Metfield

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16693

Received: 17/09/2019

Respondent: Mr Hugo Pryce

Representation:

Object to omission of SS1045. Site rejected due to 'poor pedestrian access to core services and facilities'. This is not the case as there is direct access to a footpath (FP33) which would enable pedestrians to access core services and facilities without the need to use roads without any pavements. Village shop and school bus stop are 150-200m from the site. Access from Fressingfield Road would give good vision from both directions. Site is well positioned in terms of utility services, and is level and well drained and neighbouring properties are well screened. Site has many positive attributes and characteristics for potential development and the intial assessment has not taken these into consideration.

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I submitted a site for consideration under SHELAA in March 2018 and received a confirmation from you and the site reference SS1045.

I understand that this site has been turned down on the initial assessment, the reason been given as ‘Site has poor pedestrian access to core services & facilities’

This is categorically not the case as the land in question has direct access to a Footpath (FP33) which would enable pedestrians to access the core services and facilities (village shop, village hall, church, school bus stop etc) without the need to use roads without any pavements. Indeed the village shop and school bus stop are within 150-200m of where pedestrians would access this footpath from the site.

With the site directly accessible from the Fressingfield Road (subject to approval) the site entrance would give good unimpeded vision from both directions. With mains drains connected to neighbouring properties and the water main servicing the village running parallel to the Fressingfield Road on the site itself it is very well positioned in terms of utility services. The site is also level and well drained and neighbouring properties are well screened by hedges and trees.

I believe that this site has many positive attributes and characteristics for potential development and the initial assessment has not taken these into consideration.

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16708

Received: 18/09/2019

Respondent: Mrs Debbie Fowler

Representation:

SS0863 land north of B1123. Site has high voltage electricity transformer/cables. It is adjacent to a conservation area. And, there is no footpath or pavement access to the village.

Suitability assessment criteria. Metfield has no school or doctors surgery (or pub) with in walking distance and no public transport. It is further than 2km from a strategic road network.

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SS0863 land north of B1123. Site has high voltage electricity transformer/cables. It is adjacent to a conservation area. And, there is no footpath or pavement access to the village.

Suitability assessment criteria. Metfield has no school or doctors surgery (or pub) with in walking distance and no public transport. It is further than 2km from a strategic road network.

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 17098

Received: 24/09/2019

Respondent: Suffolk Preservation Society

Representation:

The settlement boundary to the east of the village should be redrawn to align with the edge of the conservation area. Development on this site will harm the rural setting of the conservation area and the setting of the listed cottage to the south of the village.

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The settlement boundary to the east of the village should be redrawn to align with the edge of the conservation area. Development on this site will harm the rural setting of the conservation area and the setting of the listed cottage to the south of the village.

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 18848

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Metfield Parish Council

Representation:

It should be noted that site SS0863, land north Of B1123 Metfield designated as suitable has exactly the same “poor” pedestrian access to core services and facilities, so it is unclear to the Parish Council as to why this site has been selected as suitable whereas the others haven’t. It is the view of the Parish Council that the site designated as suitable is probably the least suitable of those identified, due highway safety, so would welcome a better understanding and transparency as to why this area has been selected over the others.

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 19627

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Mr Peter Twiss

Representation:

SS0863 - Would rate this site as the last choice of the other four sites in Metfield. Access is poor. Entrance would be approximately 100 metres from a sharp bend. No footpath to the village and no prospect of installing one. A high voltage electricity transformer is situated on the field. No public bus service or public house in the village. Part of the site is in Metfield Conservation Area.
SS1045 - Site is most suitable site for development with a straight wide road frontage. Unmetalled footpath to the village at rear of site. Is on edge of the village main housing area. It is not overlooked and would not be contentious.

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 19628

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Mr Peter Twiss

Representation:

SS0574 - Good site with access from either Mill Lane (unmetalled) or Christmas Lane. Land falls away towards the Beck water course some distance away. Planning has been approved for a new dwelling opposite the site and would join other dwellings further along the road, with the village community allotments in between.
SS0739 - Land is suitable for development and is accessible via the unmettaled but good access Mill Lane, just off the B1123. Perhaps slightly away from the main village envelope.

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 19629

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Mr Peter Twiss

Representation:

SS0471 - The ideal development site by choice and easily accessed by a road through the village by the church. The site slowly falls away and would give good views of the land to the North on Harleston road. It would possibly be the most popular development site in the village. It is on the edge of the main village.

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Support

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 19663

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: A R Hall & Sons

Agent: Savills

Representation:

Land north of the B1123 (SHELAA Site SS0863) has been included within the settlement boundary of Metfield. The site is the subject of no national or local designations and it is easily accessible to existing facilities in the village. It is considered that the site is suitable for housing development, particularly in view of its relationship to the built up edge of the village and the mature trees and hedgerows which line its boundaries.

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