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Application for 93 Homes in Hemsby – EDP Article – Parker Planning Services

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Read the EDP Press Article Here: Application for 93 homes in Hemsby (Bid for 93 new homes Yarmouth Road Hemsby | Eastern Daily Press (

Background We have submitted another major housing development within the Great Yarmouth Borough. The proposal is for a Reserved Matters application for the proposed development of 93 residential dwellings. The principle of development has already been approved under the outline application. The Reserved Matters for consideration in this application are for layout, landscaping, appearance and scale.

Proposal The site is a natural extension of the settlement boundary, situated immediately adjacent the existing built-up area in the village. The proposed development is for 93 homes and it includes 19 affordable units.  This is a significant social benefit in line with the housing type and mix requirements advised by the Council’s Housing Enabling Officer. A generous amount of open space is provided in a central area of the site for local residents and the wider public to use.  A new cycle path will run through the site and along public rights of way to the south, linking it with Ormesby St Margaret.

Our Advice – Parker Planning Services contributed extensively to this application – with the following input.

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  • Planning Statement
  • Architectural Plans – Paul Robinson Partnership (PRP)
  • Ecology – Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA)
  • Ecology Statement (Refresh of Outline Ecology Statement)
  • Archaeology – Written Scheme of Investigation
  • Archaeological Mitigatory Trenching
  • Topography – Geophysical Survey Report
  • Ground Investigation Report
  • Draft Trail Pit Logs
  • Transport and Highways – Review of Transport Statement
  • Transport Off Site Improvements
  • Community Engagement – Statement of Community Involvement 

Here – these extensive reports and investigations, helped to influence and shape the project’s development significantly. Our reports assist and inform the wider team to help them make critical decisions when establishing the plans for the layout, landscaping, appearance and scale of the scheme.

Our Planning Statement for the application concludes that a residential scheme on site would support facilities and services which are all walkable from the site, helping to keep them economically viable for the benefit of the wider community. The proposed site would form a viable and sustainable proposal in keeping with both national and local policy, the latter of which relates to both the existing Local Plan and the one emerging.  In addition, the proposal addresses identified local and national housing requirements. The proposal would help bolster the Council’s 5 year housing land supply position significantly which enables the council to have more control over development across the Borough.

A decision is due in September.

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