GNLP2091

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Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 16846

Received: 29/10/2018

Respondent: Mr David Constable

Representation:

Leave any AONB alone an do not allow existing properties to be blighted and devalued.

Full text:

Any development behind existing dwellings that lie to the west of the stoke to Norwich road must surely represent a totally unacceptable intrusion on the outlook across the Tas Valley. Not only does this proposal seek to "achieve" such an intrusion on what is arguably the most beautiful unspoilt stretch of countryside within such close proximity to Norwich (not a particularly desirable achievement I would submit), but would further MASSIVELY blight the properties already there, it would doubtless cause....
A. Obliterate quite literally their outlook across tha TAs Valley (why else would one live there?) and...
B. Slice an appreciable amount of the value of those properties.

Given the beauty of the valley and the fact that there MUCH better alternatives in the area for further development and the fact that the area around the StokePoringland/Brooke cachement is I believe well on target to achieve the targets set for new homes PLEASE avoid at all costs the despoilement of such natural treasures....it really is not necessary

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 16866

Received: 31/10/2018

Respondent: Miss Lauren Read

Representation:

Completely unnecessary, this proposed plan will destroy an otherwise beautiful gateway to the village of Stoke Holy Cross, which has been undisturbed for hundreds of years. This village simply cannot and will not cope with this development.

Full text:

This development plan is absolutely ridiculous for a number of reasons:
1) It will destroy the beauty of the Tas Valley
2) It will be built directly in front of a grade 2 listed building
3) It is outside the development area for the rest of the village
4) There has been two huge recent developments which have already put too much strain on services.
5) It is actually not needed due to these two recent, very large developments at the other end of the village.
6) It will destroy the natural habitat of an abundance of wildlife.
7) Services are not close to the proposed site
8) 11 houses, potentially 22 cars, in an area which is already suffering from congestion, particularly with the local school being overcrowded.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 16867

Received: 31/10/2018

Respondent: Mr Ross Mitchell

Representation:

I strongly object to the development of the suggested plot! The Tas valley currently offers a fantastic breeding ground for wildlife. The views from all properties backing onto the proposed plot would be compromised forcing current occupants to relocate! Being a small close knit community, angering current residents with an obnoxious development of houses would not be beneficial and could wreck the small village feel that Stoke Holy Cross currently possesses! Villages such as stoke are rapidly deminishing around south Norfolk due to developments such as the proposed plot and for Norfolk as a whole this can only be detrimental!

Full text:

I strongly object to the development of the suggested plot! The Tas valley currently offers a fantastic breeding ground for wildlife. The views from all properties backing onto the proposed plot would be compromised forcing current occupants to relocate! Being a small close knit community, angering current residents with an obnoxious development of houses would not be beneficial and could wreck the small village feel that Stoke Holy Cross currently possesses! Villages such as stoke are rapidly deminishing around south Norfolk due to developments such as the proposed plot and for Norfolk as a whole this can only be detrimental!

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 16886

Received: 02/11/2018

Respondent: Mr Tristen Read

Representation:

Development of this field would completely spoil the picturesque views over the Tas valley for all who enter Stoke Holy Cross. Walkers will regularly come from the village to enjoy the views and this would all be lost. The field is prone to flooding and in my opinion is completely unsuitable for building. Of all the places you could chose to build, why would you sacrifice one of the nicest spots in the village, and arguably in South Norfolk. I acknowledge the need for development, but don't ruin the landscape in the process.

Full text:

Development of this field would completely spoil the picturesque views over the Tas valley for all who enter Stoke Holy Cross. Walkers will regularly come from the village to enjoy the views and this would all be lost. The field is prone to flooding and in my opinion is completely unsuitable for building. Of all the places you could chose to build, why would you sacrifice one of the nicest spots in the village, and arguably in South Norfolk. I acknowledge the need for development, but don't ruin the landscape in the process.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 16960

Received: 07/11/2018

Respondent: Stoke Mill ludovico Iaccarino

Representation:

This site is opposite my current dwelling and will block unspoilt views across the Tas Valley.
as well as adding to the already heavily congested Broadband, sewerage and traffic concerns.
the Village is already too full with no more space in the local school due to the extensive other developments already in place.

Full text:

This site is opposite my current dwelling and will block unspoilt views across the Tas Valley.
as well as adding to the already heavily congested Broadband, sewerage and traffic concerns.
the Village is already too full with no more space in the local school due to the extensive other developments already in place.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17000

Received: 10/11/2018

Respondent: Mrs Meike Stepp

Representation:

The development would spoil the beauty of the Tas Valley, destroy important wildlife habitat and burden the small village even more with traffic congestion and pollution. We strongly oppose!

Full text:

The development would spoil the beauty of the Tas Valley, destroy important wildlife habitat and burden the small village even more with traffic congestion and pollution. We strongly oppose!

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17002

Received: 21/11/2018

Respondent: Mrs Debra Wade

Representation:

The development would be outside the village envelope. As you enter Stoke Holy Cross from the south this is the only view of the Tas Valley. I am particularly puzzled by the need to build behind the two existing properties and in the process destroying the aspect of a grade two listed house? The access to the road would be dangerous. Stoke Holy Cross already has had a large number of developments and yet has no shop or Post Office. What would this development bring to the village and an estate in that location would be totally out of place.

Full text:

The development would be outside the village envelope. As you enter Stoke Holy Cross from the south this is the only view of the Tas Valley. I am particularly puzzled by the need to build behind the two existing properties and in the process destroying the aspect of a grade two listed house? The access to the road would be dangerous. Stoke Holy Cross already has had a large number of developments and yet has no shop or Post Office. What would this development bring to the village and an estate in that location would be totally out of place.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17003

Received: 11/11/2018

Respondent: Dr Bryan Heap

Representation:

This site is an integral part of the historic and unspoilt landscape of the Tas Valley and as such a habitat for our flora and fauna. This planned erosion of the natural landscape of the Valley sets precedents for potential further development. The Valley is enjoyed by both residents and walkers and must be preserved for generations to come.

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This site is an integral part of the historic and unspoilt landscape of the Tas Valley and as such a habitat for our flora and fauna. This planned erosion of the natural landscape of the Valley sets precedents for potential further development. The Valley is enjoyed by both residents and walkers and must be preserved for generations to come.

Comment

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17004

Received: 11/11/2018

Respondent: Mrs Tina Gill

Representation:

I ask that permission for development of site GNLP2091 is declined in order to preserve a beautiful area of the Tas Valley for generations to come. Stoke Holy Cross is not is need of 11 homes in such a lovely area as there are other sites that are currently being considered within and around Stoke Holy Cross that could accommodate this number of homes.

Full text:

Unfortunately I am unable to attend the public consultation on 14th November but would like to voice my objection to the proposed development of site GNLP2091, situated on the west side of Norwich Road, opposite the village church in Stoke Holy Cross. The village is currently trying to stop a resident turning an open field into a garden in the north of the village (2018/1779) as we suspect that this would be the first step towards further development in that area. I am dismayed that the Council would even consider a development in this beautiful area of the Tas Valley. As a churchyard clearing volunteer this summer I have experienced the beauty of this lovely open site and feel that this area should be left just as it is for future generations to enjoy. The community as a whole seems to be gaining nothing from new estates being built in the village, most of the housing being out of the price reach of local residents and I can only presume that those people enjoying any gain are the landowners who have sold off their land for vast profits. Stoke Holy Cross has recently lost the only shop in the village and is about to lose the 87 bus service. We do not have a doctor's surgery that you can walk to and Long Lane, the road through the village from Poringland, is used as a rat run in the mornings and evening. I would ask that permission for development of this site is declined.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17028

Received: 05/12/2018

Respondent: Miss Hannah King

Representation:

Hugely detrimental to the character of the village and its environment. Infrastructure and facilities of the village does not support further development.

Full text:

I am horrified to see these plans for the most beautiful part of our village. Despite being a village of the Tas Valley, the villagers of Stoke Holy Cross do not have access to the river in any part of Stoke Holy Cross and instead must go to Caistor. This area is the only part of the village where we can see the river marshes. This site would ruin the character of this special place and reserve something for a very few which should be enjoyed by all. I regularly see barn owls and birds or prey hunting across this field. Stoke has already been altered so much by new housing up Long Lane; it simply does not have the infrastructure to support more development; the bus service has recently been cut, there is no shop, the school is overcrowded, there is no doctors' surgery and the pavement towards the proposed site is narrow and overgrown. I was born in Stoke and have seen this land flood many times, as it is supposed to do as river marshes; only a few years ago the flood water came well into the proposed site. Please resist this proposal for the sake of the people of this village who so enjoy this precious view and the environment we all enjoy in the Tas Valley.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17044

Received: 15/11/2018

Respondent: Mr Adam King

Representation:

- Eradicates a panoramic view of the Tas valley
- Insulates the village further from the countryside by taking away a much needed break from the built environment
- Yet more traffic going through the village
- Will do nothing to address affordable housing

Full text:

I object to the use of this site:
- The site will spoil a stunning view of the valley. One of the only views of the Tas valley available to the general public from the village main road. The problem with this development is that it fills a gap that is needed. The field and views are a much needed break from an increasingly built environment. This planned development insulates the village from the countryside at one of the only access points. According to the site plan there will be only a small gap left through which to view the valley.
- The field on which the development is proposed has been a wonderful meadow over the last few years. This is exactly the sort of site that should be protected now. So much recent housing is marketed through the benefits of a country lifestyle. But this environment is disintegrating through creeping suburbanisation. (I think it should be part of the development contract that where land is used for building on, an area of parkland should be created nearby or within the local area. This would increase sustainability and develop a more authentic relationship between the site and pastoral.
- We already have a huge amount of new traffic coming through the village. This development will only add to the problem.

Comment

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17059

Received: 14/11/2018

Respondent: Mrs Trish Stephenson

Representation:

This proposal would impact adversely on the beautiful Tas Valley, in particular a development opposite to the Church disturbs a particularly special part of this village. This peaceful and rural Tas Valley area is currently under considerable threat - planning application 2018/1779 which seeks to change four and a half acres of established agricultural field into residential garden is an outrage and this application only compounds the error - these delightful rural areas of the beautiful Tas Valley need to be preserved for wildlife and for the next generation! We have a responsibility for preservation which should not be ignored.

Full text:

This proposal would impact adversely on the beautiful Tas Valley, in particular a development opposite to the Church disturbs a particularly special part of this village. This peaceful and rural Tas Valley area is currently under considerable threat - planning application 2018/1779 which seeks to change four and a half acres of established agricultural field into residential garden is an outrage and this application only compounds the error - these delightful rural areas of the beautiful Tas Valley need to be preserved for wildlife and for the next generation! We have a responsibility for preservation which should not be ignored.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17068

Received: 14/11/2018

Respondent: Miss Jocelyn Carter

Representation:

I strongly object to the proposed development. It's totally unnecessary and will be to the detriment of all who currently reside in the village. It would be a real shame if this development was given the go ahead.

Full text:

I strongly object to the proposed development. It's totally unnecessary and will be to the detriment of all who currently reside in the village. It would be a real shame if this development was given the go ahead.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17069

Received: 14/11/2018

Respondent: Mrs Sophie Gardiner

Representation:

Although I appreciate the need for new housing, I believe better areas could be found. Building here would spoil a beautiful spot much loved by local people. Can the already oversubscribed School cope with an increase in numbers to the village? Can the roads manage the disruption of building site traffic?

Full text:

Although I appreciate the need for new housing, I believe better areas could be found. Building here would spoil a beautiful spot much loved by local people. Can the already oversubscribed School cope with an increase in numbers to the village? Can the roads manage the disruption of building site traffic?

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17071

Received: 15/11/2018

Respondent: Mr Paul Mayes

Representation:

Negative impact on landscape, loss of views over the valley, increase traffic, and doesn't support need for low cost housing.

Full text:

Negative impact on landscape, loss of views over the valley, increase traffic, and doesn't support need for low cost housing.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17075

Received: 15/11/2018

Respondent: Mrs Sarah Carter

Representation:

This is an historic landscape with beautiful views across the Tas valley. The development is outside the village envelope and the increase in traffic will seriously affect the infrastructure. Also, as it is so close to the river, surely the land is too wet!

Full text:

This is an historic landscape with beautiful views across the Tas valley. The development is outside the village envelope and the increase in traffic will seriously affect the infrastructure. Also, as it is so close to the river, surely the land is too wet!

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17093

Received: 15/11/2018

Respondent: Mr Jonathan Hudson

Representation:

We object to the proposal of new houses in Stoke Holy Cross, we have a limited and often under threat public transport links, and there doesn't seem to be any additional support for local schools or facilities to cope with the already growing population. Furthermore, the Tas Valley is an area of historical value and natural beauty and should be preserved.

Full text:

We object to the proposal of new houses in Stoke Holy Cross, we have a limited and often under threat public transport links, and there doesn't seem to be any additional support for local schools or facilities to cope with the already growing population. Furthermore, the Tas Valley is an area of historical value and natural beauty and should be preserved.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17112

Received: 17/11/2018

Respondent: Mrs Janet King

Representation:

The proposed site is outside the current Settlement Boundary.
Stoke Holy Cross needs low cost, rented, affordable housing not more large expensive houses.
This is one of the few places in Stoke which allows a view over the Tas Valley and river which is much appreciated by those who live here.
Future risk of increased flooding due to global warming.

Full text:

The proposed site is outside the current Settlement Boundary.
Stoke Holy Cross needs low cost, rented, affordable housing not more large expensive houses.
This is one of the few places in Stoke which allows a view over the Tas Valley and river which is much appreciated by those who live here.
Future risk of increased flooding due to global warming.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17116

Received: 17/11/2018

Respondent: Mr Thomas Hurn

Representation:

I strongly object to this development, This part of the tas valley is particularly beautiful.

Letting this be developed would be another AGRICULTURAL field being used for housing.

Full text:

I strongly object to this development, This part of the tas valley is particularly beautiful.

Letting this be developed would be another AGRICULTURAL field being used for housing.

Comment

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17131

Received: 18/11/2018

Respondent: mr sidney davidson

Representation:

I object on the ground of increase in all ready manic traffic and schools at saturation point same as Doctors also thought this land is green belt.We are slowly being surrounded by more developments and Hamlet we moved into is quickly disappearing.Any new rads coming onto Poringland stoke is in my opinion dangerous.

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I object on the ground of increase in all ready manic traffic and schools at saturation point same as Doctors also thought this land is green belt.We are slowly being surrounded by more developments and Hamlet we moved into is quickly disappearing.Any new rads coming onto Poringland stoke is in my opinion dangerous.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17136

Received: 18/11/2018

Respondent: Cheryl Evans

Representation:

There has already been substantial development in Stoke Holy Cross and the surrounding area in the past few years.
There is not the infrastructure to cope with more residential dwellings (i.e. schools, GPs, roads, public transport).
Would be detrimental to the natural beauty of the village.

Full text:

There has already been substantial development in Stoke Holy Cross and the surrounding area in the past few years.
There is not the infrastructure to cope with more residential dwellings (i.e. schools, GPs, roads, public transport).
Would be detrimental to the natural beauty of the village.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17137

Received: 18/11/2018

Respondent: mrs carol sanders

Representation:

The proposed development would block/ruin one of the last remaining beautiful views of the valley in the village. It would place additional strain on the water table/more water into River Tas, more flooding, especially resultant to Mill Road crossing.
The entry to the development would be dangerous, close brow of hill, church car park entrance, blind spot, pedestrians,drivers,(especially to church),dog walkers. Impossible safe entrance/exit to proposed dwellings.
It would put even more pressure on our already over-used country lanes, (especially the 2 lanes through to A47).Insufficient doctors surgery/ already full primary school & overflowing new school car park/parking. No positives.

Full text:

The proposed development would block/ruin one of the last remaining beautiful views of the valley in the village. It would place additional strain on the water table/more water into River Tas, more flooding, especially resultant to Mill Road crossing.
The entry to the development would be dangerous, close brow of hill, church car park entrance, blind spot, pedestrians,drivers,(especially to church),dog walkers. Impossible safe entrance/exit to proposed dwellings.
It would put even more pressure on our already over-used country lanes, (especially the 2 lanes through to A47).Insufficient doctors surgery/ already full primary school & overflowing new school car park/parking. No positives.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17176

Received: 18/11/2018

Respondent: Mr Steven Mitchell

Representation:

The proposed site is unsuitable for a number of reasons. The valley provides unspoilt views for the community and is a haven for wildlife. The valley itself is prone to occasional flooding , rendering it unsuitable for residential development on this scale. I am particularly concerned at the dangerous location for the proposed access road to the site, located on a hill. Stoke church is an historic building and any development so close to the church should be routinely declined . Finally, the village amenities are already fully stretched and any further pressure on these resources should be avoided,

Full text:

The proposed site is unsuitable for a number of reasons. The valley provides unspoilt views for the community and is a haven for wildlife. The valley itself is prone to occasional flooding , rendering it unsuitable for residential development on this scale. I am particularly concerned at the dangerous location for the proposed access road to the site, located on a hill. Stoke church is an historic building and any development so close to the church should be routinely declined . Finally, the village amenities are already fully stretched and any further pressure on these resources should be avoided,

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17234

Received: 20/11/2018

Respondent: Mr Tully Wakeman

Representation:

The proposed development is an incursion into the Tas valley, one of the most beautiful areas on the outskirts of Norwich. Passers-by using the road from either Shotesham or Saxlingham, through Stoke and onwards towards Norwich etc have a lovely view of the river and its valley at this point - there is no such view for some distance to the south because the road is in a cutting, nor to the north where existing housing development screens the valley from the road. Stoke has a tendency to be a ribbon development and this proposal extends that tendency.

Full text:

The proposed development is an incursion into the Tas valley, one of the most beautiful areas on the outskirts of Norwich. Passers-by using the road from either Shotesham or Saxlingham, through Stoke and onwards towards Norwich etc have a lovely view of the river and its valley at this point - there is no such view for some distance to the south because the road is in a cutting, nor to the north where existing housing development screens the valley from the road. Stoke has a tendency to be a ribbon development and this proposal extends that tendency.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17330

Received: 22/11/2018

Respondent: Ms Fenella Bhaskar

Representation:

Don't spoil what is left of the Tas Valley's unspoilt areas. Build up Long Lane instead.

Full text:

Stoke Holy Cross has many new houses and land available for housing going up Long Lane. This precedent has been established. There is no need to build 10 or 11 houses on the edge of the Tas Valley which will spoil the view for all as they enter and leave the village. I regularly cycle this way and it is lovely looking across the valley and the river.(which is spectacular when it floods). We need to protect this land and the rest of the Tas Valley from development.

Build the houses in places that do not ruin what little is left of the valley and its availability for wildlife.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17404

Received: 26/11/2018

Respondent: Mrs Thelma Hope

Representation:

Proposed site adjacent to very dangerous road junction from Saxlingham and Shotesham especially with increasing cut-through vehicles to Norwich direction and A140 and to avoid Poringland congestion. Very intimidating also to pedestrians.

Full text:

Proposed site adjacent to very dangerous road junction from Saxlingham and Shotesham especially with increasing cut-through vehicles to Norwich direction and A140 and to avoid Poringland congestion. Very intimidating also to pedestrians.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17439

Received: 27/11/2018

Respondent: Mrs Madeline Beale

Representation:

Stoke Holy Cross has already been subject to substantial development in relation to its size, which has stretched services and increased traffic in the village. The current infrastructure is deemed insufficient to justify any further large scale developments.

Whilst I consider the type and scale of the proposed development appropriate for the village, the proposed location is within the picturesque Tas Valley, in an area prone to flooding and outside the village boundary. Any encroachment of this would therefore set a precedent for further development on greenfield land around the village.

Full text:

Stoke Holy Cross has already been subject to substantial development in relation to its size, which has stretched services and increased traffic in the village. The current infrastructure is deemed insufficient to justify any further large scale developments.

Whilst I consider the type and scale of the proposed development appropriate for the village, the proposed location is within the picturesque Tas Valley, in an area prone to flooding and outside the village boundary. Any encroachment of this would therefore set a precedent for further development on greenfield land around the village.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17449

Received: 27/11/2018

Respondent: Heather Fitzsimons

Representation:

The original proposal for new housing in SHX was for 20 units and this has been massively exceeded. There has been no investment in infrastructure or roads and increasing traffic has impacted badly on the village, destroying its rural village nature. This proposal in particular will impact on the above and the Tas Valley natural beauty.

Full text:

Stoke Holy Cross has already had far too many new houses built. The original proposal was for about 20 homes and this has been far exceeded by nearly ten times. The character of the village is being destroyed. The roads are saturated and impacting adversely on local residents' quality of life. The village is serving as a distributor Road for the appalling traffic congestion on the A140 and A146. This unacceptable state of affairs is ignored by Norfolk Councty Council Highways and SNDC and there has been no investment in traffic calming measures. The CIL money intended to improve the infrastructure, including roads, has not reached the village or indeed rural communities generally. This proposed development in particular will only add to the problems creating more traffic and further degrading the rural nature of the village, turning it into a commenter route. It will extend the village beyond its current boundary and impact on the Tas Valley, a major natural asset for South Norfolk. It would also involve building on a water meadow In the face of current concerns regarding flooding.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17472

Received: 04/11/2018

Respondent: Mr Paul Baldwin

Representation:

The building of 11 houses will not only spoil the superb views of the Tas Valley but will not look in keeping with the surrounding area. We are against this proposal.

Full text:

The building of 11 houses will not only spoil the superb views of the Tas Valley but will not look in keeping with the surrounding area. We are against this proposal.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17488

Received: 29/11/2018

Respondent: Mr Iain Brooksby

Representation:

This proposal will have a detrimental effect on the Tas Valley. If allowed to proceed there is no going back and will lead to development of the rest of the field. This site is in direct view of Swainsthorpe Hall and its associated dwellings and will destroy the view of the Tas Valley from the west. The view of the Tas Valley from the east has already been compromised by previous development and the remaining view from the east will be very limited on the south side of the village. It will lead to further light pollution in the valley.

Full text:

This proposal will have a detrimental effect on the Tas Valley. If allowed to proceed there is no going back and will lead to development of the rest of the field. This site is in direct view of Swainsthorpe Hall and its associated dwellings and will destroy the view of the Tas Valley from the west. The view of the Tas Valley from the east has already been compromised by previous development and the remaining view from the east will be very limited on the south side of the village. It will lead to further light pollution in the valley.