South Norfolk Village Clusters Housing Allocations Plan (Reg. 19 Pre-submission Draft)

Representation ID: 2810

Received: 06/03/2023

Respondent: Mr Ross Cook

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? No

Representation Summary:

The current level of vehicular traffic, additional traffic in peak summer periods, the existing sewage infrastructure, existing flood planes and the lack of services in Bawburgh means that it cannot realistically accommodate another 35 family homes. (Bawburgh has one pub, one primary school and a village hall) These homes will also certainly detract from the natural character of the village and affect existing landscapes, views and wildlife.

Change suggested by respondent:

A small number of family homes that complement the surrounding area and landscape and maintain the existing character of the village, with minimal disruption to wildlife and existing vistas.
Work to improve the existing sewage infrastructure
To include a village shop, which is sympathetic to the existing buildings and landscape of the village, to support the local community in purchasing groceries and other daily items, without having to drive to the nearest supermarkets. This will potentially reduce vehicular traffic and provide a positive hub for the community, which could help to offset the addition of more housing in the village.