Reedham 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.
It is considered that as well as existing allocations and windfall development, approximately 50-60 new homes are appropriate for Reedham. As well as the primary school, Reedham has a range of facilities that includes a food shop, pub, village hall, church, and public transport.
Two sites are identified as housing allocations, providing for 60 new homes in the cluster. There are no carried forward residential allocations but there is a total of 27 additional dwellings with planning permission on small sites. This gives a total deliverable housing commitment for the cluster of 87 homes between 2018 – 2038.
Reedham 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