Officials have released a list of dozens of villages in an area of Norfolk where 1,200 new homes could be built in the next 15 years.

The details have been drawn up by South Norfolk Council, to identify suitable rural locations in the district for housing developments, to accommodate the region's growing population.

In total, 48 villages are included in the South Norfolk Village Clusters Housing Allocations Plan (VCHAP).

The document is intended to outline the long-term housebuilding strategy for the area, by designating where housing growth can occur between now and 2038.

It is currently at its draft stage and has to be approved by the council's cabinet and the secretary of state before it is brought into force.

If it is approved, the document will be used to help decide the outcome of future planning applications for the villages.

The villages set to get the most homes are Brooke, Pulham St Mary and Woodton, which are all allocated 50 new properties each.

South Norfolk Council's final draft of the plan will go before cabinet on Monday for sign-off ahead of being submitted to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities for independent examination.


Here are all the homes set out in the plans:

Alpington - 25 homes on land at Church Meadow.  

Bergh Apton - 25 homes on former concrete works site, Church Road  

Great Moulton - 12 homes land west of Heather Way  

Aslacton - 35 homes land off Church Road  

Barford - 19 homes land at Cock Street and Watton Road  

Barnham Broom - 40 homes land on the corner of Bell Road and Norwich Road  

Bawburgh - 35 homes land east of Stocks Hill  

Bressingham - 40 homes land east of School Road  

Brooke - 50 homes land at Norwich Road  

Bunwell - 15 homes land to the north of Bunwell Street; 20 homes land opposite Lilac Farm, Bunwell Street 

Ditchingham - 35 homes on Thwaite Rd/ Tunneys Lane  

Eastern Daily Press: Earsham in 1985Earsham in 1985 (Image: Unknown)

Earsham - 24 homes land east of School Road  

Geldeston - 20 homes land off Kells Way  

Gillingham - 35 homes land south of Geldeston Road  

Hales & Heckingham - 35 homes on land off Briar Lane, West Hales  

Hempnall - 15 homes on land at Millfields  

Ellingham - 25 homes on land south of Mill Road, Ellingham Island; 12 homes on Florence Way  

Little Melton - 35 homes on land at School Lane and Burnthouse Lane  

Swardeston - 20 homes on land off Bobbins Way  

Mulbarton - 35 homes on land south of Rectory Lane  

Eastern Daily Press: MulbartonMulbarton (Image: Paul Hewitt)

Needham - 15 homes on land north of High Road and Harman's Lane  

Wortwell - 12 homes on land at Mill Hill, High Road, Wortwell  

Newton Flotman - 25 homes south of Alan Avenue  

Pulham St Mary - 50 homes on land northwest of Norwich Road and Poppy’s Lane

Rockland St Mary - 25 homes on land west of Lower Rd, south of New Inn Hill; 25 homes on land south of The Street 

Seething - 12 homes on land west of Mill Lane  

Spooner Row - 15 homes on land west of Bunwell Rd; 25 homes on land south of Station Road

Stoke Holy Cross - 25 homes on land north of Long Lane  

Tacolneston - 25 homes on land to the west of Norwich Road  

Eastern Daily Press: Pulham St MaryPulham St Mary (Image: Nick Butcher)

Tasburgh - 25 homes on land north of Church Road and west of Tasburgh school  

Thurlton - 12 homes on Land north of Blacksmiths Gardens; 10 homes on land adjacent to Holly Cottage, west of Beccles Road  

Tivetshall St Mary - 20 homes at Pear Tree Farm, west of The Street  

Haddiscoe - 35 home at Haddiscoe Manor Farm  

Burgh St Peter - 12 homes North of Staithe Road  

Wicklewood - 30 homes on land to the south of Wicklewood Primary School; 12 homes on land off Hackford Road  

Winfarthing - 20 homes on land to the west of Hall Road; 20 homes on land off The Street  

Woodton - 50 homes on land south of Church Road  

Ashwellthorpe and Fundenhall - 15 homes on land to the west of New Road