Sect 9 NDP Housing Section – proposed amendments

The document attached below relates to suggested amendments to Sect 9 in the current draft NDP Housing Section. These amendments are scheduled for inclusion in the next phase of the NDP subject to a vote by the Parish Council at the next NDP public meeting to be held on the 21st November. (Location to be confirmed)

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Sect 9 NDP Housing Suggested Wording Document

 

4 thoughts on “Sect 9 NDP Housing Section – proposed amendments”

  1. Comments re housing section on the draft NDP put to the public for comments:

    The settlement boundary for Llangarron is virtually identical to the one presented to Herefordshire NDP for assessment in 2017.
    The only difference if you compare the 2 boundaries next to one another is taking off the village hall, removing the lower Herbert’s hill site which was on the previous plan and indeed the only site we were told to put forward by the old steering group.
    The site between Oaklands and Trecilla Court has been added only as it has received planning recently for just four houses and note this is extremely sympathetic and low density housing
    Otherwise the boundary is identical to as it was before in 2017
    Herefordshire NDP did not accept the previous boundary and we hope and doubt they will accept this one, resulting in more delay in getting the plan through. In turn this could result in more housing in Llangrove.

    General Overview
    9.9 Over the past 15 years any new residential development has been concentrated in Llangrove with little or no opportunity for new homes in Llangarron, Llancloudy or Three Ashes.

    This is true but the statement is partially incorrect……. When Llangarron school closed in the 1960’s it was decided to put mains drainage in the village of Llangrove and build it up . So 15 years should indeed read 50 years instead.

    The paragraph the PC wish to add describing Llangarron village
    (However, it is recognised that the village has constraints in
    terms of flooding, steep banks and high hedges plus a poor road network)

    This is misleading the authorities re Llangarron village, flooding does occur at The Garron bridge and always has but it’s infrequent and very short lived and there are many other ways out of the village. This could be resolved by raising the road level on the church side of the bridge and putting a small earth embankment opposite the Old Forge. The water coming down the road from the Thorn crossroads and from Garron View could then be steered to the lower side of the bridge. The water would then spill off the road whatever direction it had come from. So the flooding is not rocket science and is solvable with some thought.
    Perhaps the PC should be making enquiries about this solution and getting it done rather than stating that the occasional flooding is a reason to prevent anymore housing in the village.
    The steep banks and high hedges also does not preclude more housing.
    As for the mention of poor road links that is very incorrect. The road link from Llangarron to the Thorn crossroads is excellent and far better than in most villages in Herefordshire and most certainly the Llangrove road links which supports a much much larger number of houses with continued development

    Basically it is obvious that the PC predominantly made up of Llangarron based councillors have drawn up a boundary housing plan for Llangarron village which proves they wish to “shut up shop” in the village of Llangarron. We do not feel this should or will be accepted by Herefordshire NDP when it is submitted to them. Thus also resulting in far more delay in the ndp process.

    If the Government ask for more housing in Herefordshire in the future there needs to be a plan from the PC of where future development in the Parish will be sited. Llangarron village ‘does’ undeniably have the facility and sites as identified by the Independent AECOM report for sensitive development in the village of Llangarron and it should not be ignored by the PC.

    Len and Angela Farr

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  2. Overall the proposed amendments appear appropriate. I would add that the Draft Policy HOU1 New Development does not appear to mention in particular drainage.

    There may well be other sections of the NDP which covers environmental concerns i.e. wildlife as well as the issue of increased vehicle traffic.

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