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Question 1: Please comment on or highlight any inaccuracies within the introduction

Representation ID: 21340

Received: 16/03/2020

Respondent: Reedham Parish Council

Representation:

There is no mention of using phasing in the delivery of the new housing. New sites should not be allowed to be developed until those already allocated in the JCS have been built out.

How will the GNLP assist the move to a post-carbon economy if new housing is dispersed across the rural areas of Broadland and South Norfolk?

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There is no mention of using phasing in the delivery of the new housing. New sites should not be allowed to be developed until those already allocated in the JCS have been built out.

How will the GNLP assist the move to a post-carbon economy if new housing is dispersed across the rural areas of Broadland and South Norfolk?

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

Representation ID: 21341

Received: 16/03/2020

Respondent: Reedham Parish Council

Representation:

Many "Village Clusters" do not have sufficient provision or access to services.
The "Village Clusters" concept does not work towards the 'radical shift away from the use of the private car' as most do not have reliable public transport or are near areas of employment.
Most development in "Village Clusters" will be on green fields.

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Many "Village Clusters" do not have sufficient provision or access to services.
The "Village Clusters" concept does not work towards the 'radical shift away from the use of the private car' as most do not have reliable public transport or are near areas of employment.
Most development in "Village Clusters" will be on green fields.

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Question 9: Do you support, object, or have any comments relating to the approach to Housing set out in the Delivery Statement?

Representation ID: 21342

Received: 16/03/2020

Respondent: Reedham Parish Council

Representation:

Why is a 9% surfeit of sites needed? If windfall predictions were included in the calculations there would not need to be any surfeit at all.
And why has phasing of the housing growth not been put forward as an option?

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Why is a 9% surfeit of sites needed? If windfall predictions were included in the calculations there would not need to be any surfeit at all.
And why has phasing of the housing growth not been put forward as an option?

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

Representation ID: 21343

Received: 16/03/2020

Respondent: Reedham Parish Council

Representation:

The proposal to allocate sites in "Village Clusters" runs contrary to the Climate Change Statement. Allocating sites in rural areas with little or no access to public transport will increase travel by car and delivery vehicles for those needing to access facilities, jobs and shops.
Why is there no policy on the design of new housing and the insistence on the highest possible environmental standards?

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The proposal to allocate sites in "Village Clusters" runs contrary to the Climate Change Statement. Allocating sites in rural areas with little or no access to public transport will increase travel by car and delivery vehicles for those needing to access facilities, jobs and shops.
Why is there no policy on the design of new housing and the insistence on the highest possible environmental standards?

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

Representation ID: 21344

Received: 16/03/2020

Respondent: Reedham Parish Council

Representation:

Why has there been a change from the JCS to introduce the concept of "Village Clusters"?
It is not proven that the "Village Cluster" concept will 'focus reasonable levels of growth ... to support a vibrant rural community'.
Concentrating housing growth near to Norwich is more environmentally friendly in a hugh number of ways rather than dispersing the growth into the rural areas that do not have the infrastructure, services or jobs to support it or for it to support.

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Why has there been a change from the JCS to introduce the concept of "Village Clusters"?
It is not proven that the "Village Cluster" concept will 'focus reasonable levels of growth ... to support a vibrant rural community'.
Concentrating housing growth near to Norwich is more environmentally friendly in a hugh number of ways rather than dispersing the growth into the rural areas that do not have the infrastructure, services or jobs to support it or for it to support.

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Question 14: Do you support, object or wish to comment on the approach for housing numbers and delivery?

Representation ID: 21345

Received: 16/03/2020

Respondent: Reedham Parish Council

Representation:

By not including predicted windfall development in the calculation of housing numbers there will be an over-supply of houses.
Why are the sites allocated in the JCS not required to be built out before any new sites developed?
There is little evidence supplied to show that increasing the amount of land available for development actually increases the rate at which they are built.
Why is there no insistence on phasing of development?

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By not including predicted windfall development in the calculation of housing numbers there will be an over-supply of houses.
Why are the sites allocated in the JCS not required to be built out before any new sites developed?
There is little evidence supplied to show that increasing the amount of land available for development actually increases the rate at which they are built.
Why is there no insistence on phasing of development?

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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: 21346

Received: 16/03/2020

Respondent: Reedham Parish Council

Representation:

How does housing development in "Village Cluster" ensure 'safe, convenient and sustainable access to local services and facilities' which are lacking in most villages?
There is no joined up thinking between the "Village Cluster" concept and the aspiration to 'manage travel demands and promote public transport'. Most villages have limited or no public transport.
"Village Clusters" are not where the jobs and services are which will therefore increase the car journeys required to access these. This does not correlate to 'minimising pollution'.

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How does housing development in "Village Cluster" ensure 'safe, convenient and sustainable access to local services and facilities' which are lacking in most villages?
There is no joined up thinking between the "Village Cluster" concept and the aspiration to 'manage travel demands and promote public transport'. Most villages have limited or no public transport.
"Village Clusters" are not where the jobs and services are which will therefore increase the car journeys required to access these. This does not correlate to 'minimising pollution'.

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Question 19: Do you support, object or have any comments relating to the specific requirements of the policy?

Representation ID: 21347

Received: 16/03/2020

Respondent: Reedham Parish Council

Representation:

A high level of growth puts a greater pressure on the capacity of Waste Water Treatment Works, both on the discharge of effluent into river systems, and on flood risk with foul water. Reedham already has many complaints about the sewerage facilities in the village, before trying to cope with the additional housing proposed.

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A high level of growth puts a greater pressure on the capacity of Waste Water Treatment Works, both on the discharge of effluent into river systems, and on flood risk with foul water. Reedham already has many complaints about the sewerage facilities in the village, before trying to cope with the additional housing proposed.

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Question 23: Do you support, object or have any comments relating to approach to transport?

Representation ID: 21348

Received: 16/03/2020

Respondent: Reedham Parish Council

Representation:

Public transport provision needs to be improved and made affordable, not only between main towns and key service centres, but to and from smaller settlements, particularly if the “village cluster” concept is to remain. This is essential even without any further growth of these settlements, as many areas of rural Norfolk have become public transport deserts.

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Public transport provision needs to be improved and made affordable, not only between main towns and key service centres, but to and from smaller settlements, particularly if the “village cluster” concept is to remain. This is essential even without any further growth of these settlements, as many areas of rural Norfolk have become public transport deserts.

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Question 45. Do you support or object or wish to comment on the overall approach for the village clusters? Please identify particular issues

Representation ID: 21349

Received: 16/03/2020

Respondent: Reedham Parish Council

Representation:

The concept of " Village Clusters" appears to be entirely invented to justify the dispersal of housing into the countryside. It is a change from the settlement hierarchy in the JCS that is not explained.
Why are the "Village Clusters" in Broadland being treated differently from those in South Norfolk? This seems grossly unfair to both areas.
Why are a range of sustainability measures not being used to calculate the level of housing required in the "Village Clusters" over and above the current one that solely uses the availability of primary school places.

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The concept of " Village Clusters" appears to be entirely invented to justify the dispersal of housing into the countryside. It is a change from the settlement hierarchy in the JCS that is not explained.
Why are the "Village Clusters" in Broadland being treated differently from those in South Norfolk? This seems grossly unfair to both areas.
Why are a range of sustainability measures not being used to calculate the level of housing required in the "Village Clusters" over and above the current one that solely uses the availability of primary school places.

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