We have now submitted an outline planning application for the proposed development, which is located to the west of our existing Etling View development off Norwich Road, and north of an established residential area. Our plans for this site have been designed to form an extension of Etling View.
The land, which covers an area of approximately 3.4 hectares, is not currently allocated for development and we are therefore preparing to submit an outline planning application to Breckland Council to assist them with addressing their housing shortfall.
An artist's impression of how the new homes on land west of Etling View, Dereham could look.
The transport related impacts of the proposed development will be robustly assessed as part of a Transport Statement, completed in accordance with government requirements and scrutinized by Norfolk County Council.
The site is well located, and a wide range of local facilities including the town centre, local schools and amenities are located within reasonable walking distance from the site. Residents of the new development will also benefit from our commitment to construct a new offsite footway/cycleway along Norwich Road, linking Hornbeam Drive with Dereham Neatherd High School, located to the west of the site.
The nearest bus stops are located on Norwich Road to the west of its junction with Windmill Avenue, which can be reached through the Etling View development, and via Yarrow Road and Windmill Avenue.
Taylor Wimpey is liaising with the county and district councils, Anglian Water and the Environment Agency to provide suitable and adequate drainage infrastructure for the development. The foul water drainage will be directed to an existing pumping station in the adjacent Etling View development. Anglian Water has confirmed that their existing network currently has adequate capacity to treat the foul flows from the proposed development.
Further small scale offsite improvement works may also be necessary and will be funded by Taylor Wimpey. The surface water drainage strategy will consist of a combination of underground and ground level storage that will be discharged into the local watercourse, located to the north west of the site.
The use of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) will enable the surface water from the proposed development on land west of Etling View to be controlled and managed safely throughout its lifetime, taking into account climate change.
Ecology and landscaping
The overall design of the new residential development will enhance landscape character and existing views, whilst also creating wildlife features such as green corridors which pass through the proposed housing and link to boundaries and surrounding vegetation.
The existing public right of way at the northern boundary will be retained and enhanced to maintain screening from the open countryside to the north.
The key characteristics of the development site and its surroundings which we are considering as part of our proposals. Click to enlarge.