GNLP2051

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Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17376

Received: 24/11/2018

Respondent: Mr Michael Munday

Representation:

email will be submitted for reasons of the objection to GNLP2051

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We have registered our objection online to GNLP2051 (151 Taverham Road) and herewith submit the reasons for this decision

1. Extra traffic due to access on Taverham Road - this will compound the problem we already have getting onto the Drayton/Fakenham Road due to the volume of traffic.
2. We are already experiencing increased volume of traffic due to the NDR not joining with the Southern ByPass and Taverham Road being used as a cut through.
3. We believe that GNLP2051 and further GNLP projects in this area will devalue the existing properties on Taverham Road.
4. Taking into account the redevelopment of the Royal Norwich Golf Course where a vast number of houses will be built, we have seen no improvements to the road network having or being done e.g. widening of roads/dual carriageway. It is already a problem in that traffic is quite regularly backed up to Drayton from Middleton's Lane traffic lights and the houses are not yet even finished, therefore, further GNLP projects in the aea will only compound this and cause gridlocks
5. We also ask how the local infrastructure/facilities will be able to cope when they are already struggling, we refer to schools, doctors, sensitive environment areas such as the Wensum Valley and the woods that back onto houses on the Taverham Road
6. Macks Lane is presently a wonderful safe and lovely place to walk - traffic access will totally destroy the loveliness of this walk and ruin the environment.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17398

Received: 26/11/2018

Respondent: Mr John Wilson

Representation:

This road is barely fit for purpose as it is. Allowing further development on a bad visibility section to number of houses (unknown) is asking for trouble. I believe personnel safety is paramount to roads / highways, this road requires significant investment to bring up to present day values, e.g. It's a rat run, speed restrictions are barely functional, and yet further housing proposed. Nonsense comes to mind, however I am happy to discuss this issue at any planning level, highlighting the negatives out weighing any positives

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Presently residing onTaverham Road, We see significant traffic using this road as a rat run, either to Fakenham road or as shortcut to Costessey via Taverham lane. The road has been recognised as a "nice leafy peaceful" road to reside, however latterly this is not the case, the speed restriction "chicanes" function poorly, regularly see many speeding vehicles. To consider building further houses (numbers Unknown) with access from Taverham Road on a relatively poor visibility section defies safety logic. Rather than consider destroying further green belt why not review limitations already placed on this road, e.g. Ensure lighting fit for purpose, is not presently. The road is prone to being dug up regularly, either water issue or gas!! Allowing more vehicles problematic to all residents, furthermore foot paths presently unacceptable.
Please carry out risk assessment on pedestrians, cyclists usage on this road now!! Once assessment carried out am sure planning group will agree that the road has enough population presently such to ensure safety of personnel.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17475

Received: 08/12/2018

Respondent: Mrs Jane Bulmer

Representation:

Access to and from this site would be extremely dangerous, whether from Taverham Rd or Macks Lane, due to poor visibility, speeding vehicles, proximity to Shakespeare Way and lack of footpaths. It would involve loss of agricultural land and moving the current settlement line so sets a precedent for further development along a pleasant rural lane which is enjoyed by local people. It is close to the Wensum, an SSSI, and is in a high-impact Groundwater Protection Zone, so the environmental consequences could be disastrous, including run-off into the river, plus the loss of large, established trees and associated wildlife.

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Access to and from this site would be extremely dangerous, whether from Taverham Rd or Macks Lane, due to poor visibility, speeding vehicles, proximity to Shakespeare Way and lack of footpaths. It would involve loss of agricultural land and moving the current settlement line so sets a precedent for further development along a pleasant rural lane which is enjoyed by local people. It is close to the Wensum, an SSSI, and is in a high-impact Groundwater Protection Zone, so the environmental consequences could be disastrous, including run-off into the river, plus the loss of large, established trees and associated wildlife.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17514

Received: 29/11/2018

Respondent: Benjamin Eggleston

Representation:

Access from this site would be very dangerous and unsafe for pedestrians and passing traffic. Current residents on this stretch of Taverham Rd already find it almost impossible to see on-coming traffic from either direction as there are many bends and blind spots. The same applies to the alternative access proposed at Macks Lane. The development would put lives at risk on a daily basis and ruin the countryside forever, and open up the prospect of further developments that would be difficult to control in the future. There are also serious environmental issues, such as flooding and run-off etc.

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Access from this site would be very dangerous and unsafe for pedestrians and passing traffic. Current residents on this stretch of Taverham Rd already find it almost impossible to see on-coming traffic from either direction as there are many bends and blind spots. The same applies to the alternative access proposed at Macks Lane. The development would put lives at risk on a daily basis and ruin the countryside forever, and open up the prospect of further developments that would be difficult to control in the future. There are also serious environmental issues, such as flooding and run-off etc.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17626

Received: 02/12/2018

Respondent: Mr Alan Haines

Representation:

This proposal impinges on an important walking amenity in Taverham, Mack's Lane, much used by local residents. It marks a break in housing on this road and offers relief from suburban pressure with a pleasant, leisurely route to other quiet areas e.g. Costessey Mill. Building here might lead to further development on Mack's lane - (Note: 7a - site access) ".... current access to site from Taverham road and Macks lane which could be extended to accommodate housing". The Taverham road access, raises key safety issues, funnelling onto a busy road (buses, school, trade, delivery) with no footpath.

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This proposed development (unspecified number of dwellings) has the unfortunate consequence of impinging on one of the major, important walking amenities in Taverham, Mack's Lane, which is much used by local residents, and not only by those with dogs. This lane marks a distinct end of housing development on the south side of Taverham Road and offers its users a welcome relief from the increasing suburban pressure in the area and offers a pleasant, countrified through route to other quiet areas such as Costessey Mill and Marriot's Way. Building on this site could be seen as a "breakthrough" into further development on that side of the lane - a statement in the proposal (7a - site access) notes: " There is current access to site from Taverham road and Macks lane which could be extended to accommodate housing" If the proposal envisages an exit only onto the Taverham Road, then road safety issues become paramount, since the vehicular traffic and/or pedestrians would be required to emerge on to a much used road (by buses, school, trade, delivery and postal traffic) with limited sight lines and no footpath.
Note: curiously, the date of submission is given as Mar 13, 2019.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17627

Received: 02/12/2018

Respondent: Carol Haines

Representation:

Traffic on Taverham Road is becoming greater and it is now a bus route and further vehicles coming on to the road should be avoided at all costs. Any development here would seriously affect Mack's Lane, one of the few areas in the south of Taverham where people can walk in peace and safety in the countryside. It would be tragic to degrade this area and further encroach on the Wensum valley and also cause the deterioration of a very valuable local amenity.

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Traffic on Taverham Road is becoming greater and it is now a bus route and further vehicles coming on to the road should be avoided at all costs. Any development here would seriously affect Mack's Lane, one of the few areas in the south of Taverham where people can walk in peace and safety in the countryside. It would be tragic to degrade this area and further encroach on the Wensum valley and also cause the deterioration of a very valuable local amenity.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17646

Received: 03/12/2018

Respondent: Mr Len Tate

Representation:

I question some of the comments made by the applicant and suggest a more sensitve development of the bungalow site .

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1. I query whether the applicaant is the owner of the site occupied by the bungalow and whether all of the owners of the agricultural land have confirmed their agreement to the proposed development.
2.A marl pit was in existance on a large section of the site in 1882 (O.S.Map Norfolk L16). There appears to have been attempts to fill the pit over a period with indeterminate materials which might have a limiting effect on the development.
3.A restrictive covenant exists on the land fronting Taveham Road requiring buildings to be sited 60 feet from the highway boundary.
4.There are mature trees affecting the site.
5.Any vehicular access from a large development of the site would require considerable sight lines which might affect the adjoining properties and which might be opposed by the respective owners.
6.The bungalow, currently occupied by the applicant's mother, would require demolition if the whole site is to be developed as envisaged by the applicant.
7.A more sensible and sensitive development of the bungalow site could be achieved by reconsidering the demolition of the bungalow and the erection of three houses on the frontage land as appoved in outline by the Broadland Council a few years ago.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17650

Received: 01/11/2018

Respondent: AJ Palmer

Representation:

Having lived at XXXXXXXX for 12 years and having now earlier this year moved to XXX have been astonished to hear of this development as I was always told in land searches produced whilst going through the LEGAL side of moving, that to the rear of our property was in the Wensum Valley and was land of NATURAL BEAUTY.

This GREEN belt land has as a rich vain of plant and wild life living in it, and if this development was to be given the go ahead it would destroy this completely for one of greed.

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We are writing this e-mail to voice are objection to the proposed development to land to the rear of our property.

Having lived at XXXXXXX for 12 years and having now earlier this year moved to XX have been astonished to hear of this development as I was always told in land searches produced whilst going through the LEGAL side of moving, that to the rear of our property was in the Wensum Valley and was land of NATURAL BEAUTY.

This GREEN belt land has as a rich vain of plant and wild life living in it, and if this development was to be given the go ahead it would destroy this completely for one of greed.

Comment

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17661

Received: 03/12/2018

Respondent: Taverham Parish Council

Representation:

Representations had been made by TRAG opposing the development of this site. This site is in the Wensum Valley, a Special Area of Conservation and SSSI. It was commented the road network couldn't sustain this number of houses. J Latchford proposed, seconded by J Pennells to object to this site - Unanimous

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Please find below comments from Taverham Parish Council's Planning Meeting on the 12th November 2018:

Adjoining Fakenham Road - Site Reference GNLP2129. It was felt that this plot was unsuitable for residential use. J Latchford proposed, seconded by Maria Temple to object to this site - Unanimous
High Breck Farm - Site Reference GNLP2047. It was felt that this plot could accommodate 5 dwellings - Unanimous
East of Fir Covert Road - Site Reference GNLP2050. It was felt that this plot could accommodate a residential development - Unanimous
151 Taverham Road - Site Reference GNLP2051. Representations had been made by TRAG opposing the development of this site. This site is in the Wensum Valley, a Special Area of Conservation and SSSI. It was commented the road network couldn't sustain this number of houses. J Latchford proposed, seconded by J Pennells to object to this site - Unanimous

South of Taverham Road - Site Reference GNLP2106. It was felt that this plot was unsuitable for residential use, similar reasons as for GNLP2051 - J Latchford proposed, seconded by J Pennells to object to this site - Unanimous

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17688

Received: 03/12/2018

Respondent: Mr Richard Gregory

Representation:

I would like to strongly object to any development to this area for three main reasons. Firstly, this development would be against the wishes of local people who do not want additional houses built in the area due to the prospect of increased traffic, pollution, pressure on local services.

Secondly, this development would detract from the natural beauty of this part of Taverham which is appreciated by all residents.

Thirdly, it is close to the river Wensum valley which is an area of special scientific interest and I believe the ecology of this area could be disrupted by this development

Full text:

I would like to strongly object to any development to this area for three main reasons. Firstly, this development would be against the wishes of local people who do not want additional houses built in the area due to the prospect of increased traffic, pollution, pressure on local services.

Secondly, this development would detract from the natural beauty of this part of Taverham which is appreciated by all residents.

Thirdly, it is close to the river Wensum valley which is an area of special scientific interest and I believe the ecology of this area could be disrupted by this development

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17751

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: Ms Sally Baker

Representation:

If the GNDP are legitimately: "Working together to protect and enhance the environment", allowing an 'unspecified' number of houses to be built on this particular site would be a misjudgement. It would inevitably set a precedent for further development behind Taverham Road, an area of invaluable ecological importance to the area. The owner of the site is obviously speculating!

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If the GNDP are legitimately: "Working together to protect and enhance the environment", allowing an 'unspecified' number of houses to be built on this particular site would be a misjudgement. It would inevitably set a precedent for further development behind Taverham Road, an area of invaluable ecological importance to the area. The owner of the site is obviously speculating!

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17909

Received: 27/11/2018

Respondent: Brenda Schofield

Representation:

I am writing to object to all of the above, the shear volume of houses being proposed south of Taverham Road is unsustainable for the area with traffic already at a stand still in peak times at the junction of Fakenham Road and difficulty in passing the school with a long line of parked cars dropping of and then picking up children after school, in parts the road is very narrow and often large vehicles have to go onto footpath to pass other road users. Are our doctors, dentist and schools going to be able to cope with the influx of this amount of extra people in the village of Taverham and Drayton, I don't think so.
Joint Nature Conservation Committee which is a statutory adviser to UK Government has designated the River Wensum a Special Area of Conservation it would be a great shame to loose this area forever.

I sincerely hope that common sense will prevail and these application will fail.

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I am writing to object to all of the above, the shear volume of houses being proposed south of Taverham Road is unsustainable for the area with traffic already at a stand still in peak times at the junction of Fakenham Road and difficulty in passing the school with a long line of parked cars dropping of and then picking up children after school, in parts the road is very narrow and often large vehicles have to go onto footpath to pass other road users. Are our doctors, dentist and schools going to be able to cope with the influx of this amount of extra people in the village of Taverham and Drayton, I don't think so.
Joint Nature Conservation Committee which is a statutory adviser to UK Government has designated the River Wensum a Special Area of Conservation it would be a great shame to loose this area forever.

I sincerely hope that common sense will prevail and these application will fail.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17977

Received: 06/12/2018

Respondent: Mr. Alexander Mann

Representation:

I object to this proposed development in the strongest of terms. This proposed development would undermine and degrade an area in THE WENSUM VALLEY, BEING A SPECIAL AREA OF CONSERVATION AND SSSI- The proposed development would diminish the character of the area which is a haven for wild life and habitats; and set a precedent for further development in this environmentally sensitive area. The proposed development would further congest Taverham Road especially at peak times and would place an unacceptable strain on local schools and health services and infracture.Childrens safety would also be further compromised. undermined.

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I object to this proposed development in the strongest of terms. This proposed development would undermine and degrade an area in THE WENSUM VALLEY, BEING A SPECIAL AREA OF CONSERVATION AND SSSI- The proposed development would diminish the character of the area which is a haven for wild life and habitats; and set a precedent for further development in this environmentally sensitive area. The proposed development would further congest Taverham Road especially at peak times and would place an unacceptable strain on local schools and health services and infracture.Childrens safety would also be further compromised. undermined.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18051

Received: 07/12/2018

Respondent: Mrs Susan Mace

Representation:

GNLP2051
For the following reasons the proposed site would have a very negative impact on the local community and detrimental impact on the natural environment:

1. Lack of infrastructure. Negative impact on schools, doctors and other local services which are already overstretched. Taverham Road is a very busy road early morning and early evening - school times. Increased traffic would make this more dangerous for children and other pedestrians.

2. Irreversible damage to Wensum Valley - flora/fauna. I believe this area should be protected as a site of special interest. Macks Lane is a well-used social amenity (walkers/dog walkers/Taverham allotments).

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GNLP2051
For the following reasons the proposed site would have a very negative impact on the local community and detrimental impact on the natural environment:

1. Lack of infrastructure. Negative impact on schools, doctors and other local services which are already overstretched. Taverham Road is a very busy road early morning and early evening - school times. Increased traffic would make this more dangerous for children and other pedestrians.

2. Irreversible damage to Wensum Valley - flora/fauna. I believe this area should be protected as a site of special interest. Macks Lane is a well-used social amenity (walkers/dog walkers/Taverham allotments).

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18071

Received: 07/12/2018

Respondent: Mr Geoff Carruth

Representation:

Again we have a developer with no concerns for the local area. The road system is already inadequate, local amenities including schools and doctors surgery are at capacity, and most of the local residents do not want another ugly development destroying an area of natural beauty. This area is completely unsuitable for a development of this size. Just a suggestion, what about getting an energy company interested in putting a solar farm in this area? Once constructed it would not greatly effect traffic, it would be less aesthetically destructive, and most importantly the local community would benefit from it.

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Again we have a developer with no concerns for the local area. The road system is already inadequate, local amenities including schools and doctors surgery are at capacity, and most of the local residents do not want another ugly development destroying an area of natural beauty. This area is completely unsuitable for a development of this size. Just a suggestion, what about getting an energy company interested in putting a solar farm in this area? Once constructed it would not greatly effect traffic, it would be less aesthetically destructive, and most importantly the local community would benefit from it.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18102

Received: 08/12/2018

Respondent: Dr Robert Bulmer

Representation:

Access to and from this site either from Taverham Road or Macks Lane would be extremely dangerous due to the lack of visibility, high traffic volumes (which often speed despite the pinchpoints), and the presence of only one pavement for pedestrians. Macks Lane is a popular amenity for local people and building alongside it would set a precedent for future developments that would spoil the semi-rural view. The site has several ancient trees that are home to bats, owls and other wildlife so the biodiversity would be seriously affected, and it is also close to the River Wensum's SSSI.

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Access to and from this site either from Taverham Road or Macks Lane would be extremely dangerous due to the lack of visibility, high traffic volumes (which often speed despite the pinchpoints), and the presence of only one pavement for pedestrians. Macks Lane is a popular amenity for local people and building alongside it would set a precedent for future developments that would spoil the semi-rural view. The site has several ancient trees that are home to bats, owls and other wildlife so the biodiversity would be seriously affected, and it is also close to the River Wensum's SSSI.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18103

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: Taverham Road Action Group

Representation:

We, Taverham Road Action Group, comprise around 40 local people strongly opposed to an unspecified number of houses being built here. Previous plans indicated a smaller site comprising three properties within the current settlement line, in keeping with adjacent homes, but this involves moving the settlement line to incorporate agricultural land, and sets a precedent for further development along Macks Lane, a popular community amenity. Loss of ancient trees and proximity to the Wensum would harm biodiversity and wildlife, and access close to Shakespeare Way onto a road with extremely poor sight-lines poses a serious danger to road-users and pedestrians.

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We, Taverham Road Action Group, comprise around 40 local people strongly opposed to an unspecified number of houses being built here. Previous plans indicated a smaller site comprising three properties within the current settlement line, in keeping with adjacent homes, but this involves moving the settlement line to incorporate agricultural land, and sets a precedent for further development along Macks Lane, a popular community amenity. Loss of ancient trees and proximity to the Wensum would harm biodiversity and wildlife, and access close to Shakespeare Way onto a road with extremely poor sight-lines poses a serious danger to road-users and pedestrians.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18125

Received: 08/12/2018

Respondent: Mr James Barnard

Representation:

I wish to object strongly to the proposed development. After reviewing the proposal and knowing the area well I would like to object for the following reasons:
- this infill development is designed for personal gain rather than supporting the needs of the village
- the village infrastructure is not set-up to support increased housing
- traffic increases will result in greater congestion, increased pollution, more cars using 'rat runs' and increased danger for residents
- significant detriment to local wildlife
- site is mainly greenfield and richly habitated hedge and trees #object

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I wish to object strongly to the proposed development. After reviewing the proposal and knowing the area well I would like to object for the following reasons:
- this infill development is designed for personal gain rather than supporting the needs of the village
- the village infrastructure is not set-up to support increased housing
- even minor traffic increases will result in greater congestion, increased pollution, more cars using 'rat runs' and increased danger for many young adults and children walking to and from school
- there will be significant detriment to local wildlife
- the development site resides (in part) on an old chalk pit
- the land is close to the river and will present flood risks and impact to the many native species
- the site is mainly greenfield and is surrounded by local walkways and used by many village residents for walking dogs, riding horses and a safe play zone for Children
- the site is surrounded and flanked by dense and richly habitated hedge and tree lines
- residents using the surrounding area currently have far reaching and naturally beautiful views, any development would significantly damage this
- this development would be out of character for the village

In addition to the above I understand the local Parish Council is objecting to these proposals.

Finally I would like to be invited as a local resident to formally object if your process requires 'consultation' input.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18190

Received: 09/12/2018

Respondent: Robert Tickner

Representation:

it is too close to ecologically important areas
Mack's Lane is an important and safe place used by increasing numbers of the Taverham residence for walking, bird watching and enjoying the local landscape.
Access to the site would be challenging, putting greater pressure on Taverham Road, and would probably cause the adoption of Mack's Lane, widening it causing further loss of visual and utility amenity and requiring the use of public funds that could be better spent in other areas.
The are better areas available for the sustainable development of the area.

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The site is clearly wrong for several reasons, the main being:
The proximity to land of specific scientific interest and special area of conservation
It would set a precedent to development outside the boundary for the southerly part of the village and put increasing pressure on wildlife. It could also put increasing pressure on the viability of a farm in the area and would therefore lead to a permanent change in the landscape enjoyed by all. Mack's Lane is an important and safe place used by increasing numbers of the Taverham residence for walking, bird watching and enjoying the local landscape.
Access to the site would be challenging, putting greater pressure on Taverham Road, and would probably cause the adoption of Mack's Lane, widening it causing further loss of visual and utility amenity and requiring the use of public funds that could be better spent in other areas.
GNLP0337 and GNLP0419 are considerably better positioned to not infringe areas of sites of specific scientific interest or special areas of conservation. They have close access to road networks that permit swift transport for local and longer journeys. They are also large enough to permit the development of new schools, shops and other services (such as dentists and doctor's surgeries), which are all over-subscribed in Taverham at present. These are areas which are more conducive to the sustainable development of the local area.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18203

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: Mr anil AHUJA

Representation:

Taverham road is narrow - increase in traffic will be very hazardous and risky for our elderly residents and young school children who have no alternative routes to use.

Detrimental effects on the natural Ecology of the area and nearby Wensum valley in which it is situated. This area is of significant scientific interest and importance to the whole country.

Mack's lane walk -only one in this area will be negatively affected.

Over stretched Local services -GP/Dental services, schools, care-homes-will be negatively impacted further.

Adverse effects of flooding/runoff water-will increase.
The natural beauty of the area will be destroyed.

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Taverham road is narrow - increase in traffic will be very hazardous and risky for our elderly residents and young school children who have no alternative routes to use.

Detrimental effects on the natural Ecology of the area and nearby Wensum valley in which it is situated. This area is of significant scientific interest and importance to the whole country.

Mack's lane walk -only one in this area will be negatively affected.

Over stretched Local services -GP/Dental services, schools, care-homes-will be negatively impacted further.

Adverse effects of flooding/runoff water-will increase.
The natural beauty of the area will be destroyed.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18204

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: Mr anil AHUJA

Representation:

Taverham road is narrow - increase in traffic will be very hazardous and risky for our elderly residents and young school children who have no alternative routes to use.

Detrimental effects on the natural Ecology of the area and nearby Wensum valley in which it is situated. This area is of significant scientific interest and importance to the whole country.

Mack's lane walk -only one in this area will be negatively affected.

Over stretched Local services -GP/Dental services, schools, care-homes-will be negatively impacted further.

Adverse effects of flooding/runoff water-will increase.
The natural beauty of the area will be destroyed.

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Taverham road is narrow - increase in traffic will be very hazardous and risky for our elderly residents and young school children who have no alternative routes to use.

Detrimental effects on the natural Ecology of the area and nearby Wensum valley in which it is situated. This area is of significant scientific interest and importance to the whole country.

Mack's lane walk -only one in this area will be negatively affected.

Over stretched Local services -GP/Dental services, schools, care-homes-will be negatively impacted further.

Adverse effects of flooding/runoff water-will increase.
The natural beauty of the area will be destroyed.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18218

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: Dr Robert Fiddy

Representation:

Destruction of a well known beautiful view currently considered a public amenity, rare if not unique, in its scope.
Weakening of Taverham community seperate from other encroaching developments as green gaps become filed.
Further pressure on Taverham Rd passage already stretched (witness current school drop off and pick up choas)
Poor access on to Taverham Rd which in spite of humps is a rat run.
Increasing danger and frustration for motorists as a result of potentially adding an additional 140 vehicles to the mix.
Increasing danger for pedestrians from the above, exacerbated by the lack of footpath in some areas

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Destruction of a well known beautiful view currently considered a public amenity, rare if not unique, in its scope.
Weakening of Taverham community seperate from other encroaching developments as green gaps become filed.
Further pressure on Taverham Rd passage already stretched (witness current school drop off and pick up choas)
Poor access on to Taverham Rd which in spite of humps is a rat run.
Increasing danger and frustration for motorists as a result of potentially adding an additional 140 vehicles to the mix.
Increasing danger for pedestrians from the above, exacerbated by the lack of footpath in some areas

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18500

Received: 11/12/2018

Respondent: Dr. & Mrs. Jonathan & Maura Mould

Representation:

Disappointing ,speculative,unpopular site. Setting an irreversible precedent:the development of all land south side of Taverham Road( outside settlement boundaries) up to and perhaps even beyond Mack's Lane.This is arable land nestled in the valley course of the River Wensum, a priority habitat designated SAC and SSSI. The importance of and pleasure that this landscape gives all is documented.
The site encourages "unspecified"back-building and "cherry picking." Mack's Lane is an amenity for all;hikers,families, dog walkers. The applicant informs that he intends to use Mack's Lane. How? Please reject this site as offered. A more responsible,environmentally and neighbourly friendly submission is possible.

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Disappointing ,speculative,unpopular site. Setting an irreversible precedent:the development of all land south side of Taverham Road( outside settlement boundaries) up to and perhaps even beyond Mack's Lane.This is arable land nestled in the valley course of the River Wensum, a priority habitat designated SAC and SSSI. The importance of and pleasure that this landscape gives all is documented.
The site encourages "unspecified"back-building and "cherry picking." Mack's Lane is an amenity for all;hikers,families, dog walkers. The applicant informs that he intends to use Mack's Lane. How? Please reject this site as offered. A more responsible,environmentally and neighbourly friendly submission is possible.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18545

Received: 11/12/2018

Respondent: Mr Kevin Sale

Representation:

The proposed development encroaches on the Wensum Valley and has unnecessarily detrimental affects environmentally and on the character of south Taverham. It's access from Taverham Road presents a danger to road users and pedestrians, particularly school children. Previous plans indicated a more acceptable smaller site with three properties within the current settlement line,in keeping with adjacent homes and avoiding these undesirable impacts. Further development in Taverham can be achieved on safer more environmentally suitable sites.

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This proposal involves moving the settlement line to incorporate agricultural land, encroaching on the Wensum Valley, an area of Special Scientific Interest. It could set a dangerous precedent for further development on Macks Lane, meaning the loss of a popular amenity which will have an unnecessarily detrimental impact environmentally and on the character of south Taverham.

A further major concern relates to access to the site on Taverham Road which is narrow and has poor site lines. It poses a danger to road users and pedestrians many of which are children walking to and from school.

This development beyond the existing settlement line will not be in keeping with adjacent homes although previous plans indicated a more acceptable development of three properties within the settlement line without encroaching on the agricultural land and thus avoiding the undesirable affects of this.

If further development is required within Taverham then there are undoubtedly other sites that are safer and more environmentally appropriate.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18647

Received: 12/12/2018

Respondent: Mrs Mary Bishop

Representation:

I strongly object as follows:

It is an SSSI and Special Area of Conservation providing habitat for roe deer, buzzards, hares, bats and declining birds such as owls and yellowhammers.

Currently unspoilt, Macks Lane provides a precious amenity area for local residents.

The possibility of contamination of the Wensum is too high, with a risk of water run-off/surface water flooding.

Taverham Road is very narrow. Increased traffic flow would create congestion and pose an increased safety risk to pedestrians, cyclists and schoolchildren.

It is outside the settlement line and would set a precedent for future development.

Development is environmentally catastrophic.

Full text:

This site consists of mainly agricultural land and runs parallel to Macks Lane, currently providing a safe off-road country walk much used by local residents. It is a SSSI and a Special Area of Conservation creating a diverse habitat for roe deer, buzzards, hares, bats and declining birds such as owls and yellowhammers. It would be devastating to lose such a precious habitat and rural amenity area used by so many.

Other concerns are:
Water run-off/surface water flooding into the nearby Wensum.

Traffic congestion and pedestrian safety on the narrow Taverham Road where there is no prospect of road widening. Many children use this to walk to .

It is outside the settlement line and would set a precedent for future development.

Access to the site from Taverham Road would create visibility problems unless a large splay was created.

With the newly constructed NDR now in place, I would suggest that other more northerly sites in Taverham would be more suitable with better infrastructure already in place.

It would be environmentally catastrophic if the Council allowed mass development so close to the beautiful River Wensum Valley.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18683

Received: 12/12/2018

Respondent: Mr Glen Bloom

Representation:

I would like to object to the proposed development adjacent to Macks Lane for the following reasons:

- Dangerous access on to the highway from the proposed site.
- The proposed site will have a severely restricted view turning onto the Highway (Even with splays) as it is
currently on an uphill camber.
- One narrow pavement hardly wide enough in place for people to pass.
- There should be no more encroachment in the the fringes of the Wensum Valley past the current settlement
boundary, affecting wildlife and the enjoyment of an open space for local Residents.

Full text:

I would like to object to the proposed development adjacent to Macks Lane for the following reasons:

- Dangerous access on to the highway from the proposed site.
- The proposed site will have a severely restricted view turning onto the Highway (Even with splays) as it is
currently on an uphill camber.
- One narrow pavement hardly wide enough in place for people to pass.
- There should be no more encroachment in the the fringes of the Wensum Valley past the current settlement
boundary, affecting wildlife and the enjoyment of an open space for local Residents.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18688

Received: 12/12/2018

Respondent: Mr Manning Buckle

Representation:

This development would increase traffic flow along a relatively narrow road which is already very busy and somewhat of a rat run. There are parking issues relating to the junior school. Our local services are already overstretched. This is also a special area of natural beauty,these are rare and should be protected for the future.

Full text:

This development would increase traffic flow along a relatively narrow road which is already very busy and somewhat of a rat run. There are parking issues relating to the junior school. Our local services are already overstretched. This is also a special area of natural beauty,these are rare and should be protected for the future.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18772

Received: 12/12/2018

Respondent: Mr Peter Roe

Representation:

We wish to oppose the proposed development GNLP2501 for the following reasons:

Environmental - the detrimental effect on what is part of the Wensum Valley Special Area of Conservation and SSSI. There is also concern about potential flooding.

Infrastructure - the pressure on school places and local doctors surgery is already very high.

Traffic - the level of traffic outside St Edmunds school at drop off and pick up times is already severe and a potential serious hazard to life. Taverham Rd is already a busy road without pedestrian pathways on some sections of the road and poor lighting.

Full text:

We wish to oppose the proposed development GNLP2501 for the following reasons:

Environmental - the detrimental effect on what is part of the Wensum Valley Special Area of Conservation and SSSI. There is also concern about potential flooding.

Infrastructure - the pressure on school places and local doctors surgery is already very high.

Traffic - the level of traffic outside St Edmunds school at drop off and pick up times is already severe and a potential serious hazard to life. Taverham Rd is already a busy road without pedestrian pathways on some sections of the road and poor lighting.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18774

Received: 12/12/2018

Respondent: Mr Peter Roe

Representation:

We wish to oppose the proposed development GNLP2051 for the following
reasons:

Environmental - the detrimental effect on what is part of the Wensum Valley
Special Area of Conservation and SSSI. There is also concern about
potential flooding.

Infrastructure - the pressure on school places and local doctors surgery is
already very high.

Traffic - the level of traffic outside St Edmunds school at drop off and
pick up times is already severe and a potential serious hazard to life.
Taverham Rd is already a busy road without pedestrian pathways on some
sections of the road and poor lighting.

Full text:

We wish to oppose the proposed development GNLP2051 for the following
reasons:

Environmental - the detrimental effect on what is part of the Wensum Valley
Special Area of Conservation and SSSI. There is also concern about
potential flooding.

Infrastructure - the pressure on school places and local doctors surgery is
already very high.

Traffic - the level of traffic outside St Edmunds school at drop off and
pick up times is already severe and a potential serious hazard to life.
Taverham Rd is already a busy road without pedestrian pathways on some
sections of the road and poor lighting.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18866

Received: 12/12/2018

Respondent: Mrs D Bruce

Representation:

I strongly object to any development on this site. Taverham Road simply cannot take any more traffic. It is a narrow road and although there are bollards cars still speed down it. I have difficulty at the present time getting out of my drive without increasing more traffic. There is only a pavement on one side of the road and it would be hazard for children, especially, crossing the road.
Also it is situated in the Wensum Valley which is a Special Conservation area and SSSI. It is a haven for wildlife, deer, foxes, hares, rabbits and numerous birds. It would be criminal to spoil all this.
It would certainly spoil Mac's Lane which is a pleasant country lane which is used by many for a recreational walk
Added to the above is the question of Drs putting extra pressure on them. They are oversubscribed as it is and a waiting time of three weeks is normal.

Full text:

I strongly object to any development on this site. Taverham Road simply cannot take any more traffic. It is a narrow road and although there are bollards cars still speed down it. I have difficulty at the present time getting out of my drive without increasing more traffic. There is only a pavement on one side of the road and it would be hazard for children, especially, crossing the road.
Also it is situated in the Wensum Valley which is a Special Conservation area and SSSI. It is a haven for wildlife, deer, foxes, hares, rabbits and numerous birds. It would be criminal to spoil all this.
It would certainly spoil Mac's Lane which is a pleasant country lane which is used by many for a recreational walk
Added to the above is the question of Drs putting extra pressure on them. They are oversubscribed as it is and a waiting time of three weeks is normal.