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Attleborough Road, Great Ellingham, ATTLEBOROUGH, NR17 1LG
3.15 ha (7.78 ac)
Residential development

Development site extending to approximately 3.15 hectares (7.78 acres) with outline permission for 75 dwellings.

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Detailed Description

The site extends to approximately 3.15 hectares (7.78 acres). It comprises part brownfield and part greenfield land, the former being the Mellor Metals scrap metal recycling yard and the latter pasture land. The site is generally flat other than for a gentle slope west to east. The western frontage of the site comprises four existing dwellings which are to be retained by the owners, although they could be made available by separate negotiation.


The site is situated on the eastern edge of Great Ellingham, on the north side of the B1077 Attleborough Road. Great Ellingham is 2.50 miles North West of Attleborough, 12 miles from Dereham and approx. 17 miles south west of the City of Norwich. The site is a semi-rural location less than 1.70 miles from the A11 trunk road.


The property is freehold and vacant possession will be given according to an agreement relating to the cessation of the Mellor Metals site after completion.


Mains electricity, a mains water supply and mains drainage are available on site.


Viewing is by appointment only through this office.


VAT is likely to be charged on the purchase.



There is no C.I.L chargeable in relation to this site under the terms of the existing planning permission.


Should any dispute arise as to the boundaries or any point arising in these particulars, schedule, plans or interpretation of any of them the question shall be referred to the arbitration of the Selling Agent, whose decision acting as expert shall be final. The buyer shall be deemed to have full knowledge of all boundaries and neither the seller nor the seller's agents will be responsible for defining the boundaries or the ownership thereof.

Viewers should be careful and vigilant whilst on the site of which part is an operational metal recycling plant. Access is available by appointment. Neither the seller nor the selling agents are responsible for the safety of those viewing the property without accompaniment and accordingly those viewing the property do so at their own risk.


The site benefits from outline planning permission for up to 75 dwellings granted on the 7th April 2017 from Breckland District Council under reference 3PL/2016/0648/O. All other matters are reserved.

The proposed net density amounts to 25 dwellings per hectare including the existing four dwellings. The concept is for a single point of vehicular access, integration of walking and cycle links, public open space and a variety of housing types, sizes and tenure.


The current proportion of affordable housing proposed is consistent with Breckland Council's affordable housing policyat 40%. The mix is 65% rented and 35% intermediate housing. The Local Authority has previously discussed viability, although the Valuation Office on their behalf confirmed 40% to be appropriate.

The owners are currently undertaking detailed intrusive contamination and ground surveys with which to enter more informed discussions and we hope to identify a preferred bidder to engage with the process to add value and work up a detailed scheme.

Although the principle bid should be in accordance with the permission, to assist with the decision it would be helpful to receive alternative bids at various revised levels of affordable housing; assuming 30%, 20% and 10%.


A website comprising the Planning permission, application, the technical information together with other supporting documentation is set up at

User name and password are available from the vendors' agent.


The S106 includes the affordable housing proportions and categories, open space requirements and contribution, educational contribution and a library contribution.

To arrange a viewing contact

The Atrium, St George's Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1AB

07768 465735

01603 598226

Market Chambers, 25-26 Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1JJ

07818 458265

01553 770771

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