Norfolk Vanguard

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Norfolk Vanguard

Received 08 August 2018
From Gabrielle Joyce

Representation

Throughout the consultation, information about size, long-term impact on local residential settlements and mitigation has been vague and inconsistent. At this late stage it appears that the applicant is seeking to install infrastructure across 55 acres and reaching 80 feet high. This is a dis-proportionate installation in such close proximity to residential hamlets and villages. This development will fundamentally change the character of this area from rural to industrial area, putting our communities at a distant disadvantage in terms of building sustainability, vibrancy and social well-being.
The applicant has already stated that any visual mitigation will be inadequate. Such admission suggests that the site is not suitable. I am aware that alternate sites were suggested by local residents during consultation. I am not aware of any genuine attempt by the applicant to fully investigate such alternatives.
The applicantā€™s transport plan for access on the A47 is not adequate for the level of long-term heavy construction, nor does it give adequate assurance to us (Necton residents) that our rural village roads will be protected (delays and/or closures along our stretch of A47 will result in increased traffic through the village).
Flooding is a significant and ongoing risk for Necton and the scale of this development, converting from arable farmland with established ditches and underground streams to 55 acres of concrete will increase this flood risk. The applicant has not given adequate consideration of measure to avoid or manage this risk.