GNLP0582

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Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 14317

Received: 18/03/2018

Respondent: Cllr Dan Roper

Representation:

This proposal significantly extends what is in effect the built up part of the village. This is contrary to the parish plan and wishes of residents.

Given the village size this is a significant level of development that would have impact on the character of the parish. I am concerned about increased traffic movements on Newton Road both through Hainford and into St Faiths.

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This proposal significantly extends what is in effect the built up part of the village. This is contrary to the parish plan and wishes of residents.

Given the village size this is a significant level of development that would have impact on the character of the parish. I am concerned about increased traffic movements on Newton Road both through Hainford and into St Faiths.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 14387

Received: 18/03/2018

Respondent: Mr. Kevin Saggers

Representation:

REJECT this proposal - and indeed all those proposed for Hainford - due to:
1. Flooding at all of the sites, mainly due to high water table in the village,
2. Most all services (e.g. sewage, electricity) barely able to cope with existing population,
3. Virtually no 'social' infrastructure - e.g. no shops, no Post Office, only one pub, Village Hall, Junior/Primary school, and church,
4. Very poor road links and capacity,
5. Very poor public transport links - and nothing that would support commuting into Norwich.

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This land is behind my property (it backs on to 12 properties in Chapel Road), so I am well-versed with its specific problems.

Like most of Hainford in general - and indeed all of the sites put forward under this document - it suffers from a very high water table. Even during the summer, a few days of moderately heavy rain will cause areas of pooling water to appear, and during most winters a number of significant areas will be totally under water, and may be so for weeks at a time. This land is in places higher than the surrounding properties, and this water then causes major flooding in the gardens. Should this land be built on, the reduction in soakaway area will cause even more flooding in the nearby gardens, to an extent that will make them totally untenable.

When a number of people in Chapel Road had the opportunity to purchase some 80 feet of extension to their back gardens from the then landowner of this parcel of land back in 2010, Broadland District Council advised us that it was classified as 'Agricultural' and therefore no building would be permitted on it. This applies as much to our back gardens (presently somewhat under water) as well as the rump of the land, and I trust that no exception will be made just because it is a large piece of land that someone might feel is 'ripe for development'.

As a general comment covering all of the presently proposed sites in Hainford, most all of the services - water and sewage, electricity, and telephone/Broadband - are straining at the limits of their capacity. Flooding - including from the sewage system - is a not uncommon problem in the village although Anglian Water are clearly not prepared to spend money increasing the system's capacity (apparently two contractors installing mains sewage in Hainford many years ago both went into liquidation whilst carrying out the works). Unscheduled power outages are not infrequent - we probably have at least three or four a year. Our road links in and out of the village are for the most part narrow and in most cases winding roads, and all are limited to 30 mph at some point in linking to the 'outside world' although speeding is a continuing problem, and with little of the village having pavements there is a significant risk to 'life and limb' at even existing levels of road usage. There are no street lights anywhere in the village (although most of us would probably not want them - we live 'out in the country' and one of the joys of this is to see a darkened night sky), and even if there were there is little to walk out to: we have NO shops, NO Post Office, just one pub (at the moment) at one end of the village, and one Village Hall. We do not even have a telephone box with a telephone any longer! Public transport is almost non-existent, with an infrequent and irregular bus service that does not provide sufficient service times to allow commuting into Norwich, and they would be reluctant to increase the frequency and hours covered due to insufficient business and - more to the point - the narrow, winding and undulating roads accessing the main roads. Therefore - if you want to live in Hainford - you need your own transport. As current development policy is that housing developments should be in locations that have good public transport links, any proposal for mass building development - such as the ones set out in this Proposals document for Hainford - fail at this hurdle alone.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 14495

Received: 19/03/2018

Respondent: Stephen Wilde

Representation:

There is a significant surface water problem with the site and there is high water table in Hainford. The sewage and water system is already overloaded for the area and neighbours have had problems with sewage backing up into properties. Newton Road has water filled ditches and narrow and is a very busy road and there are no public footpaths to the local school, church, village hall or children's play area. There is a TPO on a wood adjacent to the possible site also surrounded by a deep ditch. This is not a suitable site!

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There is a significant surface water problem with the site and there is high water table in Hainford. The sewage and water system is already overloaded for the area and neighbours have had problems with sewage backing up into properties. Newton Road has water filled ditches and narrow and is a very busy road and there are no public footpaths to the local school, church, village hall or children's play area. There is a TPO on a wood adjacent to the possible site also surrounded by a deep ditch. This is not a suitable site!

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 14588

Received: 19/03/2018

Respondent: Hainford Parish Council

Representation:

Wholly disproportionate to size,aspect,status and not contiguous to existing settlement,
outside Development Boundary,
significant flooding/drainage issues on this site,
Tree Preservation Orders in force,
Potential Agricultural restrictions,
conflict with 'other village' status and Parish Plan,
unsustainability -inadequate infrastructure-'Hainford having very limited standard everyday facilities is not considered an acceptable location,the site is not connected to footway links which are sporadic and public transport services are very limited resulting in an over reliance on the car contrary to sustainability objectives'
reliance upon inadequate rural roads,increased congestion at junction with B1354 and A140.
school not accessible by footway and insufficient capacity.

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1.The size of the site and potential volume of dwellings is wholly disproportionate and out of scale to the status, size, and aspect of the village and is not contiguous with the main part of the village.

2.The proposed site is subject to significant longstanding flooding and drainage issues with neighbouring dwellings already affected, wider development would exacerbate this existing problem. This area of the village is subject to long standing and unresolved flooding and drainage issues.
It is current planning policy to direct development to areas with the lowest probability of flooding.

3.There have also been long standing issues with sewer capacity in the area of Stratton road causing problems with the pumping station and residents toilets overflowing.

4.The site contains trees subject to Tree preservation order.There are also Tree preservation orders in force along Newton Rd in this vicinity..

5. The land is subject to Agricultural use planning restrictions.

6..The site lies outside the Development Boundary.

7. The site is in conflict with Hainfords status of 'other village' which by definition stated in the GNLP still applies.

8. The Development would be in conflict with Hainfords Parish Plan.

9. Wider development in this location would be unsustainable due to lack of adequate infrastructure services, general facilities ,limited ,power supplies(with a reliance upon oil) and limited transport services to support this level of development. (when commenting recently on a single dwelling proposal in the Grange Rd area the Highways response was
"in regard to transport sustainability Hainford, which has very limited standard every day facilities is not Considered an acceptable location, the site is not connected to footway links which, in any case, are Sporadic in the village and public transport services are very limited. Accordingly the proposed Development will result in an over reliance of the private car contrary to sustainability objective
10. The narrow rural lanes in this location are inadequate for increased volume of traffic and in many locations it is impossible for two vehicles to pass safely . There would be increased congestion at the junction between A140 and B1354(Waterloo Rd).Also potential congestion at the junction with Newton Rd and the B1354.
11. The Primary school is not accessible by definition as there is only one pavement running from Stratton/waterloo area. There are no pavements from the main settlement in the chapel road area to the South, nor from the West/ A140 Cromer Rd nor from the Eastern side of the village. The reliance being on the private motor vehicle for safe access to the school which is contrary to sustainability objectives
12.The Primary school is small and would not be able to accommodate increased volume of pupils generated If wider development were allowed on this scale.
13. Loss of rural amenity-the site has landscape value. Residents have expressed their concerns at risk to wildlife on this site.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 14853

Received: 21/03/2018

Respondent: Mrs D Fuller

Representation:

I am objecting to all the site proposals on the grounds that:-
The village has a very high water table and most areas are subject to surface water flooding which at times infiltrate the foul sewer network causing problems within properties.The very narrow rural roads are unsuitable for increased traffic.We have limited power supply, a sporadic bus service and no local facilities.
All the services and infastructure would be overloaded by more development; only small scale housing within the development boundary would be suitable

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I am objecting to all the site proposals on the grounds that:-
The village has a very high water table and most areas are subject to surface water flooding which at times infiltrate the foul sewer network causing problems within properties.The very narrow rural roads are unsuitable for increased traffic.We have limited power supply, a sporadic bus service and no local facilities.
All the services and infastructure would be overloaded by more development; only small scale housing within the development boundary would be suitable

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 15396

Received: 21/03/2018

Respondent: Adrian Fletcher

Representation:

Hainford has insufficient services to support further build up. Public transport is poor, and electric supply/sewage limited. There are no shops, only one public house. This site would be disperate from the village centre. This is outside of the development boundary and is believed to be an SSSI site.

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Hainford has insufficient services to support further build up. Public transport is poor, and electric supply/sewage limited. There are no shops, only one public house. This site would be disperate from the village centre. This is outside of the development boundary and is believed to be an SSSI site.

Comment

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 15429

Received: 21/03/2018

Respondent: Mr Christopher Danby

Representation:

This site is known to have serious flooding issues, Hainford lacks a suitable infrastructure to support this level of development, we constantly suffer power cuts, inadequate sever system, inadequate practical bus service. The roads in and around Hainford lack the capacity to support increase traffic movement, being single track with passing spaces in most cases. The site is again in conflict with Hainford's status of 'Other Village' which by definition stated in the GNLP still applies. The site is outside of the development boundary, disproportionate to the size of Hainford and is in conflict with the Parish plan.

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This development would be completely disproportionate with the current 390 odd properties that currently make up the village of Hainford.
Hainford lacks a suitable infrastructure to support this level of development, we constantly suffer power cuts, the sever system is always blocking, there is no real practical bus service for the working people, with the bus company already struggling to justify the service now. Your own policy suggests that there should be a pavement from all areas of the village to the primary school, which there isn't which is in conflict with the service village status you propose
The roads in and around Hainford lack the capacity to support increase traffic movement, being single track with passing spaces in most cases. Loss of rural amenity.
The site contains trees subject to Tree preservation order. There are also Tree preservation orders in force along Newton Road
It is outside the development boundary and in conflict with the parish plan.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 15795

Received: 22/03/2018

Respondent: Mrs Teresa Watker

Representation:

Object Strongly to the building of 60-80 houses on this site. There is no such demand and in this area the road is a quiet country lane and wouldn't support the amount of traffic this development would bring. Water constantly on the field - flood plain. We live on Newton Road which is already a dangerous road due to the 'bumps' and being straight so people can speed. It concerns me my children have to go on this road to get to friends - an increase in traffic in therefore a huge worry. All previous comments to objection supported.

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Object Strongly to the building of 60-80 houses on this site. There is no such demand and in this area the road is a quiet country lane and wouldn't support the amount of traffic this development would bring. Water constantly on the field - flood plain. We live on Newton Road which is already a dangerous road due to the 'bumps' and being straight so people can speed. It concerns me my children have to go on this road to get to friends - an increase in traffic in therefore a huge worry. All previous comments to objection supported.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 16195

Received: 19/03/2018

Respondent: Mrs Pamela Capel

Representation:

GNLP0582 - Development here would not be a good idea as chapel road already has flooding issues after prolonged heavy rain and the ground next to the entrance in newton road also gets underwater. The gardens of the houses on the east side of the road get flooded. The land behind there is basically a swamp and the wooded area is underwater in winter. The drainage system in Hainford is inadequate at the moment so further development here would be adding to the problem.

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GNLP0582 - Development here would not be a good idea as chapel road already has flooding issues after prolonged heavy rain and the ground next to the entrance in newton road also gets underwater. The gardens of the houses on the east side of the road get flooded. The land behind there is basically a swamp and the wooded area is underwater in winter. The drainage system in Hainford is inadequate at the moment so further development here would be adding to the problem.

GNLP0512 - Development in Lady lane whist the land is not wet, any drainage flows down to Newton road. On the corner of the junction with Lady Lane and Newton road there is already a problem with the drainage ditches which can not cope in wet weather and the ditches stand full of water and cannot run away because of the overload of water and the saturation of the land around.
The water table is very high in Hainford and the drainage ditches cannot get rid of the excess water, putting large areas under concrete will make matters worse.

GNLP0190
This area I presume will be entered off Grange Road opposite Grange Farm. This is a large area with regard to drainage. If this development went ahead I would hope that the drains would go in the direction of Buxton Road if on the other hand the drainage was directed to Grange road. This would be a huge problem for the existing road and properties at the end near the village green. As the ditches here can barely cope and flooding has occurred. The woodland around the old hall is underwater most of the winter.

Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 16447

Received: 22/03/2018

Respondent: Mr Stephen Rogers

Representation:

too large/disproportionate, lack of adequate infrastructure to support,flooding on site, TPO's in force.

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0069- Too vast,Unsustainable due to,lack of adequate infrastructure to support. This. Flooding and drainage/sewage issues.Outside development boundary.

0065- Flooding,rural roads inadequate, unsustainable due to lack of infrastructure,remote from village.

0393- previous objections from Environment Agency due to significant flooding. Unsustainable,lack of infrastructure to support.Too many properties.

0181- flooding on site, lack of infrastructure to support, disproportionate in size.

0190- too large and disproportionate,flooding and drainage issues Hall Rd,,inadequate infrastructure to support, out of development boundary.

0582- too large/disproportionate, lack of adequate infrastructure to support,flooding on site, TPO's in force.

0512- site is too large, flooding on the sites and on Hall Road at the junction, inadequate infrastructure to support, outside the development boundary. Reliance upon narrow rural roads.