West Suffolk Local Plan (Regulation 18) Preferred Options

Part Three: Site Allocations

Non-strategic allocation

4.11a land east of Beeches Road, West Row

New reference number: 4.11a

SHELAA reference: WS181 and existing policy reference: SA14(a)

Location: land east of Beeches Road, West Row

Site area: 7.35 hectares

Preferred options indicative capacity: 152 dwellings

Site map

4.11a land east of Beeches Road, West Row

Policy and capacity considerations

  1. The site is in use as large arable fields with limited hedgerows to its boundaries. It is a greenfield site bounded by the existing village of West Row to the north, west and south.
  2. The site is allocated in the former Forest Heath Site Allocations Local Plan with an undetermined planning application on part of the site.
  3. This site is within 7.5 kilometres of Breckland Forest Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a component of Breckland Special Protection Area (SPA). Within this distance the potential for in-combination recreational effects should be considered.
  4. The site triggers the SSSI impact risk zone relating to SSSI components of Breckland SPA.
  5. Retain and enhance hedgerows, trees and boundary features with appropriate buffers.
  6. Retain and enhance the public right of way (PRoW) through the site and provide connectivity to this route.
  7. Provide a new landscaped boundary to the east of the site with the countryside.
  8. Ongoing discussions with infrastructure providers will establish and define infrastructure requirements generated by the site.