Marsham is not clustered with other settlements under policy 7.4 as the school catchment does not extend to adjoining villages. The school currently has spare capacity. Alongside the primary school, Marsham has a village hall and pub.
It is considered that as well as existing allocations, approximately 50-60 new homes are appropriate for the settlement. The 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 housing allocation, providing 35 new homes in the cluster. There are no carried forward residential allocations but there is a total of 14 additional dwellings with planning permission on small sites. This gives a total deliverable housing commitment for the cluster of 49 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.