Heartwood, an individually designed development of two, three and four-bedroom homes is a response to local needs that complements the local character and respects the local Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Despite the existing land use being of low agricultural value, an existing pond, woodland, and hedgerow edges have merit and have been kept and enhanced with complementary ecological and biodiverse improvements. The pond forms the centre of the community as a place to meet and enjoy, and it also provides a sustainable urban drainage system.
A landscape management plan will ensure the quality of place, with special attention to ponds, which are a Norfolk Biodiversity Action Plan priority.
The village is known to have been a Roman settlement and has roots extending even further back to the Palaeolithic era. More recent Tett turrets, built during WW2, are being preserved.
In contrast, the homes benefit from modern thermal efficiency and comfort standards, including the provision of
air source heat pumps, in response to the climate emergency.