The catchment of Spixworth Infant School brings Spixworth and Crostwick into a village cluster under policy 7.4. The school has limited capacity. The site is landlocked, but there may potentially be expansion opportunities. In addition to the school, services include a shop, doctor’s surgery, village hall and public house.
Whilst it is considered the cluster could accommodate development of 20-50 additional homes, there are no allocations proposed and no allocations to be carried forward in this cluster. There are however 30 dwellings with planning permission on small sites. No new allocations are proposed but 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 See settlement map for the extent of existing settlement limits.
Spixworth has a neighbourhood area designated and the Neighbourhood Plan is ready for referendum (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’).