GNLP0362

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Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 12874

Received: 31/01/2018

Respondent: Mrs Kirsty Laifa

Representation:

Fully object .This area proposed would feed out onto a main road to Attleborough and take away green field sites that people look out onto and have bought houses around purposely as a village community- Transport links are totally unsuitable here now and already clog as is a minor country road that feeds into Diss making the road through the village dangerous in peak times, can even more traffic will feed onto here realistically?. The village already strains from schools and doctors at capacity also what provisions are made for those? Crazy suggestion of volume houses here.

Full text:

Fully object .This area proposed would feed out onto a main road to Attleborough and take away green field sites that people look out onto and have bought houses around purposely as a village community- Transport links are totally unsuitable here now and already clog as is a minor country road that feeds into Diss making the road through the village dangerous in peak times, can even more traffic will feed onto here realistically?. The village already strains from schools and doctors at capacity also what provisions are made for those? Crazy suggestion of volume houses here.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 12972

Received: 20/02/2018

Respondent: Dr G M Courtier

Representation:

This site presents a wholly inappropriate location for a housing invasion. The site is situated in Roydon parish but the adjacent B1077 leads into Diss as a minor road into a busy area of the town. The potential for over 400 properties at a high density far exceeds the projected number of 10-20 for the whole of Roydon. More realistic proposals need to be made before being considered seriously, such as 50% of the Roydon target (ie 5-10 dwellings). Rural countryside enjoyed by present residents will be destroyed.

Full text:

This site presents a wholly inappropriate location for a housing invasion. The site is situated in Roydon parish but the adjacent B1077 leads into Diss as a minor road into a busy area of the town. The potential for over 400 properties at a high density far exceeds the projected number of 10-20 for the whole of Roydon. More realistic proposals need to be made before being considered seriously, such as 50% of the Roydon target (ie 5-10 dwellings). Rural countryside enjoyed by present residents will be destroyed.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 13114

Received: 19/02/2018

Respondent: Mr Robert Powell

Representation:

I strongly object to this proposed development for all the above reasons stated. If my opinions are truly valued then you should at least take the time to read through the points I have made. Thank you

Full text:

I strongly object to this proposed development for a number of reasons. I live in Farm Close and have done since 2013 when we moved here. I chose to live here because it is a quiet and peaceful part of the town, if 400 houses were to be built this would totally change this part of the town. I am certain my house would be worth a lot less if this development were to go ahead. This proposal is far too large for the road network nearby and would further increase traffic within the town which is already a massive problem currently. As an on call Firefighter the traffic problems make it very difficult at times for the crews to get to the Fire Station and turn out to emergencies within our response times, any increase in houses/development will compound the problem and would put peoples lives in danger due to slower response times. Running through this proposed development is a bridle path currently enjoyed and used by many diverse groups of people to enjoy, ramblers, dog walkers etc.I note with interest your impact analysis and some of your scoring here is not accurate. Rather than build more houses we need more infrastructure, schools, doctors, proper road management more investment in facilities for the younger generation

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 13196

Received: 21/02/2018

Respondent: Mrs Janet Courtier

Representation:

This plans too many houses threatening the lovely fields of Roydon. This is an area much loved by walkers and wild life around Brewers Green. Any increase the number of cars joining the narrow and winding B1077 would add to its dangers. Traffic travels too quickly then as the road enters Diss it often becomes congested and cars have to slow almost to a halt to negotiate parked cars. Cars from so many additional houses would add to the problem.
Maybe 6 to 8 houses at Farm close would be acceptable

Full text:

This plans too many houses threatening the lovely fields of Roydon. This is an area much loved by walkers and wild life around Brewers Green. Any increase the number of cars joining the narrow and winding B1077 would add to its dangers. Traffic travels too quickly then as the road enters Diss it often becomes congested and cars have to slow almost to a halt to negotiate parked cars. Cars from so many additional houses would add to the problem.
Maybe 6 to 8 houses at Farm close would be acceptable

Comment

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 13323

Received: 26/02/2018

Respondent: Mr Derek Button

Representation:

Strongly object. This is a very attractive greenfield site, much used by walkers. The impact of the extra traffic on the very narrow Louie's Lane and the B1077 would have a dangerous impact. The high density of proposed number of dwellings is ridiculous. The capacity of Doctors and schools are already at bursting point. Having lived in Louie's Lane for over 50 years, we've seen the traffic increase tremendously and any further development would exacerbate the situation.

Full text:

Strongly object. This is a very attractive greenfield site, much used by walkers. The impact of the extra traffic on the very narrow Louie's Lane and the B1077 would have a dangerous impact. The high density of proposed number of dwellings is ridiculous. The capacity of Doctors and schools are already at bursting point. Having lived in Louie's Lane for over 50 years, we've seen the traffic increase tremendously and any further development would exacerbate the situation.

Comment

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 13613

Received: 07/03/2018

Respondent: Mr Mark Emsden

Representation:

I object to this. It is very close to a main road and would cause congestion. It is being built on fields where there is a lot of wildlife, which would really suffer. The local infrastructure is struggling to cope as it is, with a lack of spaces at Doctors, Dentists and Schools, any further developments would make it much worse. IT IS NOT A SUITABLE LOCATION IN A VILLAGE

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I object to this. It is very close to a main road and would cause congestion. It is being built on fields where there is a lot of wildlife, which would really suffer. The local infrastructure is struggling to cope as it is, with a lack of spaces at Doctors, Dentists and Schools, any further developments would make it much worse. IT IS NOT A SUITABLE LOCATION IN A VILLAGE

Comment

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 13614

Received: 07/03/2018

Respondent: Mr Mark Emsden

Representation:

I object to this. It is very close to a main road and would cause congestion. It is being built on fields where there is a lot of wildlife, which would really suffer. The local infrastructure is struggling to cope as it is, with a lack of spaces at Doctors, Dentists and Schools, any further developments would make it much worse. IT IS NOT A SUITABLE LOCATION IN A VILLAGE

Full text:

I object to this. It is very close to a main road and would cause congestion. It is being built on fields where there is a lot of wildlife, which would really suffer. The local infrastructure is struggling to cope as it is, with a lack of spaces at Doctors, Dentists and Schools, any further developments would make it much worse. IT IS NOT A SUITABLE LOCATION IN A VILLAGE

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 13619

Received: 07/03/2018

Respondent: Mr Mark Emsden

Representation:

I object to this. It is very close to a main road and would cause congestion. It is being built on fields where there is a lot of wildlife, which would really suffer. The local infrastructure is struggling to cope as it is, with a lack of spaces at Doctors, Dentists and Schools, any further developments would make it much worse. IT IS NOT A SUITABLE LOCATION IN A VILLAGE

Full text:

I object to this. It is very close to a main road and would cause congestion. It is being built on fields where there is a lot of wildlife, which would really suffer. The local infrastructure is struggling to cope as it is, with a lack of spaces at Doctors, Dentists and Schools, any further developments would make it much worse. IT IS NOT A SUITABLE LOCATION IN A VILLAGE

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 13629

Received: 07/03/2018

Respondent: Mr Mark Emsden

Representation:

I object to this. It is very close to a main road and would cause
congestion. It is being built on fields where there is a lot of wildlife,
which would really suffer. The local infrastructure is struggling to cope
as it is, with a lack of spaces at Doctors, Dentists and Schools, any
further developments would make it much worse. IT IS NOT A SUITABLE
LOCATION IN A VILLAGE

Full text:

I object to this. It is very close to a main road and would cause
congestion. It is being built on fields where there is a lot of wildlife,
which would really suffer. The local infrastructure is struggling to cope
as it is, with a lack of spaces at Doctors, Dentists and Schools, any
further developments would make it much worse. IT IS NOT A SUITABLE
LOCATION IN A VILLAGE

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 13630

Received: 07/03/2018

Respondent: Mr Mark Emsden

Representation:

I object to this. It is very close to a main road and would cause
congestion. It is being built on fields where there is a lot of wildlife,
which would really suffer. The local infrastructure is struggling to cope
as it is, with a lack of spaces at Doctors, Dentists and Schools, any
further developments would make it much worse. IT IS NOT A SUITABLE
LOCATION IN A VILLAGE

Full text:

I object to this. It is very close to a main road and would cause
congestion. It is being built on fields where there is a lot of wildlife,
which would really suffer. The local infrastructure is struggling to cope
as it is, with a lack of spaces at Doctors, Dentists and Schools, any
further developments would make it much worse. IT IS NOT A SUITABLE
LOCATION IN A VILLAGE

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 13673

Received: 08/03/2018

Respondent: Roydon Parish Council

Representation:

The council would support a proposal to develop part of this site, with a limited number of houses (up to 40) and low density of housing, but cannot support development of the whole site with 400 houses as suggested. The rural views currently enjoyed by residents of this part of the community should be preserved, so housing behind the current houses on Louie's Lane would not be suitable. The council would also not wish to see ribbon development extending north along Shelfanger Road.

Full text:

The council would support a proposal to develop part of this site, with a limited number of houses (up to 40) and low density of housing, but cannot support development of the whole site with 400 houses as suggested. The rural views currently enjoyed by residents of this part of the community should be preserved, so housing behind the current houses on Louie's Lane would not be suitable. The council would also not wish to see ribbon development extending north along Shelfanger Road.

Comment

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 13678

Received: 08/03/2018

Respondent: Mrs Sarah Briscoe

Representation:

I object to such a huge development in a rural area with a diversity of wildlife. Furthermore the access road, for many, if not necessarily all, of the houses would be down the narrow Louies Lane. It is called a lane and that is what it is, entirely unsuitable for an increase in traffic. There is no continuous footpath down the lane (it crosses from side to side) and I am very concerned at the likely danger from more cars rushing up and down.

Full text:

I object to such a huge development in a rural area with a diversity of wildlife. Furthermore the access road, for many, if not necessarily all, of the houses would be down the narrow Louies Lane. It is called a lane and that is what it is, entirely unsuitable for an increase in traffic. There is no continuous footpath down the lane (it crosses from side to side) and I am very concerned at the likely danger from more cars rushing up and down.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 13796

Received: 12/03/2018

Respondent: Mr David Fiddy

Representation:


The last thing Diss and Roydon need at this time is more new housing developments Until the many issues relating to the infrastructure of the town/village are dramatically improved!
Ridiculous traffic congestion throughout the day, increasing difficulty with overcrowded schools, doctors and dentists. The extremely limited sports and leisure facilities especially for our young people and families. The decision to keep building more and more housing without planning and improving the infrastructure is already starting to affect the quality of life of our community and taking the wonderful Market Town in a downwards direction.

Full text:

This is obviously a plan dreamt up by someone that has never spent any time in Diss!
When issues such as:
It often taking almost 'half an hour' to drive from one side of town to the other due to the poor road layout and heavy traffic (Often having to turn around to find alternative routes), employment in the Diss area is extremely limited and therefore people need to be able to be able to get in, out and through the town easily, this just isn't happening!
Regularly not being able to get a NHS doctor's or dentist 's appointments on the day you, or your family actually need one, due to the increased demand and lack of GP's?, the embarrassing sport/leisure facilities available in the area all age groups especially young people and family's, and schools where the young children are taught in dilapidated Portacabins.
The last thing Diss and Roydon needs at this time is more new housing- drive past some of the the new housing areas have already often got cars parking on the pavements I suspect is partly due to the benefit of profit over practicalities?
As a resident of Roydon and Diss I Totally object to the plan for the housing at the rear of Roydon high Rd and the plan for the Louis lane and the underway that this is being imposed, the so called consultation is a complete farce designed with only one possible outcome.
I would add that I agree that New affordable housing to complement places to live, BUT I suggest that until the above issues mentioned are seriously addressed any new housing projects should be planned for areas such as 'Long Stratton' (funny enough where the South Norfolk Council is based)as that appears to be the only place south of Norwich, that gets funding and where any new facilities seem to improve!

Support

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 13929

Received: 13/03/2018

Respondent: Roydon Parish Council

Representation:

(Additional comment by Roydon Parish Council)

The positive comments made on sites GNLP 0119, 0291 and 0362 by Roydon Parish Council, and any adjacent sites not in Roydon parish, is considered prejudicial and premature to the Diss & District Neighbourhood which would seek to allocate sites across the whole NP area. Comments the Parish Council have made, therefore, are without prejudice to the outcome of the NP.

Full text:

(Additional comment by Roydon Parish Council)

The positive comments made on sites GNLP 0119, 0291 and 0362 by Roydon Parish Council, and any adjacent sites not in Roydon parish, is considered prejudicial and premature to the Diss & District Neighbourhood which would seek to allocate sites across the whole NP area. Comments the Parish Council have made, therefore, are without prejudice to the outcome of the NP.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 14169

Received: 16/03/2018

Respondent: Mrs Jennifer Shorter

Representation:

The number of houses proposed on this site is far too many for school, doctors and other services to cater for. It would also spoil the rural outlook currently enjoyed in this area

Full text:

The number of houses proposed on this site is far too many for school, doctors and other services to cater for. It would also spoil the rural outlook currently enjoyed in this area

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 14304

Received: 18/03/2018

Respondent: Mrs Victoria McClure

Representation:

We have chosen to live here as it it a low development area of the outskirts. This would change the area massively. The road itself is in a poor state coping with the cars that use it to go through to Roydon village and other villages. I fail to see how it could cope with any more traffic. The development at Firenze Hall road will put an additional strain on the doctors without this new development being added.

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We have chosen to live here as it it a low development area of the outskirts. This would change the area massively. The road itself is in a poor state coping with the cars that use it to go through to Roydon village and other villages. I fail to see how it could cope with any more traffic. The development at Firenze Hall road will put an additional strain on the doctors without this new development being added.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 14310

Received: 18/03/2018

Respondent: Miss Katie McClure

Representation:

The extra houses will cause problems on the roads and for our medical services. I think it would be a huge mistake for the extra houses to be built.

Full text:

I object for the 413 houses to be built down Louie's Lane for a number of reasons.

Firstly, it will cause extra traffic down our road which means it will no longer be a nice, quiet area to live. The roads are already bad enough for the amount of traffic that comes down the road already so to have the traffic for an extra 413 houses would be awful.

Secondly, something else that must be considered is the strain on our medical services. I struggle at the moment to get a doctors appointment when I need one and many people I know have said the same thing. Having the extra people in Roydon will only make it impossible.

Thirdly, it is already extremely difficult to travel down Victoria Road in Diss. With extra houses, this is likely to cause even more traffic. It already takes me half an hour to get from one side of town to the other.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 14331

Received: 18/03/2018

Respondent: Mrs Shirley Farrow

Representation:

The size of the proposed development far exceeds the capacity of the local infrastructure and amenities, and would adversely affect the rural character of the village and local community.

Full text:

The size of the proposed development far exceeds the capacity of the local infrastructure and amenities, and would adversely affect the rural character of the village and local community.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 14498

Received: 19/03/2018

Respondent: Mr Lee Fairweather

Representation:

I fully object to the development plans for this attractive greenfield site. I agree with all the stated objections made by the fellow residents above. The affect on wildlife, the increased traffic congestion in this area will have a negative impact on neighbouring residents. Ridiculous number of houses suggested for this site. Louies Lane is a narrow lane with no continuous path.

Full text:

I fully object to the development plans for this attractive greenfield site. I agree with all the stated objections made by the fellow residents above. The affect on wildlife, the increased traffic congestion in this area will have a negative impact on neighbouring residents. Ridiculous number of houses suggested for this site. Louies Lane is a narrow lane with no continuous path.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 15040

Received: 21/03/2018

Respondent: Mr Paul Curson

Representation:

A large plot, supposedly for 400+ houses, far too large with no additional infrastructure. The number proposed also suggests the developer intends to stuff in as many properties as possible, with little regard for the resulting quality of life of the new residents. Planners must recognise that the area has poor public transport for people to get to work so the cars required per property will average at least 2.5. I would only consider supporting a development of up to 30/40 houses on the very south part of this site. The visual impact from the west would be significant.

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A large plot, supposedly for 400+ houses, far too large with no additional infrastructure. The number proposed also suggests the developer intends to stuff in as many properties as possible, with little regard for the resulting quality of life of the new residents. Planners must recognise that the area has poor public transport for people to get to work so the cars required per property will average at least 2.5. I would only consider supporting a development of up to 30/40 houses on the very south part of this site. The visual impact from the west would be significant.

Support

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 15244

Received: 21/03/2018

Respondent: G.N. Rackham and Sons Ltd

Agent: Bidwells

Representation:

On behalf of G.N. Rackham and Sons Ltd (hereafter referred to as 'the Landowner'),Site GNLP0362 should be allocated for residential development. As set out in the full Representation and supporting technical evidence (submitted via email), the site is suitable, available, achievable and viable and is therefore deliverable. It represents a sustainable location for development and is capable of delivering a modest quantum of development. Technical evidence has been prepared to demonstrate that there are no constraints to delivery.

Full text:

GNLP 0362 - LAND AT STURGEONS FARM OFF FARM CLOSE, LOUIE'S LANE, SHELFANGER ROAD

On behalf of G.N. Rackham and Sons Ltd (hereafter referred to as 'the Landowner'), we strongly recommend that site GNLP 0362 be allocated for residential led mixed use development, comprising up to approximately 413 dwellings, with associated open space and infrastructure. The site is considered to be entirely developable, and capable of making a significant contribution towards satisfying the Councils' housing needs during the period to 2036.
In accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework's (NPPF) definition of 'developable', set out in footnote 12 to paragraph 47, the site represents a suitable location for housing development, and there is a reasonable prospect that the site is available and could be viably developed within 1-5 years. These points are addressed in further detail below, and within the supporting technical documentation that accompanies this Representation.
Assessment of Developability
Suitable
The site is located within the parish of Roydon but its southern and eastern boundaries immediately adjoin the current settlement boundary of Diss. For the purposes of the Greater Norwich Local Plan, the HELAA has classed the site as Diss, which is identified in Policy 13 of the Joint Core Strategy as a Main Town. The Adopted Joint Core Strategy identifies Main Towns as a key focus for sustainable development, and that these towns will accommodate additional housing, town centre uses, employment and associated services.
Diss has a good range of shops and services for its size, which includes two supermarkets and schooling up to and including a High School. The town also has the added benefit of existing employment opportunities off Vinces Road and Sawmills Road, together with the Mid Suffolk Business Park (formerly Eye Airfield) which is also located close by. These employment areas, together with good connections to Norwich and London via the mainline railway, provide substantial employment opportunities in the vicinity. In addition, and following the recent announcements by Greater Anglia regarding improvements to the line and trains, the railway provides for the potential to have high quality public transport links into Norwich. The good relationship to existing services and facilities in the Greater Norwich Area, make Diss an important location when considering future development opportunities.
The Greater Norwich Local Plan Regulation 18 Consultation document states that in identifying sites to accommodate the additional 7,200 homes required during the period up to 2036, consideration will be given to a range of settlements, including Main Towns (of which Diss is one). These settlements will need to accommodate a minimum level of growth of 1,000 units, irrespective of which of the six growth options is identified. On this basis, Diss is considered to be a location that is, in principle, a suitable location for additional development.
It is evident, therefore, that Diss and the immediate surrounds are a suitable location for further growth, based on current policy, and this site can accommodate a significant proportion of the growth planned for the Greater Norwich Local Plan Area in the period to 2036.
The site immediately adjoins the defined Settlement Boundary for Diss. As such, the proposed development will be immediately adjacent to the built up area of Diss and consequently represents a logical extension to the urban area, as shown on the indicative masterplan, that would create a clear and defensible boundary. As demonstrated below, the site can be developed without causing harm to the landscape setting of Diss.
In terms of more detailed site-specific considerations, the Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) identifies the site as a suitable location for residential development. It confirms through a 'Green' rating, that there are no constraints or impacts anticipated in relation to accessibility to services, utilities infrastructure, contamination and ground stability, market attractiveness, townscapes, historic environment, open space and GI or compatibility with neighbouring uses. Issues which are given an 'Amber' rating, or specifically referred to within the text of the Site Proposals consultation document, include access, utilities capacity, flood risk, significant landscapes, biodiversity and geodiversity and transport and roads. The issues are addressed in more detail below.
Landscape
The site is situated on the northern edge of the Waveney Rural River Valley landscape character area. Key characteristics of the area include a relatively large-scale open valley landscape, arable and pastoral farming and diversity of land cover, together with discrete woodland blocks.
This representation is supported by a Landscape Visual Appraisal prepared by Wynne Williams Associates. The Appraisal establishes that both the landscape character impact and the visual impact of the site could be mitigated by a carefully considered landscape scheme combined with a sensitive layout for the development including buffer planting around and within the site. Existing landscape features will be retained, particularly hedgerows and trees where appropriate.
The site's location on the northern edge of Diss would create a continuous built form along Shelfanger Road to the existing waste recycling centre. The Centre has degraded the landscape character of the immediate area to some extent, whilst the visual sphere of influence is relatively tight with no views from the rural open landscape to the north. Most impacted views come from the adjacent Shelfanger Road and residential properties that adjoin the site.
The Landscape Visual Appraisal concludes that development in this location is capable of ensuring that the important elements of the landscape structure of the area are maintained, and the built development will not erode the previously identified landscape characteristics.
Biodiversity and Geodiversity
The HELAA identifies several nearby County Wildlife Sites, a watercourse and a small copse on the site which would require mitigation and protection. Therefore, an Ecological Appraisal has been undertaken by Hopkins Ecology in support of this Representation. This identified a number of phase 1 habitats which included arable, improved grassland, hedgerows, an ornamental hedge, scrub, pond and wet and dry ditches. The only on-site habitat of Principal Importance is Hedgerow, with 2 other habitats immediately adjoining the site - namely lowland deciduous woodland and a small traditional orchard.
The Appraisal also confirms that there is the potential for two protected species issues with regards to great crested newts and reptiles, following an initial review and site walkover. Follow up surveys would be required as part of any planning application, but mitigation measures both on and off site could be incorporated into the scheme if protected species are discovered, for example greenspaces around the potential locations shown.
Mitigation measures for the loss of semi-natural habitat will be low and soft landscaping is anticipated to be the most appropriate. Looking at it from a strategic viewpoint, such landscaping would offer new habitat area that could be relevant to local green infrastructure proposals, the landscape conservation projects of the Claylands Living Landscape and the Waveney B-Line for pollinating insects.
Impacts on the designated sites identified in the HELAA are considered to be negligible due to the distances involved and the fact that the site is located downstream of the river catchment area.
The Appraisal concludes that the majority of species can be mitigated and with the necessary and appropriate landscaping and scheme design, the site has the potential to deliver net ecological enhancement.
Access, Transport and Roads
The HELAA identifies the potential for additional traffic pressures along the A1066 through Diss, particularly in combination with nearby sites. In addition, the HELAA assumed that a highways access onto Shelfanger Road is likely to be achievable.
The accompanying assessment has concluded that vehicular access to the site could be achieved principally from Shelfanger Road, with a secondary access from the adjacent existing residential area, Farm Close off Louie's Lane. This is demonstrated on both the indicative masterplan submitted as part of this representation and the detailed highway plans prepared by Richard Jackson. These accesses would provide safe, effective, vehicular access and egress in accordance with current highway design standards.
A Transport Note prepared by Richard Jackson Engineering Consultants in support of this Representation demonstrates that development of the site would not have any severe impact on junctions located to the south of the site (towards Diss). Likely traffic movements from the proposed site have been assessed including looking at the influence of the traffic from the site on the centre of Diss. It is likely that if 50% of the traffic generation going south and east is considered going through the town centre, then this vehicular trip generation equals to the equivalent of almost one per minute which is relatively low and also a likely overestimate. In addition, consideration has been given to the Victoria Road/Vinces Road Junction Improvement Feasibility Study, published in April 2015. This concluded that an improvement to the junction by enlarging the mini roundabout will help to reduce the existing traffic congestion. It is understood that this scheme is now progressing and the necessary funding is available to provide this improvement for all road users through Diss. In summary, the following points are considered to be satisfactory:
● Site Access - satisfactory access with necessary visibility can be achieved.
● Local Junction Assessment - no offsite junction upgrades are required. Offsite highway improvements are being provided in Diss by Norfolk County Council.
● Accessibility to Services - high proportion of daily and weekly services can be accessed by pedestrian, cyclists or public transport.
● Pedestrian Links - good site routes to schools and facilities (upon additional footway improvements)
● Cycle Facilities - no specific route but 20/30mph speed limit is present between the site and local facilities.
● Public Transport - current public transport provision does meet Norfolk County Council targets.
Surface Water Drainage
The HELAA identifies that there is a small watercourse that runs along the northern boundary of the site with small areas at risk of the 1:100 year surface water flooding. The entire site is within Flood Zone 1, however, a suitable surface water drainage strategy, which amongst other things would assess if infiltration devices could be utilised on the site, would be prepared as part of any planning application.
An initial Flood Risk Assessment has been prepared by Richard Jackson Engineering Consultants which accompanies this representation which concludes that further intrusive investigations are required in order to determine if infiltration devices could be utilised on the site. The discharge rate to the watercourse on the northern boundary will have to be agreed with the LLFA but it is concluded that with above ground storage, this strategy would be in accordance with both National and Local planning policy. In addition, treating the water for quality and quantity on site will not create a detrimental effect downstream of the site. The final scheme will also set aside sufficient land for accommodating swales, ponds and/or attenuation basins, to allow water to drain to the watercourse. In conclusion, the site is suitable for residential development and surface water drainage can be adequately managed in accordance with the relevant planning policy.
Foul Sewage and Utilities Assessment
A foul sewage and utilities assessment has been prepared by Richard Jackson Engineering Consultants to support this representation. The report assesses available existing utilities and proposed utilities which will be required on site. The HELAA identified a potential requirement for enhancements to the sewerage and water supply network including the potential for improvements to the closest Water Recycling Centre. Through a pre-planning assessment report, Anglian Water have confirmed that there is sufficient capacity in the Diss Wastewater Recycling Centre to take the flows from the site. In addition, Anglian Water have confirmed a connection can be made to the existing 300mm main in Louie's Lane, without the need for offsite reinforcement.
The Assessment also identifies the need for overhead electric cables which currently cross the site to be buried underground.
In summary, the report concludes that the estimated costs associated with required utilities connections which are all readily available to the site are fair for the number of dwellings proposed. They will be factored into any viability assessment as the site progresses.
Summary
In conclusion, it is clear from the above that the site is entirely suitable for residential led mixed use and associated development. The technical evidence submitted alongside this Representation, demonstrates that there are no constraints to the delivery of the site.
Available
The site is currently in agricultural use and is under the sole ownership of the landowner. There is a short term agricultural tenancy which has break clauses inserted. There are no known third party ownerships, access rights or restrictive covenants. The site could be available for development in 1-5 years.
Achievable
Based on the suitability assessment above, there are no site-specific constraints which could threaten the delivery of residential development on the site. Therefore, residential development on the site is deemed to be entirely achievable.
Viable
Development of the site for residential purposes is considered viable, taking into consideration the various policy requirements in relation to matters such as affordable housing provision and CIL contributions, as well as potential abnormal costs, which include the provision of landscaping and infrastructure upgrades/reinforcement.
Summary
As outlined above, the site is suitable, available and viable, and is therefore developable. Development in this location would represent sustainable development, as defined within the National Planning Policy Framework. Diss is already acknowledged as a highly sustainable location, and a preferred location for growth, and the foregoing text demonstrates that the site is a suitable location for further development in all respects and help deliver the objectives for Diss.
Economically, the site represents the right land in the right place at the right time. Residential development in this location would help support the planned long-term economic growth of the Greater Norwich Area, providing high-quality and desirable homes within easy reach of key employment areas in the town and further afield. In addition, the development will generate substantial construction related jobs during the construction process.
Socially, the scale of development envisaged is such that it will enable the creation of a strong, vibrant and healthy community, with easy access to existing and planned local services and facilities, as well as enhanced Green Infrastructure. A wide mix of dwelling types, sizes and tenures will be provided to meet local needs, and CIL payments will ensure the provision of the necessary health and cultural facilities. The site is located immediately adjacent to the existing built up area of Diss, which should assist in achieving social integration between the existing and new residents.
Environmentally, the site is located close to employment opportunities within Diss, and enjoys excellent access to a range of sustainable transport options providing easy access via the mainline railway, to the extensive array of facilities and services available within Norwich city centre.
On this basis, the site should be taken forward as an allocation, and is capable of making a significant contribution to the planned growth of the Greater Norwich Area in the period to 2036.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 15579

Received: 22/03/2018

Respondent: Glyn Robinson

Representation:

Even if half of the shear amount of houses that are proposed within Roydon (and Diss) are build the local amenities just couldn't cope, they are already at breaking strain. Improve the local area and get this up to standard first before increasing the amount of people living here.

Over the years Diss which Roydon is closely linked to has been in decline, I would imagine that most of these property's would become commuter residents who will bring very little to the town while expecting to use the schools, Doctors and Dentists in the area.

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Even if half of the shear amount of houses that are proposed within Roydon (and Diss) are build the local amenities just couldn't cope, they are already at breaking strain. Improve the local area and get this up to standard first before increasing the amount of people living here.

Over the years Diss which Roydon is closely linked to has been in decline, I would imagine that most of these property's would become commuter residents who will bring very little to the town while expecting to use the schools, Doctors and Dentists in the area.

Support

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 16154

Received: 06/04/2018

Respondent: Nr Eric Taylor

Representation:

Of the sites offered GNLP0606, GNLP0119, GNLP0291, GNLP0362, GNLP0342 and GNLP0250 are the most suitable as they border a road which could be upgraded to become a Northern Relief Road. However, a portion of this land would be needed to expand the Cemetery which has not been taken into account.

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I feel it is important that those working on the GNLP work closely with those working on the Neighbourhood plan to ensure that local wishes form the basis of decisions made,

Whilst I am not directly involved the Neighbourhood plan I am a key member of the local resident's association and feel the views I express below are the views of a lot of people living in Diss.

The plans you produced show mainly the ''call for sites'' and little else. Certainly not the infrastructure to support the sites. Clearly there are more sites than are needed for the projected number of new homes. It is therefore important that any agreed sites are clearly identified as I think it would be completely wrong to allocate more land than is required leaving it for the developer to cherry pick which site to apply to build on. The general feeling amongst residents is that future developments should generally be to the north of Diss. I have commented below on your plans:

Sites for new homes.
* Of the sites offered GNLP0606, GNLP0119, GNLP0291, GNLP0362, GNLP0342 and GNLP0250 are the most suitable as they border a road which could be upgraded to become a Northern Relief Road. However, a portion of this land would be needed to expand the Cemetery which has not been taken into account.
* Plot GNLP1044 is in fact two plots with a road through the middle - Walcot Green. They should be designated as two separate plots. The eastern part could be considered for housing together with plot GNLP1003 providing Walcot Green was upgraded from a single-track road to a more suitable twin track road. Currently because of congestion on Victoria Road, Walcot Green is used as a preferred route into town by many residents
* The western half of plot GNLP1044 and GNLP0599 should be retained as green space. Both these sites would be vigorously opposed by residents. In fact, this is one of the few areas of open 'green field' land left in DIss
* Plot GNLP0102 is in the middle of the Diss Strategic Employment site and should be designated for business development only.
* Plot GNLP1045 is the last green space in an area surrounded by housing and should be retained as a green area.
* Plot GNLP0112 is a very small green area containing a few trees and shrubs and should not be built on. In addition, because of its close proximity to the railway bridge access would be poor and undoubtedly dangerous.
* Plot GNLP0341 is where a town centre car park and the health centre are located. Whilst I agree the health centre needs relocating this area should be retained as a green space and car park close to the town centre
* Plot GNLP0526 is in my opinion suitable for development.
* Plots GNLP0104 and GNLP1038 are very small plots and would not contribute many homes. However, both sites could be suitable for self-build homes.

Town Infrastructure

* Land to the west of Morrisons and to the south of Victoria Road should be designated for Health and Leisure. The land behind the Thatcher's Needle should be allocated for a new modern health Centre and possibly a centralised Dental centre. It is in an ideal location as it is very central, close to the bus station and has more than adequate parking.
* Land adjacent to the Thatcher's Needle where the Feather Factory is presently located should be considered as a location for a new leisure centre
* Traffic congestion is a major problem in Diss adversely affecting residents and business alike. Whilst we have a few minor improvements (tweaks) at the planning stage which will help a little we desperately need a Northern Relief Road (or bypass) and an upgrade to Walcot Green to allow Diss to continue to grow and prosper.

I appreciate this is probably a bit more detailed than you need at this stage but the GNLP and the Diss and District Neighbourhood plan are going to dictate how we grow and prosper over the next 15 years.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 16361

Received: 22/03/2018

Respondent: Ms Dawn Messenger

Number of people: 2

Representation:

413 dwellings (between 600-100 more people) is far too many for the village of Roydon or
Diss infrastructure to be able to cope with.
over 800 additional cars trying to get out onto Shelfanger Road in the morning would cause an issues.
Louis Lane is already a cut though and cars often speed down this lane - further cars will then make this road a serious health and safety issue.
There has been a number of accidents at Louis Lane and Shelfanger Road.
If this development was reduced to 100 houses then I would not object to this development.

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I am writing to register my concerns, objections and comments about the proposed planning developments within the parish of Roydon and also Diss.

* GNLP0362 - Sturgens Farm, Louis Lane, Roydon.
* I object to this development and I have concerns about the size of the proposed development, 413 dwellings (between 600-100 more people) is far too many for the village of Roydon or
Diss infrastructure to be able to cope with.
* From a health and safety point of view - over 800 additional cars trying to get out onto Shelfanger Road in the morning would cause an issues.
Louis Lane is already a cut though and cars often speed down this lane - a further 800 cars will then make this road a serious health and safety issue.
There has already been a number of accidents at the junction of Louis Lane and Shelfanger Road.
If this development was cut down to 100 houses then I would not object to this development.

* GNLP0526 - High Road, Roydon - I have serious concerns about this development for the following reasons:-
* The close proximity to Roydon Fen - environmental concerns on the effect of wildlife and the Waveney Valley.
* I also have concerns about the number of cars trying to get out onto the A1066 with the junction being so close to the pre-school and other junctions.
* I also completely disagree that the Roydon water tower that is very old and has been part of the Roydon landscape and history for many years will be torn down.

* GNLP0606 - Boundary Farm - I have no concerns about this small development.

* GNLP1038 - Brewers Green Lane, Roydon - I have no concerns about this small development.


I appreciate the need for good quality affordable housing and also realise that these additional developments will bring much need money into the villages and nearby towns. However, the planning committees
must give serious considerations to the following :-

* Local schools both in Diss and Roydon will need expanding - can developer be made to contribute to the extensions that will be needed to cope with the increase number of pupils?
* Doctors surgeries - Lawns Medical Practice & Parish Fields Medical Practice - both these practices lack money and it is already difficult to get a doctor's appointment and increase of additional people in the
area will only impact this further.
* Roads - The A1066 through Diss is a complete nightmare and often takes over half an hour to get from the police station to Tesco's. The A1066 has roundabouts after roundabouts, pelican crossing after pelican crossing and then
a zebra crossing all within 500 metres, this is nothing less than poor planning on behalf of the highways commission and Diss Town Council. A proper link road around and through the Walcot Green area needs to be put in place, freeing up the
town. I live in Roydon but I tend to do the majority of my shopping now in Harleston, Bungay or Beccles and avoid Diss completely because the road layout is so bad. The poor road layout and designing is putting off a large number of people now and
that is why Diss is dying as a town.

Developers should not be allowed to cram in houses - space needs to be given otherwise it just causes anti-social behaviour. Let's be realistic the majority of households have at least two cars - supply driveways that can cater for this.
In Roydon developments like Appletree, Millway, Hose Avenue, have roads that are wider - visiting guests can park their cars on the roads without having to park on pavements. People need space and if they have space then there is less
Anti-social behaviour.

Kind Regards
Dawn Messenger & Martin Hammond

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 19650

Received: 03/12/2018

Respondent: Diss Community Woodland Project

Representation:

I represent represent the trustees who own Quaker Wood that adjoins the SW boundary of the above land and the steering group that has successfully managed Quaker Wood as a fully accessible wildlife and community site since 2008.

The recent inclusion of GNLP2104 has highlighted the concerns that development of open countryside adjacent to Quaker Wood would have a serious and detrimental impact on it's conservation, educational and recreational value.

We therefore request that we be consulted on the incorporation of wildlife land allocation as part of any development that adjoins Quaker Wood, to ensure permanent and adequate links between Quaker Wood and the larger rural environment.

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I represent represent the trustees who own Quaker Wood that adjoins the SW boundary of the above land and the steering group that has successfully managed Quaker Wood as a fully accessible wildlife and community site since 2008.

The recent inclusion of GNLP2104 has highlighted the concerns that development of open countryside adjacent to Quaker Wood would have a serious and detrimental impact on it's conservation, educational and recreational value.

We therefore request that we be consulted on the incorporation of wildlife land allocation as part of any development that adjoins Quaker Wood, to ensure permanent and adequate links between Quaker Wood and the larger rural environment.