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Representations on BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) - SS0670 - land south of A14, north east of The Street and east of White Elm Road

Representation ID: 10575

SUPPORT Hopkins Homes Ltd represented by Armstrong Rigg Planning (Mr Geoff Armstrong)

Summary:

Site offers the only realistic opportunity to deliver a level of growth that maximises the potential of the village as a growth point immediately adjacent to the A14. The proposal will also be of a scale that significantly bolsters the immediate sustainability of the village, providing a carefully designed extension to Woolpit that includes new school facilities, a new local centre and additional recreation and employment opportunities. The proposal will also help alleviate traffic pressure along the A1088 and The Street to the north of the village through the provision of an alternative link road providing easy access from the Woolpit Business Park to the A14.

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Representation ID: 10358

COMMENT Historic England (Katie Parsons)

Summary:

Woolpit has a number of highly significant designated heritage assets including the Grade I listed Church of St Mary and Lady's Well scheduled monument, the historic core of the town also benefits from conservation area designation. Sites SS0958, S0070, SS0328*, SS0670 are immediately adjacent to the scheduled monument. The presence of these heritage assets and their settings should therefore be considered carefully as part of the site allocation process.

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Representation ID: 9920

COMMENT Professor Robert Turner & Mrs J.M. Turner

Summary:

Old Stowmarket Road - permission has been granted but the
developers should be carefully monitored for the reasons given above.

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Representation ID: 9409

SUPPORT Mr Prior represented by Evolution Town Planning (Mr David Barker)

Summary:

Site 550670 'land to the north of Woolpit' is appropriate for both allocation and inclusion within the Woolpit Settlement Boundary for the reasons set out within this detailed submission.
In summary, The Site comprises a sustainable development that is well related to the built up area of the village
and is suitable to accommodate a mixed use development that can be delivered in phases over the plan period. The Site is available for development now.

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Representation ID: 9406

SUPPORT Mr Prior represented by Evolution Town Planning (Mr David Barker)

Summary:

It is evident that our client's site, comprises a suitable and sustainable location for a new mixed-use development that will provide much needed housing in the District in the short-term, contributing to the five year supply of housing and helping to address the shortfall.

The Site relates well to the existing village and is located within close walking distance of a number of services and facilities. The Site is an obvious location to accommodate new housing and appropriate landscaping would ensure that there are no detrimental impacts upon the wider countryside.
Our client's site is preferable for development over the other sites being considered in Woolpit for allocation in the Consultation Draft Local Plan. The size of The Site means that it could deliver new community facilities as well new housing and employment whilst integrating well with the existing village. The development would also enable the provision of a new relief road that would divert existing traffic away from the village. Most of the competing sites about Woolpit would extend the village into the open countryside. However, our client's land essentially comprises infill development between the existing village to the south, the A14 to the north, the A1088 to the east and existing residential development to the west.

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Representation ID: 8833

OBJECT Woolpit Parish Council (Mrs Peggy Fuller)

Summary:

Whilst councillors feel this is a better area of the village to develop, the sheer scale of the proposal is overwhelming to the village and Woolpit Parish Council opposes the site. Woolpit Parish Council sees that part of the site is suitable for 50 properties.

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Representation ID: 6051

OBJECT mr Peter Burleigh

Summary:

Woolpit is an old historic village with a fine Conservation Area. This proposed development of 500 houses will almost double the size of the existing village and as a result will transform the village into a town thus destroying one the finest villages in Suffolk. I understand Hopkins Homes are prepared to reduce the size to 350 houses, but they will no doubt apply pressure to construct more in due course.Any development of this site is premature until houses on SS00547 already granted consent are constructed. No development of this site should be permitted.

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