Trowse (Including non-residential at Bixley and Whitlingham)


Trowse and Newton is identified as urban fringe parish under policy 7.1.  Facilities in the village include a primary school, a small convenience store, two pubs, and a community building.  Trowse village enjoys the benefits of being next to Whitlingham Country Park and close to employment opportunities within Norwich City. 


There are various historic buildings, the most notable being the Grade I Church of St Andrew.  An important part of the village’s history is its connection to the Colman’s family.  Trowse is an example of a model village and that history is still evident in the workers’ terraced cottages.  There are existing allocations and planning permissions in place for development in Trowse, which includes plans to construct a 210-pupil primary school.  In addition, part of the Deal Ground site (former industrial land) falls within the Trowse parish boundary, with the majority in Norwich City Council’s boundary.  A Neighbourhood Plan Area was submitted in November 2019.


There are no site allocations identified in Trowse.  However, there is one carried forward allocation providing for 181 new homes.  This gives a total deliverable housing commitment for Trowse of 181 homes between 2018 – 2038.


All site 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

Trowse Settlement Map