responses submitted and received to date are referred
to in these representations as demonstration of the site's suitability and deliverability for
residential use and to assist in clarifying the queries raised by the GNGB on the site within the
HELAA.The planning application documentation is not enclosed with these representations due to its size
but can be obtained from South Norfolk's Public Access database under the aforementioned
planning application reference.
Site and Surroundings
The proposed allocation site is located to the southern side of the village of Little Melton within
the District of South Norfolk.
The proposed allocation site comprises two connected land parcels within the same, single
ownership. The northern parcel is bound by School Lane to the north, a well established hedge
and tree belt and the Village Apartments holiday complex beyond to the south and east and a
residential property and its curtilage (20 School Lane) to the west.The northern parcel is joined to the southern parcel by an area of grassland to the rear of no. 20
School Lane.
The southern parcel is larger in area and is bound to the north by well established scrub land of
some ecological value and residential properties beyond. The western boundary is delineated by a
well established hedgerow with Burnthouse Lane beyond. The southern boundary is currently
unmarked. The eastern boundary is marked by a well established tree and hedge line with the
Village Apartments beyond.
There are no ecological designations on the proposed allocation site.
There are no listed buildings on the proposed allocation site, albeit the barn at Elm Farm to the
immediate east of the site, is Grade II Listed. The site is not located within or in close proximity to,
a conservation area.
The proposed allocation site is located in Flood Zone 1 and is at low risk of flooding.