Breckland Council – Local Plan Part 2

Table 12.1 Summary of Site Assessment Great Ellingham Emerging OptionsSettlementSite ReferenceUse TypeSummary of SAInterim Site AssessmentGt EllinghamLP037001Residential

Land, water and soil resources: Greenfield Grade 2. Groundwater Source Protection Zone 3. Climate change and air pollution: The site is distant from the settlement boundary and the services and facilities that Gt.Ellingham provides.

The 2014 SHLAA determined the site to be ‘deliverable’ where highways comments indicated that the site would require footways improvements. However, 2015 Highways comments indicated the site was constrained by ‘severe highways constraints’. The SA highlighted the quality of the agricultural /Greenfield land and the distance of the site from key services and facilities and the settlement boundary.

Interim Conclusion: ‘Unreasonable’.

Unreasonable AlternativeGt EllinghamLP037002Residential

Land, water and soil resources: Greenfield Grade 3. Groundwater Source protection Zone 3. Climate change and air pollution:The site is distant from the settlement boundary and the key services and facilities that Gt.Ellingham provides

The 2014 SHLAA determined the site to be ‘non-deliverable’ due to the distance from the settlement boundary. The SA concludes negatively. The site is some distance from the village, services and facilities

Interim Conclusion: ‘Unreasonable’.

Unreasonable AlternativeGt EllinghamLP037003Residential

Land, water & Soil resources: The site is situated upon agricultural land grade 3. Climate change and air pollution The site adjoins the settlement boundary. Inclusive communities/ economic development Site improves choice and access to facilities

The 2014 SHLAA determined this site to be ‘deliverable’.The SA indicated that the land was distant from key facilities and situated upon agricultural land of high quality; however, development here would be a continuation of the built form. Interim Conclusion: ‘Deliverable’

Reasonable AlternativeGt EllinghamLP037004Residential

Land, water & Soil resources:The site is situated upon grade 2 agricultural land, with the potential to impact upon the aquifer. Climate change and air pollution: The site adjoins the settlement boundary and is central to the existing built form. The 2014 SHLAA determined this site to be ‘non-deliverable’ due to highways constraints. Further Highways comments indicated that the constraints could be overcome . The SA concluded that although the site was situated upon agricultural land of high quality, and would have an impact upon the aquifer. The site however is close to the central area of the settlement and adjoins the current build up area. Any development should reflect the existing form and character .Interim Conclusion: deliverable. Planning History: the site is subject to a planning application for 9 dwellings, 3pl/2015/0487/0, previous application 3pl/2014/0991/O 13 homes was refused. Interim Conclusion: ‘Developable’.

Reasonable AlternativeGt EllinghamLP037004aResidential

Land, water & Soil resources: The site is situated upon agricultural land Grade 2 and situated within Groundwater Source protection zone 3 and part brownfield.

Climate change and air pollution:The site is adjacent to the settlement boundary. Inclusive communities/ economic development Site improves choice and access to facilities. residential development would result in loss of employment. Cultural – development would have to take into account views across to the Church The 2014 SHLAA determined this site to be ‘non-deliverable’ due to the contamination of the land and issues that this would have surrounding viability from the existing use of part of the site. 2015 Highways comments indicated that the site has ‘severe highways constraints’. Although close to the centre of the settlement the site is disconnected by the Attleborough road B1077. The SA highlighted that the site is part situated upon agricultural land of high quality grade 2 with the remaining in industrial use. Interim Conclusion: ‘Unreasonable’.

Unreasonable AlternativeGt EllinghamLP037005Residential

Land, water & Soil resources: The site is situated upon agricultural land grade 3. Climate change and air pollution The site adjoins the settlement boundary. Inclusive communities/ economic development Site improves choice and access to facilities. The 2014 SHLAA determined this site to be ‘deliverable’.The SA indicated that the land was distant from key facilities and situated upon agricultural land of high quality; however, development here would be a continuation of the built form. Planning History 3PL/2014/1366/F permission for 4 dwellings. Interim Conclusion: ‘Deliverable’.

Reasonable AlternativeGt EllinghamLP037006Residential

Land, water & Soil resources:The site is situated upon grade 2 agricultural land within groundwater source protection zone 3. The site is situated within the character area of the Wayland Plateau.

The 2014 SHLAA considered the site to be ‘deliverable’ with highways comments indicating that ‘Penhill Road would probably be unsuitable for access to this site. 2015 Highways comments indicated that the site has ‘severe highways constraints’. Church Street access is possible, however the road this opens out onto is low quality and junction improvements would almost certainly be required, ranging at around 100,000′. The SA highlighted that the site is situated upon agricultural land of Grade 2 quality and that the site is within an area of zone 3 groundwater source protection. The site is situated within the ‘Wayland Plateau’ character area, and, as such, development must take into consideration the “linear character of the settlements”. Interim Conclusion: ‘Unreasonable’.

Unreasonable AlternativeGt EllinghamLP037008Residential

Land, water & Soil resources The site is situated upon grade 3 agricultural land adjacent to the settlement boundary and within groundwater source protection zone 3. The site is designated public open space. The 2014 SHLAA indicated that the proposed site is situated upon designated public open space. The SA indicated that the site would lead to a loss of open space and that the site is adjacent to the settlement boundary.

Interim Conclusion: Although the site is designated as public open space this would not rule out development on this site and at this stage the site is considered to be ‘Developable’

Reasonable AlternativeGt EllinghamLP037010Residential

Land, water & Soil resources:The site is an existing residential and garden site in a grade 2 agricultural zone. Development of the site would also have an impact upon the aquifer. The site is considered brownfield

The 2014 SHLAA considered the site to be ‘deliverable’. The SA scores neutral with the site adjacent to the settlement boundary and opposite a linear development pattern. Interim Conclusion: ‘Deliverable’.

Reasonable AlternativeGt EllinghamLP037009Residential

Land, water & Soil resources: The site is situated upon agricultural land grade 2.

Development of the site would also have an impact upon the aquifer. Climate Change: The site is adjacent to the settlement boundary. Economic activity: Access to road network and facilities Adjacent to settlement boundary. The 2014 SHLAA considered the site to be deliverable. The SA indicates that the site is situated upon agricultural land and adjacent to the settlement boundary. Development could link into other sites proposed. Interim conclusion , the site at this stage is considered ‘Deliverable’, though consideration would have to be given to the appropriate level of development and whether the site should be brought forward in part and or with others

Reasonable AlternativeGt EllinghamLP037011Residential

Land, water & Soil resources: The site is situated upon Grade 3 agricultural land. The site is also situated within groundwater source protection zone 3. The site lies adjacent to the settlement boundary, is part brownfield and wooded. The 2014 SHLAA indicated that there is a lack of access to the site and is therefore ‘non-deliverable’. Further highways comments indicate a potential unsuitable access and inadequate road network.

Interim Conclusion: ‘Unreasonable’.

Unreasonable AlternativeGt EllinghamLP037012Residential

Land, water & Soil resources: The site is situated upon agricultural land grade 3. Climate change and air pollution The site adjoins the settlement boundary and is a continuation of the built form . Inclusive communities/ economic development Site improves choice and access to facilities The 2014 SHLAA determined this site to be ‘deliverable’.The SA indicated that the land was distant from key facilities ; however, development here would be a continuation of the built form. Interim Conclusion: ‘Deliverable’.

Reasonable AlternativeGt EllinghamLP037013Residential

Land, water & Soil resources:The site is situated upon agricultural land grade 3 Development of the site would also have an impact upon the aquifer.

The site is adjacent to the settlement boundary and existing residential development that is outside that boundary The 2014 SHLAA considered the site to be ‘deliverable’. The SA concluded neutral, the site is on Greenfield and adjacent to the settlement boundary however is central.

Interim conclusion: ‘Unreasonable’.

Unreasonable AlternativeGt EllinghamLP037015Residential

Land, water & Soil resources:The site is situated upon agricultural land grade 3 Development of the site would also have an impact upon the aquifer. The site is adjacent to the settlement boundary and existing residential development that is outside that boundary. The 2014 SHLAA considered the site to be ‘deliverable’. The SA concluded neutral, the site is on Greenfield and adjacent to the settlement boundary however is central. Interim Conclusion: It is considered that the site is ‘Deliverable’.

Reasonable AlternativeGt EllinghamLP037016Residential

Land, water & Soil resources: The site is situated upon agricultural land grade 2. Development of the site would also have an impact upon the aquifer. Climate Change: The site is adjacent to the settlement boundary. Economic activity: Access to road network and facilities Adjacent to settlement boundary. The 2014 SHLAA considered that a larger site to be ‘non-deliverable’ due to the size of the development proposed. The SA indicates that the site is situated upon agricultural land and adjacent to the settlement boundary. Development could link into other sites proposed

Interim Conclusion: The site at this stage is considered ‘Deliverable’, though consideration would have to be given to the appropriate level of development and whether the site should be brought forward in part.

Reasonable AlternativeGt EllinghamLP037017Residential

Land, water & Soil resources: The site is situated upon agricultural land grade 2 Development of the site would also have an impact upon the aquifer. Climate Change: The site is adjacent to the settlement boundary but removed from the immediate built form, though development of adjacent sites would change this. Economic activity: Access to road network and facilities Adjacent to settlement boundary. The 2014 SHLAA considered that a larger site to be ‘non-deliverable’ due to the size of the development proposed. The SA indicates that the site is situated upon agricultural land and although adjacent to the settlement boundary is removed from the centre of the settlement with agricultural land in-between,

Interim Conclusion: The site should be considered in relation to other sites proposed and at this stage is considered ‘Deliverable’, though consideration would have to be given to the appropriate level of development and whether the site should be brought forward in part

Reasonable AlternativeGt EllinghamLP037018Residential

Land, water & Soil resources:The site is situated upon agricultural land grade 3. Development of the site would also have an impact upon the aquifer. The 2015 SHLAA indicated that the site is considered to be ‘non-deliverable’ due to lack of access to the site.

The SA concluded neutrally. the site could be delivered only in conjunction with LP037019, which is considered to be ‘deliverable’ . Interim consultation: It is considered that this site is ‘Developable’. Though consideration would have to be given to scale and appropriate level of development for the settlement.

Reasonable AlternativeGt EllinghamLP037019Residential

Land, water & Soil resources:The site is situated upon grade 2 &3 agricultural land, with the potential to impact upon the aquifer. Climate change and air pollution: The site adjoins the settlement boundary and another smaller site. The 2014 SHLAA considered the site to be ‘deliverable’. The SA concluded neural, being Greenfield land grade 2/3 and potential impact upon the aquifer. The site is a large site, which on its own may not be suitable in policies terms and any development would have to consider the wider landscape impacts and considerations. Interim Conclusion: It is considered that the site is ‘Deliverable’ and is an option whole / part site for development.

Reasonable AlternativeGt EllinghamLP037020Residential

Land, water & Soil resources: The site is situated upon agricultural land grade 2. Development of the site would also have an impact upon the aquifer. Climate Change: The site is separated from the settlement boundary by one field.

The 2014 SHLAA considered that a larger site to be ‘non-deliverable’ due to the size of the development proposed. The SA indicates that the site is situated upon agricultural land and separated from the settlement boundary. Development / access would be dependent on other sites coming forward

Interim Conclusion: The site at this stage is considered ‘Deliverable’, though consideration would have to be given to access ans scale along with the appropriate level of development.

Reasonable Alternative


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