Doddington Lane, Claypole
Your questions answered
Larkfleet believe Claypole is a sustainable village location for over 55’s development and is on a par with Baston in terms of its size and level of services and facilities present.
Larkfleet Homes recognise the importance of respecting the existing community of Claypole and the character of the village, as well as providing housing for new and existing residents.
What kind of housing is proposed?
The proposed development is an over 55’s scheme. The scheme includes bungalows and chalet bungalows proposed at 1 to 1.5 stories. Providing bungalows caters for the market demand for single storey dwellings and addresses the current shortage of family homes by relieving under-occupied properties as homeowners down size.
Will our local services be able to cope?
Local businesses such as the hairdressers, local shop, coffee shop and butchers are likely to benefit from the additional customers that the proposed development will generate. Therefore, boosting the local economy and ensuring the future viability of these services.
What impact will it have on our environment?
Currently, the proposed site is being used for agricultural purposes. This land has limited species of plants. However, the proposed scheme will provide suburban gardens, public open space and SUDS ponds which will vastly increase the range of biodiversity.
Specialist ecology consultants have been appointed to survey the site for protected species. If protected species are identified adequate mitigation and enhancement details will also submitted to the Local Planning Authority.
Will our roads be able to cope?
The potential increase in traffic, due to the proposed development is another main concern that may arise. We work with specialist highways consultants and the local highways authority to ensure that the proposed development can be accommodated. Access to the site is proposed off Doddington Lane, this is considered the safest and most appropriate location to access the site.
Will it increase the risk of flooding?
As a planning requirement, research must be conducted to study the risk of flooding and mitigate any potential risk the proposed development could possibly cause.
We work with specialist consultants who study the risk and propose a surface water strategy to ensure that no more water runs off the proposed development than currently is the case. Proposed swales onsite will hold surface water and run off enabling the control and infiltration into the existing water network.
Your comments on the proposed development will be acknowledged and will help shape the proposals where appropriate and off-site improvements if planning permission is granted.