Reepham is identified as a key service centre under policy 7.3. Services include a high school, primary school, shop, doctor’s surgery, village hall, library, and public houses. The villages of Booton, Guestwick, Heydon, Salle and Wood Dalling all cluster with Reepham as they are within the catchment of the primary school but these settlements are rural, with no settlement limits and limited services and facilities so therefore no development is proposed. Guestwick has a Neighbourhood Plan Area adopted at the time of writing.
There are currently no new allocations proposed in this key service centre. There are two carried forward residential allocations for 120 homes and a total of 35 additional dwellings with planning permission on small sites. This gives a total deliverable housing commitment for the centre of 155 homes between 2018 – 2038. High amounts of existing commitments and environmental/infrastructure constraints limit the potential for additional housing.
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.