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Hethersett A1-B

Back Lane - Hethersett North - Norfolk - NR9 3NN

We have been granted planning permission for a new residential development of 91 homes on land north of Hethersett, Norfolk. 

  • Overview

    Hethersett Phase A1-B

    In July 2013, South Norfolk Council granted outline planning permission for Hethersett North (application reference: 2011/1804/O). 

    This web page is designed to keep you up to date with information about our proposals for new homes on land to the north of Hethersett.

    This planning approval established the principle of a residential-led, mixed-use development including an overall masterplan comprising up to 1,196 homes and associated uses, including a new primary school, local services such as shops, small business units, community facilities, sports pitches, recreational space, equipped areas of play and informal recreational spaces.

    Phase 1A B Hethersett will comprise 91 new homes, with 18 properties to be provided as affordable housing for local people in housing need.


  • About the site

    The Hethersett North site

    To the north of Phase 1A-B a new public footpath and a pair of surface water balancing lagoons are due to be provided, along with long views over open countryside.

    To the immediate east lies a newly created ‘Ecological Corridor’ which includes an existing pond, coupled with further green space and soft landscaping, with Persimmon Homes’ second sub-phase of development (Phase B1-B) further beyond.

    To the south lies a small existing section of woodland due to be retained. This will be accompanied by a large area of formal children’s play space within the wider informal leisure space due to be provided.

    To the immediate west lies further green space and soft landscaping, along with Persimmon Homes’ first sub phase of development (Phase B2) within Phase 2 of the masterplan.

    The wider Hethersett village lies approximately 8km south west of Norwich city centre and 4km away from Cringleford, which forms part of the outlying suburban residential area of Norwich.

    Hethersett is located along the B1172 Norwich Road on an elevated area of land, which falls away towards the north west and south east. The village has a wide range of facilities and services including a village hall/community centre. 

    The B1172 offers excellent access from the village to the A11 and A47 Thickthorn Junction, and consequently Norwich City and the greater Norwich area generally. The B1172 also connects south west to Wymondham and the A11. 

    Phase 1A-B is served centrally by the primary highway/bus route and is due to be encircled by strategic areas of landscaping in the form of green and ecological corridors on all sides.

    The land parcel itself has an overall area of 3.52 hectares which provides an overall density of 28 homes per hectare, based upon the 91 properties proposed.

    Limitations on storey heights are also stipulated through the parameter plans in order to limit the impact of the development on the wider context. Generally, two storey buildings are to be provided along external boundaries, with storey heights increasing towards the centre of the development up to three storeys.

    A total of three informal open spaces are indicated by the masterplan, to be integrated into the overall layout design.

    A1B Layout Plan

    The proposed layout of the new homes at Phase A1 B, Hethersett


  • What's proposed

    About our A1-B proposals

    Our proposals for the site are in line with the outline planning permission and include:

    91 new homes, including one, two, three, four and five bedroom designs
    18 of the properties are to be delivered as affordable housing
    Properties types include 2 storey, 2.5 storey and 3 storey designs
    Primary vehicle/bus route passes through the site centrally and is due to connect with both Colney Lane to the east and Great Melton Road to the west. A further connection to Burnthouse Lane will also be provided to the east
    Phase 1A-B is predominantly surrounded by informal leisure space
    Additional public open space to be delivered centrally along with a locally equipped area of play further south.
    In accordance with the local authority’s parking guidelines, the following provisions will apply:

    1 bedroom homes – 1 space (minimum)
    2 and 3 bedroom homes – 2 spaces (minimum)
    4 and 5 bedroom homes – 3 spaces (minimum).

    Affordable housing is to be provided in accordance with the S106 agreement determined at the outline stage of the development.

    Landscaping principles:
    Northern greenway – linear, naturalistic green pedestrian/cycle route which runs along the northern boundary of the development and defined by a tree belt which incorporates two attenuation ponds
    Green corridors – series of green links comprising retained hedgerows and woodland, providing pedestrian and wildlife links through the development with three centrally located locally equipped areas of play (LEAP)
    Local greens – space providing a mix of informal green space and designated informal local areas of play (LAP).

    In accordance with the Ecological Masterplan, this development will look to work with the existing landscape and local biodiversity rather than against it.

    Existing landscape assets such as mature trees, watercourses and hedgerows have been identified and will be largely retained and ultimately used to inform the new development.

    Phase 1A-B in particular is bound on all sides by a network of new and existing green spaces and features, including newt movement corridors.

    Proposed property designs

    A1B View 1

    A1B View 2

    A1B Street Scenes 1


    Artist’s illustrations to show the proposed design of the new homes at the site.


  • Community

    Community Contributions in Hethersett

    We will provide a number of contributions towards the local community as part of the Section 106 agreement for our proposed development, including the following: 

    • 18 new homes to be specifically dedicated as affordable housing
    • New primary school
    • Local services, including shops, small business units and community facilities
    • Sports pitches and informal recreational space
    • Equipped areas of play.
  • Updates

    Development timeline

    • May 2017 – Reserved matters approval granted for Phase A1-B, by Taylor Wimpey


    • February 2016 – Reserved matters consent for Phase B1-A, by Persimmon Homes


    • December 2015 – Reserved matters approval granted for Phase A1-A, by Taylor Wimpey


    • July 2013 – Outline planning permission granted for the overall site