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Draft Greater Norwich Local Plan – Part 1 The Strategy

Question 6: Do you support or object to the vision and objectives for Greater Norwich?

Representation ID: 21442

Received: 16/03/2020

Respondent: Bergh Apton Parish Council

Representation:

We are pleased that the greater part of the new GNLP developments will be in the Norwich area. Fortunately, Norwich has many brownfield sites available. Even more important, Norwich has the infrastructure and services to support development. For example; hospitals, universities, research parks, good schools, museums, entertainment facilities, public transport and so on.
It is, therefore, of concern that South Norfolk are proposing 1200 additional dwellings by providing for estate development throughout the village clusters as well as small scale windfall developments amounting to an extra 400 houses. These would be in addition to the 1349 dwellings already allocated.

Full text:

We are pleased that the greater part of the new GNLP developments will be in the Norwich area. Fortunately, Norwich has many brownfield sites available. Even more important, Norwich has the infrastructure and services to support development. For example; hospitals, universities, research parks, good schools, museums, entertainment facilities, public transport and so on.
It is, therefore, of concern that South Norfolk are proposing 1200 additional dwellings by providing for estate development throughout the village clusters as well as small scale windfall developments amounting to an extra 400 houses. These would be in addition to the 1349 dwellings already allocated.

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Draft Greater Norwich Local Plan – Part 1 The Strategy

Question 12: Do you support, object, or have any comments relating to the Climate Change Statement?

Representation ID: 21464

Received: 16/03/2020

Respondent: Bergh Apton Parish Council

Representation:

In our opinion, the building of 1200 (minimum!) new houses plus 400 windfall dwellings in South Norfolk is excessive because it means that the GNLP Climate Change Statement cannot be met. Because rural South Norfolk is so widespread, private transport is necessary and it is not environmentally friendly. Already roads such as the A146 and A140 are very busy.
Also, as the plan projects forward to 2038, it is likely that climate change will be having a greater effect by then and we should be:
‘encouraging sustainable travel on all new developments within the county’ Norfolk County Council Environmental Policy

Full text:

In our opinion, the building of 1200 (minimum!) new houses plus 400 windfall dwellings in South Norfolk is excessive because it means that the GNLP Climate Change Statement cannot be met. Because rural South Norfolk is so widespread, private transport is necessary and it is not environmentally friendly. Already roads such as the A146 and A140 are very busy.
Also, as the plan projects forward to 2038, it is likely that climate change will be having a greater effect by then and we should be:
‘encouraging sustainable travel on all new developments within the county’ Norfolk County Council Environmental Policy

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Draft Greater Norwich Local Plan – Part 1 The Strategy

Question 13: Do you agree with the proposed Settlement Hierarchy and the proposed distribution of housing within the hierarchy?

Representation ID: 21483

Received: 16/03/2020

Respondent: Bergh Apton Parish Council

Representation:

We are pleased that the greater part of the new GNLP developments will be in the Norwich area. Fortunately, Norwich has many brownfield sites available. Even more important, Norwich has the infrastructure and services to support development. For example; hospitals, universities, research parks, good schools, museums, entertainment facilities, public transport and so on.
It is, therefore, of concern that South Norfolk are proposing 1200 additional dwellings by providing for estate development throughout the village clusters as well as an extra 400 small scale windfall houses. These would be in addition to the 1349 dwellings already allocated and would overwhelm infrastructure.

Full text:

We are pleased that the greater part of the new GNLP developments will be in the Norwich area. Fortunately, Norwich has many brownfield sites available. Even more important, Norwich has the infrastructure and services to support development. For example; hospitals, universities, research parks, good schools, museums, entertainment facilities, public transport and so on.
It is, therefore, of concern that South Norfolk are proposing 1200 additional dwellings by providing for estate development throughout the village clusters as well as an extra 400 small scale windfall houses. These would be in addition to the 1349 dwellings already allocated and would overwhelm infrastructure.

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Draft Greater Norwich Local Plan – Part 1 The Strategy

Question 18: Do you support, object or have any comments relating to the preferred approach to sustainable communities including the requirement for a sustainability statement?

Representation ID: 21504

Received: 16/03/2020

Respondent: Bergh Apton Parish Council

Representation:

Bergh Apton is a rural village, at its nearest point, 7 miles from Norwich city centre. Bergh Apton has been grouped with Alpington and Yelverton as a village cluster for development. There is no school in the village, the nearest being at Alpington. There is no footpath from Bergh Apton to Alpington.
Of the 9 sites put forward in Bergh Apton, only the former blockworks on Church Road would have reasonable access to the school in Alpington, if a permissive path was provided.
Also, the road could be widened if it was felt that part of it was too narrow.

Full text:

Bergh Apton is a rural village, at its nearest point, 7 miles from Norwich city centre. Bergh Apton has been grouped with Alpington and Yelverton as a village cluster for development. There is no school in the village, the nearest being at Alpington. There is no footpath from Bergh Apton to Alpington.
Of the 9 sites put forward in Bergh Apton, only the former blockworks on Church Road would have reasonable access to the school in Alpington, if a permissive path was provided.
Also, the road could be widened if it was felt that part of it was too narrow.

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Draft Greater Norwich Local Plan – Part 1 The Strategy

Question 46. Do you support or object or wish to comment on the approach for specific village clusters?

Representation ID: 21520

Received: 16/03/2020

Respondent: Bergh Apton Parish Council

Representation:

Bergh Apton is a rural village, 7 or 8 miles from Norwich city centre. Bergh Apton has been grouped with Alpington and Yelverton as a village cluster for development. There is no school in the village, the nearest being at Alpington. There is no footpath from Bergh Apton to Alpington.
Of the 9 sites put forward in Bergh Apton, only the former blockworks on Church Road would have reasonable access to the school in Alpington, if a permissive path was provided. Also, the road could potentially be widened if it was felt that part of it was too narrow.

Full text:

Bergh Apton is a rural village, 7 or 8 miles from Norwich city centre. Bergh Apton has been grouped with Alpington and Yelverton as a village cluster for development. There is no school in the village, the nearest being at Alpington. There is no footpath from Bergh Apton to Alpington.
Of the 9 sites put forward in Bergh Apton, only the former blockworks on Church Road would have reasonable access to the school in Alpington, if a permissive path was provided. Also, the road could potentially be widened if it was felt that part of it was too narrow.

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Draft Greater Norwich Local Plan – Part 1 The Strategy

Question 48. Do you support or object or wish to comment any other aspect of the draft plan not covered in other questions? This includes the appendices below. Please identify particular issues.

Representation ID: 21546

Received: 16/03/2020

Respondent: Bergh Apton Parish Council

Representation:

Because South Norfolk is so widespread, we do not believe that the Climate Change objectives can be met with the building of more than 1200 new houses. Transport is necessary in rural areas and it is not environmentally friendly.
Also, as the plan projects forward to 2038, it is likely that climate change will be having a greater effect by then.
Lord Deben (John Gummer) Chair of Climate Change Committee
“We know we’ve caused global warming, but we can stop making it worse!”
“We know the way to stop it – all we need now is the will”

Full text:

Because South Norfolk is so widespread, we do not believe that the Climate Change objectives can be met with the building of more than 1200 new houses. Transport is necessary in rural areas and it is not environmentally friendly.
Also, as the plan projects forward to 2038, it is likely that climate change will be having a greater effect by then.
Lord Deben (John Gummer) Chair of Climate Change Committee
“We know we’ve caused global warming, but we can stop making it worse!”
“We know the way to stop it – all we need now is the will”

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