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Hethersett A1-B

Back Lane - Hethersett - Norfolk

We are preparing detailed plans for the second phase of residential development at Hethersett North.

  • Hethersett Phase A1-B

    We are currently in the process of preparing detailed plans for the latest phase of residential development at Hethersett North.

    The Hethersett North site received outline planning permission in July 2013 for a development of 1,196 new homes supported by new community facilities and infrastructure.

    Following an initial public consultation event held in June 2015, we then submitted detailed plans for the first phase of development on the site (phase A1-A) and received planning permission for this in December 2015. Preliminary works are now under way on this first phase of development.

    Our latest plans are for the next phase of development – phase A1-B – which is shown on the plan pictured right in the context of the wider Hethersett North masterplan area.

    Further information about our phase A1-B proposals is available via the 'What's proposed' tab above, and you can read more about the Hethersett North masterplan by clicking on the 'About the site' tab.

    The pre-application public consultation period for our phase A1-B proposals has now closed. All comments received by Friday 15 July will be taken into consideration as we finalise our planning application for submission to South Norfolk Council in due course.

    You can view the approved outline planning application for Hethersett North (Planning Ref: 2011/1804) and the approved phase A1-A proposals (Ref: 2015/1594) by visiting South Norfolk Council's online planning pages.

  • The Hethersett North site

    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.

    20803 - Hethersett - Masterplan - For Website - 21_05_15

    The Hethersett North masterplan area.


    Planning background

    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.

    20803 - Hethersett - Land Use Plan - For Website - 21_05_15

    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.

    Design code

    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.

    Parameter plans

    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.

  • About our A1-B proposals

    Key facts about our proposals

    • 91 new homes
    • A mix of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom houses
    • 20% of the new homes (18 plots) to be allocated as affordable housing
    • Property designs and building materials in line with approved design code established as part of outline planning permission for Hethersett North
    • Access via a new junction to be provided off Back Lane/Churchfields initially
    • Three areas of green open space (including seating) for informal recreation and play
    • Car parking in excess of two and a half spaces per dwelling on average including visitor parking

    Proposed development layout

    A1B Layout Plan

    The proposed layout of our A1-B development.


    Proposed property designs

    A1B View 1

    A1B View 2

    A1B Street Scenes 1

    Illustrations of our proposed property designs for Hethersett A1-B, which are in line with the approved design code established as part of outline planning permission for Hethersett North.


  • Development timeline

    • July 2013 - Outline planning permission granted for 1,196 new homes with supporting facilities and infrastructure at Hethersett North
    • December 2015 - Reserved Matters planning approval granted for first phase of Taylor Wimpey development (A1-A)
    • June/July 2016 - Pre-application public consultation for second phase of Taylor Wimpey development (A1-B)
    • Late July 2016 - Phase A1-B planning application to be submitted to South Norfolk Council