The development proposals are for a sustainable, predominantly residential scheme that will provide around 5,000 new homes, employment, retail and other mixed uses.

The scheme aims to benefit existing and new residents, and to support the planned regeneration of the town. The plans reflect Breckland District Council’s Core Strategy and the emerging Thetford Area Action Plan.

We have pleasure in providing an update on the latest plans and how we have responded to the feedback from the consultation to date.

The Site

The proposed development is for a site located between the northern edge of Thetford town and the A11, owned by the Kilverstone Estate and The Crown Estate.

Pigeon, a prominent East Anglian property company and The Crown Estate, are promoting the scheme on behalf of the landowners.

Preparing a planning application

Preparation of the development proposals started in mid 2009. Work to date has consisted of a wide range of studies across all potential impacts of the scheme such as environmental, transport and ecology. These studies have been incorporated into the design of the masterplan.

The design of the masterplan has focused on integrating the development with Thetford’s existing character and ensuring that it will be an attractive place to live and work. The masterplan takes full account of any environmental constraints to the area and looks to limit any adverse impact.