Waveney Local Plan

Land Between Hall Lane and Union Lane, Oulton

074 Land Between Union Lane and Hall LaneView the site boundary by using our interactive online map.

2.84 This site (8.69 hectares) sits between Hall Lane and Union Lane in the parish of Oulton on the outskirts of the built-up area of Lowestoft. The southern part of the site fronting on to Hall Lane is currently used as a paddock. The northern part of the site is currently arable fields.

2.85 The site has good access to existing services and facilities in Oulton and in the future will have good access to the primary school, community centre, medical centre and retail facilities which are to be provided on the Woods Meadow development. The site is also in close proximity to the Mobbs Way Employment Area. There are bus stops nearby which provide access to the town centre. Development of the site is expected to have a limited impact on the landscape and is on Grade 3 agricultural land.

2.86 Vehicular access is possible from Hall Lane. Union Lane is a narrow road of a rural character and is not appropriate to provide vehicular access to this site. Pedestrian and cycle access should be provided to Union Lane and Hall Lane.

2.87 Development of the site has the potential to impact upon the setting of the Grade II* listed Manor House to the east of the site. To mitigate this, an area of open space of approximately 1 hectare in size should be provided along the southern part of the site fronting on to Hall Lane.

2.88 The site has a high potential for archaeology and any planning application must 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.

2.89 There is a pond on the Hall Lane frontage of the site. This should be retained as part of the open space. There are a number of trees on the site and a hedgerow between the fields which make up the site and along the Hall Lane and Union Lane frontages. Trees and hedgerows on the site should be retained and incorporated into the layout of the development except where they need to be removed to allow for access.

2.90 Hall Lane and Union Lane currently provide an attractive transition from the suburban character of Oulton to the more rural character to the west heading towards Camps Heath. Development on this site should maintain this transition. Housing should front on to the open space area on the Hall Lane frontage. Housing fronting on to this open space should be locally distinctive with a mix of individual designs and styles. Spacing between detached buildings fronting on the open space should be equivalent to that of the buildings to the south of Hall Lane.

2.91 The open space provided on the Hall Lane frontage should be an innovative multi-functional space with a natural character which provides a sense of openness to support the setting of the listed Manor House. The space should include new landscape features and provide opportunities for informal/natural play activities together with equipment for young children.

 

Policy WLP2.14 - Land Between Hall Lane and Union Lane, Oulton

Land between Hall Lane and Union Lane, Oulton (8.69 hectares) as identified on the Policies Map is allocated for a residential development of 200 dwellings.

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

  • The site will be developed at a density of approximately 30 dwellings per hectare.
  • Vehicular access should be off Hall Lane. An additional pedestrian and cycle access should be provided on to Hall Lane at the east of the site. A pedestrian and cycle access should be provided on to Union Lane.
  • Open space totalling approximately 1 hectare should be provided along the frontage of the site on to Hall Lane. The open space should include new landscape features and provide opportunities for informal/natural play activities together with equipment for young children.
  • The design of the development should complement the transition from suburban to rural character along Hall Lane and Union Lane. Spacing between detached buildings fronting on the open space on the Hall Lane frontage should be equivalent to that of the buildings to the south of Hall Lane.
  • Natural features on the site such as the pond, trees and hedgerows should be retained and incorporated into the layout of the development.
  • A completed ecological assessment undertaken by a suitably qualified person will be required as part of any planning application.
  • A Transport Assessment and Travel Plan should be submitted with any planning application.
  • 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.