Hadleigh

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Comment

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 17154

Received: 25/09/2019

Respondent: The Hadleigh Society

Representation:

Proposes

1.alteration to employment allocations and proposes alternative allocations
2. disputes the suitability of LA028 for employment and makes alternative proposals for reduced residential component, new sports/leisure use to accommodate relocation of Hadleigh Rugby Club and new medical facilities.

Full text:

It is considered that the Local Plan provisions made for Hadleigh are deficient.

In Summary;-

The 12.5 ha employment allocations are both excessive (see comments made to Policy SP05) and poorly located. Alternative employment allocations are suggested on s.w corner and s.e. corner of the Lady Lane/Ipswich Road roundabout, and off Stone Street to combine with the existing employment area and recent planning permission granted for a business park on site (DC/18/02327)
These three areas, together with a long unused employment area on the southern edge of the Lady Lane employment zone, provide a potential 5 ha of employment potential land which is all that is currently required in the Local Plan for Hadleigh.

The single housing allocation of LA028 by reason of its size, single vehicular access and being in the ownership of one developer is inadequate to provide the housing completions sought. The town requires alternative greenfield sites to introduce competition and an improved range of dwelling types for the community. This inadequacy is now intensified by the proposed grant of planning permission (DC/17/03902) of 172 dwellings on Allocation LA029 which has the same access and same developer as allocation LA028

Also due to this pending residential planning permission on LA029 the amount of housing proposed on Allocation LA028 site is now excessive, and for which there can be no justification for retention. It is suggested that the allocation be reduced to 15 ha and 300 dwellings.

In addition a new Allocation for housing ought be made on the eastern part of SHELAA site SS0909 adjacent to Aldham Mill Hill for 80-100 dwellings. This a well located and very sustainable location for residential development and could also give opportunity to improve the Aldham Mill Hill/A1071 road junction.

It is a well known matter, locally, that considerable improvement and expansion of outdoor and indoor recreational facilities at the Layham Road Sports Ground are urgently to meet current and anticipated sports growth in the town. A particular favoured solution is that the Hadleigh Rugby Club (HRC) relocates from its current site at the Layham Road sports ground to new larger sports ground facilities on the edge of the town to both provide the required improved playing grounds plus a new purpose built sports/leisure centre. Additionally by relocation of HRC from Layham Road it allows the remaining sports groups to expand and improve their facilities at Layham Road over the grounds vacated by the HRC. An appropriate solution is considered to provide about 8 ha of land at allocation LA028 to be set aide for such relocation and redevelopment of related HRC sports/leisure facilities.

It is also considered allocation LA028 could also provide an opportunity to provide the additional medical facilities identified as required in the Local Plan in the form of a small out reach sub surgery to the principal Hadleigh Surgery

Finally from the points made above and in other sections of the Local Plan the Settlement Boundaries require alteration as described in submitted comments to policy SP03

Comment

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 17691

Received: 28/09/2019

Respondent: Hadleigh Town Council

Representation:

There needs to be a radical reassessment of the housing needs for Hadleigh and improvement in medical, educational and recreational facilities for the town - indeed the housing figure needs to be reduce and the allocations spread around the town

Full text:

Hadleigh is a thriving and prosperous market town with a rich heritage of listed buildings and Conservation areas and any development should not put at risk these important features of our Town.

The Town Council’s position is that it supports realistic development in Hadleigh but not without corresponding investment in infrastructure – schools, health services, sport and recreation facilities, employment, drainage, and the road network of the town. It is essential that suitable investment is made to matche any development undertaken. At the present time there are major infrastructure gaps - Benton Street is just one example.

Hadleigh Town Council has recently declared a Climate Emergency and it is essential that development reflects best practice in reducing carbon emissions, diversifying energy provision, using sustainable construction and design methods, and addressing potential water scarcity. A target of 10% of houses with renewable energy is in our opinion not stretching enough over the life of the plan with the larger developers only likely to satisfy the minimum requirements.

With an increasing population it is also important that land is made available for sporting activities, leisure, and play; this should be a serious consideration as part of the planning approval process. Provision of such land will go a long way to ensure a fit, healthier, and happier community.

2.0 THE PLAN ITSELF FOR HADLEIGH

2.1 Housing Growth
The housing growth proposed for Hadleigh is significant at 675 houses. However, we are concerned that Hadleigh is projected to have somewhere between 800-850 houses in reality.
If we look at the numbers based on the allocations in this plan, existing approvals and ones waiting for planning permission to be finalised then we are looking at potentially 794 houses.

This is based on the following:


Applications Approved = 40
14 dwellings off Gallows Hill/Castle Road (though we note this one has just lapsed at time of writing and is awaiting a new approval).
15 dwellings of Green Lane
11 dwellings off Benton Street

Applications for approval waiting for a decision = 254 dwellings
22 dwellings at Angel Court
60 dwellings at Brett Works
172 dwellings at Persimmon site

Key allocation in plan
500 dwellings proposed in the Frog Hall Lane allocation (also Persimmon)

An alternative way of looking at it is that it could be up to 847 because we understand that the allocation figure of 675 homes doesn’t account for the recent approval for Persimmon to build 172 homes. Therefore, this could potentially mean 847 homes. It is appreciated that when the Joint Local Plan was drafted that this application was not approved by planning, but it does highlight that there is a need to review this situation before confirming the local plan.

Based on a projected figure of 675 houses, this actually means that if the outstanding approvals and potential approvals are considered as part of this projections then there is only a need for another 385 houses. The Frog Hall allocation is expected to be 500 houses which is far in excess of what is actually needed. This raises two concerns for us.
Firstly, we believe that an urgent reassessment of the 675 figure is undertaken with 385 being the more likely number of new dwellings that needs to be proposed.
Secondly, if there is to be 800+ houses then this could potentially make a big difference to the infrastructure requirements which currently appear to be based on the 675-house figure. If we have these additional 125 houses, then we could potentially require even more infrastructure improvements than is currently identified.

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 17860

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Hadleigh and Boxford Patient Participation Group

Representation:

Currently, the Hadleigh and Boxford Practice has 15,337 patients registered and ten doctors in the practice. Using the accepted formula of 2.3 persons per household for new developments, the two sites (LA027 and LA028) would generate an extra 1265 patients for the practice. However, the Plan does not acknowledge other developments in the town which will take place during the life of the Plan (e.g Angel Court and the expansion of the site at the top of Lady Lane) which could result in at least 1,000 more patients or 1,500 if the total catchment area is considered.

The PPG welcomes the recognition in the Plan of the need for “further healthcare capacity” and that contributions will need to be made towards provision.

17.32 mentions a “feasibility study” and the PPG believes that this should be carried out as a matter of urgency. Whatever the final plan says as regards numbers of new dwellings in Hadleigh, there will need to be further capacity.

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Comment

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 18360

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Suffolk County Council

Representation:

Secondary school - Land is allocated within this policy which is welcome. It is recommended that this is shown on the map of the settlement.

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 19412

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Hopkins Homes Ltd and Hopkins and Moore (Developments) Ltd (the 'Hopkins Group)'

Agent: Bidwells

Representation:

Request review of site allocation selection to include -

SHELAA site ref: SS0909
The site was submitted to the Council as part of its 2017 Issues and Options Consultation, and
subsequently received a preliminary suitability assessment within the July 2019 SHELAA Report (site reference:
SS0909). However, the site has not been selected as a Preferred Option for allocation in the draft JLP.

Full text:

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 19603

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Hopkins Homes Ltd and Hopkins and Moore (Developments) Ltd (the 'Hopkins Group)'

Agent: Bidwells

Representation:

We strongly recommend that Land West of Peyton Hall (SS0192), Hadleigh is allocated for residential development of approximately 550 dwellings in the emerging Joint Local Plan (JLP). The site is considered to be entirely deliverable, and capable of making a significant contribution towards satisfying the Council’s housing needs during the plan period to 2036.

Full text:

Please see attached consultation response