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

Policy 7.4 Village clusters

MM16 - Policy 7.4

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Modification

Amend Policy 7.4 to read:

POLICY 7.4 - VILLAGE CLUSTERS (underlined in the original)

Housing (underlined in the original)

To provide a minimum of 4,2203,883 homes as set out in policy 1 and to support village services, provide choice for the market and promote delivery of a variety of housing types and tenures, housing development will be supported in principle on a range of sites within the village clusters.

To achieve this:

  1. New sites in village clusters to provide a minimum of 1,200 homes will be allocated through a South Norfolk Village Clusters Housing Allocations Local Plan;.
     
  2. Existing consented commitments on major sites and housing delivered in the years 2018/19 to 2021/22 in Village clusters in South Norfolk to provide 1,187 homes.
     
  3. New sites in vVillage clusters in Broadland to provide 482 442 homes are allocated in the Greater Norwich Local Plan Sites Plan on unconsented sites.
     
  4. Existing consented commitments on major sites and housing delivered in the years 2018/19 to 2021/22 in Village clusters in Broadland to provide 1,054 homes.

Additional sites may be provided in village clusters by:

  1. Infill dDevelopment within settlement boundaries;
     
  2. Affordable housing led development, which may include an element of market housing (including self/custom build) if necessary, for viability, up to a maximum of 15 dwellings in total. 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.

The cumulative amount of windfall development permitted during the plan period should not have a negative impact on the character and scale of settlements in any village cluster.
 

The main areas for housing development in village clusters are:

Village Cluster

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

Homes forecast to be delivered from allocated sites by March 2038

Total deliverable housing commitment

2018 - 2038

(Aylsham) Blickling, Burgh & Tuttington and Oulton

4

0

4

Blofield Heath and Hemblington

56

20

76

(Brundall) Postwick with Witton

15

0

15

Buxton with Lamas and Brampton

6

60

66

Cantley

2

0

2

Cawston with Brandiston and Swannington

15

60

75

Coltishall with Horstead Belaugh

82

0

82

Foulsham and Themelthorpe

7

15

22

Freethorpe, Halvergate and Wickhampton

36

40

76

Frettenham

2

0

2

Great and Little Plumstead

155

0

155

Great Witchingham, Lenwade, Weston Lonvgville, Alderford, Attlebridge, Little Witchingham and Morton on the Hill

17

20

37

Hainford and Stratton Strawless

1

0

1

Hevingham

3

0

3

(Easton) Honingham

1

0

1

Horsford, Felthorpe and Haveringland

429

30

459

Horsham and Newton St Faith

94

50

144

Lingwood & Burlingham, Strumpshaw and Beighton

62

60

122

Marsham

0

0

0

Reedham

27

30

57

Reepham, Booton, Guestwick, Heydon, Salle and Wood Dalling

6

0

6

Salhouse, Woodbastwick and Ranworth

5

12

17

South Walsham and Upton with Fishley

3

45

48

Spixworth and Crostwick

25

0

25

(Taverham) and Ringland

1

0

1

TOTAL

1,054

442

1,496

Employment (underlined in the original)

The allocated Employment Areas are:

Location

Existing undeveloped employment allocations (hectares, April 2018)

New allocations

(hectares)

Total employment allocations

(hectares)

See policies 1 and 6 for the strategic site at Hethel

20

0.8

20.8

Brooke

4.8

0

4.8

Foulsham

1.1

0

1.1

Horsham St. Faith

2.9

1.5

4.4

Lenwade

2.4

0

2.4

Lingwood

2.3

0

2.3

Total

33.5

2.3

35.9

Other small-scale employment development will be acceptable in principle elsewhere within village development boundaries, through the re-use of rural buildings or through the potential expansion of existing small and medium sized employment sites, subject to meeting other policies in the development plan.

Enhancements to the multi-functional green infrastructure network provided by development will 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.