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Wymondham Phase 2

Land West of Silfield Road - Wymondham - Norfolk

Outline planning permission for 500 homes on the proposed site off Silfield Road was granted by South Norfolk District Council in February 2014.

Taylor Wimpey submitted a reserved matters planning application for an initial phase of 129 properties in July 2015 which was approved by South Norfolk District Council in December 2015.

Taylor Wimpey is now preparing a reserved matters planning application for Phase 2, comprising 121 new homes.

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  • Overview

    Phase 2, Land West of Silfield Road

    We have recently submitted a planning appplication for Phase 2 of our new residential development on land off Silfield Road in Wymondham.

    South Norfolk District Council granted outline planning permission for 500 homes on our proposed site in February 2014, and we submitted a reserved matters planning application for an initial phase of 129 properties in July 2015 which was approved by South Norfolk District Council in December 2015.

    Our reserved matters planning application for Phase 2, situated on land to the west of Silfield Road. Phase 2 will comprise 121 high-quality new homes, including a proportion of affordable properties.

    Phase 1 is currently under construction. To find out more about the new homes for sale, please click here.

  • About the site

    The proposed development site

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    The development will be located off Silfield Road, north of the A11 and south of land which will be developed by Endurance Estates. Outline planning permission for 500 homes on the site was granted by South Norfolk District Council in February 2014. The land covers an area of approximately 21 hectares (52 acres).

    Site considerations

    Transport

    Phase 2 will be directly accessed of Silfield Road to the west, approximately 100m north of the A11. Any potential impact of the development proposals on the local area has been carefully considered throughout the design process and through discussions with South Norfolk District Council.

    The masterplan accommodates sufficient parking for residents of the site, and complies with South Norfolk District Council’s car parking standards for new residential developments. A majority of the houses will have private driveways with garages, to help ensure that all parking for new residents is contained within the development.

    The site is in a sustainable location with good connections to bus and rail services, providing accessibility to local facilities and services. The nearest existing bus stop is located between the junctions with Park Close and Green Lane and is therefore within easy walking distance for the new residents, while Wymondham rail station is located approximately 1km north of the proposed site access.

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    A section of the masterplan, showing the access points to the east and west of Silfield Road for both phases.

    Drainage

    As part of the initial work carried out gathering information for the site, a Site Specific Flood Risk Assessment was prepared in support of the outline planning application.

    The site is identified in Flood Zone 1, which comprises land assessed as having a less than 1 in 1,000 annual probability (<0.1%) of river or sea flooding in any year.

    The majority of the site drains via ‘greenfield runoff’ with the eastern section of the site draining north east towards the River Tiffey, and the western section of the site draining west to the Bays River. A small portion of the eastern section of the site is drained via an existing ground drainage system which outfalls into an open drain.

    Any increased runoff associated with the proposed development will be attenuated down the existing ‘greenfield runoff’ rates, using sustainable drainage methods such as attenuation ponds and vortex flow control devices. 

    Noise

    An Environmental Noise Assessment was prepared in support of the outline planning application to establish the noise conditions across the site off Silfield Road.

    The assessment found that the main source of noise affecting the site was road traffic along the A11. To ensure that internal noise levels meet the agreed criteria in the new homes, we are proposing to install acoustic glazing and ventilation.

    Furthermore, a 2.0m high close-boarded timber fence is proposed along the length of the A11 boundary. 

    Landscape>

    Overall, the site is of low ecological value, lacking flower-rich verges or substantial areas of semi-natural habitat, although two lengths of hedgerow qualify as ‘Important Hedgerows’ due to their richness and overall character.

    No bat roosts have been identified on site, and the on-site ponds do not have great crested newts but there is a nearby garden pond with great crested newts and the adjacent verges on the site may be used to some extent.

    Our proposals include high-quality ‘green infrastructure’, intended to provide on-site habitat for wildlife – including great crested newts and birds – while also serving to provide corridors of habitat to maintain and enhance the movement of wildlife across the landscape. These habitat corridors are intended to connect the adjacent development and to maintain links between the Lizard conservation area and other areas to the north with the open farmland to the south.

    A number of existing trees have also been incorporated into our design while boundary vegetation around the site will be enhanced with native shrub and tree planting.

    Landscape

    *Landscape masterplan for the site off Silfield Road, including both phases

  • What's proposed

    About our proposals

    We have purchased the land off Silfield Road in partnership with Bovis Homes and, together, we are proposing to deliver a combined total of 500 homes, including a proportion of affordable homes for local people in housing need.

    We at Taylor Wimpey are proposing to build approximately half of these homes – 250 in total – over two phases, with the initial phase comprising 129 homes and Phase 2 comprising 121 units. 

    Our proposals form part of a wider residential development scheme that will eventually comprise 1,230 new homes.

    The image below shows the layout plan for Phase 2 of our development. It is intended as a general guide to show how the properties, open space and internal roads could be arranged.

    Phase 2 comprises the following key elements:

    • 121 new homes, including 7 affordable properties.
    • 15% affordable housing across all 500 homes.
    • A mix of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom properties.
    • Terraced, semi-detached and detached houses.
    • Mainly 2-storey buildings with some 2.5-storey (2 storey with rooms in the roof).
    • Sensitive design to suit the local area and Phase 1 homes, incorporating modern architecture.
    • On-plot residents parking with private driveways, some with garages.
    • Areas of open space located to the south of the site, including an equipped children's play area.
    • Vehicle access from Silfield Road, north of the A11.

     

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    An illustration to show the latest layout plan for Phase 2 at the development off Silfield Road. Click to enlarge.

  • Community

    Community benefits

    As part of a Section 106 agreement, we will provide financial contributions towards the local community’s services, facilities and infrastructure in order to ensure that the proposed scheme can successfully integrate with, and contribute to, the sustainability of the local area.

    The existing outline planning permission for this site (Planning Ref: 2011/0505/O) sets out the Section 106 contributions which are already agreed for the overall scheme.

  • Updates

    News and updates

    February 2014 - Outline planning permission granted by South Norfolk District Council.

    July 2015 - Reserved matters planning application for Phase 1 submitted to South Norfolk District Council.

    December 2015 – Reserved matters planning application for our first phase of 129 dwellings was approved by South Norfolk District Council. To find out more about Phase 1 click here.

    October 2016 – Proposed submission date to South Norfolk District Council for our reserved matters planning application for Phase 2. To view this application online, please visit South Norfolk District Council's planning website and enter reference number 2016/2586.

    June 2017Expected decision date for Phase 2.