Foulsham and Themelthorpe


The catchment of Foulsham Primary School brings Foulsham and Themelthorpe into a village cluster under policy 7.4.  The school lacks capacity but the site is not landlocked so there is the potential for expansion.  Apart from the primary school, Foulsham has a number of services and facilities including a village hall, pub, shop and some local employment opportunities.  Themelthorpe lacks services.


It is considered that as well as existing allocations and windfall development, approximately 12-20 new homes is appropriate for the Foulsham cluster.  One site is identified as a new housing allocation, providing for 15 homes in the cluster.  There are no carried forward residential allocations but there is a total of 13 additional dwellings with planning permission on small sites.  This gives a total deliverable housing commitment for the cluster of 28 homes between 2018-2038.


All new and carried forward allocations are expected to address standard requirements associated with development. These vary from place to place, but are likely to include mitigations for flood risk (as well as SUDs), highways improvements, safeguarding of minerals resources, land remediation, measures to protect the environment, biodiversity, and landscape intrusion.

Settlement Map

Foulsham Settlement Map