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GNLP2104

Representation ID: 18009

Received: 04/12/2018

Respondent: Roydon Parish Council

Representation:

GNLP2104 is a very large site relative to the size of the settlements of both Roydon and Diss. An approximate estimate for the number of houses on this site is 1250 which is considerably more than the whole of the number of dwellings currently in the parish of Roydon, considered a service village. Notwithstanding this, the number proposed is also considered to be of too great a density for a village parish.

Issues raised include infrastructure (transport, healthcare, education), and road access.

A decision on this site is considered prejudicial to the Diss & District Neighbourhood Plan of which Roydon is a part.

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GNLP2104 is a very large site relative to the size of the settlements of both Roydon and Diss. An approximate estimate for the number of houses on this site is 1250 which is considerably more than the whole of the number of dwellings currently in the parish of Roydon, considered a service village. Notwithstanding this, the number proposed is also considered to be of too great a density for a village parish.
Neither Roydon or Diss have currently the infrastructure to support a development of this magnitude, be it transport, healthcare or education.
Specifically, the site has road access to the south on to Factory Lane, Roydon which is a single track country lane. To turn west along this lane from the site there is, after a couple of hundred yards, a junction at an acute angle with Brewers Green Lane, Roydon, which is also a single track country lane. The angle of the junction is such that the visibility is only a yard or two, virtually blind. Traffic turning east along Factory Lane from the site can either access the B1077 via a continuation of Factory Lane or turn North along Louies Lane, another road with a single track section.
The second access point of this site to the road system is at its most easterly point where it abuts the B1077 directly. However, this is close to the S-bend in the B1077 where it crosses a watercourse near Stolleries Farm and will present visibility problems for any new junction placed here.
Generally, egress from this site would be via the B1077 to access any of the other main roads in the area. To reach the A1066 would mean progressing south where there is a pinch point in Denmark Street, Diss and also an already busy crossroads with Roydon Road and St Nicholas Street, Diss, another junction with poor visibility.
Both health and educational facilities in the area are already at capacity and in need of expansion before any development of this size is considered.
Roydon Parish Council consider that this proposal should be rejected for development for the reasons stated.
A decision on this site is considered prejudicial to the nascent Diss & District Neighbourhood Plan (DDNP), of which Roydon Parish is a part. The DDNP will seek to allocate development sites across the Plan area according to local need, as well as viability and connectivity to transport links and services. The comments made here by Roydon Parish Council are without prejudice to the DDNP.

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