Planning application submitted for 112 new homes in Scole

Hopkins Homes has submitted a planning application to South Norfolk Council to build 112 new homes on land east of Norwich Road, Scole, Norfolk.

The application proposes 112 new homes, ranging from 1 to 4-bedroom properties, including 37 affordable homes. The southern section of the site is designated for housing development within the adopted Neighbourhood Plan.

The plans encompass over 1.5 hectares of public open space, prioritising the enhancement of existing playing fields for community use, along with walking routes and a play area.

Christopher Smith, Development Planner at Hopkins Homes, said: “Our plans address the critical need for new housing in the South Norfolk District and highlight our commitment to creating sustainable communities that enhance the quality of life for residents.

“We are excited to bring this vision to life and make a positive impact in the local area. Our plans have been carefully created in consultation with the local community, with particular emphasis on the locally desired expansion of playing fields for the benefit of future generations of sports enthusiasts.”

The design of the development pays careful consideration to the surrounding landscape, with an emphasis on integration and sustainability.

Our aim is to achieve a significant carbon reduction through our fabric-first approach to development, along with the installation of air source heat pumps and a provision for electric vehicle charging.  In addition, the detailed landscaping proposals will deliver a biodiversity net gain of over 10%.

We remain committed to responsible development, environmental preservation, and community enrichment, and we will continue to liaise with key stakeholders to ensure the development makes a positive contribution to the South Norfolk District.