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October 2023
Early 2024 to be confirmed as the examination is ongoing

Policy 7.2 The main towns

MM14 - Policy 7.2

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Modification

Amend Policy 7.2 to read:

POLICY 7.2 - THE MAIN TOWNS (underlined in the original)

The Main Towns of Aylsham, Diss (with part of Roydon), Harleston, Long Stratton and Wymondham will continue to be developed to enhance their function as attractive places to live and providers of employment and services to serve the towns and their hinterlands, with substantial levels of development expected to take place. This will provide for around 6,8506,674 additional homes and sites for employment and commercial land and related infrastructure.

The identified levels of development, including growth committed in the Long Stratton and Wymondham Area Action Plans, are:

Housing (underlined in the original)

Main Town

Existing deliverable commitment (including uplift + delivery 2018/19 and 2019/20

Existing planning permissions (including completions 2018/19 -2021/22).

New allocations

Homes forecast to be delivered from allocated sites by March 2038

Total deliverable housing commitment 2018 - 2038

Aylsham

229
226

550

779
776

Diss (with part of Roydon)

363

400

400
384

763
784

Harleston

172

248

555

727 803

Long Stratton

1,922

1,798

0

1,922

1,798

Wymondham

2,465

2,363

150

2,615

2,513

Total

5,151
5,035

1,655

1,639

6,806

6,674

Other residential development will be acceptable elsewhere within settlement boundaries subject to meeting the criteria of other policies in the development plan.

Additional sites may be provided in Main Towns by:

  1. 1. Development within settlement boundaries; or
  2. 2. Affordable rural exception sites, which may include an element of market housing (including self/custom build) if necessary for viability. These sites should be adjacent or well related to settlement boundaries with good access to services, including safe routes to schools, subject to other policies of the local plan.
     

Employment (underlined in the original)

Main Town

Existing undeveloped employment allocations (hectares, April 2018)

New employment allocations
(hectares)

Total employment allocations
(hectares)

See polices 1 and 6 for the strategic site in Wymondham

22

0

22

Aylsham

4

0

4

Diss (with part of Roydon)

10.8

0

10.8

Harleston

6.8

0

6.8

Long Stratton

12.5

0

12.5

Wymondham

2.1

0

2.1

Total

58.2

0

58.2

Other small-scale employment development will be acceptable in principle elsewhere in the towns subject to meeting other policies in the development plan.

Retail and other town centre type uses should be located in or adjoining the town centres. Proposals which support speciality and independent shopping, small-scale retailing and diversification of services and facilities will be encouraged.

Enhancements to the multi-functional green infrastructure network will be provided by development to contribute to the strategic network as set out in maps 8A and B and to linking local networks.

Reasons

To ensure the plan is effective and justified.