The catchment of Freethorpe Community Primary School brings Freethorpe, Halvergate and Wickhampton into a village cluster under policy 7.4. The school currently has capacity and is not landlocked so there is the potential for expansion.
It is considered that as well as existing allocations and windfall development, approximately 40 homes are considered appropriate for the Freethorpe, Halvergate and Wickhampton cluster. The cluster has a range of facilities that includes a village hall, pub, church, and public transport services which are concentrated mostly in Freethorpe.
Consequently, one site is identified as a new housing allocation, providing for 40 homes in the cluster. There is one carried forward residential allocation for 10 homes and a total of 11 additional dwellings with planning permission on small sites. This gives a total deliverable housing commitment for the cluster of 61 homes between 2018-2038.
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.