West Suffolk Local Plan (Regulation 18) Preferred Options

Part Three: Site Allocations

Non-strategic allocation

4.01a land south of Hopton Road, Barningham

New reference number: 4.01a

SHELAA references: WS005 and WS1004

Location: land south of Hopton Road, Barningham

Site area: 2.6 hectares

Preferred options indicative capacity: 50 dwellings

Site map

4.01a land south of Hopton Road, Barningham

Policy and capacity considerations

  1. This site lies south of Hopton Road (B1111) wrapping around the north-east and south-east sides of Lingwood Close.
  2. The sites lies adjacent to the settlement boundary to the east of Barningham.
  3. The majority of the site is a part of a large arable field. An area of wildflower meadow enclosed by species-rich hedgerows with trees lies to the south-west of the site.
  4. The proposed allocation comprises elements of two separate site submissions, only the parts of the sites allocated would be expected to come forward within this local plan.
  5. This site is within 7.5 kilometres of Breckland Forest Site of Special Scientific Interest, a component of Breckland Special Protection Area. Within this distance the potential for in-combination recreational effects should be considered.
  6. This site is connected to Waveney and Little Ouse Valley Fens Special Area of Conservation.
  7. The existing boundary hedgerows should be retained and enhanced with appropriate buffers.
  8. A new hedgerows and landscaped boundary should be provided to the south-east.
  9. The development area should prioritise pedestrian and cycle links to village services and facilities. provide enhancements to footpath and cycleway access and links to the village centre.
  10. The site is within one kilometre of one or more established public rights of way and opportunities to connect to these will be encouraged.
  11. Ongoing discussions with infrastructure providers will establish and define infrastructure requirements generated by the site.