NHP Site Assessment



The next step in the development of the Bredfield Neighbourhood Plan is to gain detailed feedback regarding the relative merits of potential building sites identified in the Bredfield NHP survey held in the autumn of 2016.

The sites have been evaluated against the following criteria of Suitability, Availability, Achievability and community following government Planning Practice Guidance (PPG).

A detailed assessment of each site can be found by clicking on the link below.

NHP Site Assessment:

This is your opportunity to comment further on the proposed sites by completing the comments box below. Please ensure that you make it clear which site your comments refer to by including the site reference number and name. The closing date for comments is Friday April 14 2017. 

Enter the details required and your comments.

Ensure you complete the check box at the bottom of the form by entering all the characters of one of the words exactly as displayed. 

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Alternatively you may make comments in writing to the Parish Council.



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  2. By Lindsay Marriott on April 15, 2017

    B4 LAND SOUTH OF TUDOR COTTAGE - If Bredfield Village is to remain a rural village and not become a town, then both existing green & brown spaces should be preserved. Other local villages are being overdeveloped with housing and it neither benefits the existing residents nor the environment and certainly does not bode well for future generations. People who chose and thrive in villages do so for social well-being enhanced by the tranquil shattered housing, low population and wonderful natural fields surrounding them, otherwise they would chose to live in a town! Winding narrow country roads which are safe for pedestrians, disabled, cyclists, horses, dog walkers, children are what make village life desirable, you can never replicate that sense of biodiverse nurturing on a housing estate, housing row, housing avenue or commercial units.

  3. By Stewart Belfield on April 14, 2017

    B4 The Street

    I have grave concerns regarding housing development on this site. In addition to the issues already raised, the problem of the width of The Street in this section and the number of access point existing already, make further development extremely dangerous.

    Sight lines for access to the road are very poor here and new development will inevitable lead to further problems. Despite any arrangements for off-road parking, it is inevitable that delivery vehicles (of which there will be an increasing number), visitors and utility vehicles will further clog the road and cause problems for all passing traffic (including buses, DJ Spall's trucks, utility vehicles, etc). A serious road accident is inevitable!

    Further, I think that there is little or no scope for any minor widening of the road for this short section (not least because of the presence of gas pipes on the northern edge of the road).

    As the father of a 7 year old child, I feel extremely concerned about his welfare if such a potentially hazardous development should take place.

    Stewart Belfield

  4. By John & DianeTodd on April 14, 2017

    Tudor Cottage is a Grade II listed building and is widely accepted to be the prettiest and one of the oldest houses in the village. It has stood here undisturbed for over 400 years in its tranquil rural setting with its rear curtilage containing a huge diversity of birds, animals and wild flowers. What right have we to damage this environment with noise and visual pollution so that the villagers lose the rural setting and views that they so love? This environment should be preserved for future generations to enjoy, as we have done.
    This is the reason that planning permission has already been refused. The planning laws are there to protect our treasured heritage.

  5. By Christine Johnson on April 4, 2017

    B10, WOODBRIDGE ROAD OPPOSITE GLEBE ROAD - I am concerned about the potential number of vehicles (occupants and visitors) associated with developing this site. Likely vehicular access to new housing would be from the road as it bends right (heading north) – the sightline of which impacts already on the visibility for cars pulling out of Pump Close and Glebe Road. This portion of Woodbridge Road already has a significant amount of heavy traffic and is a busy through route to the bulk of the village and beyond.
    Parking is already an issue in the proximity of the site with verges being used and unsafe parking within Pump Close near its junction with Woodbridge Road. There are also two bus stops on either side of the road near this point.

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