The Borough Council’s emerging Local Plan review requires Heacham to identify sites for an additional 60-70 new dwellings over the period to 2036, and in November 2016 a call for sites was issued to local landowners.
Of the sites put forward, 16 are currently being assessed by the Borough under the Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessments (HELAAs). These are key evidence documents which support the preparation of Local Plans. Their purpose is to:
- To establish how much suitable development land there is in an area
- To test if this land could be developed
- Help local planning authorities to understand the level of growth they can plan for
- Identify areas where growth can be accommodated
However, HELAAs are not policy documents and do not determine if land should be allocated for development, or whether planning permission should be granted.
The aim of this consultation event was to seek community views on the preferred location and size of any future developments.
The following sheets provide detail of the sites put forward, their location and size, the developer’s proposal for them, and the comments of the Neighbourhood Planning group who have visited each of them.