Hainford's Responses
to
- Greater Norwich Local Plan -
for Development Land
- March 2018 -


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GNLP Team

County Hall

Hainford Parish Council Response to Site Proposals within GNLP 2018

Hainford’s current status within the Planning Policy hierarchy is that of ‘Other Village’ having only a range of basic services and suitable only for infill and, where there is an accessible primary school, only small scale housing allocation.

This description of Hainford is current although the primary school is not ‘accessible’ within the specified criteria in the GNLP 2018 document.

It is also consistent with the Parish Plan, set up following consultation with residents, which concluded that a high proportion of residents were opposed to any further development in the village and that if there were to be any development it should be small scale and take the form of single dwellings or conversion of existing buildings. The overwhelming view of parishioners was that the local environment should be protected and preserved. This outcome was based upon a desire to retain the rural aspect and the recognition of the limited infrastructure, limited power supplies, drainage problems, narrow roads (traffic speeding was seen as a problem which is continuing)

Hainford also opted to retain the existing development boundary.

 

SITE GNP0069 - 404 dwellings.10.7 ha. land to north of church road and Stratton Road.

OBJECT

1. Site is arable land outside the development boundary, remote from and out of scale with the existing village scene. "The site would produce development disproportionate to the existing settlement pattern but is not large enough to provide or support additional services." It is disproportionate to the status, size and aspect of the village.

2. There appears to be an access road planned from the B1354 'old church road', such a road would;

Interfere with the natural peaceful setting of the church to the east and the burial ground to the west

The road would be directly adjacent to an 'active burial ground', just a few meters from the edge of any access road. The point at which the new road junction/entrance/exit joins the B1354 is located on a fast (National Speed Limit) road with limited visibility due to the inclination of the road and trees

3. Access to the site via Stratton road would create a dangerous situation as Stratton Road is in places only wide enough for access by one car at a time.

4. A number of trees could potentially be affected in making any access road.

5. This proposed site where the houses would be located is on an area known to be subject to surface water flooding. There have also been long standing issues with sewer capacity in the area of Stratton road causing problems with the pumping station and residents toilets overflowing.

There is widespread flooding throughout Hainford due to high water table and overflowing ditches.

It is current planning policy to steer development to areas with the lowest probability of flooding

6. The site is in conflict with Hainford’s status of ‘other village’ which by the definition stated in the GNLP still applies

7. The Development would be in conflict with Hainford’s Parish Plan.

8. The Development would be unsustainable due to lack of adequate infrastructure services, general facilities, limited power supplies with a  reliance upon oil, electricity power failures and lack of transport services to support this level of development. When commenting recently on a single dwelling proposal in the Grange Road area the highways response was:

In regard to transport sustainability Hainford, which has very limited standard every day facilities is not Considered an acceptable location, the site is not connected to footway links which, in any case, are Sporadic in the village and public transport services are very limited. Accordingly the proposed Development will result in an over reliance of the private car contrary to sustainability objective."

9. The narrow rural lanes throughout Hainford are inadequate for the increased volume of traffic and there is insufficient room for two vehicles to pass in many locations. There would be increased congestion at the junction between A140 and B1354(Waterloo Road).

10. The Primary school is not accessible as there is only one pavement running from Stratton/Waterloo area. There are no pavements from the main settlement in the Chapel Road area to the South, nor from the West/ A140 Cromer Road nor from the Eastern side of the village. The reliance being on the private motor vehicle for safe access to the school which is contrary to sustainability objectives

12. The Primary school is small and would not be able to accommodate increased volume of pupils generated If wider development were allowed on this scale

13. Loss of rural amenity-the site has landscape value.

 

GNLP0393 - 45 dwellings. 1.51 ha. Newton Road opposite church

OBJECT

1.This site was previously objected to by the Environment Agency , due to very significant risk of flooding,

2. It would infringe on the school car park and be detrimental to the setting of the church,

3.There are existing problems with speed/parking along Newton Road.

2. Loss of mature oaks to provide visibility splay.

4.This site is on an area known to be subject to significant surface water flooding. There have also been long standing issues with sewer capacity in the area of Stratton road nearby causing problems with the pumping station and residents toilets overflowing. Flooding is widespread throughout Hainford with overflowing ditches and flooding onto the roads.

It is current planning policy to direct development to areas with the lowest probability of flooding.

5. The site is outside the Development Boundary.

6. the site is disproportionate to the status, size and aspect of the village

7. The site is in conflict with Hainford’s status of ‘Other Village’ which by definition stated in the GNLP still applies.

8. The Development would be in conflict with Hainford’s Parish Plan.

9. The Development would be unsustainable due to lack of adequate infrastructure services, general facilities, limited power supplies with a reliance upon oil, electricity power failures and lack of transport services to support this level of development. When commenting recently on a single dwelling proposal in the Grange Road area the Highways response was:

In regard to transport sustainability Hainford, which has very limited standard every day facilities is not Considered an acceptable location, the site is not connected to footway links which, in any case, are Sporadic in the village and public transport services are very limited. Accordingly the proposed Development will result in an over reliance of the private car contrary to sustainability objective."

10..Narrow winding rural lanes throughout Hainford are inadequate for increased volume of traffic. In many locations there is insufficient room for two vehicles to pass safely. There would be increased congestion at the junction between A140 and B1354(Waterloo Road). Also potential congestion at the junction with Newton Road and the B1354.

11. The Primary school is small and would not be able to accommodate increased volume of pupils generated If wider development were allowed on this scale

12. Loss of rural amenity-the site has landscape value.

 

GNLP0181 - 20 dwellings approx.1.16 ha. rear of Chapel Road - adjoining Hall Road.

OBJECT

1.The proposed development would impact on the setting of Hainford Hall

2.This area of the village is known for longstanding and continuing flooding and unresolved drainage problems. The site is on an area known to be subject to surface water flooding. The ditches nearby are over flowing. The sewerage capacity is known to be inadequate in this location.

There is. Widespread flooding throughout Hainford due to high water table and overflowing ditches.

It is current planning policy to direct development to areas with the lowest probability of flooding.

3.The site lies outside the Development Boundary.

4. The site is disproportionate to the status, size and aspect of the village.

5. The site is in conflict with Hainford’s status of ‘other village’ which by definition stated in the GNLP still applies.

6. The Development would be in conflict with Hainford’s Parish Plan.

7. Wider development in this location would be unsustainable due to lack of adequate infrastructure services, general facilities , limited power supplies (reliance upon oil) electricity power cuts and lack of transport services to support this level of development. (When commenting recently on a single dwelling proposal in the Grange Road area the Highways response was:

In regard to transport sustainability Hainford, which has very limited standard every day facilities is not Considered an acceptable location, the site is not connected to footway links which, in any case, are Sporadic in the village and public transport services are very limited. Accordingly the proposed Development will result in an over reliance of the private car contrary to sustainability objective."

8. The narrow and winding rural lanes in this location are inadequate for increased volume of traffic and in many locations it is impossible for two vehicles to pass safely. There would be increased congestion at the junction between A140 and B1354(Waterloo Road). Also potential congestion at the junction with Newton Road and the B1354.

9. The Primary school is not accessible by definition as there is only one pavement running from Stratton/waterloo area. There are no pavements from the main settlement in the chapel road area to the South, nor from the West/ A140 Cromer Road nor from the Eastern side of the village. The reliance being on the private motor vehicle for safe access to the school which is contrary to sustainability objectives

10. The Primary school is small and would not be able to accommodate increased volume of pupils generated If wider development were allowed on this scale

11. Loss of rural amenity-the site has landscape value.

 

GNLP0190 - Hall Lane -numbers not specified .8.44 ha. A large site .Rear of Hainford Hall.

OBJECT

1.The proposed development would impact on the setting of Hainford Hall and is not well related to the existing village.

2. The size of the site and potential volume of dwellings is wholly disproportionate to the status, size and aspect of the village.

3..This area of the village is known for longstanding and continuing flooding and unresolved drainage problems. The site is on an area known to be subject to surface water flooding. The sewerage capacity in this location is known to be inadequate.

There is Widespread flooding throughout Hainford due to high water table and overflowing ditches. Current planning Policy is to steer development to areas with lowest probability of flooding.

4. The site lies outside the Development Boundary.

5. The site is in conflict with Hainford’s status of ‘other village’ which by definition stated in the GNLP still applies.

6. The Development would be in conflict with Hainford’s Parish Plan.

7. Wider development in this location would be unsustainable due to lack of adequate infrastructure services, general facilities, limited power supplies, reliance upon oil, electricity power failures and lack of transport services to support this level of development. (when commenting recently on a single dwelling proposal in the Grange Road area the Highways response was:

In regard to transport sustainability Hainford, which has very limited standard every day facilities is not Considered an acceptable location, the site is not connected to footway links which, in any case, are Sporadic in the village and public transport services are very limited. Accordingly the proposed Development will result in an over reliance of the private car contrary to sustainability objective."

8. Narrow and winding rural lanes in this location are inadequate for increased volume of traffic. In many locations it is impossible for two vehicles to pass safely. There would be increased congestion at the junction between A140 and B1354(Waterloo Road). Also potential congestion at the junction with Newton Road and the B1354.

9. The Primary school is not accessible by definition as there is only one pavement running from Stratton/waterloo area. There are no pavements from the main settlement in the chapel road area to the South, nor from the West/ A140 Cromer Road nor from the Eastern side of the village. The reliance being on the private motor vehicle for safe access to the school which is contrary to sustainability objectives

10. The Primary school is small and would not be able to accommodate increased volume of pupils generated If wider development were allowed on this scale.

11. Loss of rural amenity-the site has landscape value.

12.Potential loss of trees

 

GNLP0582 - 3 ha 60 to 80 dwellings. Land east of Newton road and rear of Chapel Road.

OBJECT

1. The size of the site and potential volume of dwellings is wholly disproportionate and out of scale to the status, size, and aspect of the village and is not contiguous with the main part of the village.

2. The proposed site is subject to significant longstanding flooding and drainage issues with neighbouring dwellings already affected, wider development would exacerbate this existing problem. This area of the village is subject to long standing and unresolved flooding and drainage issues.

It is current planning policy to direct development to areas with the lowest probability of flooding.

3. There have also been long standing issues with sewer capacity in the area of Stratton road causing problems with the pumping station and residents toilets overflowing.

4. The site contains trees subject to Tree preservation order. There are also Tree preservation orders in force along Newton Road. in this vicinity.

5. The land is subject to Agricultural use planning restrictions.

6. The site lies outside the Development Boundary.

7. The site is in conflict with Hainford’s status of ‘other village’ which by definition stated in the GNLP still applies.

8. The Development would be in conflict with Hainford’s Parish Plan.

9. Wider development in this location would be unsustainable due to lack of adequate infrastructure services, general facilities, limited power supplies (with a reliance upon oil) and limited transport services to support this level of development. (When commenting recently on a single dwelling proposal in the Grange Road area the Highways response was:

In regard to transport sustainability Hainford, which has very limited standard every day facilities is not Considered an acceptable location, the site is not connected to footway links which, in any case, are Sporadic in the village and public transport services are very limited. Accordingly the proposed Development will result in an over reliance of the private car contrary to sustainability objective.".

10. The narrow rural lanes in this location are inadequate for increased volume of traffic and in many locations it is impossible for two vehicles to pass safely  There would be increased congestion at the junction between A140 and B1354(Waterloo Road). Also potential congestion at the junction with Newton Road and the B1354.

11. The Primary school is not accessible by definition as there is only one pavement running from Stratton/waterloo area. There are no pavements from the main settlement in the chapel road area to the South, nor from the West/ A140 Cromer Road nor from the Eastern side of the village. The reliance being on the private motor vehicle for safe access to the school which is contrary to sustainability objectives

12. The Primary school is small and would not be able to accommodate increased volume of pupils generated If wider development were allowed on this scale.

13. Loss of rural amenity-the site has landscape value. Residents have expressed their concerns at risk to wildlife on this site.

 

GNLP0512 - 2 PLOTS- lady lane/Hall Lane totalling 3.6 ha. Proposed for 12 properties.

OBJECT

1. This is a site which can take a lot more than 12 dwellings and is disproportionate to the status, size and aspect of the village it does not relate to and is not contiguous to the existing settlement.

2. Unsuitable location due to rural landscape setting. We have been advised that there are TPOs in force along this stretch of the road and a likely impact on wildlife in this area.

3. Part 2 of the site is an unsuitable location at the junction with Hall Road with regard to traffic safety.

4. There is known flooding on these two sites and overflowing ditches with flooding on the junction with Hall Road. The Hall Road area of the village is known for longstanding and continuing flooding and unresolved drainage problems which are widespread throughout Hainford.

It is current planning policy to direct development to areas with the lowest probability of flooding.

5. There have also been long standing issues with sewer capacity in the area of Stratton road causing problems with the pumping station and residents toilets overflowing.

6. The site lies outside the Development Boundary.

7. The site is in conflict with Hainford’s status of ‘Other Village’ which by definition stated in the GNLP still applies.

8. The development would be in conflict with Hainford’s Parish Plan.

9. Wider development in this location would be unsustainable due to lack of adequate infrastructure services, general facilities, limited power supplies with a reliance upon oil and frequent power cuts and limited transport services to support this level of development. (When commenting recently on a single dwelling proposal in the Grange Road area the Highways response was:

In regard to transport sustainability Hainford, which has very limited standard every day facilities is not Considered an acceptable location, the site is not connected to footway links which, in any case, are Sporadic in the village and public transport services are very limited. Accordingly the proposed Development will result in an over reliance of the private car contrary to sustainability objective."

10. There would be a  reliance upon narrow rural roads to access the site.

The narrow rural lanes in this location are inadequate for increased volume of traffic and in many locations it is impossible for two vehicles to pass safely. There would be increased congestion at the junction between A140 and B1354(Waterloo Road). Also potential congestion at the junction with Newton Road and the B1354

11. The Primary school is not accessible by definition as there is only one pavement running from Stratton/waterloo area. There are no pavements from the main settlement in the chapel road area to the South, nor from the West / A140 Cromer Road nor from the Eastern side of the village. The reliance being on the private motor vehicle for safe access to the school which is contrary to sustainability objectives

12. The Primary school is small and would not be able to accommodate increased volume of pupils generated If wider development were allowed on this scale.

13. We have been advised that the site is restricted to buildings or replacement buildings of an agricultural nature HOU9.

 

NLP065 - junction of Frettenham/Buxton roads between Hainford and Frettenham-10/12properties.

OBJECT

1. This site does not relate to and is not contiguous to the existing settlement of Hainford.

2. The site has significant flooding issues and the ditches abutting the site are overflowing.

The area in and around Hainford is known for longstanding and continuing flooding and unresolved drainage problems.

It is current planning policy to direct development to areas with the lowest probability of flooding.

3. There would be a reliance upon narrow rural roads to access the site. The narrow rural lanes in this location are inadequate for increased volume of traffic and in many locations it is impossible for two vehicles to pass safely.

3. Unsuitable location due to rural landscape setting.

4. Unsuitable due to proximity to junction on Buxton Road.

5. The site lies outside the Development Boundary.

6. Wider development in this location would be unsustainable due to lack of adequate infrastructure services, facilities, power supplies and transport services to support this level of development. the site is not connected to footway links. There would be a reliance upon the private motor vehicle which is contrary to sustainability.

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