GNLPSL0010

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Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17078

Received: 15/11/2018

Respondent: Mr David Holmes

Representation:

I must object to the proposal due to the following factors:
1. Poor existing single track road network with no further capacity.
2. The development cannot share Hevingham Village's limited amenities due to location.
3. No public transport in area and no bus stops within safe walking distance.
4. Local schools not available within safe walking distance.
5. The area does not have sufficient capacity to provide services and there is no gas supply.
6. The development sits next to Buxton Heath (SSSI) and the development would cause environmental issues.
7. No viability assessment has been conducted by the proposers.

Full text:

I would like to make the following comments to support my objection against this proposed site:

1. The access to the site would require significant improvements to make it even remotely viable. The "main" roads leading to the area of the proposed site are unlit single track country roads with few passing spaces and no pathways. There is already a strain on these roads with the current population in this area and increased traffic would cause major problems.

2. The proposed area for development is not geographically in the main village of Hevingham but is some 2 miles north. The only link road between this part of the village and the main sections of Hevingham is a dirty small country road which regularly floods and is often very muddy. Therefore, the proposed development would not be able to share the already limited facilities which form part of the main village.

3. There is no public transport to/from the proposed development. The nearest bus stop is over 2 miles away and there is no path or safe walking area to get to the bus stop. Anyone moving to the area would need their own vehicle/transportation and this would cause road network issues as stated in point 1.

4. The "local" school is not within reasonable walking distance and is already at capacity. There is no school within safe walking distance of the proposed development.

5. There are only basic services available in the area of this proposal with no gas supply and an over-subscribed sewage system. The area is surrounded by privately owned farm land and private housing and I would suspect that it would be difficult to implement the required service improvements to the development.

6. The area sits very close to a Site of Special Scientific Interest (Buxton Heath) and I would be very concerned by the impact of the extra population to this area. Additional housing and people would impact this area through increased pollution from the extra vehicles and the additional pollutants produced through heating systems within the houses. I would also be concerned if the new development was furnished with street lighting as this is a dark area currently with no street lighting. The current local residents and wildlife would not appreciate additional lighting.

7. The proposed development area is a good hunting ground for bats, tawny owls, buzzards and other wildlife. Owls in particular are heard in this area very regularly and I would be concerned on the impact of these animals if the area was developed.

8. No official viability assessment has been done by the proposer for this site and the application form has very little information provided. The application does not appear to have been produced professionally and shows little thought for the real impacts of the proposed development.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17276

Received: 21/11/2018

Respondent: Mr Ben Merrin

Representation:

I don't feel the current infrastructure would support a build of this size. The roads barely cope now especially the routes to the main village and school. A Lack of basic local amenities would also mean a lot of additional traffic on the roads. To my knowledge there is no gas supply to this part of the village, waste water/foul waste would need addressing and water pressure to all properties current and proposed would need investigation. No bus service within sensible safe walk.

Full text:

I don't feel the current infrastructure would support a build of this size. The roads barely cope now especially the routes to the main village and school. A Lack of basic local amenities would also mean a lot of additional traffic on the roads. To my knowledge there is no gas supply to this part of the village, waste water/foul waste would need addressing and water pressure to all properties current and proposed would need investigation. No bus service within sensible safe walk.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17301

Received: 22/11/2018

Respondent: john finch

Representation:

location too isolated, with poor road access.
No infrastructure
was turned down before on a smaller scale and nothing has changed

Full text:

I totally object to this proposal for the following reasons:
I totally object to this proposal for the following reasons:
1.Site located around the only to small track ways which in places are only
just single tracks so an increase in traffic is not sustainable.
2. Hevingham has had an increase in developments both private and social in
the last 5 years, but the infrastructure around the village hasn't moved
with the increase of homes. We have an over crowded school that already is
having to send local peoples children to other schools miles from here
location.
3. no other facilities are available in the village we just have a few pubs
but these are not in the area of development, we have no shops,and no buses
go through this area which i would imagine is down to poor lanes/tracks
rather than proper roads.
4. People have tried planning on this site for many years from what i have
been told and apart from the village growing in smaller developments the
actual roads and infrastructure have not changed at all apart from years
ago there was places in the school where as now there is none. so it was
turned down then so not sure why this would change?

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17359

Received: 23/11/2018

Respondent: mrs Sandra Dropinski

Representation:

1) Inadequate road systems to support such a development

2) Potential impact on local businesses in the local vicinity

3) Inadequate sewage/drainage systems in place to support such a large development

4) Roads not suitable for pedestrian usage

5) Nearest transport links located on the Cromer Road/A140 2 miles away, which cause significant safety risks

8) The applicant has previously applied for planning permission on this site and been turned down by a representative of the Secretary of State. If they deem it to be unsuitable and no circumstances have changed, how can it now be deemed suitable?

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1) Inadequate road systems to support such a development

2) Potential impact on local businesses in the local vicinity

3) Inadequate sewage/drainage systems in place to support such a large development

4) Roads not suitable for pedestrian usage, due to being unlit and of national speed limit

5) No local transport links that serve The Heath, the only bus stop is a 2 mile walk away, and located on the Cromer Road/A140 which is a 50mph road, and would cause significant safety risks for children travelling to school away from Hevingham

6) Impact on local wildlife habitat and hunting ground

7) Farm traffic use The Heath, as well as Church Lane and School Lane which are single track roads and not suitable for the heavy plant vehicles that would be necessary to build such a large development.

8) The applicant has previously applied for planning permission on this site and been turned down by a representative of the Secretary of State. If they deem it to be unsuitable and no circumstances have changed, how can it now be deemed suitable?

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17695

Received: 03/12/2018

Respondent: mrs Helen Nickalls

Representation:

_ Inadequate road infrastructure
- Isolated area for young families- unsafe access to village community
- Local School not within a safe walking distance 2 miles away and often not accessible due to local flooding from rainfall.
- No local amenities shops or public houses
- Unlit narrow country lanes no street lighting
- Owls and other wildlife inhabiting within the site
- Previous application denied and nothing altered since
- development not within main village is in small hamlet of hevingham
- Local area already at full capacity- doctors and schools full
- sewage systems and drainage inadequate

Full text:

I object to this proposal as follows
1 -Situated in an isolated remote hamlet of Hevingham village. very isolating for young families.
2 - Unsafe pedestrian access to the main village community over 2 mile walk along unlit narrow county lane when at rainfall can even become unpassable by foot due to local flooding hot spot.
3 - Inadequate road infrastructure to uphold a development of that size.
4 -Local School not available within a safe accessible walking distance.
5 -No public transport links nearest bus stop, 2-mile unsafe walk on dangerous and sometimes impassable country lane not pedestrian worthy at all.
6 - Inadequate sewage systems and drainage for a development of that size. Current drainage at present is poor in the area at the habitable capacity it is at present.
7- No local amenities, shops, pubs. Doctors or medical centre within easy reach.
8 -No gas supplies.
9 -Great impact on local wildlife- currently Owl habituating within the proposed site.
10- Noise pollution
11 - Previous application for just 1 dwelling on the Turn previously denied nothing has altered within the area to alter this decision. Application No 20171026
12- Doctors and schools within the area already at full capacity

Comment

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 17790

Received: 04/12/2018

Respondent: Mr Ian Nickalls

Representation:

1) This side of Hevingham is a Hamlet of the main village, to route between the 2 areas is down windy roads with no street lighting or paths and can be dangerous at times
2) The nearest bus stop which is over 2 miles away and dangerous to access
3) Sometimes the road near the school often floods and is impassable by foot
4) A recent application for a building plot application number 20171026 was refused due to the main facilities like schools, medical, shopping not within easy reach and no public transport within the vicinity of the site

Full text:

1) This side of Hevingham is a Hamlet of the main village, to route between the 2 areas is down windy roads with no street lighting or paths and can be dangerous at times
2) The nearest bus stop which is over 2 miles away and dangerous to access
3) Sometimes the road near the school often floods and is impassable by foot
4) A recent application for a building plot application number 20171026 was refused due to the main facilities like schools, medical, shopping not within easy reach and no public transport within the vicinity of the site

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18024

Received: 07/12/2018

Respondent: Mrs Tracy Bambridge

Representation:

This has been proposed before and not been accepted there is no benefit to the area of an individual plot only being accepted for planning

Full text:

This has been proposed before and not been accepted there is no benefit to the area of an individual plot only being accepted for planning

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18054

Received: 07/12/2018

Respondent: Miss Lucy Bambridge

Representation:

I object as the access road isn't suitable for lots of extra traffic being single file both ways to main roads. There is no infrastructure nearby, no shops. The road and footpath to local school aren't suitable/fit for purpose most of year. The nearest bus route is miles away, takes about 45 minutes to walk it and you'd be covered in mud!

Full text:

I object as the access road isn't suitable for lots of extra traffic being single file both ways to main roads. There is no infrastructure nearby, no shops. The road and footpath to local school aren't suitable/fit for purpose most of year. The nearest bus route is miles away, takes about 45 minutes to walk it and you'd be covered in mud!

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18068

Received: 09/12/2018

Respondent: Mrs Lucy Macleod

Representation:

This application does not make strategic sense. It would be more logical to change policy to allow single property development where there is a compelling social and sustainability need than to create ad hoc settlement boundaries.

Full text:

This seems to be a completely pointless application in strategic terms. Changing the planned settlement boundaries for the benefit of one individual surely makes no sense to a wider plan. If individuals are allowed exceptions to strategic development and a precedent is set of placing a settlement boundary around a single site, then settlement boundaries may as well be abolished. The applicant states that he wishes to develop the site for his grandchildren. Presumably he is not the only person in Hevingham who has grandchildren. Surely it would make more sense to consider a policy change which makes it possible to build single properties where there is a compelling argument for the sustainability of the village rather than to create ad hoc settlement areas in the local plan.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18075

Received: 07/12/2018

Respondent: miss victoria johnson

Representation:

this should not be allowed its a beautiful rurual area and this will spoil the area for all residents,The roads and school facilties cannot cope with any more housing...

Full text:

this should not be allowed its a beautiful rurual area and this will spoil the area for all residents,The roads and school facilties cannot cope with any more housing...

Comment

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18123

Received: 08/12/2018

Respondent: Mr & Mrs N & K Medler

Representation:

Application forms for the 2 developments are confused - GNLP2002 / GNLPSL0010.
Small scale development on smaller site probably not out of character for the area.
Larger scale development to the rear of No 6 is out of character and unsustainable.

Full text:

We along with other local residents have seen over the years and been the beneficiaries of, several individual infill type properties on The Heath, which fit the character of the area. These have had very little impact on the quality of life on The Heath and therefore we would not have any objections to a small development ie; a pair of semi-detached properties, being built on the smaller site adjacent to The Heath road as an infill to compliment the neighbouring properties (GNLPSL0010).

However, the proposal for in excess of 15 properties (GNLP2002) which will include the above smaller site, would be out of character with The Heath. It will increase the stress on the local infrastructure, it can only be accessed by single track roads and all facilities ie; buses, shops, doctors, public houses are over 2 miles away, which can only lead to far more traffic on an already busy country lane so not suitable for development.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18140

Received: 09/12/2018

Respondent: mr Scott Savory

Representation:

These proposed developments would have a massive impact on the small hamlet of the heath and the local environment and would require a massive investment in infrastructure and amenities

Full text:

The site is in a small hamlet far from the main village
The road is single track with small dangerous junctions to main road and all houses would need cars to get to all shops, doctors, schools even the village hall.
The local Doctors, Dentists and schools are already over full.
The electric, sewer and telephone infrastructure is at capacity and the access to the internet is very poor and would need a major investment.
Flooding along the heath, church lane and new road is also a problem.
There are no foot paths in the area so to walk or cycle on these lanes is already dangerous.
The site is extremely near the SSSI of the heath and must have a large inpact on the SSSI and the local environment.
The bus stop on the main road is a good 2 miles away.
There is also a total lack of safe areas for children with no play park the village hall is a ten minute drive away.

Comment

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18329

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: Hevingham Parish Council

Representation:

Regulation 18 Consultation - New, Revised and Small Sites - HEVINGHAM

The Parish Council discussed the two sites in Hevingham (GNLP2002 / GNLPSL0010) at their meeting on the 4th December 2018 and in a vote, 6 were in favour of the 2 sites being accepted with 4 against.

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Regulation 18 Consultation - New, Revised and Small Sites - HEVINGHAM

The Parish Council discussed the two sites in Hevingham (GNLP2002 / GNLPSL0010) at their meeting on the 4th December 2018 and in a vote, 6 were in favour of the 2 sites being accepted with 4 against.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18330

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: B Somerfield

Representation:

This is a rural, very agriculture area within an open countryside location.

With limited services and access to local amenities and it would be difficult to live here without at least 1 vehicle per property.

Services for any house build are likely to require significant improvement for Water, Electric and Telecom services.

The locations suggested are all single-track carriageways with limited and unofficial passing places (worn down verges),
are often flooded following a rainfall, served only by drainage ditches and not gritted during the winter.

The proposals make no reference to potential impact to the SSSI area at Buxton Heath.

Full text:

I object to the significant housing proposals (GNLP2002 and GNLPSL0010) made

This is a rural, very agriculture area within an open country side (not a brown-field site) location.

With limited services and access to local amenities few as they are and it would be extremely difficult to live in this area without at least one vehicle per property

Services for any house build are likely to require significant improvement for Water, Electric and Telecom services to what is currently available in the area.

The locations suggested are all single track carriage ways with limited and unofficial passing places i.e. worn down verges.
The lanes are often flooded following a rain fall, served only by drainage ditches that are rarely maintained and not gritted during the winter months.

The proposals make no reference to any potential low lying water or flood risk to the sites nor, possible impact to the SSSI area at Buxton Heath {have Norfolk Wildlife Trust been made aware}.

Have the proposals taken any account of the immediate and potential on-going impacts to local businesses

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18331

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: Mr Glenn Medler

Representation:

This application is inaccurate and misleading.
No amenities or facilities in this part of the village.
The infrastructure would not support further development.
School is at capacity.
Road is single file and is already in constant need of repair due to the damage done by large heavy articulated lorries.
Village facilities and amenities in main village not In safe walking distance.
Wildlife in the area would suffer greatly. Buxton Heath is an SSI and 140mtrs south of the actual site is The Dark Plantation, approximately 30 to 40 acres of woodland.
Not a sustainable location for development.

Full text:

This application is inaccurate and misleading, allowing the reader to assume the village is compact with user friendly facilities to all. This is not the case. There are no amenities and facilities within walking distance.
Whilst our postal address share's the same name, Hevingham, geographically we are quite separate and the hamlet of Buxton Heath Hevingham is some two miles from the main village. The two areas are separated by agricultural land.
The infrastructure would not support further development. All roads to the area are single file with no proper passing places. There is a risk to walkers on these roads particularly in the winter. New Road is the connecting road to the school, bus stop and main village. Most of the year it is unsuitable to walk and only made worse in the winter months. Even car owners avoid this direct route to the village.
The school is at capacity, clearly building more homes is not going to help that situation.
The Heath Road which was incorrectly referred to in the application as, The Main Road is where access to the site would be. This road is single file traffic and is already in constant need of repair due to the damage done by large heavy articulated lorries coming to the wood yard situated on the heath on a daily basis.
The sewerage system would not cope, plus surface water from such a site would represent a particular problem for the immediate area.
Because no facility mentioned in the application is in walking distance, car ownership in the area is essential. Also there is no gas, therefore home heating is either oil fired, solid fuel or electric. All of this will have an immediate further detrimental effect on the environment in the area.
The wildlife in the area will suffer greatly. Buxton Heath is a site of Special Scientific Interest but nearer the actual proposed site is another habitat that would be seriously affected. The Dark Plantation is a mere 140mts directly south of the site. There is approximately 30 to 40 acres of historic woodland. This woodland is not easily accessed if at all, and wildlife and plant life thrives on the lack of human activity. The proposed development would cause major irreversible pollution and disruption to this wildlife haven.
The proposed site backs directly on to my property it is not unusual to see bats, kestrels and barn owls flying at dusk on the field in question. The field and hedgerows also provides habitat for small rodents and other wildlife.
This is not a sustainable location for a development of this scale and is completely out of character with the area. This area is designated as countryside.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18333

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: Mrs Kathryn Medler

Representation:

The land put forward is in an unsuitable location.
This is a rural area and not within the development boundary.
School not in walking distance as condition of road is bad. Approx. 1.5 miles.
There are no facilities in this part of the village.
Transport is only available on A140 Cromer Road which is approx. 2 miles away.
Single track road with dangerous exit onto Holt Road.
Dark Plantation is 140m to South of site.
Buxton Heath 600m from site. SSSI and SAC designated.
Protected species such as Barn Owls and Bats live in this sensitive, ecological landscape.

Full text:

I do not agree with the land GNLPS2002 and GNLPSL0010 being put forward for the local plan as it is an unsustainable location. This is a rural area and not within the development boundary. Any building would put an intolerable strain on the infrastructure and character of our part of the village known as The Heath.

1. A development of this scale 15 plus houses (maybe 40) would require footpaths and street lighting and a junction/access of a particular scale to accommodate the level of traffic that would be generated by such a development. Street lighting would result in significant harm to the habitats of protected species and the dark landscapes and nature conservation.
2. The school is approximately 1.5 miles from the site along a single track rural lane. This is the shortest route by road, which requires you to pass a pig farm where the road is covered in mud, water and potholes etc. therefore the school is not in walking distance.
3. Young families, parent's with pushchairs, buggies etc. are not going to walk to school from this site.
4. The school is full to capacity.
5. The site is approximately 2 miles to the A140 Cromer Road and 1 mile from the B1149 Holt Road. There is no transport on the Holt Road.
6. There are no facilities or services in this part of the village. Any further growth in Hevingham should be closely related to the existing village centre where the school and other amenities are easily accessible on foot without being reliant on a car. Public transport can be accessed on foot on the A140.
7. The Heath and The Turn already experience high levels of traffic from large agricultural machinery, equipment and vehicles. There are numerous large articulated lorries going to the wood yard every day and general traffic in relation to the number of existing and well established businesses in addition to residential traffic. These are poor roads and any development would exacerbate traffic levels which is unacceptable. Access to the site from both the A140 Cromer Road and the B1149 Holt Road is a long narrow single track lane where it is not possible for two vehicles to pass. The Turn is a smaller one track road ending in a cul- de- sac.
8. Visibility is extremely poor on exiting The Heath onto the Holt Road in both directions. There have been a number of accidents and numerous near misses at this junction. People tend to overtake at this junction as it is where the road straightens for a short distance.
9. Norfolk County Council Highways Authority will require a certain width of road into the site as there will be poor visibility as number 11 the Heath is located to the West of the site and an agricultural machinery business is located to the East. To the East the land has a hedgerow on a bank adjacent to the road and dwellings directly to the west, the visibility will be poor.
10. Dark Plantation is located approximately 140m to the South of the site. Under the Development Management DPD Policy 2015 on Broadland District Councils website, Dark Plantation is designated as a "locally defined area of Biodiversity/Geodiversity importance". Nowhere has this been referred to. Any proposed development on the site would have a significant detrimental impact on Biodiversity importance of Dark Plantation and the habitats that exist for protected species such as bats and barn owls etc. Given that the site boundaries consist of mature trees and hedging, in such close proximity to Dark Plantation redevelopment of this site would have serious impact on the connectivity between these areas and the habitats and feeding/foraging areas for the protected species.
11. The site is also approximately 600 metres from Buxton Heath which is a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and SAC (Special Area of Conservation). These are National and European designations and their protection is paramount. The existing groups of trees and boundary trees and hedgerows between the Dark Plantation and Buxton Heath being in close proximity to each other provides "stepping stones" that connect the ecological networks and wildlife corridors between these sites. The development of the site in such a sensitive, ecological landscape would result in the fragmentation of habitats.
12. The entire Western boundary of the site is adjacent to the boundary of Bomaris Kennels which is well established and successful local business. Currently it has no neighbouring residential properties to the East, South and West. A new residential development with gardens backing onto the boundary with Bomaris Kennels is likely to result in complaints from residents about noise. These complaints would be directed to the District Council and potentially may lead to the business being closed down which is unacceptable.
13. Vehicle pollution would be increased by oil lorry deliveries. Also people shop online more and this will cause extra traffic. Some deliveries are made at night and this will cause light pollution.
14. It would be contrary to the District Council's own policy that higher density development should be located in centres on public transport routes.
15. A development would be an imposition on local residents who choose to live in this part of Hevingham due to the unspoilt, remote and rural character of the area.
16. The two proposed areas have mainly been used in the past as agricultural land (crop growing). Loss of agricultural land in these precarious times could be detrimental to our food security.
17. Buxton Heath is not a main road and there is no gas supply in this part of the village as incorrectly stated in the applicant's proposal.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18482

Received: 11/12/2018

Respondent: Angela Hankins

Representation:

1. The road that this proposed planning is on is a mostly single track road that already
has to cope with heavy goods lorries going to and from Wallers Wood Yard and Large Farm machinery. The lack of facilities in the village also means that residents would have to travel so creating pollution and more vehicles on a single track road.
2. The nearest bus route is approximately 1 mile away so any properties would more than likely have at least 1 or 2 vehicles. Plus delivery vehicles.
3. I believe that light pollution would be a problem for myself as I chose to live in the countryside where we have no street lights so do get a certain amount of dark sky.
This also may be a problem for the Owls, Bats and other wildlife that we have in the area.
4. Buxton Heath which is on this lane is also a site of Special Scientific Interest so any additional building work on this road may impact on the wildlife there.
5. Noise would also be a concern.
6. I can confirm that there is no gas supply on this road as the applicant stated they were not sure.

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1. The road that this proposed planning is on is a mostly single track road that already
has to cope with heavy goods lorries going to and from Wallers Wood Yard and Large Farm machinery. The lack of facilities in the village also means that residents would have to travel so creating pollution and more vehicles on a single track road.
2. The nearest bus route is approximately 1 mile away so any properties would more than likely have at least 1 or 2 vehicles. Plus delivery vehicles.
3. I believe that light pollution would be a problem for myself as I chose to live in the countryside where we have no street lights so do get a certain amount of dark sky.
This also may be a problem for the Owls, Bats and other wildlife that we have in the area.
4. Buxton Heath which is on this lane is also a site of Special Scientific Interest so any additional building work on this road may impact on the wildlife there.
5. Noise would also be a concern.
6. I can confirm that there is no gas supply on this road as the applicant stated they were not sure.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18488

Received: 11/12/2018

Respondent: Mrs. Suzanne O'Connor

Representation:

1. Roads in this area are single track in poor state of repair with few "passing" areas, no pavements and no street lighting with risk for pedestrians.

2. There are no shops in the area and no medical services

3. Increased vehicle movement would increase already high numbers of roadkill

4. The village school at capacity.

5. There are no amenities for young people in the area

6. No public transport serving the immediate location

7. Mains Sewerage has no capacity for additional housing.

8. Local resident take up on a recent development in the main village was low

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1. Roads in this area are single track in poor state of repair with few "passing" areas, no pavements and no street lighting with risk for pedestrians.

2. There are no shops in the area and no medical services

3. Increased vehicle movement would increase already high numbers of roadkill

4. The village school at capacity.

5. There are no amenities for young people in the area

6. No public transport serving the immediate location

7. Mains Sewerage has no capacity for additional housing.

8. Local resident take up on a recent development in the main village was low

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18507

Received: 11/12/2018

Respondent: Ms Isla Macleod

Representation:

I have no objection to infilling a site like this with one, or even two houses. I myself am a young person living in Hevingham, working full time and with no prospect of buying a house locally. However, I do object to the idea of a change to the settlement boundary that makes only one site available for this type of development, rather than a policy change which makes it possible for small numbers of houses to be added to the village to encourage young people to stay at an affordable price and to make it more sustainable.

Full text:

I have no objection to infilling a site like this with one, or even two houses. I myself am a young person living in Hevingham, working full time and with no prospect of buying a house locally. However, I do object to the idea of a change to the settlement boundary that makes only one site available for this type of development, rather than a policy change which makes it possible for small numbers of houses to be added to the village to encourage young people to stay at an affordable price and to make it more sustainable.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18551

Received: 11/12/2018

Respondent: Mrs Louise Holmes

Representation:

These proposed houses would be homes for a new community of all ages who will expect to be served by a reliable, modern infrastructure and accessible amenities. Neither of these currently exist in or around the proposed site.

This development would have a severely detrimental impact on the wildlife that is currently able to thrive in this area. A large development of modern homes would also impact negatively on the small local community's quality of life.

Here are my reasons for objection:

Unsuitable access and road infrastructure
Absence or lack of general amenities
Damaging impact on natural environment

Full text:

The proposed development of this site involves far more than the building of just houses. These proposed houses would be homes for a new community of people of all ages who will expect to be served by a reliable, modern infrastructure and easily accessible amenities. Neither of these currently exist in the immediate or close proximity of the proposed site.

Development of this land would have a severely detrimental impact on the wildlife that is currently able to thrive in this area. A large development of modern homes would also impact negatively on the small local community's quality of life.

Here are my reasons for objection:

Unsuitable access and road infrastructure

* Access to Hevingham village, Holt Road and Cromer Road roads is via a remote unlit single lane country road with no officially designated passing places.
* Access to the site would involve significant work and an actual road created. There is currently only a grass field where the proposed entrance is located.
* Increased volumes in traffic would result in weakening the already poor road surfaces.
* The main entrance to this site is within close proximity of houses dating back to the 1800s. Noise, streetlights, traffic and car headlights would also infringe upon existing residents' privacy, peace and quality of life.
* No pavements for safe walking access.

Absence or Lack of General Amenities

* Contrary to the documentation poorly completed by Mr Bunn and Ms Carter, the immediate area to the proposed development has no main road, no local amenities and no modern infrastructure.
* The village of Hevingham is approximately two miles from the proposed site and can only be safely accessed by car.
* The butcher shop and village hall are in the main village, at least two miles away. Access to both is by car via an unlit single lane farm track.
* The doctor surgery is located approximately five miles away in Aylsham and can only be accessed by car.
* The nearest general store is in Aylsham (distance and accessibility mentioned in previous bullet point).
* Gas is not available.
* Immediate area is prone to flooding. Over development would increase the risk of flooding due to poor natural drainage, ie concrete roads and driveways.
* Roads to and from the development site are not gritted or treated during bad weather.
* Unreliable mobile phone signal and internet service.
* The current sewage and water system are already at capacity.

Damaging impact on natural environment

* The Heath road, The Turn and the immediate area is a rural, tranquil, undeveloped area, home to a wide range of wildlife including many protected species.
* A large development of houses would be completely out of keeping with the hamlet's much loved current aesthetic.
* Buxton Heath, approximately 600 metres from the proposed development site is an Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI) and is home to Sloe Worms, Adders, Nightjars and various birds of prey including Red Kites.
* Increased volumes of traffic, noise pollution and street lighting would have a severely detrimental impact on the fragile wildlife that inhabits the proposed site and its immediate area.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18919

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: Lee Whiting

Representation:

I'm emailing with regards to residential development and boundary changes at The Heath and The Turn in Hevingham.



1. 'The Heath' and 'The Turn' are very narrow country lanes and cannot accommodate extra traffic.


2. Drivers have to use residents driveways to give way to other vehicles on 'The Heath'


3. There are no pathways.


4 'The Heath' and 'The Turn' have a heavy agricultural use (including horses).

5. 'The Heath' has a heavy Deer presence and can be dangerous to drive down at any time.


6. Hevingham has a very small primary school.


7.Adding the proposed 30 houses would be doubling the size of 'The Turn'

Any queries with regards to my email, please email me back.

Full text:

I'm emailing with regards to residential development and boundary changes at The Heath and The Turn in Hevingham.



1. 'The Heath' and 'The Turn' are very narrow country lanes and cannot accommodate extra traffic.


2. Drivers have to use residents driveways to give way to other vehicles on 'The Heath'


3. There are no pathways.


4 'The Heath' and 'The Turn' have a heavy agricultural use (including horses).

5. 'The Heath' has a heavy Deer presence and can be dangerous to drive down at any time.


6. Hevingham has a very small primary school.


7.Adding the proposed 30 houses would be doubling the size of 'The Turn'

Any queries with regards to my email, please email me back.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18945

Received: 11/12/2018

Respondent: Mrs. Suzanne O'Connor

Representation:

1. The roads that access this area are all "single track" country lanes, in poor state of repair and maintenance, with few "passing" areas and no pavements.
There is also no street lighting.

2. There are no shops in the area and no medical services.

3. Increased vehicle movement would increase the numbers of "roadkill".

4. My understanding that the village school (approx 1 mile away in Hevingham village) is at capacity.

5. There are no amenities for young people in the area of The Heath / The Turn, or in the main village of Hevingham.

6. No public transport serving the immediate location.

7. I would question whether "Mains Sewerage" has the capacity for additional housing.

8. Local resident take up on a recent development in the main village of Hevingham was low.

Full text:

I would like to log my objections to the proposed housing development at The Heath / The Turn, Hevingham. (GNLP2002 & GNLPSL0010).

The basis for my objection are as follows

1. The roads that access this area are all "single track" country lanes, in poor state of repair and maintenance, with few "passing" areas and no pavements.
There is also no street lighting.
Additional housing added to the area, would mean additional vehicles which, in turn, would increase risk for pedestrians.

2. There are no shops in the area and no medical services.
The nearest shops and medical services are in Aylsham, approximately four miles away. This fact would increase traffic movement either with home owners vehicles or delivery vehicles.

3. Increased vehicle movement would increase the numbers of "roadkill". Currently, there is substantial visual evidence of unacceptable numbers of "roadkill" on the surrounding lanes.

4. My understanding that the village school (approx 1 mile away in Hevingham village) is at capacity. If school places are not available for new / young families potentially moving in to the area. Traffic movement would again be increased with associated risk.

5. There are no amenities for young people in the area of The Heath / The Turn, or in the main village of Hevingham.

6. No public transport serving the immediate location. The nearest bus stop is at least one mile away on the Aylsham road.

7. I would question whether "Mains Sewerage" has the capacity for additional housing. (This point is made on the basis of a conversation with a local, long term resident who has witnessed the sewage main being worked on).

8. Local resident take up on a recent development in the main village of Hevingham was low. The properties had to be offered outside of the catchment area to attract tenants. This indicates that there is little or no requirement for additional housing in the area.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 19100

Received: 13/12/2018

Respondent: Mr Ben Walsingham

Representation:

Location not sustainable, school and bus stop not accessible safely, except by car
High density development in the wrong location, away from public transport
Water/sewerage, electricity network, and broadband at capacity already
There would be a significant impact on the biodiversity of the area - Dark Plantation (Area of Biodiversity/ Geodiversity importance) and Buxton Heath (SSSI and SAC)
A development of this nature would be completely out of keeping with the form and character of the area
The development would be a housing estate in the middle of the countryside
Site access, not enough space for the appropriate visibility splays

Full text:

Location not sustainable
The 'main road' is a single track road, with few passing places, and has no street lighting. It is not possible to walk to the school safely (1.5 miles away). I do not know of anyone living on The Heath who walks their children to school, as the road is not safe. There is no footpath and there is farm traffic and lorries accessing local businesses. This is in addition to an increasing number of cars cutting between the A140 and B1149.

The single track road is in poor condition and could not cope with further traffic generated by this development. There are no local facilities and everyone drives to Aylsham to access the facilities there. The nearest bus stop is in the main part of the village, which is 2 miles away, even further than the school.

Therefore, this development would be contrary to the District Council's own policy that higher density development should be located in centres on public transport routes. The development would not reduce the need to travel by car, as there is no public transport, footpaths or cycle network in place. It would increase vehicle traffic.

The water/sewerage, electricity network, and broadband could not cope with this number of additional houses, they are at capacity already. There is also no gas available, as stated in the submission.

Biodiversity
There would be a significant impact on the biodiversity of the area.

Dark Plantation is very close to the south of the site. Broadland District Council has designated Dark Plantation as a 'Locally Defined Area of Biodiversity/ Geodiversity importance'. This area has not been referred to in the submission. This is an important habitat for protected species such as bats and barn owls, which I regularly see in the area.

The site is also close to Buxton Heath, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation.

Any development close to these sensitive areas would have a significant detrimental impact on their ecology. This would be contrary to the core aims of local and national policy.

Form and Character
A development of this nature would be completely out of keeping with the form and character of the area. The Heath is characterised by low density, linear road frontage development. A development of 15 plus houses on this back land site would not accord with the characteristics of the area.

A development of this scale would require footpaths and street lighting and a junction/ access of a particular scale to accommodate the level of traffic that would be generated by such a development. The development would be a housing estate in the middle of the countryside resulting in an incongruous form of development, 'alien' to this part of Hevingham.

The development would be an imposition on local residents, who choose to live in this part of Hevingham due to the unspoilt, remote and rural character of the area. If residents wished to live on a housing estate of high-density development, with street lights, pavements and other urban paraphernalia then they would live in an already developed area such as Aylsham or Norwich.

The Heath and The Turn are characterised by individual dwellings of a mix of scale, styles and materials. A development of the scale proposed would not reflect such individuality, which makes up the character of the area.

Site Access
For a development of the scale proposed, Norfolk County Council Highway Authority will require a certain width of road into the site, and that will also mean they will require a junction of a particular size, to include appropriate visibility splays in both directions. However, it is questionable as to whether appropriate levels of visibility could be achieved on land in the ownership of the developer, given the limited width of the road frontage of the site.

It is therefore not considered that appropriate visibility splays could be achieved for the level of development proposed.