Policy TROW 1: Land on White Horse Lane and to the rear of Charolais Close & Devon Way


This site comprises a first phase including a total of 98 dwellings and a primary school which are under construction.  The second phase of development is pending completion of the Section 106 agreement at the time of writing and comprises 83 dwellings and 0.4ha of land set a side to facilitate expansion of the primary school site.


The principle of development on the site has already been accepted and it is expected that the development will be completed within the time-period of this local plan to 2038.  As an existing allocation it has been considered in the calculation of the housing requirement for 181 homes.

Policy TROW1

Land on White Horse Lane and to the rear of Charolais Close & Devon Way (approx. 9.37 ha) is allocated for residential development with new primary school. This will accommodate approximately 181 new homes.

The development will be expected to address the following specific matters:

  1. Development of the site to be masterplanned to provide a cohesive development.
  2. Development will need to conserve, and where opportunities arise, enhance the significance of the Trowse Conservation Area.  Development will need to be sufficiently set back from White Horse Lane to provide a satisfactory appearance and to protect the character of the approach onto Trowse from this direction having regard to the existing buildings opposite, the existing pattern of development adjoining the site and the hedge on the site frontage.
  3. Provision of a site of at least 1.4 hectares for a new primary school within the site.
  4. Site to contribute to the delivery of infrastructure through S106 or the payment of CIL, including any required improvements to the Martineau Lane roundabout.
  5. Primary vehicular access from White Horse Lane with some very limited access from Hudson Avenue provided it can be demonstrated that it would not harm the character and appearance of the Conservation Area.
  6. Pedestrian and cycle access should be provided from the sports ground on Hudson Avenue and the amenity space on Devon Way.
  7. An extension to the footway along White Horse Lane will be provided to ensure there is a continuous footway from the site to the village centre.
  8. The development will be designed with appropriate landscaping to mitigate for any visual impact from the A146/A47.
  9. Anglian Water advice regarding foul sewerage capacity.
  10.  Norfolk Minerals and Waste Core Strategy Policy CS16 applies, as this site is underlain by safeguarded minerals resources.  The benefits of extracting the minerals, if feasible, will be taken into consideration

Policy Map

TROW1 Policy Map