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

Policy 7.3 The Key Service Centres

MM15 - Policy 7.3

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Modification

Amend Policy 7.3 to read:

POLICY 7.3 - THE KEY SERVICE CENTRES (underlined in the original)

The Key Service Centres of Acle, Blofield, Brundall, Hethersett, Hingham, Loddon / Chedgrave, Poringland / Framingham Earl, Reepham and Wroxham will continue to be developed to enhance their function as places to live and providers of employment and services to serve the settlement and its hinterland, with significant levels of development expected to take place in the majority of centres. This will provide for a minimum of 3,6793,812 additional homes and sites for 11.8 hectares of employment / commercial land and related infrastructure.

The main areas for development are:

Housing (underlined in the original)

Key Service Centre

Existing deliverable commitment (including uplift + delivery 2018/19)

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

Acle

200
240

340

540
580

Blofield

301
274

15

316
289

Brundall

175
337

0

175
337

Hethersett

1,375
1,351

0

1,375
1,351

Hingham

20
18

100
80

120
98

Loddon / Chedgrave

206
199

240

446
439

Poringland / Framingham Earl

547
510

0

547
510

Reepham

155
203

0

155
203

Wroxham

5

0

5

Total

2,984
3,137

695
675

3,679
3,812

The sites to meet the above targets are in the GNLP Sites document.

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 Key Service Centres by:

  1. Development within settlement boundaries; or
  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)

Key Service Centre

Existing undeveloped employment allocations (hectares, April 2018)

New allocations
(hectares)

Total employment allocations
(hectares)

Acle

0.7

0

0.7

Hingham

2.2

0

2.2

Loddon / Chedgrave

1.8

0

1.8

Poringland / Framingham Earl

4.3

0

4.3

Reepham

2.8

0

2.8

Total

11.8

0

11.8

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

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