Waveney Local Plan

Land West of Lodge Road, Holton

Residential development

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4.24 The site (0.70 hectares) is situated behind a recent development of affordable and market housing on Lodge Road, Holton.

4.25 The existing development to the south and west of the site and the mature screening surrounding the rest of the site means development will only have a limited effect on the landscape. The site has good access to services and facilities in the village of Holton, including the primary school. Lodge Road is currently part of the National Cycle Network Route 1.

4.26 The Gavelcroft, a Grade II listed building, is located to the north west of the site. Development on the site is unlikely to impact on the setting of Gavelcroft. Retention of existing vegetation around the edge of the allocated site will help avoid impact on the listed building.

4.27 New residential development on this site should complement existing dwellings on this site and residential areas to the east, which are of a low density. New housing should reflect its rural edge of centre location and so development should be at a lower density of 20 dwellings per hectare. New dwellings should be of an appropriate height and massing which reflects the recently completed dwellings to the south and west of the site, which means that they should be of no more than two storeys in height and be of similar proportions.

4.28 There is potential for archaeology to be found on the site and any planning application will be subject to a condition requiring a programme of archaeological work. 

Policy WLP4.4 Land West of Lodge Road, Holton

Land at Lodge Road, Holton (0.70 hectares) as identified on the Policies Map is allocated for a residential development of 15 dwellings.

The site should be developed in accordance with the following site specific criteria:

  • The site should be developed at a density of approximately 20 dwellings per hectare.
  • Development should retain trees and hedges that surround the site.
  • Dwellings should be no more than two storeys in height.
  • A planning condition relating to archaeological investigation will be attached to any planning permission.