MP10. Safeguarding of port and rail facilities, and facilities for the manufacture of concrete, asphalt and recycled materials

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Comment

Preferred Options consultation document

Representation ID: 95081

Received: 30/10/2019

Respondent: Norwich City Council

Representation:

The safeguarded Trowse Railhead and adjacent Lafarge plant are located in east Norwich adjacent to the Deal Ground site (allocated in Norwich's Site Allocations Plan under policy R9, with extant consent for 670 units of housing) and in close proximity to other allocated sites including the Utilities site (R10), Gothic Works (R11), and Land adjacent to the Football club (CC16 - part developed). The adopted Joint Core Strategy identifies east Norwich as a priority for regeneration in policy JCS12. A major (20ha) site in east Norwich, Carrow Works, has recently become available for development following relocation of the previous occupier (Britvic / Unilever), and is located adjacent to the safeguarded site. It is anticipated that the emerging Regulation 18 Greater Norwich Local plan will identify the major east Norwich sites, including the Deal Ground, Utilities site and Carrow Works, as a strategic regeneration area, contributing to the comprehensive development of a new east Norwich gateway quarter.
Whilst the need to safeguard the railhead under policy MP10 is accepted, the minerals and waste local plan should acknowledge its proximity to sensitive residential users and to the east Norwich sites with major regeneration potential including Carrow Works. This could potentially be acknowledged in the explanatory text for MP10 (paragraph MP10.3) by adding to the second sentence: "Each decision will take into account the particular use of the safeguarded site, the nature of the proposed development including its policy context and relationship to strategic regeneration opportunities,..."

In addition more specific reference to the policy context for the safeguarded Trowse railhead site as set out above could be noted in appendix 5.

Summary: The Norfolk Minerals and Waste local plan should acknowledge proximity of the Trowse Railhead to sensitive residential users and to the east Norwich sites with major regeneration potential including the Deal Ground, Utilities site, and Carrow Works.

Full text:

The safeguarded Trowse Railhead and adjacent Lafarge plant are located in east Norwich adjacent to the Deal Ground site (allocated in Norwich's Site Allocations Plan under policy R9, with extant consent for 670 units of housing) and in close proximity to other allocated sites including the Utilities site (R10), Gothic Works (R11), and Land adjacent to the Football club (CC16 - part developed). The adopted Joint Core Strategy identifies east Norwich as a priority for regeneration in policy JCS12. A major (20ha) site in east Norwich, Carrow Works, has recently become available for development following relocation of the previous occupier (Britvic / Unilever), and is located adjacent to the safeguarded site. It is anticipated that the emerging Regulation 18 Greater Norwich Local plan will identify the major east Norwich sites, including the Deal Ground, Utilities site and Carrow Works, as a strategic regeneration area, contributing to the comprehensive development of a new east Norwich gateway quarter.
Whilst the need to safeguard the railhead under policy MP10 is accepted, the minerals and waste local plan should acknowledge its proximity to sensitive residential users and to the east Norwich sites with major regeneration potential including Carrow Works. This could potentially be acknowledged in the explanatory text for MP10 (paragraph MP10.3) by adding to the second sentence: "Each decision will take into account the particular use of the safeguarded site, the nature of the proposed development including its policy context and relationship to strategic regeneration opportunities,..."

In addition more specific reference to the policy context for the safeguarded Trowse railhead site as set out above could be noted in appendix 5.