GNLP2059

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Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17911

Received: 06/12/2018

Respondent: Aylsham Town Council

Representation:

Outside the settlement boundary and dangerous access

Full text:

Aylsham Town Council have looked in detail at the additional sites proposed and wish to make the following comments on GNLP 2059.
This site is outside the settlement boundary for Aylsham and as such if agreed will set a precedent for development all around Aylsham. This particular site has very poor access. There are two possible access routes, firstly onto A140 Norwich Road. This is a very busy road and the access is immediately before the roundabout. The other access is Henry Page Road (Not Cawston Road as stated). Again the access will be immediately after the roundabout. Here many vehicles will be turning right to access the roundabout. This will be particularly dangerous. The road network will also be unsuitable for pedestrians wishing to cross into town for schools, shops or bus routes.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17926

Received: 30/11/2018

Respondent: Burgh and Tuttington Parish Council

Representation:

I attach Burgh and Tuttington parish council's response to the Greater Norwich Local Plan - see full submission.

Two further sites have been identified in the Aylsham area under Part B of the Regulation 18 plans. Both lie outside the existing Aylsham building boundary but one is of particular concern. Site GNLP2059 (for 15-20 houses) lies south of the A140 - B1145 junction between Aylsham and Marsham. Development here would set a precedent to continue in-fill development on the land between Aylsham and Marsham. This would generate a rural conurbation which would have negative consequences especially for Aylsham and its central role in regional tourism.

Full text:

The Greater Norwich Local Plan (GNLP) seeks to prepare a co-ordinated series of development
programmes encompassing Norwich, Broadland and South Norfolk. This regional approach has
many advantages as a means to adapt to national housing and economic policy, but it also has
disadvantages in special areas.
Aylsham is one of these special areas together with the adjacent Bure valley and its associated
communities. There are particular risks from potential development outlined under the GNLP
Regulation 18 identification of sites plans.
We believe there are three principal risks to the Aylsham area to over-development.
1. The potential to alter the essential character of the historic market town of Aylsham itself.
2. The likely deleterious effects of excessive expansion on Aylsham as a focus for tourism in North Norfolk as a whole.
3. The consequences for undermining the special natural environment along the Bure valley, its associated communities and the high grade agricultural land in and around the valley.
Sites were outlined in Part A of the GNLP proposals for approximately 1000 new houses on the eastern edge of Aylsham. These sites lie outside of the existing Aylsham building boundary but remain to the west of the A140 corridor which could act as a boundary for further developmental creep towards the Bure valley to the east.

It has been recognised that a major limitation of these potential developments is the lack of capacity of the Aylsham sewerage works to the east of the town. The sewerage works feeds treated water into the Bure above the village of Burgh-next-Aylsham. An increase in the risk of releasing untreated sewage into the Bure through over-development would have significant potential to damage both the natural and agricultural environment along these reaches of the river.

A second series of sites under Part A of the Regulation 18 plans was identified for a further 1000 houses in Marsham. Marsham lies on the Mermaid river which feeds into the Bure between Burgh and Brampton. Dealing with sewage from such large developments would produce an additional risk to the local environment.
Two further sites have been identified in the Aylsham area under Part B of the Regulation 18 plans. Both lie outside of the existing Aylsham building boundary but one is of particular concern. Site GNLP2059 (for 15 - 20 houses) lies south of the A140 - B1145 junction between Aylsham and Marsham. Development here would set a precedent to continue in-fill development on the land between Aylsham and Marsham. This would generate a rural conurbation which would have negative consequences especially for Aylsham and its central role in regional tourism. While we accept the need for building of much-needed new housing in the region as a whole, we wish to express our concerns of the unintended consequences in creating expanding rural conurbations in economically and environmentally sensitive areas around Aylsham.

Support

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18749

Received: 12/12/2018

Respondent: Norfolk FA

Representation:

Norfolk FA are supportive of residential development in Aylsham, on the proviso S106 contributions are considered to support the development of an existing football facility situated in the Town, at Youngs Park. Aylsham Football Club has plans to develop its existing facility to create a 3G pitch onsite, of which this project is a strategic priority.

Full text:

Norfolk FA are supportive of residential development in Aylsham, on the proviso S106 contributions are considered to support the development of an existing football facility situated in the Town, at Youngs Park. Aylsham Football Club has plans to develop its existing facility to create a 3G pitch onsite, of which this project is a strategic priority.