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Draft Local Plan-Part 2 Site Allocations

GNLP0341

Representation ID: 22236

Received: 15/03/2020

Respondent: Diss & District Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group

Representation:

Objects to site being developed as housing.

On behalf of the Diss & District Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group (SG) I am submitting this holding response to the present GNLP consultation. It echoes a similar holding response that you asked Diss Town Council (DTC) to submit, asking for more time to add further detail to its recent consultation response.

In particular I need to give you some detail on the site allocation GNLP0341. This site is known locally as Parish Fields and, as you discovered at the Diss public drop-in session recently, it is held in high regard by the townspeople of Diss and others from the wider area.

As I explained, now that DTC has said that it will not support development on the site it is certain the SG will be considering designating it in the Neighbourhood Plan as Local Green Space and possibly as an Undesignated Heritage Asset. In other words, we will be looking to afford Parish Fields the highest level of protection we can.

It was clear from our conversation that you were unaware of the considerable heritage credentials of the site and I undertook to send you some of the evidence that has been gathered in support of this claim. I have attached a draft of a report put together by Tim Holt-Wilson, local historian and heritage expert. Tim has agreed to assist with the preparation of related material for the Plan proper. I hope his work gives you an appreciation of the value of Parish Fields to the town, not just as an oasis of semi-natural habitat but also as an unspoilt piece if its history.

Full text:

on behalf of the Diss & District Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group (SG) I am submitting this holding response to the present GNLP consultation. It echoes a similar holding response that you asked Diss Town Council (DTC) to submit, asking for more time to add further detail to its recent consultation response.

In particular I need to give you some detail on the site allocation GNLP0341. This site is known locally as Parish Fields and, as you discovered at the Diss public drop-in session recently, it is held in high regard by the townspeople of Diss and others from the wider area.

As I explained, now that DTC has said that it will not support development on the site it is certain the SG will be considering designating it in the Neighbourhood Plan as Local Green Space and possibly as an Undesignated Heritage Asset. In other words, we will be looking to afford Parish Fields the highest level of protection we can.

It was clear from our conversation that you were unaware of the considerable heritage credentials of the site and I undertook to send you some of the evidence that has been gathered in support of this claim. I have attached a draft of a report put together by Tim Holt-Wilson, local historian and heritage expert. Tim has agreed to assist with the preparation of related material for the Plan proper. I hope his work gives you an appreciation of the value of Parish Fields to the town, not just as an oasis of semi-natural habitat but also as an unspoilt piece if its history.

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