Waveney Local Plan

Lound Strategy and Site Allocations

Population: 356     Dwellings: 154

Primary School
GP surgery
Public house
Food Shop

Post Office

Meeting place

Figure 29 - Strategic site allocations in Lound

161 Strategic Site Allocations Lound

7.125 Lound is a small village of linear character. The settlement is strongly influenced by its rural surroundings with the church being the dominant landmark. The pond opposite the Village Maid public house contributes to the setting and character at the north end of the settlement. The location of the village enables good vehicular access to services and facilities in Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth while Blundeston is located a couple miles to the south. Community facilities in the village include a village hall, public house, café, amenity green space and a bowling green. The village is primarily reliant on services and facilities available in Lowestoft and Gorleston, however cycle routes to larger settlements in the area are relatively poor.

7.126 The strategy for Lound is to enable a limited amount of development to retain the existing level of population of the village in order to support local services without compromising the village's rural character. Residents in the area will be supported by employment development in North Lowestoft while the village is well positioned for residents of working age to benefit from investment and growth in the Great Yarmouth area. To accommodate growth in the village localised improvements to the foul sewerage network will be required.

Land East of The Street, Lound

Residential development

7.127 The site (0.45 hectares) between The Street and Millennium Green is located in the south of Lound. The land is fallow and can be accessed from The Street.

7.128 The site is small and provides an opportunity to provide a limited number of dwellings in keeping with the scale and character of the village. Compared to other areas adjacent to the village the site is well related to the existing built up area and contained within the landscape. A quality designed scheme will allow the housing to be well related to the historical environment and support the limited facilities in the village.

7.129 The village is characterised by older, smaller and more traditional terraced properties with larger terraced properties having been built at a later date. Nearer the site recent development has included larger detached and semi-detached properties that are incompatible with the historical development pattern and character of the village. The site is narrow and to make best use of the site and consolidate the residential area a linear development extending away from The Street is considered appropriate.

7.130 Within the village there are issues related to on-street car parking which has an adverse impact on amenity and the character of the village. To ensure this is not exacerbated, any development will need to provide adequate car parking that does not require vehicles to park on The Street.

7.131 The site is contained within the landscape by residential development to the north and west, St John the Baptist Church to the south east and Millennium Green bounds the south side of the site. Hedgerows flank the east boundary which provides amenity to the surroundings. These hedgerows form part of the green infrastructure network providing habitat to support biodiversity along the public right of way between Church Lane and Blacksmith's Loke.

7.132 The St John the Baptist Church located to the south east is Grade II* listed. A heritage assessment will need to be undertaken to identify potential impact on the listed building and its setting and include mitigation measures that may be required.

7.133 The site is in an area of high archaeological sensitivity and potential. An archaeological field evaluation will be required at an appropriate design stage prior to the granting of any planning permission to allow for preservation in situ, where appropriate, of any sites of importance that might be defined (and which are currently unknown) and to allow archaeological preservation or mitigation strategies to be designed.


Policy WLP7.14 - Land East of The Street, Lound

Land between The Street and the Village Green, Lound (0.45 hectares) as identified on the Policies Map is allocated for residential development of 10 dwellings.

The site should be developed in accordance with the following site specific criteria:

  • The site will be developed at a density of approximately 22 dwellings per hectare.
  • Any proposal should be designed to reflect the older character of the village north of the site along The Street.
  • The dwelling nearest The Street should be set back from the road. The frontage should be approximately in line with the rear elevation of the dwelling adjacent the north of the site. Properties should have frontages that face onto Millennium Green located to the south.
  • Hedgerows and trees located along the east boundary and the public right of way should be protected.
  • A landscaping scheme will be required along the north boundary of the site.
  • A heritage asset assessment undertaken by a suitably qualified person will be required as part of any planning application. Any scheme will need to be designed to mitigate impact on the setting of St John the Baptist Church.
  • Any planning application is to be supported by the results of a programme of archaeological evaluation, including appropriate fieldwork, and should demonstrate the impacts of development on archaeological remains and proposals for managing those impacts.