GNLP0405

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Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 13220

Received: 22/02/2018

Respondent: Seething Parish Council

Representation:

Development of Seething, other than infill of existing potential sites within the development boundary as single line of properties at a density equivalent to existing street frontage would have a negative impact upon the character of Seething and exceed the capacity of its existing facilities and narrow rural roads.

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Development of Seething, other than infill of existing potential sites within the development boundary as single line of properties at a density equivalent to existing street frontage would have a negative impact upon the character of Seething and exceed the capacity of its existing facilities and narrow rural roads.

Comment

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 16727

Received: 21/03/2018

Respondent: Otley Properties

Agent: John Long Planning

Representation:

The Seething Settlement Summary's acknowledgement that site GNLP0405 is suitable for small-scale residential development is welcomed. The HEELA's conclusion that the site is considered suitable for development is also welcomed. In terms of the HEELA's conclusion, issues such as access, utilities, water infrastructure/drainage, heritage and biodiversity issues are being considered. Discussions with the School in respect of the new car park also continue to be progressed.

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GNLP0400 Land at Church Meadow Alpington;
The Alpington Settlement Summary's acknowledges that site GNLP0400 is sympathetic to the form and character is welcomed. As is the HEELA's conclusion that the site is considered suitable for development.
However, the Settlement Summary's conclusion that the site is more constrained than site GNLP0433 is incorrect. The Constraints Analysis for GNLP0400 included in the HEELA incorrectly categorises certain issues as Amber. For instance Accessibility to Services is shown as Amber, despite the conclusion confirming that the site is well related to services. Also, Planning Application 2014/2608 confirmed that the Highways Authority did not object in principle to the proposed development of the site on highways grounds. They did suggest the widening of Church Road, and upgrade to bus stops and minor haunching work at the junction with Back Lane. These are all deliverable (and relevant to other sites in the village), and for this reason and the conclusion that the issue can be reasonably mitigated would suggest that the assessment should be Green.

GNLP0405 Land to the north and South of Brooke Road, Seething;
The Seething Settlement Summary's acknowledgement that site GNLP0405 is suitable for small-scale residential development is welcomed. The HEELA's conclusion that the site is considered suitable for development is also welcomed. In terms of the HEELA's conclusion, issues such as access, utilities, water infrastructure/drainage, heritage and biodiversity issues are being considered. Discussions with the School in respect of the new car park also continue to be progressed.

GNLP0406 Land to the west of Seething Street, Seething;
The Seething Settlement Summary's acknowledgement that site GNLP0406 is suitable for small-scale residential development is welcomed. The HEELA's conclusion that the site is considered suitable for development is also welcomed. The HEELA suggest that combined sites GNLP0406; GNLP 0507 and GNLP0588 could deliver 29 homes is an over estimate of housing numbers. The actual number would be a lot lower than this. Taking into account local character considerations, the combined number for these 3 sites would be up to 10 dwellings. A lower number would also take into account the issues over the suitability of the local road network to accommodate traffic arising from the 3 sites. Issues including access, drainage and sewerage are being considered in more detail.

GNLP0587 Land to the west of Seething Street; Seething;
The Seething Settlement Summary's acknowledgement that site GNLP0587 is suitable for small-scale residential development is welcomed. The HEELA's conclusion that the site is considered suitable for development is also welcomed. The HEELA suggest that combined sites GNLP0406; GNLP 0507 and GNLP0588 could deliver 29 homes is an over estimate of housing numbers. The actual number would be a lot lower than this. Taking into account local character considerations, the combined number for these 3 sites would be up to 10 dwellings. A lower number would also take into account the issues over the suitability of the local road network to accommodate traffic arising from the 3 sites. Issues including access, drainage and sewerage are being considered in more detail.

GNLP0588 Land to the west of Seething Street; Seething;
The Seething Settlement Summary's acknowledgement that site GNLP0588 is suitable for small-scale residential development is welcomed. The HEELA's conclusion that the site is considered suitable for development is also welcomed. The HEELA suggest that combined sites GNLP0406; GNLP 0507 and GNLP0588 could deliver 29 homes is an over estimate of housing numbers. The actual number would be a lot lower than this. Taking into account local character considerations, the combined number for these 3 sites would be up to 10 dwellings. A lower number would also take into account the issues over the suitability of the local road network to accommodate traffic arising from the 3 sites. Issues including access, drainage and sewerage have been adequately dealt with in a recent planning application 2017/1442 for 2 dwellings. The main reason for the application's refusal was that it constituted development in the Countryside, which had at the time a 39.6 years housing supply, although since the application was considered the Council have confirmed that there is no longer a 5 year housing supply in the South Norfolk Rural Area.

GNLP1035 Land South of Wheelers Lane, Seething;
The Seething Settlement Summary's does not include site GNLP1035 in the list of sites that are considered to be suitable for small scale development. This is at odds with the HEELA conclusion for the site, which suggest that the site is considered suitable. The Seething Settlement summary should be amended to reflect the fact the site abuts the village's playing fields and is adjacent newly constructed properties and should be considered suitable, as established in the HEELA.

GNLP0589A&B Land North and South of Pigot Lane, Framingham Earl.
The Poringland/Framingham Earl Settlement Summary's acknowledgement that sites GNLP0589A&B are sustainable locations for development is welcomed. The HEELA's conclusion that the site is considered suitable for development is also welcomed.
The Constraints Analysis for site GNLP0589B suggest that the site was a former RAF camp and could be subject to contamination is incorrect. The RAF camp was a satellite accommodation area, and built development was focussed on land at Long Road, and did not extend into this site. Issues including access, drainage and sewerage are being considered in more detail.