LA028 - Land north east of Frog Hall Lane, Hadleigh

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Comment

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16434

Received: 05/09/2019

Respondent: Mr Victor Faccini

Representation:

This area is smaller than plans Persimmon Homes have published. They show the development moving further, with Ellen Aldous Avenue extended and stopping short of Station Road. District Council already appear minded to extend the area shown on the JLP. Therefore, how can we have confidence in the JLP? It is unfair to be asking the community to comment on the draft Joint Local Plan when it does not reflect what is already happening and is unlikely to be a true reflection of what will happen.

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This area is smaller than plans Persimmon Homes have published. They show the development moving further, with Ellen Aldous Avenue extended and stopping short of Station Road. District Council already appear minded to extend the area shown on the JLP. Therefore, how can we have confidence in the JLP? It is unfair to be asking the community to comment on the draft Joint Local Plan when it does not reflect what is already happening and is unlikely to be a true reflection of what will happen.

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 17156

Received: 25/09/2019

Respondent: The Hadleigh Society

Representation:

The allocation is considered deficient in that;-

The employment component ought be deleted
The residential component be reduced to 15ha -300 dwelling due to Allocation LA029 now approved for 172 dwellings
New components of medical facilities and sports ground and recreation/leisure complex be provided as part of relocation of Hadleigh Rugby club

Changes to policy LA028 are proposed

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OBJECTION

Two objections-concerning:-

Description of Allocation
Content of policy

DESCRIPTION OF ALLOCATION

It is considered the policy is misleading in regard to both the site area and description of the development proposed.

Firstly the site is 32 hectares not 25 ha as stated in the policy.

In regard to the description given this also is misleading, it ought read ;-

Approximately 25 ha of residential for 500 dwellings, 5.5ha of employment land and 1.5ha of education land (with associated infrastructure) - However see subsequent comments below

CONTENT OF POLICY

In respect of the proposed allocation it is considered that to include a substantial area of 5.5 hectares in the allocation for employment fails to meet the strategic objectives in the provision of employment land set to in the Local Plan - see paragraph 09.15 which states;-

Deliverability of sites is critical, as while there may be a quantitative supply, the number of serviced and available sites is not reflected in that figure. As well as quantitative needs, there is a general qualitative need to improve premises options and update or replace ageing stock to meet modern energy efficiency performance demands, architectural attractiveness and premises format needs. Availability of sites with good road access, level land and availability of infrastructure is necessary.

The land in LA028 does not possess these elements as;-
1. It has poor access for large commercial vehicles which will need to regularly service business units - it is poor as the roadway it would use has to cross two steep gradients to get to the allocation,
2. The employment land and uses will conflict with the existing and new residential development surrounding it, and the movement of employees and services will conflict with new educational facilities to be provided in the allocation.
3. The site is poorly located in respect of the necessary and required infrastructure for employment.

The employment allocation ought therefore be abandoned.

Additionally as some 170 dwellings have been “granted” on allocation LA029 there is no longer a need to release land for 500 dwellings on this allocation LA028. Only land to accommodate a further 385 dwellings in Hadleigh would now be required to fulfil the 2036 target for the town.

It is considered therefore that only 15 hectares need be allocated for about 300 dwellings on LA028 with the residual provided on a new allocation the eastern part of SHELAA site SS0909 for 80-100 dwellings.

Of the remaining 15 hectares of the allocation LA028; 1.5 ha should be reserved for educational facilities and a further 0.5 ha of land for a subsidiary medical facility to back up the Hadleigh Surgery. Finally a further 8 ha on the allocated site for new sports/recreational/leisure centre facilities - specifically for relocation of the Hadleigh Rugby Club from Layham Sports Ground.

This leaves about 5 ha of the Allocated site LA028 which can be earmarked for post 2036 housing

Therefore the policy ought be amended as below;- ( amendments are V, VI, & X)

L028 - Allocation: Land north east of Frog Hall Lane, Hadleigh
Approximately 15 ha of residential for 300 dwellings, 1.5 ha of education land, 0.5 ha of medical facilities, 8 ha of sports/recreational/leisure facilities with 5 ha land earmarked for post 2036 housing provision.

The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

I. The relevant policies set out in the Joint Local Plan; 

II. A free serviced site of 0.1 ha should be reserved for a new pre-school 
school plus proportionate contributions towards the build costs; 

III. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, for the provision of primary 
and secondary school provision; 

IV. 1.2 ha of land should reserved for the replacement playing fields for Hadleigh 
High School;
V. A free serviced site of 0.5 ha should be reserved for medical facilities to service existing/future residential development
VI. 8 ha of land be safeguarded for provision of new sports/recreation/leisure uses

VII. A full assessment of increased discharge on the watercourse, and relevant 
mitigation measures; 

VIII. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision; 
and 

IX. Vehicular access from the A1071 roundabout together with multiple 
accesses to existing footway network to Hadleigh.
X. Provision of a comprehensive master layout for the entire allocated area identifying the location of the housing, educational, medical and sports/recreational/leisure uses required and the principal highway, cycle and footpath network to serve the allocation.

Comment

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 17693

Received: 28/09/2019

Respondent: Hadleigh Town Council

Representation:

The allocation requires reassessment

Full text:

Area LA028 will see 500 new dwellings, a 30-place pre-school, expansion of the High School and a small area of employment land to be built on land to the north of Frog Hall Lane. Based on the experience of the Weavers Meadow estates, we believe that Ellen Aldous Avenue will need to be extended to allow the appropriate vehicular access to these areas along with provision for parking. The developer that is looking to develop this site is Persimmon Homes and we believe that the plans to develop Area LA028 could go beyond the boundary set in the JLP and we would like to see that reviewed.

Comment

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 18283

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Suffolk County Council

Representation:

Add: An archaeological assessment and measures for managing impacts on archaeological remains are provided.
A flood risk assessment should be carried out to identify suitable mitigation and a deliverable strategy for the disposal of surface water. Where possible development should avoid proportions of the site with predicted or historic flooding.
Nearby Rights of Way should be protected and enhanced to enable access to the countryside and enable active transport.

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 19121

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Suffolk Constabulary

Agent: Lawson Planning Partnership Ltd.

Representation:

Insert a new paragraph (below healthcare provision) as follows:
VII. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards police facilities provision.
Provision of Vehicular access from the A1071 roundabout together with multiple accesses to existing footway network to Hadleigh to become paragraph VIII.

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