The Hethersett North masterplan area is situated to the north of the existing Hethersett settlement area, and outline planning permission is in place for the delivery of a total of 1,196 new homes, associated infrastructure, community and recreation facilities across the site. The Hethersett North site is outlined in red below.
The Hethersett North masterplan area.
South Norfolk Council granted outline planning permission for the Hethersett North masterplan area in July 2013. This established the principle of residential-led mixed-use development on the overall site. Following the grant of outline consent, a new masterplan, design code and a suite of parameter plans have been produced to inform the detailed design of the housing phases.
The approved land use plan for Hethersett North.
This details the development site as a whole and comprises up to 1,196 new homes plus a range of new facilities and amenities, including a new primary school, shops and employment units, community facilities, play areas, sports pitches and recreation spaces. The design of the masterplan closely follows the principles set out at outline planning stage and has the benefit of further consultation with the District and County councils.
This document sets out the primary aims and vision for the development through a carefully considered assessment of the local area, whilst introducing a distinctive approach to the new homes to be provided. It introduces a number of varied ‘character areas’ within the masterplan, confirms how each is to be detailed and touches on the over-arching parameters to be considered to ensure a cohesive development is achieved, both internally and externally.
The parameter plans provide a definitive framework from which the individual development phases within the masterplan take their cues. The plans also look to confirm the overall land use and parcelisation of the housing, hierarchy of vehicle and pedestrian links, general storey heights and overall densities throughout.
Reserved matters applications
With the principle of the overall development now established, detailed elements of the scheme can now be brought forward separately on a phase by-phase basis. Together with our development partners Persimmon Homes, we are now beginning this process by preparing ‘reserved matters’ planning applications dealing with issues such as property design and landscaping.