Construction of 349 homes in Attleborough, Norfolk will begin this summer, with Latimer (part of Clarion Housing Group) working with The Hill Group to deliver the scheme.

Latimer held consultations in June 2021 to shape proposals for a new sustainable and mixed-tenure residential community, leading to an approved first phase planning application for the site.

The plans were approved in January and are set to deliver an initial 153 new homes, 56 of which will be affordable, exceeding planning policy for local affordable housing provision.

Pending an approved detailed planning application for the site’s second phase, the wider 38.8-acre development will offer a range of one, two, three and four-bedroom homes.

As well as providing new affordable housing to the town, the development will also offer a range of sustainable features. All homes will be gas-free and fitted with modern, air-source heat pumps to reduce the overall carbon footprint of the development.

The plans also include new green space, walking routes, trees, a habitat pond and play areas to promote resident health and wellbeing.

The scheme will be located within walking distance of Attleborough town centre, supporting the ’20-minute Neighbourhood’ planning concept which aims to reduce road traffic and ensures facilities such as shops and train stations remain close by.

Future work on the project will seek to improve Attleborough’s local infrastructure, including expanding nearby schools and the town’s library.

Greg Hill, group chief executive at The Hill Group, said: “We are delighted to be embarking on another exciting project with Latimer, continuing our successful partnership on this landmark new development in Norfolk. Together with our partners Latimer, we are committed to working with the community and local stakeholders as we start planning for construction work to begin on-site this summer.”

Richard Cook, group director of development at Clarion Housing Group, said: “We were thrilled to get the green light to build this first phase of homes in Attleborough and create a new community where everyone belongs. Our proposals meet a clear local housing need and will provide a variety of homes that capture the town’s character and existing architecture.

“Working with The Hill Group, we will deliver vital affordable housing options within walking distance of Attleborough town centre – boosting the local economy, keeping cars off the streets and helping to reduce the area’s carbon footprint.”

Construction of the homes is due to start in the summer, after the council approved the joint venture’s first phase planning application for the development in January 2022.

A detailed planning application for the second phase is due to be heard by the planning committee later this year.

Image source: The Hill Group

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