The catchment of Coltishall Primary School brings Coltishall, Horstead with Stanninghall and Belaugh into a village cluster under policy 7.4. There is currently limited capacity at the school, although the site is not landlocked and could be expanded. The villages have a wide range of core and secondary services, including good public transport links. The majority are in Coltishall and Horstead. Belaugh has very few services.
It is considered that as well as existing allocations, approximately 50-60 new homes are appropriate for the Coltishall cluster. The proposed new allocation does not amount to this figure; however, further development is not ruled out. The Village Clusters policy 7.4 and Small Scale Windfall Housing Development policy 7.5 both allow for an amount of growth in each village cluster that reflects primary school capacity.
One site is identified as a new housing allocation, providing for 20 new homes in the cluster. There are two carried forward residential allocations for 55 homes and a total of 9 additional dwellings with planning permission on small sites. This gives a total deliverable housing commitment for the cluster of 84 homes between 2018 – 2038.
Horstead has a neighbourhood area designated and the parish council is working on an emerging Neighbourhood Plan (at time of writing). Any applications that are submitted for development within the parish should take into account the emerging Neighbourhood Plan for the area, in line with paragraph 48 of the National Planning Policy Framework’).
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.