‘No more development at country park’, says parish meeting

Haveringland Parish Meeting is strongly objecting to any further expansion of holiday or residential units at Haveringland Hall Country Park, where a full planning application has been submitted to Broadland District Council to build 280 units of holiday accommodation, together with ancillary self-contained leisure, retail, and food and drink facilities.

There are currently 133 units on the site – 84 static caravans, mostly with permitted holiday use, and 49 residential units.
The proposed additional holiday units comprise 39 two-storey log cabins, 93 single-storey lakeside lodge villas, 83 single-storey woodland lodge villas, 25 tree houses and 40 teepee-style cabins. The application states that 50 full-time equivalent jobs will be created.
The parish meeting says the economic case for the development at the site is weak and that the negative impacts significantly outweigh any benefits “because they are so considerable in scale and cannot be adequately reduced or mitigated”.
Its principal objections to the application include the lack of detail, reduced highway safety, environmental pollution and impact on existing park residents, ecological damage, inadequate water supply and sewage treatment, and poor design and landscape quality.
The parish meeting adds that the proposed development’s contribution to the local economy will be limited and it will have a significant impact on a large number of elderly residents of the site and people living in the area.
Nigel Boldero, chair of Haveringland Parish Meeting, is urging residents of the wider local area and interested organisations to submit comments before the application is considered by Broadland District Council.
Comments can be entered online at the council’s website; emailed to planning@broadland.gov.uk; or posted to Matthew Rooke, Area Planning Manager, Broadland District Council, Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Norwich NR7 0DU.
The application details, documents associated with it and a link to post comments can be found HERE
The closing date for comments is 17 July 2020.
An online petition against the proposals can also be signed HERE
To discuss the proposals or Haveringland’s position, contact Nigel Boldero, chair of Haveringland Parish Meeting, by email or telephone 07503 881199.

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