South Walsham’s Fairhaven Primary School brings together South Walsham and Upton with Fishley into a village cluster under policy 7.4. The school currently has limited capacity.
It is considered that as well as existing allocations and windfall development, approximately 12-20 new homes are appropriate for the South Walsham cluster. The cluster has a range of facilities including a primary school, village hall, recreation land, public house, and access to public transport, but no food store.
One site is identified as a preferred option, providing for 25 new homes in the cluster. There is one carried forward residential allocation for 20 homes and a total of 5 additional dwellings with planning permission on small sites. This gives a total deliverable housing commitment for the cluster of 50 homes between 2018 – 2038.
All new and carried forward allocations are expected to address standard requirements associated with development. These vary from place to place, but are likely to include mitigations for flood risk (as well as SUDs), highways improvements, safeguarding of minerals resources, land remediation, measures to protect the environment, biodiversity, and landscape intrusion.