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New, Revised and Small Sites

GNLP0415R D

Representation ID: 18436

Received: 11/12/2018

Respondent: Honingham Parish Council

Representation:

Honingham Parish Council object to this site and do not believe it is the right location for such a large new settlement. It will have a detrimental effect on the current village, threatening its character. There are considerable threats to the local environment and there are not sufficient services to support such a large scale development.

Full text:

Honingham Parish Council object to this site and the whole proposal of a new settlement under site GNLP0415A-G. The consultation states a revision has been made to the boundary for site GNLP0415R-D but this revision has not been clearly identified and therefore it is not possible to assess the impact on Honingham and the wider proposal for a new settlement.

Honingham sits at the bottom of a valley and is vulnerable to flooding from the River Tudd. There are serious concerns that further development and building will increase surface run off into the River Tudd, leading to potential flooding in the village.

The development of this site will contribute towards urban growth in the local area. It is feared that this will eventually lead to the villages of Easton, Honingham, Colton and Marlingford becoming one large settlement. A development of this size severely threatens the character of the current village.

The Parish Council consider this site to be unsuitable, as documented in the Suitability Assessment. Furthermore we are concerned that in the full Site Proposals document the initial indications as to whether a site is suitable are not consistent across the sites in the document. Site GNLP0415R-D overlaps parishes in South Norfolk. Specifically under sites for Marlingford & Colton this site is described as being at risk of surface water flooding. The land is classified as agricultural land class 2 and that building on this site would be a significant loss of versatile agricultural land. This land as agricultural land contributes to the character of the parish as a whole. The report goes on to state that as a stand alone site this is not considered to be a suitable location. This is not equally reflected on the site listing under Honingham.

Honingham Parish Council object to this site and do not believe it is the right location for such a large new settlement.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

GNLP0415R G

Representation ID: 18438

Received: 11/12/2018

Respondent: Honingham Parish Council

Representation:

Honingham Parish Council object to this site and do not believe it is the right location for such a large new settlement. It will have a detrimental effect on the current village, threatening its character. There are considerable threats to the local environment and there are not sufficient services to support such a large scale development.

Full text:

Honingham Parish Council object to this site and the whole proposal of a new settlement under site GNLP0415A-G. The consultation states a revision has been made to the boundary for site GNLP0415R-G but this revision has not been clearly identified and therefore it is not possible to assess the impact on Honingham and the wider proposal for a new settlement.

Honingham sits at the bottom of a valley and is vulnerable to flooding from the River Tudd. There are serious concerns that further development and building will increase surface run off into the River Tudd, leading to potential flooding in the village.

The development of this site will contribute towards urban growth in the local area. It is feared that this will eventually lead to the villages of Easton and Honingham, Colton and Marlingford becoming one large settlement. A development of this size severely threatens the character of the current village.

The Parish Council consider this site to be unsuitable, as documented in the Suitability Assessment. Honingham Parish Council object to this site.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

GNLP2176

Representation ID: 18440

Received: 11/12/2018

Respondent: Honingham Parish Council

Representation:

Honingham Parish Council object to this site as being wholly unsuitable and inappropriate for a village of this size. This is not a suitable location for such a large number of houses. The services indicated in the report as making this site suitable are inaccurate. It will have a detrimental effect on the current village, threatening its character. The impact on the village of Honingham would be significant and the Parish Council object to this proposal.

Full text:

Honingham Parish Council object to site GNLP2176. It should be noted that the boundary line of the site is incorrect on the map and does not line up with the edge of the village hall but is set further back towards the current A47. The map is therefore not a true representation of the proposed site.

The introduction of an additional 55 houses would be a considerable increase to the current village, growing it by approximately a third. This would have a significant impact on the village. The site proposal makes many suggestions as to the appropriateness of the site, none of which are viewed by the Parish Council to be accurate. It is regularly referred to as a sustainable location, which given its current lack of services is not viewed to be a true reflection of the proposed site.

The bus service referred to stops at a dangerous site away from the centre of the village, with access being via an unlit and narrow country lane. The bus service is irregular and unreliable and we highly doubt that any new residents would use this as a way to commute to local services or work. The bus route was also recently under threat of being lost due to funding cuts, this is not a sustainable source of public transport.

An increase of houses of this size in the centre of the village will severely increase traffic and associated pollution. It is not unrealistic to believe this could bring in a further 100 cars to the village, almost all of which are likely to be used on a daily basis to commute to work, schools and use services in other nearby parishes. Honingham already suffers from regular traffic problems as drivers use it as a rat run. It would make more sense to wait until the proposals for the dualling of the A47 and possible extension of the Norwich Western Link have been decided before planning further development in the area.

We have further concerns that the additional site identified on the map as being next to site GNLP2176, also off Dereham Road and being 3.007ha in size, would also subsequently be put forward for further development which would further swamp the village.

The site is sloped upwards from Dereham Road towards the current A47. Development of this site would lead to those houses already situated on Dereham Road to become overlooked.

Honingham Parish Council object to this site as being wholly unsuitable and inappropriate for a village of this size.

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