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Draft Local Plan-Part 2 Site Allocations

GNLP2136

Representation ID: 21986

Received: 13/03/2020

Respondent: Redenhall with Harleston Town Council

Representation:

Although the Town Council has agreed in principal to this site for development, it disagrees with the HELAA conclusion that this site has access to bus services, the nearest bus stop is in the town centre and would be at least half a mile (805 metres) from this proposed site, unless a new bus route is proposed with a regular service via Mendham Lane (which has its own constraints) or Spirketts Lane.
The Town Council has had the opportunity to discuss with the developer of this proposed site their latest and updated version of their Vision Document. During the discussion, it became apparent that the number of proposed dwellings had changed radically from the number given on the GNLP documentation. It now appears that potentially there could be 330 dwellings on the main site area with a further 90
care/assisted living dwellings to the south of the site, this brings the figure now to 420 dwellings and not 300 as stated on the GNLP paperwork.
Another change to the proposed site plan is that an additional vehicular access road has been added from Jays Green which again, is not on the original documentation. This needs further serious consideration given the constraints in that area especially where it joins School Lane which is the main pedestrian route to the primary school, with no pedestrian footpath at the top of School Lane. We suggest that the Highways Agency should survey Jay's Green Road and its junction with School Lane, which is a dangerous blind bend, and consider whether the road could be widened near the junction and a pavement constructed, in order to form a safe way for children to walk to school rather than be taken by car, given that there is already congestion at the school approaches.
Notwithstanding the comments above, the Town Council are generally supportive of the developer's vision document and the mix of housing that this will provide.
It has been noted that the developers would allocate some 21 acres, some 35% of the total site area, as Open Space. This could provide community facilities as well as public space for walks. However, planners must be mindful of the visual impact that such a large development would create from the A 143 approaches to the town and also in relation to the existing housing adjoining the proposed development.
Developers have confirmed that they will ensure that their Masterplan complies with the SNDC Open Space Supplementary Planning Document, as well as the GNLP
Recommendation -Redenhall with Harleston Town Council support this preferred site for development and believe that the additional 120 housing units negates the requirement for any further development sites

Full text:

please find attached the report which was agreed by resolution by Harleston Town Council on March 11th 2020.

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Draft Local Plan-Part 2 Site Allocations

GNLP2108

Representation ID: 21989

Received: 13/03/2020

Respondent: Redenhall with Harleston Town Council

Representation:

The Joint Core Strategy envisaged 200-300 new homes in Harleston, which was described as "moderate", however the number of dwellings being considered by the developers for the Briar Farm site alone are now around 420 dwellings (of which 300 homes are shown in the GNLP documentation). In the light of this, the Town Council feels that site GNLP2108 South of Spirketts Lane, should not be considered at this time, given all the concerns mentioned above regarding infrastructure constraints and restricted employment opportunities.
Recommendation - Redenhall with Harleston Town Council do not support development of GNLP 2108 until the infrastructure concerns have been fully addressed and employment and commercial opportunities (POLICIES HAR 6 and HAR 7) (Appendix 3 and 4) are realised.

Full text:

please find attached the report which was agreed by resolution by Harleston Town Council on March 11th 2020.

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