GNLP2107

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Comment

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18146

Received: 09/12/2018

Respondent: Mr Andrew Cawdron

Representation:

The site area is defined and would appear restrained. It therefore arrives at the point of whether the economic, environmental and social gains are worth the loss a further green field site. Employment close to village of residence is evidentially to be encouraged and there is an existing track record of considerate development. The road network remains an issue for any expansion in the Plumsteads, particularly if requiring HGV support. I serve on the Parish Council with the Applicant and therefore must declare that interest. On balance therefore neutral about this site expansion and expect heavy environmental consideration.

Full text:

The site area is defined and would appear restrained. It therefore arrives at the point of whether the economic, environmental and social gains are worth the loss a further green field site. Employment close to village of residence is evidentially to be encouraged and there is an existing track record of considerate development. The road network remains an issue for any expansion in the Plumsteads, particularly if requiring HGV support. I serve on the Parish Council with the Applicant and therefore must declare that interest. On balance therefore neutral about this site expansion and expect heavy environmental consideration.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 19588

Received: 18/12/2018

Respondent: Great & Little Plumstead Parish Council

Representation:

The Plumsteads are seen as "service villages" within the Norwich Policy
Area and Joint Core Strategy. This is defined as suitable for small housing
developments (10 to 20 dwellings) subject to form and character
considerations. Little Plumstead already absorbing more than Service Village allocation with over 100+ new dwellings in progress.

Little Plumstead has almost no infrastructure. There are no shops, doctors, dentists etc located within the Parish.

Occupying and removing agricultural land

Poor road infrastructure in a area poorly serviced by public transport

Foul drainage capacity in the area overloaded.

Drainage/soakaways would need to be investigated on this site roads in the area are known for flooding in various parts.

We are already buried in a growth triangle which is not working in terms of delivery, a masterplan or infrastructure support.

Not a sustainable location - only way to get to a shop is by car.

Full text:

GNLP0441R
The Plumsteads are seen as "service villages" within the Norwich Policy
Area and Joint Core Strategy. This is defined as suitable for small housing
developments (10 to 20 dwellings) subject to form and character
considerations.

Developing this land would also be on Grade 1 Agricultural Land, surely
brownfield sites should be used first?

Great Plumstead in particular has no infrastructure. There are currently
no schools, shops or doctors etc within the Village. The nearest school is
located within Little Plumstead which is at capacity, The nearest doctor
is Blofield, which is already nearing capacity. There is no shop within
the Parish at all, the closest shop is in neighbouring Parishes.

Poor road infrastructure in an area poorly serviced by public transport. There is only one bus which services the area which is not frequent.

It is presumed that the exit/entrance of this site would be located on Hare
Road. This is potentially dangerous as the road is not very wide and there have
already been accidents. Alternatively an exit/entrance onto
Middle Road would equally be unsuitable. This road has increased in
traffic since the opening of the new bridge and the closure of Low Road and
Smee Lane. Middle Road itself is not a wide carriageway and at parts
cannot support two vehicles passing each other.

Drainage/soakaways would need to be investigated on this site as Hare Road
is known for flooding in various parts.

Great Plumstead already absorbing more than Service Village allocation with over 30 new dwellings in progress.

This development is outside of the settlement boundary.

The foul drainage capacity in the area is already overloaded without taking account of the new developments coming.

Not a sustainable location.


GNLP0420R
The Parish Council objects to this site as it is contrary to our Service
Village designation, which states developments should be up to 20
dwellings.

Developing this land would also be on Grade 1 Agricultural Land, surely
brownfield sites should be used first?

Great Plumstead in particular has no infrastructure. There are currently
no schools, shops or doctors etc within the Village. The nearest school is
located within Little Plumstead which is at capacity, The nearest dentist
is Blofield, which is already nearing capacity. There is no shop within
the Parish at all, the closest shop is in neighbouring Parishes.

Poor road infrastructure in an area poorly serviced by public transport. There is only one bus which services the area which is not frequent.

It is presumed that the exit/entrance of this site would be located on Hare
Road. This could be dangerous as the road is not very wide and there have
already been accidents on this road.

Drainage/soakaways would need to be investigated on this site as the roads are subject to contact surface water flooding.

Great Plumstead already absorbing more than Service Village allocation with over 30 new dwellings in progress.

The foul drainage capacity in the area is already overloaded without taking account of the new developments coming.

This development is outside of the settlement boundary.

Not a sustainable location.


GNLP2107
The Plumsteads are seen as "service villages" within the Norwich Policy
Area and Joint Core Strategy. This is defined as suitable for small housing
developments (10 to 20 dwellings) subject to form and character
considerations. Little Plumstead already absorbing more than Service Village allocation with over 100+ new dwellings in progress.

Little Plumstead has almost no infrastructure. There are no shops, doctors, dentists etc located within the Parish.

Occupying and removing agricultural land

Poor road infrastructure in a area poorly serviced by public transport

Foul drainage capacity in the area overloaded.

Drainage/soakaways would need to be investigated on this site roads in the area are known for flooding in various parts.

We are already buried in a growth triangle which is not working in terms of delivery, a masterplan or infrastructure support.

Not a sustainable location - only way to get to a shop is by car.

GNLP2040
The Plumsteads are seen as "service villages" within the Norwich Policy
Area and Joint Core Strategy. This is defined as suitable for small housing
developments (10 to 20 dwellings) subject to form and character
considerations.

Great Plumstead already absorbing more than Service Village allocation with over 30 new dwellings in progress.

The development is outside of the settlement boundary.

Occupying and removing agricultural land

Great Plumstead in particular has no infrastructure. There are currently
no schools, shops or doctors etc within the Village. The nearest school is
located within Little Plumstead which is at capacity, The nearest dentist
is Blofield, which is already nearing capacity. There is no shop within
the Parish at all, the closest shop is in neighbouring Parishes.

Poor road infrastructure in a area poorly serviced by public transport

Foul drainage capacity in the area overloaded.

Poor road infrastructure subject to constant surface water flooding

We are already buried in a growth triangle which is not working in terms of delivery, a masterplan or infrastructure support.

GNLP2166
The development is outside of the settlement boundary.

The site allocation as it does not comply with Policy 1 of the Great and Little Plumstead Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan. Which states 'New development will respect and retain the integrity of Great Plumstead, Little Plumstead and Thorpe End Green Village as distinct character as individual villages and, in particular, it is important that coalescence is avoided between Thorpe End Garden Village and development related to the surrounding settlements, ensuring that Thorpe End Garden Village retains the appearance and character of a separate garden village"

GNLP2092
The development is outside of the settlement boundary.

The site allocation as it does not comply with Policy 1 of the Great and Little Plumstead Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan. Which states 'New development will respect and retain the integrity of Great Plumstead, Little Plumstead and Thorpe End Green Village as distinct character as individual villages and, in particular, it is important that coalescence is avoided between Thorpe End Garden Village and development related to the surrounding settlements, ensuring that Thorpe End Garden Village retains the appearance and character of a separate garden village"

GNLP0095
The development is outside of the settlement boundary.

The site allocation as it does not comply with Policy 1 of the Great and Little Plumstead Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan. Which states 'New development will respect and retain the integrity of Great Plumstead, Little Plumstead and Thorpe End Green Village as distinct character as individual villages and, in particular, it is important that coalescence is avoided between Thorpe End Garden Village and development related to the surrounding settlements, ensuring that Thorpe End Garden Village retains the appearance and character of a separate garden village"