Long Melford

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 17636

Received: 27/09/2019

Respondent: Hill

Representation:

The plan fails to identify sufficient sites to accommodate the minimum housing requirements for Long Melford identified in Table 4 of Policy SP04. Land east of High Street and Harefield Road and west of A134, was identified as a potential site in the Councils’ draft SHEELA (July 2019 – Site Reference SS0934). It has the potential to deliver approximately 100-150 dwellings, in addition to open space, community facilities and employment use. The site is in a single ownership and is deliverable.
The Settlement Boundary for Long Melford should be extended to incorporate the site and allocate it for residential development.

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Having identified Long Melford as a sustainable location for development in policy SP03’s settlement hierarchy, it will be essential to identify realistic and viable sites to accommodate growth. The plan fails to identify any sites to accommodate it and the draft Neighbourhood Plan (NP) similarly fails to identify sufficient land. The six housing allocations identified in the NP would deliver an estimated 85 dwellings, of which only 47 would be affordable. Of these sites, the NP suggests that three may be considered to be in employment use and would therefore need to demonstrate that they were no longer required for that use. If unsuccessful, the housing allocations would be reduced to 61 (41 affordable), using the NP’s assumptions of capacity.
Land east of High Street and Harefield Road and west of A134, was identified as a potential site in the Councils’ draft SHEELA (July 2019 – Site Reference SS0934). The site was identified as a potential location for employment use, with ‘no known achievability constraints or abnormal costs to development of the site’.
Melford Hall Estate and Hill Group have undertaken work to test the site’s constraints and have identified a 15ha area of land (Parcel 1b on the accompanying Figure 01A) that has the potential to be developed without detriment to the heritage or landscape assets of the village. The parcel of land is screened by both topography and existing vegetation.
It has the potential to deliver approximately 100-150 dwellings, in addition to open space, community facilities and employment use. The site is in a single ownership and is deliverable.
The Settlement Boundary for Long Melford should be extended to incorporate the identified land and the site allocated for residential development.

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 17638

Received: 27/09/2019

Respondent: Hill

Representation:

Long Melford is identified as a sustainable location for development in settlement hierarchy, but no sites are identified to accommodate the minimum housing requirement.
Land east of High Street and Harefield Road and west of A134, was identified as a potential site in the Councils’ draft SHEELA (July 2019 – Site Reference SS0934). The site was identified as a potential location for employment use, with ‘no known achievability constraints or abnormal costs to development of the site’. The site is available and capable of development and should be allocated for residential development.

Full text:

Table 4 identifies a minimum requirement of 217 dwellings to be delivered in Long Melford over the plan period, including those dwellings committed since 1st April 2018. Having identified Long Melford as one of the foci for development, the plan fails to identify any sites to accommodate it. The draft Neighbourhood Plan (NP) similarly fails to identify sufficient land. The six housing allocations identified in the NP would deliver an estimated 85 dwellings, of which only 47 would be affordable. Of these sites, the NP suggests that three may be considered to be in employment use and would therefore need to demonstrate that they were no longer required for that use. If unsuccessful, the housing allocations would be reduced to 61 (41 affordable), using the NP’s assumptions of capacity.
Having identified Long Melford as a sustainable location for development in policy SP03’s settlement hierarchy, it will be essential to identify realistic and viable sites to accommodate growth. On the evidence to date it is clear that the NP lacks the vision and ambition to do so.
Land east of High Street and Harefield Road and west of A134, was identified as a potential site in the Councils’ draft SHEELA (July 2019 – Site Reference SS0934). The site was identified as a potential location for employment use, with ‘no known achievability constraints or abnormal costs to development of the site’.
Melford Hall Estate and Hill Group have undertaken work to test the site’s constraints and have identified a 15ha area of land (Parcel 1b on the accompanying Figure 01A) that has the potential to be developed without detriment to the heritage or landscape assets of the village. The parcel of land is screened by both topography and existing vegetation.
It has the potential to deliver approximately 100-150 dwellings, in addition to open space, community facilities and employment use. The site is in a single ownership and is deliverable.
The Settlement Boundary for Long Melford should be extended to incorporate the identified land and the site allocated for residential development.

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 19333

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Gladman Developments Ltd

Representation:

Land to the east of Station Road, Long Melford is a suitable and sustainable location for new housing and associated community infrastructure. Land at Station Road as well as having excellent connection to services and facilities in Long Melford also benefits from good access to services in Sudbury including Ormiston Academy where secondary education is available.

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