GNLP0182R

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Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 16906

Received: 05/11/2018

Respondent: Mrs Jessica Cole

Representation:

I object due to the lack of infrastructure with schools, surgeries, roads becoming dangerous and a rat run.

Full text:

I object due to the lack of infrastructure with schools, surgeries, roads becoming dangerous and a rat run.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 16909

Received: 05/11/2018

Respondent: Mrs Natalie Clark

Representation:

Objection

Full text:

Objection

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 16912

Received: 05/11/2018

Respondent: Mr Matthew Wilson

Representation:

There are already too many new developments in the village. The road system does not support them let alone anymore. The village is not designed for a large number of houses. A very small shop wth limited parking. No Dentist or doctor and the school is very small and would not cope.

Full text:

There are already too many new developments in the village. The road system does not support them let alone anymore. The village is not designed for a large number of houses. A very small shop wth limited parking. No Dentist or doctor and the school is very small and would not cope.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 16920

Received: 05/11/2018

Respondent: Amber Diamond

Representation:

Strongly object - as above!

Full text:

There is not enough infrastructure to cope with so many new houses.
There is no doctor or dentist in the village, the school will not be able to cope meaning that some existing residents may get declined a place for their young children approaching school age. The public transport is very limited and due to the nature of the roads through the village it is not suitable to increase this. Due to the large developments in hethersett there is a huge increase in traffic through the village which the roads will begin to struggle to cope with.
Existing residents are already suffering a decrease in market value in their homes due to the recent new builds, more homes built will only decrease this further and do absolutely nothing to boost the economy of the village.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 16926

Received: 05/11/2018

Respondent: Mr Steven Marrison

Representation:

Segment sits beyond definitive western boundary of village. The existing country lane servicing the plot is insufficient and public transport provision is already pretty poor. There is no doctor surgery, no dentist. The school is already oversubscribed. The village shop is small with limited parking which usually occurs on the bend of the road. An increase in traffic will only increase potential risk of accident.

Full text:

Segment sits beyond definitive western boundary of village. The existing country lane servicing the plot is insufficient and public transport provision is already pretty poor. There is no doctor surgery, no dentist. The school is already oversubscribed. The village shop is small with limited parking which usually occurs on the bend of the road. An increase in traffic will only increase potential risk of accident.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 16931

Received: 05/11/2018

Respondent: Mr Mark Knell

Representation:

I think the village is to small to have anymore houses. It's like a race track as it is.

Full text:

I think the village is to small to have anymore houses. It's like a race track as it is.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 16934

Received: 05/11/2018

Respondent: Mrs Vanessa Knell

Representation:

No new school or doctors or any new services being built to accommodate all the people who would inhabit these new houses. No road upgrades being made to already busy roads which are becoming rat runs for cut through traffic. Over crowding a beautiful village and taking away beautiful green spaces which is why we live here!

Full text:

No new school or doctors or any new services being built to accommodate all the people who would inhabit these new houses. No road upgrades being made to already busy roads which are becoming rat runs for cut through traffic. Over crowding a beautiful village and taking away beautiful green spaces which is why we live here!

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 16935

Received: 05/11/2018

Respondent: Mrs Vanessa Knell

Representation:

No new school or doctors or any new services being built to accommodate all the people who would inhabit these new houses. No road upgrades being made to already busy roads which are becoming rat runs for cut through traffic. Over crowding a beautiful village and taking away beautiful green spaces which is why we live here!

Full text:

No new school or doctors or any new services being built to accommodate all the people who would inhabit these new houses. No road upgrades being made to already busy roads which are becoming rat runs for cut through traffic. Over crowding a beautiful village and taking away beautiful green spaces which is why we live here!

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 16952

Received: 06/11/2018

Respondent: Mrs Mary Bibb

Representation:

Road access to this end of the village is very poor.
The proposed houses would intrude into the surrounding countryside and the lovely playing field would be totally surrounded by houses!

Full text:

Road access to this end of the village is very poor.
The proposed houses would intrude into the surrounding countryside and the lovely playing field would be totally surrounded by houses!

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 16957

Received: 07/11/2018

Respondent: Mrs Sheila Taylor

Representation:

As a resident of Liitle Melton I object to anymore development. This village has Very limited bus service,non at weekends. Traffic issues due to roads which are totally unsuitable for more traffic,existing roads narrow,build for horse and carts. No services gas,street lights,doctors,school already overloaded,.

Please leave our Norfolk villages alone, what will be destroyed can never be restored.

Full text:

As a resident of Liitle Melton I object to anymore development. This village has Very limited bus service,non at weekends. Traffic issues due to roads which are totally unsuitable for more traffic,existing roads narrow,build for horse and carts. No services gas,street lights,doctors,school already overloaded,.

Please leave our Norfolk villages alone, what will be destroyed can never be restored.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 16964

Received: 07/11/2018

Respondent: Dr Fiona Doonan

Representation:

NO MORE HOUSE BUILDING IN LITTLE MELTON. 1. Roads are unsuitable for more traffic.
2. lack of local services adequate for increase in population.
3 poor provision of affordable public transport or cycle safe routes.

Full text:

Please don't permit this development to go ahead as Little Melton is already rapidly losing it's sense of village identity and is in danger of becoming a suburb of Norwich!
There has been a very substantial increase in car traffic through the village in the last 10 years, such that parents are no longer prepared to allow their children to cycle to high school in Hethersett. This increase results from current house building both in the village and on the north side Hethersett land and the NRP. The back roads were never designed for the volume or speed of modern traffic and congestion at main road junctions leads to increased 'rat running' by motorists to try and avoid delays. There is poor (and expensive) provision of public transport to service the additional population, with the bus service from Little Melton being substantially eroded, such that there is no longer a direct bus into Norwich from the village.
There has been a lack of additional provision to the doctor's surgery in Hethersett despite the massive increase in population. To get an appointment at the local doctors surgery patients need to queue at 8.30 each day, which is a major problem for working patients.
There is currently only one shop in the village that faces an uncertain future, which most people need to drive to buy even their basic supplies.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 16967

Received: 08/11/2018

Respondent: Ruth Brennan

Representation:

The roads are already becoming clogged thanks to the huge developments at Hethersett. There will be a loss of green space. There is very little in the way of public transport. The site is outside the development boundary. There are no facilities in Little Melton (doctor, dentist, shop - which is about to close). The sites with others will subsume the village and make it an unpleasant place to live.

Full text:

The roads are already becoming clogged thanks to the huge developments at Hethersett. There will be a loss of green space. There is very little in the way of public transport. The site is outside the development boundary. There are no facilities in Little Melton (doctor, dentist, shop - which is about to close). The sites with others will subsume the village and make it an unpleasant place to live.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 16973

Received: 08/11/2018

Respondent: mRS Tatum Reid

Representation:

poor provision of public transport
lack of services in the village
no doctor or dentist
one small shop with very limited parking - which may close if no buyer comes forward
poor road system
roads already facing huge increase in traffic from developments at Hethersett and NRP
loss of gap between the village and neighbouring towns and villages, which are all expanding

Full text:

poor provision of public transport
lack of services in the village
no doctor or dentist
one small shop with very limited parking - which may close if no buyer comes forward
poor road system
roads already facing huge increase in traffic from developments at Hethersett and NRP
loss of gap between the village and neighbouring towns and villages, which are all expanding

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 16979

Received: 08/11/2018

Respondent: Dr Jo Mondal

Representation:

The reasons for my objections are as follows: The infrastructure isn't here for more houses. The roads flood when it rains. There are no pavements near me. The roads are too narrow to support more traffic and there is increased traffic from the new development in Hethersett. Public transport is limited to one bus every hour. There's no facilities at all. No dentist or doctor. My son could not get into the local school. There is one shop which looks set to close soon. The village could not cope with more houses.

Full text:

The reasons for my objections are as follows: The infrastructure isn't here for more houses. The roads flood when it rains. There are no pavements near me. The roads are too narrow to support more traffic and there is increased traffic from the new development in Hethersett. Public transport is limited to one bus every hour. There's no facilities at all. No dentist or doctor. My son could not get into the local school. There is one shop which looks set to close soon. The village could not cope with more houses.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 16997

Received: 10/11/2018

Respondent: Mrs Elizabeth Tomlin

Representation:

This was once a small village and the services have always been minimal, but are getting less with the potential loss of the only shop. There is no GP or Dentist and already an oversubscribed village school. Public transport is very poor and the road system is not up to more traffic. Mill road has already become much busier over the years with developments being added along the route and cannot take further traffic.

Full text:

This was once a small village and the services have always been minimal, but are getting less with the potential loss of the only shop. There is no GP or Dentist and already an oversubscribed village school. Public transport is very poor and the road system is not up to more traffic. Mill road has already become much busier over the years with developments being added along the route and cannot take further traffic.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17080

Received: 15/11/2018

Respondent: Mrs Jan Kitchener

Representation:

I would like to object to this proposal. I think we have already exceeded our quota of new houses in this village. There is insufficient infrastructure

Full text:

I would like to object to this proposal. I think we have already exceeded our quota of new houses in this village. There is insufficient infrastructure

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17235

Received: 20/11/2018

Respondent: mr Robert Smith

Representation:

There is already a lack of local amenities; GP, Shop, School. The local road network is already at capacity. School lane is dangerous as there is significant traffic and no speed restrictions.
Ecological surveys indicated in local reports suggest proposed development would lead to a loss of habitat.

Full text:

There is already a lack of local amenities; GP, Shop, School. The local road network is already at capacity. School lane is dangerous as there is significant traffic and no speed restrictions.
Ecological surveys indicated in local reports suggest proposed development would lead to a loss of habitat.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17840

Received: 28/11/2018

Respondent: Mrs Carolyn Sayer

Representation:

Little Melton is not suitable for major growth. It is very much a rural village. All the approach roads (with one exception) are narrow and constrained. Rural character reinforced by green verges and lack of formal kerbs and street lighting. The shop is small. The bus service is infrequent. School has limited space to grow. No sustainable means of getting to the nearest GP. If major development happened at Little Melton, any improvement of the roads would need to be sensitively designed to preserve the rural character of the village. In worst case scenario, it should material benefit:
- A better shop
- frequent bus service
- retirement homes or sheltered housing

Full text:

I wish to use this consultation process to express why Little Melton is not suitable for major growth and I make the following points.
It is clear from the development going on in the village now that the current policy approach is for smaller sites and infilling. I think this is an appropriate way for the village to continue to grow.
The character of Little Melton today is very much a rural village. All the approach roads, with the exception of the northern end of Green Lane as it joins the Watton Road, are narrow and constrained. The rural character is reinforced by green verges along the roads and the lack of formal kerbs and street lighting. There are limited lengths of footway within the village itself.
The form of the village is of linear development along the lanes: School Lane, Mill Road, Great Melton Rd and Braymeadow Lane. There is some estate development off these. The village doesn't have a strongly identified centre; there are two areas of stronger activity, one along School Lane between the shop, pub and school, and the other around the area of the church, village hall and playing field.
As a settlement, Little Melton is classified as a Service Village. This is because it has a shop, primary school and bus service. However, the shop is small, it doesn't offer very much and it's difficult to park there. It is currently on the market to be sold and has been for a long time because the current owners wish to retire which might mean it is not a viable business in the future. The bus service is not frequent enough to be a reasonable option for most journeys. It connects the village to Hethersett in one direction and the hospital in the other. At the hospital it's possible to change buses to get into Norwich. The school has limited space to grow.
There is no sustainable means of getting to the nearest GP, which is 2 miles away in Hethersett. The bus service is too infrequent, and walking or cycling are not safe or attractive on the narrow country lanes, which are unlit. There are no rights of way which connect the village to Hethersett in this direction.
Major growth at Little Melton is not an appropriate strategy because is it unsustainable:
* A car is needed for most journeys
* Major estate development at the village would relate poorly to the existing village form - it would be 'behind' the existing houses which face the lanes and it would feel disconnected from main active areas of the village. It would be out of proportion for the village and out of keeping with its character.
Widening / improving the road approaches to the village to accommodate the increased car trips from development would not be appropriate - this would introduce hard highway infrastructure and urbanise the village.
Appropriate development at the village could include sites GNLP0182R (near the church and south of Great Melton Road), GNLP0495 (south of School Lane) and GNLP0477 (east of Burnthouse Lane).
Most of the areas of GNLP0340 (the big site south of Watton Road) and of GNLP0244 (off Braymeadow Lane), and the whole of GNLP0488 (off the old School Lane cul de sac) fall within the Southern Bypass Landscape Protection Area, which appears to restrict development. It's probably within the control of the plan to change that protection area but it would appear to be unlikely. However, the plan might put forward parts of these sites: the southern part of GNLP0340 falls outside the zone, as does the part of GNLP0244 immediately alongside Braymeadow Lane.
It is hard to see how the development of the southern part of GNLP0340 could relate well to the village - it would be 'behind' the existing houses, unless it incorporated a street to connect it to School Lane somewhere near the school. Some development along the north side of Braymeadow Lane could work but I think the lane would need to be widened to allow safe access.
If major development happened at Little Melton, any improvement of the roads would need to be sensitively designed to preserve the rural character of the village. The form of development would need to be carefully considered to connect it well into the existing village form and not just big blobs of estate development hidden behind existing houses. In the worst case scenario, if major development were to happen in the village, it should bring material benefit (that is fairly and reasonably related in scale and kind to the development). This could include:
* A better shop in a central location with proper parking (proper newsagent / off-licence / Post Office / pharmacy)
* A more frequent bus service
* A GP surgery
* Retirement homes or sheltered housing
It is important to ensure that separation is maintained between Little Melton and Hethersett, especially if Hethersett were to expand to the north. There are strategic gap policies separating Hethersett from Cringleford and Wymondham to the east and west, but nothing to the north. A similar policy separating Little Melton from Hethersett is highly desirable.
I have lived in the village for 30 years and enjoyed its rural nature; I hope my points against its greater development will be considered sympathetically.

Comment

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17921

Received: 30/11/2018

Respondent: D.F.R Brake

Representation:

Major growth at Little Melton is an entirely inappropriate strategy because is it unsustainable for the following reasons:
* A car is needed for most journeys
* Major estate development at the village would relate poorly to the existing village form - it would be 'behind' the existing houses which face the lanes and it would feel disconnected from main active areas of the village. It would be out of proportion for the village and out of keeping with its character.
* Improving the road approaches to the village to accommodate the increased car trips from development would introduce hard highway infrastructure and urbanise the village.

However some appropriate development could include sites GNLP0182R, GNLP0495 and GNLP0477 but the following criteria should be observed:
*Roads would need to be improved and designed to preserve the rural character of the village
*Development would need to connect well into the existing village form
*A strategic gap of at least 300 metres must be maintained between Hethersett and Little Melton
*Development should bring material benefit to the village

Full text:

Little Melton is a rural village, without a strongly identified centre.
All the approach roads are narrow and constrained, some with very tight "S" bends.
Like most villages of this nature, the roads have green verges, a lack of formal kerbs, limited street lighting and a limited amount of footway, thus posing a serious risk to pedestrians and cyclists alike.

Little Melton is also classified as a Service Village, by virtue of the shop, primary school and bus service. Unfortunately, the shop is small and parking is problematical, also the bus service is too infrequent with severely limited destinations for it to be a reasonable option for most journeys.
This means there is not an adequate means of getting to the nearest GP, which is 2 miles away in Hethersett, or indeed proper shopping facilities within easy reach, the nearest being located several miles away in the suburbs of Norwich.

Major growth at Little Melton is an entirely inappropriate strategy because is it unsustainable for the following reasons:
* A car is needed for most journeys
* Major estate development at the village would relate poorly to the existing village form - it would be 'behind' the existing houses which face the lanes and it would feel disconnected from main active areas of the village. It would be out of proportion for the village and out of keeping with its character.
* Improving the road approaches to the village to accommodate the increased car trips from development would introduce hard highway infrastructure and urbanise the village.
* Most of the areas of GNLP0340, GNLP0244, and the whole of GNLP0488 fall within the Southern Bypass Landscape Protection Area, which appears to restrict development.
* It is hard to see how the development of the southern part of GNLP0340 could relate well to the village
However some appropriate development could include sites GNLP0182R (near the church and south of Great Melton Road), GNLP0495 (South of School Lane) and GNLP0477 (East of Burnthouse Lane). Should any further development be considered at Little Melton the following criteria should observed:
* The roads would need to be improved and designed in a way to preserve the rural character of the village.
* Any development would need to be carefully considered to connect it well into the existing village form and not just big estate development hidden behind existing houses.
* There must be a substantial and strategic gap maintained between Little Melton and Hethersett, of at least 300 metres.
* Any development should bring material benefit to the village such as:
o Better shopping facilities sited in a convenient and appropriate location with adequate parking arrangements. This should include a substantial convenience stores/Post Office/pharmacy.
o A full bus service
The development of the village so far has been along the lanes, with limited estate development off these. It would seem, therefore, that this would be the most appropriate way for the village to continue to grow in the future, by way of smaller/infill sites, as per the current policy approach.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18273

Received: 06/12/2018

Respondent: Mrs Carolyn Sayer

Representation:

See Full Text for details of submission

Full text:

Greater Norwich Local Plan Consultation
I wish to use this consultation process to express why Little Melton is not suitable for major growth and I make the following points.
It is clear from the development going on in the village now that the current policy approach is for smaller sites and infilling. I think this is an appropriate way for the village to continue to grow.
The character of Little Melton today is very much a rural village. All the approach roads, with the exception of the northern end of Green Lane as it joins the Watton Road, are narrow and constrained. The rural character is reinforced by green verges along the roads and the lack of formal kerbs and street lighting. There are limited lengths of footway within the village itself.
The form of the village is of linear development along the lanes: School Lane, Mill Road, Great Melton Rd and Braymeadow Lane. There is some estate development off these. The village doesn't have a strongly identified centre; there are two areas of stronger activity, one along School Lane between the shop, pub and school, and the other around the area of the church, village hall and playing field.
As a settlement, Little Melton is classified as a Service Village. This is because it has a shop, primary school and bus service. However, the shop is small, it doesn't offer very much and it's difficult to park there. It is currently on the market to be sold and has been for a long time because the current owners wish to retire which might mean it is not a viable business in the future. The bus service is not frequent enough to be a reasonable option for most journeys. It connects the village to Hethersett in one direction and the hospital in the other. At the hospital it's possible to change buses to get into Norwich. The school has limited space to grow.
There is no sustainable means of getting to the nearest GP, which is 2 miles away in Hethersett. The bus service is too infrequent, and walking or cycling are not safe or attractive on the narrow country lanes, which are unlit. There are no rights of way which connect the village to Hethersett in this direction.
Major growth at Little Melton is not an appropriate strategy because is it unsustainable:
* A car is needed for most journeys
* Major estate development at the village would relate poorly to the existing village form - it would be 'behind' the existing houses which face the lanes and it would feel disconnected from main active areas of the village. It would be out of proportion for the village and out of keeping with its character.
Widening / improving the road approaches to the village to accommodate the increased car trips from development would not be appropriate - this would introduce hard highway infrastructure and urbanise the village.
Appropriate development at the village could include sites GNLP0182R (near the church and south of Great Melton Road), GNLP0495 (south of School Lane) and GNLP0477 (east of Burnthouse Lane).
Most of the areas of GNLP0340 (the big site south of Watton Road) and of GNLP0244 (off Braymeadow Lane), and the whole of GNLP0488 (off the old School Lane cul de sac) fall within the Southern Bypass Landscape Protection Area, which appears to restrict development. It's probably within the control of the plan to change that protection area but it would appear to be unlikely. However, the plan might put forward parts of these sites: the southern part of GNLP0340 falls outside the zone, as does the part of GNLP0244 immediately alongside Braymeadow Lane.
It is hard to see how the development of the southern part of GNLP0340 could relate well to the village - it would be 'behind' the existing houses, unless it incorporated a street to connect it to School Lane somewhere near the school. Some development along the north side of Braymeadow Lane could work but I think the lane would need to be widened to allow safe access.
If major development happened at Little Melton, any improvement of the roads would need to be sensitively designed to preserve the rural character of the village. The form of development would need to be carefully considered to connect it well into the existing village form and not just big blobs of estate development hidden behind existing houses. In the worst case scenario, if major development were to happen in the village, it should bring material benefit (that is fairly and reasonably related in scale and kind to the development). This could include:
* A better shop in a central location with proper parking (proper newsagent / off-licence / Post Office / pharmacy)
* A more frequent bus service
* A GP surgery
* Retirement homes or sheltered housing
It is important to ensure that separation is maintained between Little Melton and Hethersett, especially if Hethersett were to expand to the north. There are strategic gap policies separating Hethersett from Cringleford and Wymondham to the east and west, but nothing to the north. A similar policy separating Little Melton from Hethersett is highly desirable.
I have lived in the village for 30 years and enjoyed its rural nature; I hope my points against its greater development will be considered sympathetically.

Support

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18822

Received: 13/12/2018

Respondent: The Loombe Estate

Agent: Bidwells

Representation:

The site is identified as being unsuitable for the purposes of the HELAA capacity assessment. Given that the site forms part of a wider site previously submitted (Site Reference: GNLP0182R) and which was considered to be suitable, we seek clarification that the unsuitable rating is to avoid 'double counting' for the purposes of the HELAA assessment, and that there are no specific constraints or impacts identified which would prevent the sites otherwise being considered suitable for development.

Full text:

The site is identified as being unsuitable for the purposes of the HELAA capacity assessment. Given that the site forms part of a wider site previously submitted (Site Reference: GNLP0182R) and which was considered to be suitable, we seek clarification that the unsuitable rating is to avoid 'double counting' for the purposes of the HELAA assessment, and that there are no specific constraints or impacts identified which would prevent the sites otherwise being considered suitable for development.