The catchment of Salhouse Primary School brings Salhouse, Woodbastwick and Ranworth into a village cluster under policy 7.4. The school is at capacity though expansion opportunities are likely. Salhouse has a range of facilities including a primary school, pub and village hall.
It is considered that as well as existing allocations and windfall development, approximately 20-50 new homes are appropriate for the Salhouse 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 housing allocation, providing for 12 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 26 homes between 2018 – 2038.
Salhouse has a made neighbourhood plan which covers the same area as that of the parish boundary. The Plan was made in July 2017 and covers the period to 2026. It contains a series of policies that look to shape development within the neighbourhood area. There are policies within the plan that will be of relevance to development and any applications that are submitted for development within the parish should have due regard to those policies.
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.