GNLP2131

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Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18579

Received: 12/12/2018

Respondent: Wroxham Parish Council

Representation:

1) South of Wherry Gardens build on an existing community.
2) This site destroys vista that form the character of the village.
3) Unsustainable traffic access.

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It remains the Parishes wish that any development should be to the west of Salhouse Road and south of Wherry Gardens.
Firstly to create a more viable community for Wherry Gardens by the creation of additional public spaces, community facilities and a public crossing as part of this scheme. The Council would insist on the relocation of the existing 30mph zone on the Salhouse Road to sit outside the boundary of this proposed development. This would enhance the public realm in the southern end of the village.
Secondly as the Wroxham Neighbourhood Plan identifies (COM1 & ENV4), this area forms part of the character of the village. The vistas in this area are characteristic of the Norfolk Broads.
Thirdly any development east of Salhouse Road would create an unsustainable increase in traffic for The Avenue which is barely a single track road. See Neighbourhood Plan policy TRA1.

Support

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18757

Received: 12/12/2018

Respondent: Norfolk FA

Representation:

Norfolk FA are supportive of residential development in Wroxham, on the proviso of open space infrastructure associated to this development taking into consideration strategic local football infrastructure needs. Wroxham FC have been identified for a relocation within the existing PPS.

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Norfolk FA are supportive of residential development in Wroxham, on the proviso of open space infrastructure associated to this development taking into consideration strategic local football infrastructure needs. Wroxham FC have been identified for a relocation within the existing PPS.

Comment

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 19523

Received: 14/12/2018

Respondent: Salhouse Parish Council

Representation:

Considering the proposed sites for Wroxham, site number GNLP 2135 lies between the Salhouse/Wroxham road and the railway line, and is only 'a field away' from the Salhouse parish boundary. This would be a massive expansion (more than 100%) of the existing recent Wherry Gardens development, and it would have a huge visual impact on the character of the rolling landscape in this area as it would be visible from a considerable distance from both the road and rail. It would also leave Salhouse hemmed in by development on the Wroxham side, especially if site no. GNLP 2131 on the east side of the road also goes ahead. Development of site 2135 in particular would conflict with Policy 2 of the JCS as it would fail to maintain the strategic gap between the communities of Wroxham and Salhouse and damage the landscape settings of the two villages and their approaches. This development would also conflict with Broadland Policy EN 2Landscape which refers to the local Landscape Character Assessment and the protection of gaps between settlements, particularly in this case the valley forms of the river Bure and unique geological/geomorphological landforms in this area, which need appropriate protection.

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Salhouse PC previously submitted comments on the sites put forward in the 2016 'Call for Sites' consultation. These comments submitted in January 2017 still stand and are attached for reference.

Two changes have occurred since early 2017. First, our previous comments included references to the Draft Salhouse Neighbourhood Plan, which was subsequently adopted in July 2017. Second, since March 2018, the land supply in Broadland District has been calculated at more than 5 years.

Salhouse PC believes that the 'Call for Sites' process is fundamentally flawed, in that it encourages opportunistic offers of sites instead of being plan-led. A further local concern is that the services infrastructure (particularly mains water and electricity and sewerage) in Salhouse is in a very poor state. No additional housing development should be considered without these services being completely upgraded to meet the extra demand.

Although there are no new sites listed for the Parish of Salhouse in the latest 2018 submissions, there are sites in adjacent parishes which approach very closely to Salhouse's boundaries, raising the prospect of continuous housing from Norwich to Salhouse is all the options were taken up.

See attachment for full details of submission.

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Support

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 19567

Received: 14/12/2018

Respondent: Hopkins Homes Limited

Representation:

The site presents a logical and sustainable location for new housing provision and would provide a natural rounding off, of the settlement edge. The site relates well to the existing built form and is viewed within an urban context. The site could deliver quality new homes, including a proportion of affordable homes.

With close proximity to the village centre and nearby amenities, the site provides a highly sustainable housing option which will encourage transport modes other than by private car. The site is well integrated with existing communities and is also in close proximity to the shops and amenities in Wroxham. Services located over the River Bure in Hoveton are also within easy reach of the site. There is a petrol filling station on Norwich Road close to the site, which has a convenience store. Not only is the site well positioned in Wroxham it is adjacent to the strategic road network giving easy access to Wroxham village centre and Norwich to the south. Bus routes run along Norwich Road and Salhouse Road giving access to services in higher order settlements.

The Council's assessment does not identify issues which would preclude development on the site and concludes that the development is suitable. However, given that it overlaps with the previously submitted site GNLP0504 it is marked as unsuitable. The originally submitted site has been superseded by option GNLP2131 and GNLP2135 following discussions with the Parish Council and landowner and therefore it should take precedence over GNLP0504.

See full submission for further details.

Full text:

Please find attached a submission on behalf of Hopkins Homes with regard to sites GNLP2131 & GNLP2135 at Wroxham. We would welcome a further discussion on the merits of these sites

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