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Heather Gardens, Hethersett, Phase A2

Land North of Hethersett Village Centre - Little Melton Road - Hethersett - Norfolk - NR9 3NN

Taylor Wimpey has recently received Reserved Matters Planning Permission for its third sub-phase of development (Phase A2) at Hethersett North. This website provides information about every aspect of the proposals.

  • Overview

    Hethersett North – Phase A2

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

    This website is therefore designed to keep you up-to-date with any relevant information about our proposals and the new homes due to be delivered at Hethersett North.

    The outline planning permission established the principle of a residential-led, mixed-use development with a masterplan comprising up to 1196 homes and additional uses. These include land for a new primary school and secondary school extension site, local services and community facilities, sports pitches, extensive green infrastructure including formal and informal recreational space and equipped areas of play.

    Phase A2 itself is due to comprise 181 new homes in total with 36 of the properties being allocated as affordable homes for local people in housing need.

    This is the first phase to be delivered by Taylor Wimpey within Phase 2 of the Masterplan and is located centrally and to the north of the Masterplan.

  • About the site

    About the site

    Image 1 - Location Plan


    Hethersett 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 itself 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 on to the A11 and A47 Thickthorn junction and consequently Norwich City Centre and beyond. The B1172 also connects further to the south to Wymondham.

    Phase A2 currently occupies two areas of the masterplan, the first being to the north of the main spine road and the second situated to the south to the east of the existing woodland.

    The northern section is broadly surrounded by extensive informal leisure space including new cycle paths, an existing pond and Little Melton Road to the west.

    The southern section of the phase is also surrounded on three sides by similar leisure spaces which include a ‘Locally Equipped Area of Play’ and community gardens to the west.

    Phase A2 occupies a total net site area of 4.64 hectares at a current density of 39 dwellings per hectare, based upon the 181 new homes proposed in this phase.

    Limitations in proposed storey heights and internal densities are stipulated through a suite of parameter plans which accompanied the masterplan, all of which look to limit the impact of the development on the wider site area and context. In general, two storey buildings are to be provided on external boundaries with both storey heights and densities increasing towards the centre of each phase and the development itself.

    A total of two informal open spaces are proposed within Phase A2 and shall be integrated in to the overall design alongside the housing and surrounding green infrastructure.


  • What's proposed

    What's proposed

    Image 9 - Planning Layout - COLOUR - LOW RES

    Our proposals for Phase A2 are aligned with the requirements set out in the outline planning permission and include the following:

    • 181 new homes in total
    • 20% Affordable Homes (36 in total)
    • One to five bedroom homes to be provided
    • Primary vehicular/bus route located centrally between Little Melton Road to the west and Colney Lane to the east
    • Phase A2 predominantly surrounded by new Informal Leisure Space including an equipped area of play to the west

    In accordance with the Local Authorities car parking guidelines, the following provisions shall apply:

    • One bedroom homes – one allocated space (minimum)
    • Two to three bedroom homes – two allocated spaces (minimum)
    • Four+ bedroom homes – three allocated spaces (minimum)

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

    Landscaping principles:

    • Northern Greenway – Linear naturalistic pedestrian & cycle route which runs along the northern boundary of the development.
    • Green Corridors – Series of green links comprising retained hedgerows and pockets of woodland providing both pedestrian and wildlife links through the development with ‘Locally Equipped Areas of Play’ incorporated within.
    • Local Greens – Provide a mix of informal green spaces, an existing pond and also include occasional ‘Local Areas of Play’ within development Parcels. 

    In accordance with the Ecological Masterplan, this development will look to work with the existing landscape and local biodiversity and shall enhance both at every opportunity through sympathetic landscape design and ecological enhancement.

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


    Image 8 - Street Scene

  • Community


    We will be providing a number of financial contributions towards the local community under the terms of the Section 106 agreement for this development, including the following: 

    • 36 new homes allocated for Affordable Housing 
    • Land for a new primary school
    • Land for a new Neighbourhood Centre that may include uses such as shops, small business units and other community facilities
    • Sports pitches and informal recreational space
    • Equipped areas of play
    • Community Gardens
    • Allotments

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  • Updates


    • February 2019 - Reserved matters approval granted for Phase A2, by Taylor Wimpey. Works are proposed to start on this phase in March 2020, with homes on sale in February 2020.
    • November 2017 – Reserved matters approval granted for Phase B1-B, by Persimmon Homes
    • 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