Community Liaison Service

Manor Park, Drayton

Development at Manor Park, Drayton

As you may be aware, planning permission was granted by Broadland District Council in August 2021 for a development at Manor Park, Drayton. Click here to view the planning document.

The development will consist of 267 new homes and includes a range of one to four-bedroom houses, bungalows and apartments. 88 of the homes will be Affordable Homes, including rented and shared ownership which will be delivered in partnership with a housing association. The final masterplan for the site is shown below:

The development is being built by Hopkins Homes, one of the largest independent house builders in East Anglia. We pride ourselves on the quality of the homes we create and the strength of our links with the local community. The Hopkins Homes development will be known as Church Farm. To register your interest in this development please click here

Initial earth works will last four months, with construction starting on the first houses in November. The show house is expected to be completed in June 2022.

Update from site – January 2022

Please be aware that there will be roadworks on Hall Lane commencing the week of the 10 January. There will be temporary traffic lights where you’ll have to give way to oncoming traffic. These works are anticipated to last for approximately two weeks.

Update from site – November 2021

Demolition work is commencing 8 November when we’ll be demolishing the two derelict cottages on site. The schedule of works is expected to last approximately three weeks.

Update from site – October 2021

Our contractors are currently completing groundworks on site at Drayton, which may cause some noise and vibrations during our working hours. The schedule of works is 16 weeks in total, having started late September, however, this is weather dependent. There may be a break for poor weather during the winter, with work restarting again in spring.

The compacting work will wrap around to the north of Manor Farm Close but will stop prior to Cator Road and will not progress any further north beyond this point. We are only compacting the footprint of the roads and buildings, but not the planned gardens or open spaces.

We are monitoring the noise and vibrations on the boundary and will ensure that these are within the permitted levels.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I get in touch with the site team?

We have created a Community Liaison Service so you can ask questions or raise any concerns relating to our work or our contractors. This service is handled by Athene Communications and we are required to inform you that your data (name and contact details if provided) will be stored for the sole purpose of responding to your query. Athene will respond directly to you, and where appropriate, investigate matters on site.

You can make contact by emailing [email protected] or by calling our Freephone number 0800 0352874. This is an answer phone service, which is checked regularly on weekdays.

Q: Will I be affected by construction on site?

There is no doubting the need for new homes – both nationally and locally – but we do also appreciate that building houses can cause some disruption to local people through construction noise and traffic. We are committed to keeping such disruption to a minimum.

Q: What times will work take place on site?

An application to agree the working hours is being presently considered by Broadland District Council, the working hours proposed are:

  • 7.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday
  • 7.30am – 1.00pm Saturday

No works shall be carried out on Sundays or Public Holidays.

Please be aware that our construction teams often arrive shortly before these times but are aware of the site working hours.

Q: What impact will the construction have on local traffic?

We understand the construction period will result in more vehicles using the road, however we will endeavour to keep the disruption to a minimum. We regularly inspect site entrances to minimise mud and dust, and will clean when required.

If you see anything that you feel needs to be addressed, please contact us by emailing [email protected] or by calling the Freephone number: 0800 0352 874 so that we can investigate this for you.

Q: Flooding and drainage concerns.

As part the of planning and technical design process, Hopkins Homes has undertaken detailed assessments of flood risk and consulted with the Lead Local Flood Authority and Anglian Water. The works undertaken as part of the development have been approved by the relevant bodies to ensure that the development does not have a detrimental impact on the current infrastructure and risks of flooding have been addressed.

Q: Noise complaints (generators, etc.)

We do our best to keep disruption to a minimum, though our construction will unavoidably cause some noise. If at any point you feel that the noise is on-going outside of our standard working hours please get in touch with us via [email protected] or by calling the Freephone number: 0800 0352 874 and we will look into this.

Q: I would potentially like to buy one of the properties on this development – who should I contact?

Our community liaison service is focused on acknowledging and addressing enquiries and concerns relating to the construction of the development. If you are interested in purchasing a new home please visit our Church Farm development page.